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Vermiculite Insulation Removal Costs: A Comprehensive Guide

Vermiculite loft insulation was once a popular choice due to its excellent insulating properties and fire resistance. However, concerns about asbestos contamination in older vermiculite insulation have led many homeowners to seek professional removal services.

At UK Loft Insulation Removal, we specialize in safe and efficient vermiculite insulation removal. In this comprehensive review, we detail our prices and costs, the types of vermiculite insulation, the services we offer, and why choosing a professional is crucial.

Types of Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite insulation is a loose-fill material that expands when heated, creating lightweight, fire-resistant particles. It’s typically used in attics and wall cavities for its excellent insulating properties. However, vermiculite from certain sources, particularly the Libby mine in Montana, is known to contain asbestos, making professional removal essential.

Our Vermiculite Insulation Services

We offer a range of services to ensure thorough and safe vermiculite insulation removal:

  1. Insulation Removal:

    • We use specialized equipment to safely remove all vermiculite insulation, minimizing the risk of asbestos exposure.

  2. Extraction:

    • Our extraction process ensures complete removal of vermiculite particles, preventing contamination of your living space.

  3. Loft Cleaning:

    • After removal, we thoroughly clean the loft to prepare it for new insulation or other uses.

  4. Vacuuming:

    • We use industrial vacuums with HEPA filters to capture even the finest particles, ensuring a clean and safe environment.

Why Choose a Professional?

Removing vermiculite insulation, especially if it may contain asbestos, is not a DIY task. Here’s why hiring professionals is essential:

  1. Health and Safety:

    • Asbestos exposure can cause severe health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Our team is trained to handle asbestos-containing materials safely, using protective gear and following strict safety protocols.

  2. Expertise:

    • Our professionals have extensive experience in vermiculite insulation removal, ensuring the job is done efficiently and without damaging your property.

  3. Proper Disposal:

    • We adhere to all environmental regulations, ensuring that removed materials are disposed of safely and legally.

How Long Does the Job Take?

The duration of vermiculite insulation removal depends on the size of the loft and the amount of insulation. Typically, it takes one to three days to complete the job, ensuring thorough and safe removal.

Areas We Cover

We provide vermiculite insulation removal services across the UK, including:

  • England: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and more.
  • Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, and more.
  • Wales: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, and surrounding areas.

Our Team and Equipment

  • Three-Man Team: Our fully licensed and insured team comprises three experienced professionals who handle the job efficiently.
  • Large Vans: We use large vans equipped with specialized tools and HEPA-filtered vacuums to ensure safe transport and disposal of insulation materials.
  • 20 Years of Experience: With two decades in the industry, we are trusted experts in loft insulation removal.
  • Five-Star Customer Reviews: Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is reflected in our five-star reviews from clients.

Pricing and Costs

The cost of vermiculite insulation removal varies based on several factors:

  1. Size of the Loft:

    • Larger lofts require more time and resources, increasing the cost.

  2. Amount of Insulation:

    • The volume of insulation impacts the duration and complexity of the removal process.

  3. Labour:

    • Our labour costs are based on the time and effort required to complete the job safely.

  4. Insurance:

    • Our services include comprehensive insurance to protect your property during the removal process.

  5. Waste Carriers Licence:

    • We are licensed waste carriers, ensuring legal and responsible disposal of insulation materials.

  6. Disposal Fees:

    • These fees cover the cost of properly disposing of the old insulation, particularly if it contains asbestos.

Average Cost

On average, the cost to remove vermiculite insulation from a standard loft starts from £1,200. This price can vary based on the factors mentioned above. For a detailed and accurate quote tailored to your specific needs, please contact us.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule vermiculite insulation removal, get in touch today with UK Loft Insulation Removal. Let our experienced and trusted professionals handle the job, ensuring your loft is clean and safe.

Latest 5 star Google customer reviews
Peter Roberts
2 months ago

I highly recommend these guys who recently helped us clear and clean out our loft in Newcastle after we had rodents in. They removed old junk and the old insulation then cleaned up the rodent droppings and hoovered the loft out. They were very friendly, made sure no dust and dirt got into our home and cleaned up after themselves. We are elderly people so we couldn't do this but they did everything in half a day. We tried all over to get someone to do the works for us but these guys were the only ones to come out and give us a qoute. Would use again if we ever have another rodent problem.

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alan young
2 months ago

Great job by these guys.
Emptied all the old insulation out of our loft.
Would highly recommend.

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Jackie Marie Townsend
1 month ago

We used this company a couple of days ago and are really impressed with the overall service provided. The lads were here almost 4 and a half hours completely clearing the loft and cleaning it afterwards. They used coverings on the stairs and landing to keep the carpet clean. Our loft looks like a new loft now and we didn't realise just how big it is with all the rubbish removed. Great set of lads, would highly recommend this company. 👍

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Louise McInnes
1 month ago

Fantastic service by the team of lads that came to remove my old insulation. They also removed old wood that was there at a very reasonable price and made sure there was no mess. Turned up when they said they would, very polite and professional. Would definitely recommend.

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We remove all types of loft insulation


  • Mineral Wool
  • Loose
  • Fibreglass
  • Sheep's Wool
  • Blown-In
  • Vermiculite
  • Cellulose
  • Spray Foam
  • Rodent Infested Insulation
  • Water Damaged
  • Verminous
  • Hazardous
  • Pest Control Loft Cleaning
  • Rodent/Pest/Pigeon Feces


Our post loft insulation removal cleaning services


Keeping your loft clean and organized is crucial for maintaining a healthy and efficient home environment. Our professional loft cleaning services are designed to address all your attic cleaning needs, ensuring a pristine and clutter-free space.

Our experienced team is committed to delivering top-notch service with meticulous attention to detail.

Here's what we offer:

Comprehensive Dust and Debris Removal: We thoroughly clean and remove dust, dirt, and debris, leaving your loft spotless.

Pest Infestation Cleanup: Our team handles pest infestations, removing nests and droppings to ensure a safe and sanitary loft.

Clutter Organization: We help sort and organize stored items, making your loft more functional and accessible.

Sanitization and Disinfection: We sanitize and disinfect surfaces to eliminate germs and allergens, promoting a healthier home.

Trust us to transform your loft into a clean, organized, and healthy space, enhancing the overall comfort and value of your home.