If you are looking for a new roof you should be aware that the prices will vary, based on numerous factors. You should take into consideration the type of material used, the size of your roof, the accessibility and the roof installation company in order to get a clear idea of how much you will have to spend.
Flat Roof Prices
If you are planning to install a new flat roof instead of a pitched roof you should keep in mind that the cost will vary, depending on the following factors:
Specifications: The quality of of the materials that will choose for your new roof.
Accessibility: The cost of scaffolding for any necessary fascia or chimney work.
Location: How close are you located to big cities (London, Liverpool etc.)
Contractor: Whether the contractor/company has a good reputation.
Size: The bigger the roof the less it will cost per square metre.
In the past, flat roofs were typically made of felt. However, in recent years waterproof materials such as rubber and uPVC have been used. Permaroof is one type of rubber that is a popular choice for homeowners in the UK and they are bought by the metre. On average you should expect to pay around £7 per metre for a layer of 1.14mm thick and £8.50 per metre for a layer of 1.52mm thick.
Just to get a rough idea how much does flat roof replacement cost in Permaroof:
- The cost of a 3m x 6m permaroof comes between £1,100 and £2,200.
- The cost of a 3.5m x 7m permaroof is between £2,000 and £3,600
- A flat roof kit cost about £450
Garage Roof Pricing
Garage roofs are another popular choice in the UK. They are usually flat and comprised of layers of felt or other waterproof materials. While the costs will vary, here is an idea of how much you will be spending:
Buying and installing a new garage roof 9ft x 18ft in size will cost between £1,500 and £3,000
Slate Roof Pricing
Slate roofing is yet another popular choice, largely because it is a natural, weather resistant material that is extremely durable. Another bonus to installing slate roof tiles is that they can last a lifetime and are available in different shades of grey, black, and blue, allowing you to choose the best option for your home. However, it is important to keep in mind that slate is more expensive than other materials.
Slate tiles cost between £1.25 and £5.39 per tile, including VAT
Roof Trusses Pricing
Roof trusses are designed to give you added space to your home. They work best if installed in attic rooms rather than kitchens or extensions. There are four common types of roof tresses to choose from: 1) fink roof truss 2) traditional cut roof 3) attic truss and 4) panelised roofing . The average cost of an attic truss, having around 8m length, with a 45° pitch comes to £165, while the average price for a fink truss of 8m length and 30° pitch comes to £56.
Fink Trussed Roof Cost: £1,428 (excluding VAT)
Attic Trussed Roof Cost: £3,710 (excluding VAT)
*The price includes r 17 trusses with bracings, bindings and truss clips)
Roof Lanterns Pricing
Roof lanterns are another option when you are in need of more space. They also provide additional lighting and are typically rectangular in shape. The price of a roof lantern will vary, depending on the size and if you are looking for any extras, such as double glazed, sash windows or decorative finials.
A 3X2 m roof lantern costs around £1,500 (excluding VAT)
A 2×1,5m roof lantern costs around £1,05o (excluding VAT)
A 1,5x1m double glazed roof lantern costs around 1,200 (excluding VAT)
Tips for Hiring a Roofer
Once you have decided upon the type of roof you would like to have installed, you must now look for a roofer or roofing company. Because there are likely numerous options for local roofers in your area, it is important to do your research before deciding. In addition to being thorough and getting quotes from several different outfits, you should take into consideration the following tips when hiring a roofer:
- Make sure to check the roofers qualifications, as most should have carried out a roofing apprenticeship as well as training courses through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.
- Ask the roofer for references. Look for recent references and be sure to follow up with them.
- While not necessarily required, most roofs should belong to a trade association, such as National Federation of Roofing. Contractors, the Single Ply Roofing Association, the Confederation of Roofing Contractors, or the Competent Roofers Scheme.
- It is also important to make sure the roofer you hire has valid public liability insurance, as this will protect you if anything goes wrong during the installation process.
- Check to see if your roofer offers a guarantee for their work and materials, this is always an added bonus.
- Make sure you go over the contract in detail with your roofer and that you have a solid understanding (and information in writing) of all the project details, costs, and time schedules.