Asbestos garage roof : Removal guide


Asbestos garage roof fixing

This our 10-step guide on having an asbestos garage roof removed on your property

Asbestos garage roof removal should be handled carefully due to the health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Here’s a general guide, but please consult with us for professional for specific advice:

Step 1: Asbestos Survey:

First, identify if your garage roof contains asbestos. You’ll need a asbestos survey or asbestos test to determine its presence and type (e.g., chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite).

Step 2. Hire the Professionals:

Asbestos removal is strictly regulated. Hire an asbestos removal contractor who specializes in garage removal. This is something what Complete Asbestos Surveys are and have been doing for over 20 years.

Step 3. Notifications and Permits:

The removal company will notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local council about the planned removal where required.

Step 4. Safe Work Practices:

The removal team follows strict safety guidelines, including using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and RPE (respiratory  mask).

Step 5. Asbestos Removal Process:

The removal process may involve wetting the asbestos to minimize dust, carefully dismantling the garage roof, and sealing asbestos-containing materials in approved waste bags.

Step 6. Waste Disposal:

Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a licensed waste facility. We will dispose of the asbestos at a licensed waste transfer station which is carried in our van on our waste carrier’s license.

Step 7. Site Decontamination:

After removal, the site should be decontaminated, and in certain circumstances air monitoring may be conducted to ensure safety.

Step 8. Documentation:

Maintain thorough documentation of the removal process, including certificates of disposal. This document is called a waste consignment note.

Step 9. Rebuilding or Replacement:

If you plan to rebuild or replace the garage, do so using asbestos-free materials. Facebook marketplace is still full of people trying to pass on asbestos garage roofs so avoid this.

Step 10. Post-Removal Inspection:

Consider a follow-up asbestos survey to ensure no traces of asbestos remain.

Asbestos garage roof removal before
Asbestos garage roof removal before
Asbestos garage roof removal after
Asbestos garage roof removal after

Remember that asbestos removal is a highly regulated and dangerous process, so it’s crucial to consult with professionals who have the expertise and equipment to do it safely and legally.

We can carry out the safe asbestos garage roof removal so get in touch for a quote.


Q: What are the health risks associated with asbestos exposure during garage roof removal?

A: Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Inhalation of asbestos fibres released during removal poses a significant risk to respiratory health.

Q: How do I find out if my garage roof contains asbestos?

A: To determine if your garage roof contains asbestos, you’ll need to conduct an asbestos survey or asbestos test. Professionals can take samples and analyse them to identify the presence and type of asbestos.

Q: Are there any specific regulations or permits required for asbestos garage roof removal?

A: Yes, asbestos removal is strictly regulated. It’s essential to hire a licensed asbestos removal contractor who follows safety guidelines and obtains necessary permits. In some cases, notification to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or local council may be required before removal can proceed.

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