Replacing Broken Roof Tiles – A Price Guide

Do you have broken or damaged tiles/slates on your roof? We have researched the prices charged by roofing companies to replace them with new slates/tiles. Visitors to our site use our guides to help them avoid businesses that overcharge, to help plan their budget and some even use our research as a haggling tactic when negotiating with sales people. We believe our research is invaluable, but we will let you be the judge.

How and When Did We Get These Figures?

The contents of this page were last updated by us on the .

The prices you see displayed in our tables below were sourced from various roofing tradespeople and companies from several locations around the UK.

We collected the figures then calculated an average cost. Our hope is that this price reflects the typical costs charged by roofers in the UK and may assist you with your own research into roofing charges.

We have been investigating home improvement costs and prices for over two years and this is just one of hundreds of guides on this site. You can see our full price list here.

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What Can Increase/Decrease the Cost?

Here is a list of all the variables a roofing contractor will take into consideration when preparing a cost/price:

  • Having more than five tiles
  • If scaffold is required
  • If the tiles can be reached from gutter height
  • Will the scaffold be blocking a public right of way
  • If the tiles can be easily sourced
  • Does any cement need to to be removed and replaced
  • The overall condition of roof – will removing a few tiles result in more breakages elsewhere that will cost more?
  • Is the trader/contractor VAT registered? (some small firms are exempt)

How Difficult is it to Replace a Roof Tile Anyway? How Long Will the Work Take?

Replacing a single roof tile will take no more than a few minutes if it’s easily accessible and there is no cement to replace/repair.

It could take considerably longer if scaffold needs to go up and cement needs to be replaced too.

Photos of a Standard Roof Tile Being Replaced (Easy Job)

Cost to replace broken tile

Broken Roof Tile

Price to replace tile on roof

Push up tiles above broken one

Guide for replacing tiles on roof

De-nail(if there are any) tile and remove

Price and cost to replace roof tile

Lay tile on timber batten, nail and pull down tiles above

More Expensive Tiles to Replace

Here are some photos of tiles that would cost more to replace (read the captions). See more info on roof cement costs here.

Tiles underneath cement work will cost more to replace

Tiles underneath cement work will cost more to replace

A tile located in a valley could be difficult to remove. The new tile will need to be cut and cemented in place.

A tile located in a valley could be difficult to remove. The new tile will need to be cut and cemented in place.

Cemented tiles to an apex/gable can be very difficult to remove, often they need to be cut out.

Cemented tiles to an apex/gable can be very difficult to remove, often they need to be cut out.

Prices

The price a roofing contractor will quote to remove and replace a broken roof tile will depend primarily on these factors:

  1. How easy is it to gain access up to the roof?
  2. How easy is it remove the tile/slate (Is it cemented in place? See costs to replace roof cement)
  3. Are new tiles easy to source or are they no longer being manufactured?
  4. The general condition of the roof (if it’s “knackered” then it may cost more than just a repair!)

tiles with damage

Example 1 – One to Five Broken Tiles | Easy Access | No Problems Sourcing Tiles

You have less than five broken tiles on the roof and replacements can be easily sourced from local suppliers. There are no access issues, and scaffold is not required. The work should take no more than one hour, and this is reflected in the price.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
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London Area£175.00£250.00
South, SW and Midlands£175.00£250.00
Outer Region and North£95.00£N/A

Example 2 – Broken Tiles | Minor Access Issues | Difficult to Remove Tiles

You have less than five broken tiles but they are not easily accessible from a ladder, a roof ladder is required to gain access. Some of the tiles are bedded onto cement (located near ridge or apex/verge) The work is going to take a couple of hours. No scaffold is required, though. There are no problems sourcing tiles locally, and they are priced favourably.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
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London Area£200.00£300.00
South, SW and Midlands£175.00£250.00
Outer Region and North£175.00£N/A

Example 3 – Broken Tiles | Scaffold Required | Difficult to Remove Tiles | Tiles Need to be Pre-Ordered

There are less than five broken tiles, but access is difficult, perhaps over a conservatory or up three storeys, a small amount of scaffold is required. The tiles are located in an area where there is cement, and this cement will have to be removed and replaced (valley ridge or verge etc.) The tiles are no longer manufactured, and your supplier will need to source from reclaim yards, which will take time and affect the price.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
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London Area£500.00£700.00
South, SW and Midlands£450.00£600.00
Outer Region and North£350.00£N/A

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