Hi, I am looking at purchasing a BISF house in Canley, Coventry and have been told the roof tiles are asbestos. Can anyone confirm this.
I would say that if the property has a roof similar to this one from Google Streetview of Dilcock Way Coventry then yes it almost certainly would be asbestos.
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but expect to pay anywhere between 6K-8K for a steel tile replacement. The tiles themselves cost around 2k supplied but it is the asbestos removal, scaffolding and labour etc that raises the price. I do know people who have had a replacement roof for much less but they used a non specialist roofer.
Thanks for your reply. Our house looks exactly the same as those so most likely to be asbestos. Shame but I think I will pull out now.