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How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?

On this page we help to answer the question:

"How much does asbestos removal cost?"

We will help you get an idea of the cost, size of the job and we also give you advice on what to do next...


Asbestos Removal Cost – How To Get An Idea Of Cost Based On The Size Of The Job:


When you are looking to have asbestos removed one of the first questions that comes up is:

“How Much Will Asbestos Removal Cost?”

On this page we are going to help answer this question so you have an idea on costs, and you will be able to gauge the size of the job as well as how much time it will take.

One of the key factors that will influence the cost is the quantity and type of asbestos to be removed.

There are some standard steps that will be followed when you request professional asbestos removal:

1. Identify:

The first thing that you will need to do is identify asbestos. This is done through an asbestos survey and the purposes to give you an idea of the quantity and the risk of the current level of asbestos. Of course, if you are unsure whether you even have asbestos to be removed this will clarify this for you.

2. Report:

You will then receive a detailed report that will inform you exactly where the asbestos is, the type and also recommendations for removal. There are a few different ways that you can remove asbestos, and, in some cases, you may get an option for encapsulation.

This is where the asbestos is not removed but is treated with protective adhesive which essentially stops all of the harmful dust from being released.

This is not an option in some cases and the report will let you know whether encapsulation for the asbestos is an option for you.

3. Removal:

Asbestos removal is normally the best course of action. Of course, if you are going to have asbestos removal carried out you need to make sure that you have professionals. Here at Asbestos Northampton, we will not only remove the asbestos, but we are also licensed to get rid of the asbestos waste as well.

We highly recommend always using a licensed asbestos service. You will be able to have peace of mind and know that all of the asbestos has been removed and you will also know that the waste has been disposed of professionally.

4. Garage Roof Replacement:

If you have had asbestos removed from a garage roof, then we also offer garage roof replacement. This lets you know that you have an asbestos free garage roof and that anything harmful has been completely cleared up for you.

The jobs mentioned above are some of the most common that are requested for asbestos surveying and removal. The only accurate way to get an idea of cost is per job.

This is because there are a lot of factors involved - time, location of asbestos, when the property was built etc...

Contact us here for a free no-obligation quote for asbestos removal today...

What Are the Average Costs for Asbestos Removal?

As mentioned above the cost can vary depending on the size of the job. If there are multiple areas that need checking for asbestos or if they are hard to reach it can influence the cost.

An asbestos survey for removal can start anywhere from £80 depending on the size and scope of the work.

When you are looking to get an idea for pricing for asbestos removal the prices influenced by the amount of asbestos to be removed, the type of asbestos, the current state that it is in and also the location.

You will find that the average price of asbestos removal is around £30 per metre squared.


Advice On Asbestos Removal Cost:

When you are weighing up the costs it can be tempting to find an alternative route rather than a professional to carry out the job. We highly recommend that if you are thinking about doing this that you at least go for a free quote. Here at Asbestos Northampton, we offer a no obligation quote, this will allow us to assess the job and the work involved and we also pride ourselves in being competitive.

You do not want to try and attempt asbestos removal as a DIY job. It can be very difficult to identify asbestos and if you get a professional in you will know that you are not making the problem worse.

For instance, if you did decide to try and tackle it yourself you could end up releasing poisons from the asbestos when you attempt to remove it. You will also need to be licensed to be able to dispose of asbestos legally, the other problem that you will run into is that it can be very difficult to tell if asbestos exists without testing.

What Factors Can Influence The Cost Of Asbestos Removal?

Every job is different so this is difficult to answer – for the best idea – contact us for a free quote.

One of the factors that can influence the cost is the current state of the asbestos. If it is friable which means that it can be easily crumbled by hand, this is more dangerous and is normally a bigger job.

An example of where friable asbestos is used would be insulation materials such as vermiculite insulation and sprayed on insulation. You will also find friable asbestos on certain types of ceilings and roof-tiles.

Of course, you have the opposite with asbestos and this is known as non-friable asbestos. This is far easier to deal with as it is bound into a solid mass and cannot be crumbled. You can read more about the different types of asbestos here.

The main reason for this is the safety risks around breathing in asbestos fibres that can lead to lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.

What Are The Different Types Of Asbestos Removal?

There are 3 different ways that you can tackle asbestos in a building. The three most common techniques to deal with asbestos and make sure that it is safe are:




Here is a brief overview of each process and why we recommend removal to ensure long-term safety.


    Encapsulation involves applying a specialized sealant to the asbestos-containing material, which prevents the release of asbestos fibres into the air. This method is often more cost-effective and less disruptive than other techniques.

Encapsulation involves applying a sealant to the asbestos-containing material, this will prevent the release of asbestos fibres into air. This is less disruptive than other techniques, but you cannot guarantee safety by dealing with asbestos in this way most of the time.


The enclosure method is similar to encapsulation except that you will put an airtight barrier around the asbestos-containing material. This is normally only used if it is impossible to remove the asbestos or encapsulate it.


Asbestos removal involves the complete and thorough extraction of asbestos-containing materials from the building. This method ensures that all ACMs are safely removed and disposed of, eliminating the risk of future asbestos exposure.


While each asbestos removal method has its benefits and drawbacks, removal is often the best option for ensuring the long-term safety of building occupants and owners.

Can I Get Asbestos Removal At An Hourly Rate?

When you hire a professional for asbestos removal you will most likely be quoted cost per the job, you may also be quoted per square metre, but rarely will you be quoted in hourly rate. On average you can expect to pay around £30 per square metre for the asbestos that needs to be removed.

Q: Why is it recommended to use a licensed asbestos removal service, like Asbestos Removal Northampton, instead of attempting to remove it yourself?


A: Using a licensed asbestos removal service ensures that the removal process is conducted safely and professionally.


These services follow stringent procedures to minimize the release of harmful asbestos fibers during removal, and they are licensed to legally dispose of asbestos waste.


On the other hand, DIY removal can lead to harmful exposure and illegal disposal of the hazardous waste.

What To Do Next?

Here at Asbestos Removal Northampton, we make it very easy and offer a friendly service that will give you a free no obligation quote. If you are worried about the pricing for your job that requires asbestos removal, we pride ourselves on being competitive and also giving you a professional service.

We highly recommend that you give us a call on 01604 556557 or you can also contact us on this page.

We will be able to give you a competitive quote and we will also be able to arrange for an asbestos survey to let you know the extent of asbestos that needs to be removed.

Whether you are looking for asbestos removal, asbestos garage roof removal, and asbestos refurbishment or demolition survey, asbestos sampling or asbestos collection we can help you. We even offer an asbestos reinspection service as well.

Click here to contact us today and get a no obligation quote…

We can give you a quick, friendly and professional service for asbestos removal…

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