How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

A new roof is the ideal way to protect your property from the weather and remove the hassle of ongoing repairs. It also adds to your home’s kerb appeal and increases its value. But just how much will you need to set aside?

Like any work on your home, the cost of a new roof can vary massively, from £4,000 to upwards of £10,000. In this post, we’ll look at some of the factors that impact the cost of a new roof.

Size and shape

The first thing that affects the cost of a new roof is its size. Naturally, bigger roofs require more materials to cover and more labour to complete.

The same is true for the shape of the roof, which can add to the materials and labour required. A gable roof, which has two planes and gable ends, will be slightly cheaper than a hip roof with four – a plane on each side. The cost is increased for either type of roof depending on how many valleys they have.

It’s also worth noting the difference in cost between flat and pitched roofs. Because they’re quicker and easier to replace, a new flat roof will be much cheaper than its pitched counterpart.


As with any renovation job, materials play a big part in the cost of a new roof. Concrete tiles are one of the cheapest options to cover your roof, with clay tiles slightly more expensive. Slate is a premium option with a lifespan of over 80 years, compared to around 50 years for tiles.

In some cases, some of your existing materials might be suitable for reuse on your new roof. That’s often the case with slate, which outlives the nails holding it in place. Depending on how many of your existing tiles are in good condition, you might be able to knock off some of the cost.

Other factors


When does your roof need doing? And how quickly does it need to be done?

If your roof needs to be replaced in winter, some roofing companies will charge more simply because they have so much work on at that time of year. Similarly, if you need the job to be done quickly, requiring more workers, this could come at a premium.

Added extras

Whether it’s the guttering, fascia boards or pointing and cowls on your chimney, there are several other parts of the roof that could bump up the cost.


Installing a new roof means removing the old one, which comes with a lot of waste. Most roofing companies will factor in the cost of a skip and moving the waste from high up on the roof in to the skip, but this is definitely worth looking out for in your quote.


Most new roofs need scaffolding for easy access. Again, this will be factored into the cost, but could cost more for larger properties. Alternatively, a powered access boom would make the job quicker but would likely add to the cost and slow things down somewhat.

Get a quote for your new roof

The best way to find out the cost of a new roof is to get a quote from your local roofing company. Operating throughout Huddersfield, DPR Roofing can provide a detailed, no-obligation quote for your roof replacement that covers everything from the size and materials to skip hire and scaffolding.

Call our team on 01484 866 772 to discuss your new roof with a member of our team.