Couple paint roof tiles of their bungalow during renovation — but is it a good idea?

A three-way image of a couple, cleaning roof tiles and painting roof tiles
Ellie and James scrubbed and painted their tiles instead of replacing them (Image credit: SWNS)

A couple who renovated their house themselves claim to have saved a fortune after spending just £400 cleaning and painting their roof tiles themselves.

Ellie Rimmer, aged 27, and James Lawrence, aged 28, came up with the idea of painting their roof tiles while strapped for cash while renovating their bungalow, which they bought for £400,000 in September 2021.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.