Are you looking to replace the roof on your property? Obviously, this is a significant project to undertake but what is the going rate for this type of work?

If your roof is beyond repair, then one of the first things you will want to know is how much it will cost to replace. To help give you some guidance, we’ve created the following article outlining roughly what you can expect to pay for a new roof.

What does the average roof cost?

Naturally, this figure will vary drastically depending on how big your home is, the size of your roof and what materials your replacement will be made of but, as it stands, the average cost for a replacement tiled roof in the UK is just under £5000.

But where does this number come from?


Again, this figure will vary depending on who you hire, but the average cost of a labourer and a roofer is around £250 – £300 a day. Although you may be able to find people who will do the job cheaper, we always recommend that the company you choose are experienced and have a good reputation. Remember that if someone is doing the job ‘on the side’ then most likely the materials will be inferior or even stolen from their company place of work. Also you really do not stand anywhere with a guarantee for a job done ‘on the cheap’.

Picking a cheaper roofer might save you money initially but if the job isn’t completed to the correct standard, it can cost you much more in repairs in the long run. ‘Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten’.



In many cases, scaffolding is an unavoidable expense for your roofing replacement process. Again, the cost for this depends on the size of your property but will generally cost around £800-£900 for a 3-bed semi-detached house.


The materials you use can have a moderate impact on your total re-roofing spend. For example, the total cost of a roof replacement using plain tiles will cost between £8,000 – £12,000 for a four-bedroom semi-detached house, whereas the same replacement using slate will cost between £7,000 – £10,000. It’s also important to remember that whatever materials you use, smaller tiles will take much more time to install, and therefore cost more in terms of labour costs.

Skip hire

Another thing that you may not initially think of when considering your roof replacement spend is the cost of hiring a skip. The average cost for a 6-yard skip is £184, and the price of an 8-yard skip is around £216.


As you’d imagine, any extras that you include in your roof replacement will increase the cost of your total bill. This can include things such as new guttering, repointing a chimney, installing roof tile vents and roof windows etc. The extras you need will depend on your property but the roofing company you choose will be able to advise you on the extras that it is worthwhile to invest in and how much these will cost.

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For expert help and advice or for a more accurate quote for your roof replacement speak to our friendly team today.

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