We have a large bungalow in Kent to extend and renovate and one of the first jobs once building starts will be the removal of 600mm deep soffits (approx 65metres in length) which we think are probably AIB panels. The builder understandably doesn’t want to touch them although I know, whilst unbroken and undamaged, they are not injurious to health.
We’ve had one quote for removal from a company at nearly £4000 and I’d usually get several quotes for a job but each company seems to charge a hefty call out charge plus a £200 charge for a sample of the soffit to be analysed to confirm whether asbestos or not. I realise that the nature of this work comes with risk, hence a higher price for disposal, but I have no way of knowing what is a “normal/average” price for this work per metre. Any advice regarding price (or whether there is a way of doing this work safely ourselves) would be greatly appreciated.