Asbestos Boiler & Flue Removal Cost Guide for 2022
For information and guidance on large commercial asbestos boiler removal costs please see our other asbestos removal cost guides.
Why should I remove an asbestos containing boiler and asbestos flue?
Domestic type boilers that contain asbestos and their associated asbestos cement flue pipes are commonplace throughout the UK. These asbestos containing boilers generally have asbestos ropes, strings, and gaskets to the inside of the boiler. The associated asbestos flue pipe is generally an asbestos cement flue pipe.
These types of asbestos containing domestic heating appliances and boilers have been used on mass since the early 70’s through to the complete ban of asbestos in the UK towards the end of 1999. If your building was constructed prior to the year 2000 there is a high probability that your heating appliance, boiler, and associated flue pipe contains or did contain asbestos.
If your asbestos containing boiler and associated asbestos flue pipe has reached the end of its life or has been damaged, it is very difficult to undertake repairs of something that contains a potentially deadly material. This is why people are now choosing to have older boilers and flue pipes upgraded to a more modern alternative and having their old asbestos containing boilers and flue pipes removed.
How much does an asbestos boiler and flue pipe removal cost?
How much the removal cost of a boiler containing asbestos, and an asbestos flue pipe will depend mainly on their size. Your first job will be to measure the boiler and the flue pipe so that you can compare this against the cost guide and ensure it is within the sizes detailed.
Generally, when it comes to central heating boilers, they are located on the ground floor in a small cupboard. The asbestos flue pipe tends to be directly from the rear of the boiler and vents the exhaust externally through an asbestos flue pipe which is usually less than half a metre in length.
The asbestos removal cost guide is for these types of asbestos containing boilers and flues which are the standard wet central heating type. If you have a much larger heating appliance and have blow air heating this is a different cost option and is not included in this guide. In these circumstances asbestos flue pipes can extend over more than one floor and the boilers can be very large floor standing appliances which require a very different approach to removal.
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Without asbestos flue pipe exhaust:
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With asbestos flue pipe exhaust (Less than 1metre):
|Small – Less than ½ m2|
|Medium – ½ m2 to 1 m2:|
Wall or floor mounted
|Large – 1 m2 to 2m2:|
The costs are based on a removal team being in the vicinity of your requirement. This is to reduce the cost so that the team can undertake the removal of your asbestos boiler and flue pipe on the same day as another asbestos removal project. If an asbestos boiler and flue pipe removal project were given a cost as a one-off project, it would be at an increased price. Speak to a member of the team to check.
These are minimum costs based on a standard asbestos boiler and asbestos flue pipe. The costs are based on having good access to the boiler and flue pipe location with a clear area to complete the work. The cost is also based on the boiler being disconnected from the relevant services. If the asbestos boiler is still live and requires disconnection speak to a member of the team for an appropriate cost.
Do I need an asbestos survey?
Visual identification of an asbestos boiler flue pipe and asbestos within a boiler is relatively easy for a trained asbestos professional. If you send good photographs to a member of the team, they will be able to help you determine if additional testing or sampling would be required. If you do need additional identification this would be via specific asbestos sampling.
Specific sampling is usually enough to be able to identify basic requirements when it comes to the safe removal of asbestos containing boilers and flue pipes. However, if it is a larger building or part of a larger project then an asbestos survey may be needed. If you are not sure speak to a member of our team who will be happy to advise you.
What does an asbestos boiler and flue pipe removal include?
You should check to ensure that the company you are using is an asbestos professional. The easiest way to be sure is to only use an HSE licensed asbestos removal company. If you do this then the asbestos boiler and flue pipe removal will include:
- A trained asbestos team with the right protection
- Covering of any areas that need protecting
- Barriers to keep people out of the work area
- Usage of sprayers with special liquid to control asbestos dust
- Appropriate storage and transport of asbestos waste
- A final detailed clean of the work area
- On completion an asbestos waste certificate
There is much more to the asbestos boiler and flue pipe removal than those listed. Therefore, asbestos containing boilers and asbestos flue pipe removal should be carried out by professionals.
Can I remove the asbestos boiler and flue pipe myself?
Asbestos is hazardous and only those with the correct training and safety equipment should attempt to remove it.
It is not recommended that you try and remove an asbestos boiler and flue pipe cement yourself. You will not have correct training, correct equipment or experience needed for the safe removal of asbestos. You could potentially put yourself and others at risk. That could lead to health and legal implications. If you did decide to do it yourself, if you were for instance fully trained and had the correct equipment, you would still have to legally dispose of the asbestos waste.
Asbestos waste disposal is very expensive. Just the waste from the removal of your asbestos boiler and flue pipe is a big part of any professional’s cost. In fact, if you work out your own time and the cost of equipment, tools etc. it would be more cost effective to let a professional who has everything they need for the work to do it. It is safer and easier to leave it to the professionals.
The key points of asbestos cement water tank removal cost
- A pre 2000 building has a high probability of having an asbestos boiler and flue
- On average asbestos boiler and flue pipe removal is £350
- You may not need an asbestos survey, speak with an expert first
- Use an HSE licensed asbestos company to ensure competency
- Its safer, cheaper and easier for an asbestos professional to remove your asbestos
Additional Resources About Asbestos Costs
For more information about asbestos removal, the types of removals, and costs see our growing resource of removal related information.
- Asbestos Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Artex Removal (Textured Coating) Cost Guide
- Asbestos Bitumen Glue Adhesive Removal Cost
- Asbestos Boiler & Flue Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Ceilings & Ceiling Tile Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Cement Roof Sheeting & Wall Cladding Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Cement Water Tank Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Floor Tile Removal Cost Guide
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- Asbestos Pipe Insulation & Lagging Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Roof Tile Removal Cost Guide
- Asbestos Soffits & Fascia’s Removal Cost Guide
- How much does an asbestos survey cost?
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Written by Jess Scott
Jess Scott has been an all-round asbestos consultant since 1996. That’s nearly 3 decades of asbestos knowledge. He spends his time sharing that knowledge with the team at Oracle and with their clients. Jess's goal is, and always has been, to use my expertise in helping people to comply with the law. This legal compliance ultimately helps to protect everyone from the harmful effects of asbestos. Jess has acted as an asbestos expert witness in legal cases and is involved in many asbestos educational activities throughout the UK.