In Northern Ireland, it was a common practice to install asbestos flues in older heating systems, particularly for oil boilers. This was because asbestos has excellent heat-resistant properties. The size of the flue could vary depending on the location of the boiler, ranging from one to three stories high. The term “flue” refers to a pipe or duct that is used to vent exhaust gases and fumes from the heating appliance to the outside. Today, we will be discussing the removal of asbestos boiler flues in Northern Ireland.
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Asbestos Boilers and Flue Pipes
Since its official ban in 1999, asbestos has not been used in the construction of new heating systems. However, prior to the ban, asbestos was commonly used in various components of boilers, such as gaskets, insulation, cement, and flues. If a property was constructed before the year 2000 and the heating system has not been updated, there is a high likelihood that there are asbestos materials within the boiler and flue.
If you are planning to update your current heating system and need to remove and dispose of the old one, it is essential that you seek advice from a professional asbestos removal and disposal company in your area. They have the necessary expertise and equipment to safely handle and dispose of asbestos materials in accordance with the health and safety executive northern ireland (HSENI).
Asbestos Boiler Flue Removal Cost
The cost of removing an asbestos boiler flue in Northern Ireland varies depending on several factors, including the geographical location, size of the flue, and whether it requires removal or has already been removed. For example, a previous asbestos boiler flue removal and disposal from an external gable wall of a garage, attached internally to an oil boiler, cost £335.
The customer wanted to replace the flue with an aluminum one and requested the removal and disposal of the old asbestos flue.
Can I Remove an Asbestos Flue Pipe Myself?
It is strongly advised to not remove asbestos without the proper experience and personal protective equipment (PPE). Asbestos fibres are minuscule and not visible to the human eye. It is essential that a respirator suitable for asbestos removal be worn. The cost savings of removing the asbestos flue pipe yourself, would be minimal, and the potential risks of asbestos fibre exposure outweigh any potential savings.
What is Involved in Removing an Asbestos Flue Pipe?
Below is a step-by-step guide on the entire process, from obtaining a quotation to removal and disposal of an asbestos flue.
2) After the quote is accepted, a prenotification is sent to the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency (NIEA) to inform them about the hazardous waste. In this case, the waste is an asbestos flue, and the prenotification includes information about its origin and the scheduled date of removal. It is a requirement by the NIEA to receive this notice at least three working days prior to the collection.
3) On the day of removal, the asbestos flue will be disconnected from the boiler and removed in sections, just like when it was first installed. Asbestos cement flues are strong and can usually be removed without breaking. Any cement surrounding the flue will be carefully chipped away to free it from the wall. The asbestos will then be securely wrapped in double layers of thick plastic sheeting and taped, ready for transportation.
4) Once the asbestos has been transported and disposed of at a designated facility that handles asbestos, you will receive a copy of the paperwork for your records.
Asbestos Removal Services in Northern Ireland
Removerr is a company based in North Down, serving customers in Northern Ireland. We offer a range of asbestos removal services in, Bangor, Belfast, Lisburn, Newry, Armagh, Downpatrick, and the surrounding area. Our services include, asbestos roof removal, asbestos guttering, soil pipes, cement insulation boards and more. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Andrew at 07434 691 809.