Roof Repair Costs

Prices for Repairing a Flat or Pitched Roof

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There is a wide variation in skill needed to carry out different types of roof repairs. Sometimes, the skill level is quite low for a simple task but gaining access to do the work may be difficult or daunting so it is advisable that these jobs are left to the experts.

This section is presented in three parts; repairs to pitched roofs, repairs to flat roofs and new roof work. Neither the cost of removing debris nor the hire of access equipment is included in the following roof repair costs.

Bear in mind that where the cost is shown under Builder’s Charges for replacing a single roof slate, this is for the work only and does not include any travelling time.

Repairs to Pitched Roofs

Pitched Roof Repair Costs

Quantity   ? Time
(hrs:mins)   ?
Material Cost
(£)   ?
Skill Level
(1-10)    ?
Builders
Charges (£)   ?
Take off roof coverings for disposal. Roof styles below:  
Tile Roof 1 m2 0:20 - 3 6.00
Slate Roof 1 m2 0:30 - 3 7.00
Timber boarding Roof 1 m2 0:20 - 3 6.00
Battens 1 m2 0:20 - 3 6.00
under felt 1 m2 0:20 - 3 6.00
Take off tile roof coverings and lay aside for re-use 1 m2 0:50 - 3 10.00
Take off slate roof coverings and lay aside for re-use 1 m2 0:50 - 3 10.00
Take off ridge roof tiles or slates for disposal 1m 0:10 - 3 3.00
Take off hip roof tiles or slates for disposal 1m 0:10 - 3 3.00
Take off hip roof tiles or slates and lay aside 1m 0:15 - 3 4.00
Take off ridge roof tiles or slates and lay aside 1m 0:15 - 3 4.00
Take up roof coverings from flat roof for disposal. Roof types below:  
bituminous felt 1 m2 0:40 - 3 12.00
metal sheeting 1 m2 1:00 - 3 18.00
wood wool slabs 1 m2 1:00 - 3 18.00
timber firrings 1 m2 0:50 - 3 10.00
Inspect roof battens, re-fix loose and replace with new, size 38 x 25mm  
50% of roof area - 250mm centres 1 m2 0:30 1.00 5 8.00
50% of roof area - 450mm centres 1 m2 0:25 0.90 5 7.00
50% of roof area - 600mm centres 1 m2 0:20 0.80 5 6.00
100% of roof area - 250mm centres 1 m2 0:50 2.00 5 16.00
100% of roof area - 450mm centres 1 m2 0:40 1.90 5 14.00
100% of roof area - 600mm centres 1 m2 0:30 1.80 5 12.00
Take off single slipped slate and re-fix to roof 1 no 0:50 - 6 12.00
Remove single broken slate, renew with new Welsh blue slate 1 no 0:50 3.00 6 15.00
Remove slates in area approximately 1m2 and replace with Welsh blue slates previously laid aside 1 m2 1:20 - 6 24.00
Remove single slipped tile and re-fix 1 no 0:50 - 6 12.00
Remove single broken tile and renew - roof tile size 265 x 165mm 1 no 0:50 1.00 6 14.00
Remove single broken tile and renew - roof tile size 380 x 230mm 1 no 0:50 1.40 6 16.00
Remove single broken tile and renew - roof tile size 413 x 330mm1 no 0:50 1.60 6 18.00
Remove tiles and replace with roof tiles previously laid aside - tile size 265 x 165mm 1 m2 1:40 - 6 30.00
Remove tiles and replace with roof tiles previously laid aside - tile size 380 x 230mm 1 m2 1:30 - 6 26.00
Remove tiles and replace with roof tiles previously laid aside - tile size 413 x 330mm 1 m2 1:20 - 6 24.00
Take off defective ridge or hip capping and re-fix including pointing in mortar 1m 1:00 - 6 18.00
Take off defective ridge or hip capping and replace with new including pointing in mortar 1m 1:00 - 6 30.00

Repairs to Flat Roofs

The average lifespan of a flat roof is between 25 to 30 years although this can be extended by careful maintenance. Only minor patching repairs to bituminous felt roofing should be carried out by DIYers and more                                 extensive work should be left to the experts.

Further, work to flat roofs involving copper, aluminium or lead is highly specialised and professional advice should always be sought for this type of work.

Flat Roof Repair

Quantity   ? Time
(hrs:mins)   ?
Material Cost
(£)   ?
Skill Level
(1-10)    ?
Builders
Charges (£)   ?
Cut out crack in bituminous roofing felt, apply bituminous compound and apply proprietary sealing strip 150mm wide 1 m 1:20 3.50 5 26.00
Cut out blister in bituminous roofing felt, apply bituminous compound and apply proprietarysealing strip to area approximately 300 x 300mm    1 m 1:00 2.50 5 22.00

 

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