London roofing work

It’s a difficult time when you need a new roof or requires roofing repairs.  Roofs are extremely important to a property, it’s what keeps everything dry and protected from the elements.  Roofing London can be expensive, and it’s difficult to decide who to choose for your roofing work, what type of roof you require and what budget constraints you may have.

Chartwell Developments can help you in your time of need, we provide guaranteed roofing in London and on a variety of residential and commercial properties. 

Homeowners, landlords, architects, surveyors, designers, managing agents, schools, churches, real estate developers, and general contractors are just a few of the diverse residential and commercial clients we serve.

No matter how big or small the job is, we can help you with all kinds of building work.

Our highly qualified roofers ensure that we are a very good and reliable team continually producing a high degree of specialised roofing workmanship in London.

Cost of new roofing


Roofers will charge approximately £5,500 for roofing replacement work in the UK, with most households spending between £3,000 and £18,000 on new roofs (the higher costs will be for larger, more complex slate hip roofs).

You can spend all day trying to search for a reputable roofing company which is one of the reasons we have a team of roofers at Chartwell Developments when we were established as a company. 

The price of installing a roof can range from £120 to £290 per square metre, depending on the size of the roof, the roofing materials you choose and the work that needs to be carried out. The cost will also vary depending on the kinds of roofs that need to be replaced.

Cost to replace a hip roof: £8,000 to £17,000
Cost to replace a gable roof: £7,000 to £15,850
Cost to replace a flat roof: £1,440 to £3,400

Budget between £1,000 and £2,500 for the expense of removing your old roofing before putting in the new one. The design of the roofing, the roof tiles selected, the size of the roof, and where you reside in the UK will all affect how much it will cost to replace the entire roof.

Keep an eye out for what is and isn’t included in the price when you receive a quote for new roofing work. In addition to all the roofing materials and labour hours, anticipate other supplementary areas like velux windows, vents, and the chimney to be included in your roof replacement cost estimate.


If it is bitumen-felt roofing, the average cost to replace a single garage roof in London is £800. This comprises about £450 for supplies and £350 for labour services. However, a variety of factors, such as the following will affect the overall cost of a replacement garage roof: 

Material and design: Replacing a standard garage flat roof is less expensive than doing so for a pitched roof made of slate or tile. 

Garage size: A single garage roof replacement will often be less expensive than a double garage roof replacement. Simply because there is less work to carry out.

Accessibility: If there is a problem with accessibility, the cost of roofing your garage roof could go up dramatically.

Date of completion: A garage flat roof replacement should just take one day, while other garage roof types may require more time. 

The state of the wood: If the timber supporting the roof covering needs to be replaced, the cost will increase by about £500.

Asbestos: The cost to replace an asbestos garage roof will typically be significantly greater. If you need to get asbestos corrugated sheets removed and disposed of, plan on spending between £500 and £900 on asbestos removal fees. 

Your garage roofing expense could reach £3,600 depending on all of the aforementioned variables.

Benefits of London roofing

Re-roofing your London property has a number of advantages, including:

A new roof provides you with the assurance that your house will be better protected from the weather.

Increased energy efficiency – By better holding heat, a new roof can maximise your home’s efficiency.

A chance to update your home – The influence your roof has on the appearance of your home cannot be overstated. Tile replacement work can revive your roof and enhance the appearance of your house.

Increase value – New roofing can raise the value of your house and make it more appealing to potential buyers when it comes time to sell.

When do you need to have roofing work done?

You might be wondering if replacing your roof right now is truly necessary. Perhaps your roof only needs some repairs carried out, which is also one of the services we offer.  Some of the most important signs that your roof needs to be replaced include the ones listed below:

Water damage – If you see stains on the internal walls or ceiling of your home, there is certainly a leak somewhere, most likely from your roof. Head up into the loft and have a look to see whether the leak is coming from the roof.

Missing, crooked, or misshaped tiles – You may feel that something is wrong with the appearance of your roof, but structural sagging may be to blame. In that scenario, trust your instincts. Get your roof checked by an expert because the other problem here could be missing roof tiles, which could cause additional vanishing.

Chimney flashing that appears worn (the grey-looking material that protects roof joints) – Over time, worn rooftop flashing will allow the rain, your home’s best buddy, to enter. If the roof seems patchy or like it’s flaking away, it’s time to evaluate the overall roof structure.

Moss and mould development – Check the roof if there is a lot of moss and mould within your house.

Light streaks entering the attic – This is a clear indication that your roof needs immediate repair. rotting or damaged underlay Another clear indication that your roof might require replacement is if you examine the underlay of your roof and find that it is rotting or damaged.

If your roof is older than 20 years – It is always worthwhile to have your roof inspected if it turns out that your roof is simply old.

How long does a new roof last

Most roofs are maintenance-free and last up to about 20 years. Modern roofing materials have far longer lifespans because of the improvement in technology and work practices.

Your roof may last between 50 and 100 years if it is made of metal with regular maintenance work. However, because metal roofing is typically unique, you will need to contact us for a price quote.

The lifespan of clay and concrete roof tiles is 25 – 40 years. However, the weather that a roof must endure can have a significant impact on how long it lasts. Undoubtedly, severe weather, even falling trees, can drastically reduce the longevity of your roof meaning you may need to have some work done on it.

What type of roof is the best?

The fact is that no single flat roofing system can ever be referred to as “the greatest” because they all have different characteristics, advantages, and installation strategies. The true question you should be asking is which flat roofing system is best for you, not which flat roofing system is best overall.

One of the most popular flat roof solutions in the UK today is EPDM rubber roofing. These single-ply membranes are the best option for residential and commercial structures since they are simple to install and have a 50-year life expectancy. The benefits of this form of roofing are as follows:

– Life Expectancy of 50 Years
– Easy and quick to install
– Provided in a single sheet
– Long-lasting and low-maintenance