Below is an example of quotation for a new tiled roof. You can expect to receive something similar when requesting estimates from your chosen roofing contractors.
You can view/save a copy of this written quotation in pdf format. We encourage you to use it as a guide when comparing quotes.
What to Look For in a New Roof Quotation:
Contact details, inc address, landline phone number, email etc
VAT number (if applicable)
Trade affiliations such as Checkatrade or Rated People etc
Details of any guarantee offered
Is the cost of scaffold included in their figures?
Is waste disposal or skip included?
Look for brand/product names and do research online
Questions to Ask Your Chosen Company:
We have a ton information for you to read on our page about new roof prices but here are a few questions we suggest you ask your chosen contractor BEFORE you accept their written quote:
How long will the work take?
Why do you recommend these products? What’s the difference compared to other manufacturers/brands?
What is included/excluded from the guarantee? Can they provide you with an example of their guarantee or is it just a vague offer?
Where can you read reviews from previous/past customers?
Are they using sub contractors or employees? Who is ultimately responsible for the work? The sub contractor or them?
Why are we Showing you This?
As the regular visitors to our website will know, we have researched hundreds of prices/estimates for a variety of home improvement projects. But what exactly should a written quotation look like? What information should it contain?
Since creating this website we have received thousands of quotations from tradespeople all across the UK. Sometimes verbal estimates, occasionally hand written scraps of paper and more often than not – detailed written quotations.
We hope the example on this page will give you an idea of what to expect.
We Invite Your Feedback!
We would love to know your thoughts on our example quote.
Are you a customer? Have you received written quotes? How do they compare to ours?
Are you a roofing contractor? What do you think of our written quotes? Have we covered everything?