I am not an expert but what I understand is; If you’re careful and don’t break it you should be able to take it down yourself? Paper suit and a good dust mask with appropriate filters would be good. Dispose of ppe as asbestos waste.
The guidance on the service in London is that it needs wrapping in thick poly sheet and labelled as asbestos for them to then collect it.
I also have a garage that is clad in cement board that I guess contains asbestos, also a bit wary of taking it down myself but got a company to come and take a sample for testing last week and the dude they sent just walked in with a hammer and started smashing at the wall.
No PPE, no special extraction or anything. Also, I was standing right there. Not that cool but also it made me feel like if that’s how they go on I’d be up for carefully removing the material myself.
I’ve not got the result yet but it cost £180 with the vat. I’m sure I could have found it cheaper (Quick google search reckons testing available from £90) but I was already on the phone to the company trying to get a price for them to collect it so...
Though they’ve not given me a price yet, they said they’d charge the same to take down and dispose of as they would just to collect and dispose of. When they come back with a price I’ll let you know for reference.
This is a long post already but thought I’d better say; I’m not looking to play down the dangers of asbestos or looking to encourage anyone into putting their health at risk with DIY asbestos removal. Just sharing my limited experience of it so far.