The importance of getting all asbestos removed

Why would you need asbestos removal?

Commercial asbestos removal has become necessary over the last few years due to the extent that the material has been used within UK construction.

Asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999 and so up until then was widely used in various construction projects – including roofs.

We offer an asbestos roof overcladding service that reduces the costly disposal of the existing asbestos roof sheeting that must be sent to licensed landfill.

However, if your roof is beyond repair and needs to be completely replaced then you may need to have the asbestos removed rather than having overcladding.

If you have a particularly old roof that has started to degrade it can become an issue as hazardous materials can enter the environment causing potential harm to anyone nearby. So you would need to call upon a specialist such as Roofing Consultants Group, to take a look at your roof and assess the situation.

What does asbestos removal involve?

We were approached to look at a small office premises where the building had an aged asbestos roof covering. Problems were occurring because the existing roof covering was allowing water ingress into the tenanted building below.

After doing a thorough site survey it was determined that the 1200 square metre roof was beyond economic repair and it was necessary to improve the thermal efficiency of the building.

Keeping the site live, our roofing specialists stripped off all of the existing asbestos roof covering and safely disposed of it. As part of our complete service, we ensure all asbestos containing material is removed from the site.

We then installed a new twin skin insulated roof covering. 

This was all completed with minimum disruption to the surrounding environment and the client was “very impressed” with the entire project.

How much does asbestos removal cost?

The cost of asbestos removal would be very much dependent on the size of your roof, the amount of asbestos you have and the method we’d need to use to get your roof working safely and properly.

If you suspect your roof contains asbestos, acting sooner rather than later is the best course of action.We offer free site surveys which you can arrange through our friendly team. Simply call us on 0800 046 1500.