How much does a new roof cost? The ultimate guide

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Exactly how much does a new roof cost? Whether you are building from scratch or are working on a renovation project that is in need of a new roof, this is one of the most important aspects of any home. Not only does it keeps you dry and warm all year, it also contributes a huge amount to the overall aesthetics of your home. 

When renovating, extending or building a new home, the roof will be one of the largest expenses — but with so many different types of roof around, pinpointing costs can be tricky. 

David Snell
David Snell

David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.

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17 trusses with bracings, bindings and truss clips£1,128 - £1,347
Labour (carpenter plus mate) for one and half days£548 - £750
Total£1,676 - £2,097
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Sawn lumber£2,903
Labour (carpenter plus mate) for seven days£2,555 - £3,000
Total£5,458 - £5,903
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17 trusses with bracings, bindings and truss clips£3,284 - £4,918
Labour (carpenter plus mate) for two days£548 - £750
Crane hire£385 - £500 per day
Total£4,217 - £6,168
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Gian-Carlo Grossi

Gian-Carlo is founder and managing director of Roofing Megastore and holds a wealth of experience of working within the building materials industry. 

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Roof material prices (including membrane, batten and fixings)
Flat roof Price per m2 (material only)Pitched roof Price per m2 (material only)
Felt £55Double Roman£32
Single ply membrane £90Eternit tiles£39
Fibreglass/GRP £95Plain concrete tiles£49
Lead £145Clay tiles£58
Row 4 - Cell 0 Row 4 - Cell 1 Spanish slate£60
Row 5 - Cell 0 Row 5 - Cell 1 Reclaimed Welsh slate£75
Row 6 - Cell 0 Row 6 - Cell 1 Welsh slate£160
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Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets.  @timphillips71

David Snell

David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.