Asbestos garage roof and walls on domestic garage

Removing asbestos from residential properties is a crucial step towards ensuring safety and complying with health regulations. Recently, one of our valued clients faced this challenge when they purchased a property that included an asbestos garage situated at the rear. Here’s a detailed account of how we managed the removal process smoothly and safely, allowing our client to proceed with their planned renovations without delay.

Understanding the Asbestos Garage

The asbestos garage in question had both its roof and walls constructed with asbestos materials. These components were affixed to a timber frame, complete with a metal garage door. Given the hazardous nature of asbestos, it was imperative to handle its removal with the utmost care and adherence to regulatory standards.

Step-by-Step Removal Process

  1. Initial Assessment and Preparation: Before commencing the removal, our team conducted a thorough assessment of the garage structure. This included identifying the type of asbestos present and formulating a safe removal strategy.
  2. Securing the Site: Safety is paramount during asbestos removal. We secured the site to prevent unauthorized access and ensured that all necessary safety protocols, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), were in place.
  3. Removing the Garage Door: The first step in the removal process involved carefully removing the metal garage door. This was done to facilitate easier access to the interior of the garage and to prepare for the subsequent removal of the asbestos-containing materials.
  4. Removing the Asbestos Roof: The roof of the garage was constructed using asbestos sheets fixed with bolts to the timber frame. Our approach involved cutting these bolts strategically to enable the removal of the asbestos sheets intact. This method minimizes the risk of asbestos fibers becoming airborne.
  5. Dismantling the Asbestos Walls: Similar to the roof, the walls of the garage were composed of asbestos panels bolted together in sections. To safely dismantle these walls, our team employed precise cutting techniques. This ensured that sections of the walls could be removed intact, thus reducing the dispersal of asbestos fibers.
  6. Waste Management and Disposal: Asbestos waste is classified as hazardous and must be handled according to specific regulations. Once removed, the asbestos-containing materials were carefully loaded into a dedicated waste van. The waste was then transported directly to our licensed waste transfer station. As part of our commitment to transparency and compliance, the client received a waste consignment note certifying the proper disposal of the asbestos waste.

Ensuring Safety and Compliance

Throughout the removal process, our team adhered strictly to all relevant health and safety guidelines. This included:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All personnel involved in the removal wore appropriate PPE, including respirators, coveralls, and gloves, to minimize exposure to asbestos fibers.
  • Containment Measures: The work area was enclosed and sealed to prevent asbestos fibers from escaping into the surrounding environment.
  • Air Monitoring: Continuous air monitoring was conducted to ensure that asbestos fiber levels remained within safe limits throughout the removal process.
  • Legal Compliance: We ensured full compliance with local regulations and standards governing asbestos removal and disposal.

Client Satisfaction and Future Plans

With the asbestos garage safely removed, our client was able to proceed with their planned garden renovations without delay. Removing the asbestos hazard not only enhances safety but also paves the way for a healthier living environment.


The successful removal of the asbestos garage exemplifies our commitment to excellence in asbestos management and removal services. By prioritizing safety, adhering to regulatory requirements, and employing meticulous removal techniques, we ensure peace of mind for our clients while safeguarding the environment.

If you’re facing a similar asbestos removal challenge or have any questions regarding asbestos management, feel free to reach out to us. Our experienced team is here to assist you every step of the way.

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