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Since asbestos was banned in 2003 in Australia, most people are aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure, and while DIY removal may seem like a cheap option, it comes with potentially fatal health risks. As soon as asbestos i drilled, broken, moved or unsettled, it will produce microscopic fibers which can be inhaled, leading to deadly asbestos-related illnesses.

Safe Asbestos Removal

Professional asbestos roof removal is an investment in your family’s health, and you should only hire a professional that will take exceptional care. When selecting an asbestos roof removal company, make sure you choose a company that:

  • Is a licensed professional
  • Follows safe asbestos removal procedures in compliance with the Asbestos Removal Code
  • Provides an Asbestos Clearance Certificate when the work is completed


Cost of Asbestos Roof Removal

Safe asbestos roof removal can vary from $30-$60 per square metre to move and dispose of the roofing material, depending on the difficulty and size of the job. Influences on the cost per square metre include:

  • Roof gradient and height – the steeper or higher the roof, the more expensive it is to remove
  • The state of sheeting – smaller or broken sheeting can cost more than large, undisturbed sheeting
  • Tipping costs to dump the asbestos roofing – this can vary depending on how far away the tipping centre is located
  • Whether there are any other obstacles or impediments such as access to the roof, trees, load-bearing walls etc.
  • The presence of insulation, and whether the pre-existing insulation requires removal. This can be determined by a site inspection.

Given there can be so many variables that influence the cost of asbestos roof removal, it’s important to obtain an on-site quote from an asbestos roof removal professional.

Roof replacement cost

The cost of replacing your roof is generally between $45 to $65 per square metre on average, depending on your roof preference and other variables such as:

  • Roof Batton integrity (are there any damaged roof battons and are any replacement battons required.
  • Roof design will effect labour costs (i.e a simple roof design as opposed to a complex roof design)
  • Highset roof safety requirements. (Safety Rail requirements on all roofs above 3m)
  • Access requirements

Gutter and Roof Repairs is a professional asbestos roof removal company. Contact Us today for a no obligation quote.

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