The average price of a new roof will depend on a number factors such as the materials you decide to use, how big your roof is, where you live and the contractors you choose to carry out the work. You may also need to consider the cost of hiring scaffolding or any necessary fascia and soffit or chimney work that needs to be completed.
We have listed a few average prices you can expect to pay for various materials and labour costs you may encounter when building a new roof or repairing an existing one. These costs may help you to work out how much your roofing job will cost or where you will be able to cut costs.
Hiring a roofer for a day - £150
Tiling a new roof - £3,258
Installing a three- layer felt roof - £925
Roof repair costs - £769
Replacing missing or broken roof tiles - £345
Slate roofing (per tile) - £1.25 – £5.39
Clay roofing (per tile) £0.47 – £1.80
Concrete roofing (per tile) £0.41 – £2.88
Metal / Zinc roofing (per metre) £5.58 – £8.85
Types of roof you can choose
There are many roof alternatives available and depending on what you decide can have an effect on the cost.
Flat roofs are a cost effective choice and are usually made of layers of felt. However, more recently, waterproof material such as rubber or uPVC are used, making this a great choice. The cost will depend on the amount of thickness you choose, but you can usually expect to pay between £9.95 - £8.25 per metre.
Roof trusses will provide extra space in your home and work best in loft rooms rather than kitchens or extensions. The average cost of roof trusses ranges from £14,200 to £32,700.
Roof lanterns are a great way of allowing light into your home and will provide an extra sense of space. Lanterns are usually rectangular in shape, although there are different designs available to suit various needs and styles. Roof lantern prices will vary depending on size and whether you want to include any extras such as sash windows or extra design works. You should expect to pay in the region of £1,000 for a 3 X 3 foot roof lantern and £2,500 for a 6 x 6 foot roof lantern.
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to installing a new roof. We recommend you hire a professional and qualified roofer who can advise you on materials and the style of your new roof. They will also adhere to any building regulations that need to be met.