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How much does a new roof cost? Price guide for 2022

Keeping your roof in tip-top condition is vital. If your roof springs leaks, it could damage your home and cost you thousands to repair. So when you notice loose tiles or any problems with your flat roof, call in the Builder to make sure you get them repaired as soon as possible.

However, once your roof gets to a certain age or gets badly damaged in a storm , it will be time to replace your roof. Lots of people dread this - but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Keep reading to find out how much a new roof costs in 2022.

How much will it cost to replace my roof?

How much your new roof costs will depend on the type and extent of the replacement. The average cost of a roof replacement in the UK is £5,500, but it depends on the type of roof you have and how complex the job is. To help give you an idea, take a look at the estimated costs and timeframes below:

Average costs to replace a roof in the UK
Roof type Estimated cost Cost per m2 Timeframe
Flat roof £1,500 - £2,100 £45 - £65 2 to 5 days 
Gable roof £5,000 - £9,000 £78 - £140 2 to 5 days
Hip roof £6,000 - £10,000 £95 - £160 3 to 7 days

How can I tell whether I need to replace my roof?

There are a few signs to watch out for that will determine whether you need to repair or replace your roof. Here are the warning signs to watch out for:

The roof’s age

If you look after your roof, it can last for around 20 years. So, if you know your roof hasn’t been replaced or had extensive repairs in the last 25 years, you should expect that your roof will need replacing soon. It’s a good idea to arrange an inspection to identify whether there are any problems that need to be dealt with.

Signs of water damage

Got water staining on your walls and ceilings? The damage could be caused by a leak in your roof. Make sure you get a professional to investigate the problem, as leaving water damage can be expensive - if you leave it too long, your ceilings could collapse.

Problems with chimney flashing

Have a look at your chimney flashing. If you see any bulges or gaps, it’s worth looking at replacing it. The flashing creates a watertight seal between your chimney and roof, so if it’s damaged you could end up with leaks.

Missing or broken shingles/tiles

It’s always a good idea to visually inspect your roof after heavy rainfall or a storm. If you notice any tiles or shingles missing, or some are broken, you should get your roof inspected. If it’s just a couple of loose tiles, a tradesperson should be able to repair your roof, but if there are lots of broken shingles it might be time for a new roof.

Seeing daylight

If you spot any daylight seeping through the roof of your loft, it could be a sign your roof needs replacing. Seeing daylight means that many tiles and shingles have slipped or fallen, and if there are other problems with the roof it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

What materials can I use for my new roof?

Pitched roofs

There are a few different materials to choose from for your pitched roof:

Material prices for pitched roofs in UK
Material Cost
Concrete £1-£3.50 per tile
Clay £1-£2.50 per tile
Slate £1.50-£5.40 per tile
Shingles From £15 per m2
Concrete

Concrete tiles are a versatile choice for your roof. They come in lots of different shapes, colours and styles, and they last a long time - if looked after, up to 50 years! They’re also fire-resistant and don’t require much maintenance - just clean them every now and again. Concrete roof tiles will set you back between £1-£3.50 per tile.

Clay

Clay roof tiles are a popular choice as they are also long-lasting. They’re also fire-resistant and pretty resistant to the weather, so are a good choice if you live in a stormy area. They cost between £1-£2.50 per tile.

Slate

Slate roof tiles are increasing in popularity all the time. They look great, are environmentally-friendly and long-lasting. However, they are generally much more expensive than concrete or clay tiles or shingles. Expect to pay up to £5.40 per tile.

Shingles

Shingles are usually made from a rot-resistant wood like cedar or redwood. People favour them because they’re environmentally-friendly, are very light and look attractive. However, they won’t last as long as other roof tiles - if installed correctly and maintained well, expect to get 25 years out of shingles. A square metre of shingles starts at around £15.

Flat roofs

Flat roofs are generally cheaper to replace, but there are still options to choose from:

Flat roof material prices in UK
Material Cost
Felt From £2.50 per m2
Asphalt From £14 per m2
EDPM rubber From £7 per m2
Fibreglass From £30 per m2
PVC From £14 per m2
Felt

Felt is a lightweight material that is great for flat roofs. It’s affordable and installation techniques have improved in recent years, meaning they last longer than before. It’s easy to repair too, as a new patch can be applied over the damaged area. Felt for your roof will cost around £2.50 per m2.

Asphalt

You may have heard of asphalt being used for roads and driveways, but it’s a great material for your flat roof too. If installed and maintained properly, it can last up to 30 years. Prices start at £14 per m2.

EDPM rubber

EDPM rubber is becoming more and more popular due to its longevity and durability. It’s a durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that comes in black or white, and is very lightweight. It starts from around £7 per m2.

Fibreglass

Fibreglass roofs can last up to 25 years when installed correctly. It’s durable enough to walk on, and repairs are almost invisible. It’s a more expensive flat roof material choice, starting at £30 per m2.

PVC

PVC is laid in a single, waterproof layer and is lightweight and flexible. It’s resistant to extreme weather and UV rays, so can last over 30 years. However, it’s worth keeping an eye on any shrinkage as this will affect the longevity of your roof. PVC starts at around £14 per m2.

What time of year is best to replace my roof?

If your roof needs urgently replacing, roofing contractors will be able to do this whatever the time of year. However, if you are able to wait for the most cost-effective time, spring is a great time of year to get your roof replaced.

Once spring hits, rainfall has slowed down and extreme weather like wind and snow poses less risk. This makes the time of year quieter for roofing contractors, so they may be able to offer you a more competitive quote for a roof replacement. There’s also less chance of the re-roof having to be postponed due to bad weather, so it won’t take as long to complete.

Get a range of quotes

The cost of a new roof is significant, so you should make sure you shop around before you commit. Use HaMuch to get quotes from reputable roofer and builders in your area.


Estimates for common roofer jobs;

JobEstimate
Cost to build a new roof £9000

Rates for other trades

New roof cost in the UK
New roof cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKNew roof cost
New roof near Amber Valley£5520
New roof near Arun£5580
New roof near Ashfield£5540
New roof near Aylesbury Vale£5670
New roof near Barnsley£5560
New roof near Basildon£5730
New roof near Basingstoke & Deane£5820
New roof near Bassetlaw£5650
New roof near Bath & North East Somerset£5740
New roof near Bedford£5670
New roof near Birmingham£5440
New roof near Blackburn£5410
New roof near Blackpool£5360
New roof near Bolton£5460
New roof near Bournemouth£5690
New roof near Bracknell Forest£5830
New roof near Bradford£5470
New roof near Braintree£5670
New roof near Breckland£5310
New roof near Bridgend£5300
New roof near Brighton£5620
New roof near Bristol£5730
New roof near Broadland£5310
New roof near Broxtowe£5530
New roof near Bury£5460
New roof near Caerphilly£5350
New roof near Calderdale£5460
New roof near Cambridge£5790
New roof near Canterbury£5380
New roof near Cardiff£5400
New roof near Carmarthenshire£5370
New roof near Charnwood£5430
New roof near Chelmsford£5710
New roof near Cheltenham£5570
New roof near Cherwell£5640
New roof near Chester£5370
New roof near Colchester£5650
New roof near Conway£5370
New roof near Coventry£5400
New roof near Crewe & Nantwich£5470
New roof near Dacorum£5810
New roof near Derby£5490
New roof near Doncaster£5600
New roof near Dover£5340
New roof near Dudley£5440
New roof near Dumfries & Galloway£5280
New roof near Dundee£5870
New roof near East Ayrshire£5920
New roof near East Devon£5340
New roof near East Dunbartonshire£5650
New roof near East Hampshire£5760
New roof near East Hertfordshire£5800
New roof near East Riding£5420
New roof near Eastleigh£5580
New roof near Edinburgh£5810
New roof near Elmbridge£5820
New roof near Epping Forest£5790
New roof near Erewash£5510
New roof near Exeter£5380
New roof near Falkirk£5600
New roof near Fife£5840
New roof near Flintshire£5450
New roof near Gateshead£5710
New roof near Gedling£5510
New roof near Glasgow£5670
New roof near Gloucester£5580
New roof near Guildford£5840
New roof near Gwynedd£5150
New roof near Halton£5390
New roof near Harrogate£5470
New roof near Havant & Waterloo£5580
New roof near Horsham£5850
New roof near Huntingdonshire£5710
New roof near Ipswich£5630
New roof near Isle of Wight£5580
New roof near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£5600
New roof near Kingston-upon-Hull£5430
New roof near Kirklees£5480
New roof near Knowsley£5370
New roof near Lancaster£5300
New roof near Leeds£5480
New roof near Leicester£5390
New roof near Liverpool£5370
New roof near London£5800
New roof near Luton£5800
New roof near Macclesfield£5450
New roof near Maidstone£5710
New roof near Manchester£5470
New roof near Mid Bedfordshire£5770
New roof near Mid Sussex£5800
New roof near Middlesbrough£5550
New roof near Milton Keynes£5640
New roof near Neath Port Talbot£5480
New roof near New Forest£5680
New roof near Newbury£5820
New roof near Newcastle-under-Lyme£5460
New roof near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£5710
New roof near Newport£5380
New roof near North Ayrshire£5900
New roof near North East Lincolnshire£5430
New roof near North Hertfordshire£5810
New roof near North Lanarkshire£5630
New roof near North Lincolnshire£5480
New roof near North Somerset£5610
New roof near North Tyneside£5710
New roof near North Wiltshire£5620
New roof near Northampton£5530
New roof near Norwich£5300
New roof near Nottingham£5520
New roof near Nuneaton & Bedworth£5400
New roof near Oldham£5470
New roof near Oxford£5660
New roof near Perth & Kinross£5800
New roof near Peterborough£5650
New roof near Plymouth£5520
New roof near Poole£5690
New roof near Portsmouth£5580
New roof near Powys£5480
New roof near Preston£5390
New roof near Reading£5830
New roof near Redcar & Cleveland£5610
New roof near Reigate & Banstead£5810
New roof near Renfrewshire£5790
New roof near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£5330
New roof near Rochdale£5470
New roof near Rotherham£5630
New roof near Salford£5470
New roof near Salisbury£5650
New roof near Sandwell£5440
New roof near Scarborough£5240
New roof near Sefton£5410
New roof near Sevenoaks£5770
New roof near Sheffield£5630
New roof near Slough£5820
New roof near Solihull£5410
New roof near South Ayrshire£5870
New roof near South Bedfordshire£5670
New roof near South Cambridgeshire£5790
New roof near South Gloucestershire£5740
New roof near South Kesteven£5450
New roof near South Lanarkshire£5560
New roof near South Oxfordshire£5780
New roof near South Somerset£5490
New roof near South Tyneside£5660
New roof near Southampton£5590
New roof near Southend-on-Sea£5710
New roof near St Albans£5810
New roof near St Helens£5380
New roof near Stafford£5490
New roof near Stockport£5480
New roof near Stockton-on-Tees£5560
New roof near Stoke-on-Trent£5460
New roof near Stratford-on-Avon£5440
New roof near Stroud£5590
New roof near Suffolk Coastal£5620
New roof near Sunderland£5640
New roof near Swale£5580
New roof near Swansea£5480
New roof near Tameside£5480
New roof near Teignbridge£5440
New roof near Tendring£5640
New roof near Test Valley£5620
New roof near Thamesdown£5590
New roof near Thanet£5340
New roof near The Wrekin£5450
New roof near Thurrock£5770
New roof near Torbay£5470
New roof near Trafford£5470
New roof near Vale of Glamorgan£5320
New roof near Vale of White Horse£5630
New roof near Vale Royal£5450
New roof near Wakefield£5500
New roof near Walsall£5440
New roof near Warrington£5390
New roof near Warwick£5400
New roof near Waverley£5830
New roof near Wealden£5690
New roof near West Lancashire£5410
New roof near West Lothian£5740
New roof near West Wiltshire£5620
New roof near Wigan£5380
New roof near Windsor & Maidenhead£5820
New roof near Wirral£5370
New roof near Wokingham£5830
New roof near Wolverhampton£5440
New roof near Wrexham Maelor£5450
New roof near Wychavon£5470
New roof near Wycombe£5810
New roof near York£5430