Asbestos removal costs?

Not really d-i-y... We're doing a garage conversion. The old roof needs to be removed - it leaks and it contains asbestos. We've received two quotes, one for just over GBP1300, and the other for just under GBP3000.
It's a fairly large two-car garage, with a single-pitch corrugated roof.
The price spread seems extreme, with the higher one being more than twice the lower. We're in the far north of Scotland, so there aren't many properly licenced businesses to choose from. Both are in the same town, so there's no difference in travel time.
I have no idea what sort of price to expect - any comments from people here who've dealt with this?
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On 10/07/2018 17:58, S Viemeister wrote:

Have you checked with skip hire places if they will take it?
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S Viemeister wrote:

Asbestos, or asbestos cement sheet?
Last time I checked most waste tips will take the latter provided it's double-bagged, you might need a free permit
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On 10/07/18 18:27, Andy Burns wrote:

corrugated roof panel type asbestos is a very low risk thing. You may not even need to remove it from the site. When I had that problem on a shed it was alright to carefully break it up and then put it under the floor and pour the new concrete slab onto it. TW
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On 7/11/2018 12:51 PM, TimW wrote:

There will be a floating floor type construction over the existing concrete floor of the garage, to raise its level to that of the main house. That means of disposal could be a possibility for an old shed with a similar roof - it has a perimeter foundation with gravel flooring, and we are considering pouring a concrete floor there.
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Umm.. I wouldn't. Another traditional disposal is the rainwater soakaway.
When you come to sell the property some legal executive will enquire if there is any asbestos on site.

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On 7/11/2018 2:32 PM, Tim Lamb wrote:

Good point. I don't want to saddle the kids with problems when we kick off.
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On 11/07/2018 19:18, S Viemeister wrote:

Then don't tell em ;-)
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When the farmer next door had an asbestos cement board barn taken down by specialist contractors, the guys doing it wore respirators and Tyvek suits, but they stacked the board on pallets and took it away on a standard open truck.
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Don't know. Don't care.
Seems unlikely since the work was actually being done by the property developer to whom he had sold the barn, and since it was adjacent to our house, I checked it was being done by a pukka asbestos clearance company.
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Much as I did but I put it in hippo type bags with some old dpm as a liner and cover wrap. We delivered it to a licensed landfill in Kent who charged about 30 quid for the conveyance note and £160/tonne with a minimum charge of £500+VAT. Which, at the time about 4 years ago, was only double that for land fill of inert waste.
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On 10/07/2018 17:58, S Viemeister wrote:

It's most likely to be asbestos cement sheet, which most larger recycling centres will take providing that it's double-bagged (ironically the sharp corners always seem to poke through the bags but nobody cares), check the website and ask where the special skip is. If it *is* asbestos cement then it's a DIY job if you take sensible precautions (wet the sheet first, use a disposable mask and overalls, don't create dust) and have the means to take it to the recycling centre. There's lots of guidance on t'web, as well as people selling 1000 gauge bags.
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On Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:58:27 UTC+1, S Viemeister wrote:

I'd expect a piss taking price like 1.3k or 3k. It's one reason we diy. DIYing it'll cost you petrol to the nearest tip & some rubbish bags.
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On 10/07/2018 19:53, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

The lower price doesn't sound so bad to me. Remember that the contractor will have to pay a disposal charge as well. (Or at least, they would in England).
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On Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:43:56 UTC+1, newshound wrote:

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DIYing it'll cost you petrol to the nearest tip & some rubbish bags.

OK, I can come rip your garage roof off & drive down the dump in one day fo r £1300. I'll even bring a halfwit.
NT
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On 10/07/2018 22:02, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

ooh a wholewit doing the job.
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On Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:29:07 +0100, dennis@home wrote:

no, no, no! this is halfxhalf=quarter!
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com writes

I skipped a barn roof of big six cement bonded asbestos. Long way South of you but there is a tip near Hitchin which is allowed to take the stuff.
If you can't get it gone through the domestic waste sites you could consider if a special skip hire would cost less than the quotes. As others have said, with sensible precautions, handling roofing is not dangerous.
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On 7/10/2018 9:55 PM, Tim Lamb wrote:

We're checking out skip hire - but neither one of us feels comfortable clambering about on roofs, and there's enough other stuff needing doing on the conversion, that we'd rather put our energy into that.
Our local tip does not appear to take asbestos waste, and we'd need to rent a suitable vehicle to carry it.
The garage is to have a fully handicap-accessible shower room, a utility area, and a workshop, which can later be turned into a bedroom should we need live-in carers in the future. The floor will be raised to the same height as the main part of the house (it's an attached garage), so that walking frames and/or wheelchairs can navigate without obstacles.
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On 10/07/2018 19:53, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

The lower of the two probably isn't all that outrageous if they are doing it safely. You only get a pair of lungs and dying of asbestosis or worse mesothelioma is extremely unpleasant. The risk from asbestos cement board is much less than from fibrous lagging but still not zero.
It cost Malcolm McLaren his life. How lucky do you feel punk?
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/asbestos-from-his-punk-shop-killed-mclaren-1941253.html
I would be prepared to DIY but I have access to a disposable boilersuit, respirator and know how to do it. I wouldn't recommend it for DIY.
Even with DIY you will have to double bag in approved pink bags and pay per bag at the tip for asbestos waste unless you intend to fly tip.
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