This is one of the most common queries we have. As well as the numerous garage roofs we have queries about entire garages and sheds made of asbestos cement and garages with only suspected asbestos ceilings.
The most common occurrence are corrogated asbestos garage roofs which are to be found in their millions across the country. These were built between the 1930s and 1980s and the vast majority of these do contain asbestos. These are cement based and most commonly contain Chrysotile (White) Asbestos. Chrysotile or ‘white’ asbestos is the least dangerous of the common types of Asbestos found in the UK. Having said that there are no good types of asbestos. Asbestos Cement is a bonded material where the likelyhood of fibre release is very low assuming there is no damage.
As a starting point we need to know whether the garage or outbuilding does actually contain asbestos. If there is a doubt then we can carry out an inspection and sampling to confirm whether asbestos is present.
Where the garage roof has cracks, damage or exposed fibres then the best course of action is likely to be removal. If you are planning any major works, converting or demolishing your garage then again the roof is going to have to be removed. Our fully UKATA trained operatives can carry this out and dispose of the waste at a licensed carrier site.
If there is little damage, no exposed fibres and no cracking then the risk of fibre release is low. If so and you are not envisaging any change to this such as undertaking a refurbishment project then you can usually leave the garage roof in situ. You will however need to monitor the roof looking out for deterioration and ensuring the roof is not damaged or broken in future thereby releasing fibres.
If you need a quotation or advice concerning your garage roof then please do give us a call on 0208 288 4460.
As a specialist asbestos company we are often called in when asbestos is suspected in garage ceilings and elsewhere, to clarify what exactly is present and to recommend the best and safest course of action.
So if you want a bit of advice or just want a cost for removal then please call us on 0208 288 4460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.