Undertaking Roof Repairs or a Loft Conversion? Here’s What You Need to Know About Rising Costs

Undertaking Roof Repairs or a Loft Conversion
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The cost of building materials is an ongoing problem for the construction industry, and rising prices could be a significant factor if you’re undertaking a roof project this year. 

89% of roofing companies in 2021 saw the price of roof materials rise compared to 2020, according to the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, which meant the cost of products essential to roof repairs or loft conversions, such as roof tiles, insulation and timber battens, all went up.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.