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Zinc costs
Zinc Roofing, Sudbury, Suffolk, Ipswich, Colchester

How Much Does Zinc Roof Cost?

When it comes to superior roofing materials, there are not many types that match the longevity, flexibility and resiliency of zinc. And that’s exactly what makes zinc roofs cost-effective.

Cheaper than aluminium or copper roofs, zinc can last much longer (hundreds of years), even in the most extreme of environments.

On top of all its benefits, zinc roofs offer homeowners the kind of value that is unmatched by all other roofing materials as it can save you money on costly roofing repairs or reroofing every decade or so.

See what we charge by asking us for a quote.

Stronger, more durable and more cost-effective

Currently, the prices for zinc roofs are very competitive. The higher end of quality suppliers, manufacturers and roofers can charge up to £70 per square metre.

Homeowners should be advised that when it comes to longevity and fuss-free roofs that it’s worth considering the more expensive materials because of their higher and better qualities.

In comparison, asphalt is the cheapest of all roofing materials on the market and is often the first choice for homeowners with budgetary constraints.

However, roofing materials like this in the run often cost the homeowner more money through multiple repairs.

flat zinc roof repair in halstead

Example of fees:

  • Labour costs: from £90
  • Material costs: from £60
  • Cost per m2: from £150

However, with any new roof construction or installation, there are various fees to be aware of which will affect the final cost.

Other items for a typical zinc roof involve:

  • Plasterboard ceiling
  • Plywood
  • Timber joists, wall plates and supporting timbers
  • Slab insulation
  • Tyvek breather membrane
  • Vapour barrier
  • Timmer battens
  • Standing seams
  • Gutters
  • Downpipes
  • Flashings

Wherever you are in the East of England

We have offices and roofers based across the UK, that’s what makes us one of the largest, leading roofing companies in the south-east.

Our main offices are based in Cambridge, Ipswich, Saffron Walden, SuffolkChelmsford, and we have roofers available in locations like Essex, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and many more areas near you!

If you are considering using VM Zinc give us a call on 01787 278103, or pop into our office to see our showroom with samples of VM Zinc in different colours.

Our address: Unit 7 Woodhall Business Park, Drury Drive, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1WH. Get directions.

We also offer a range of rainwater systems. Including half-round, box gutters and downpipes.

Other metal roofing we supply and fix include Aluminium, Steel, Lead and Copper.

Zinc roof colour options

Below are the range of colour swatches available in the VM Zinc range:

VMZinc Azenger swatch


VMZinc Quartz-Zinc swatch


VMZinc Anthra-Zinc swatch


Pigmento Red

Pigmento Red

VMZinc Pigmento Brown colour swatch

Pigmento Brown

VMZinc Pigmento Green colour swatch

Pigmento Green

VMZinc Pigmento Blue colour swatch

Pigmento Blue

Factors that affect the zinc roofing costs

Here at ELC Roofing, we do not provide one single fee for zinc roofs because it all depends on our client’s design and plans.

Plus, we need to take the size of the roof into consideration and other little details like building envelopes, guttering and facades.

Let’s dive into a bit more detail:

Size of the roof: This affects the amount of zinc needed – homeowners with roofs smaller than 100 m2 can see rates reduce.

The price of zinc fluctuates: As it’s a commodity, it is prone to price changes on a regular basis.

The quality: The highest quality zinc cast cost upwards of £200/m2

The structure of your roof: Whilst the above prices reflect standard roofs, your architect or contractor could design your roof differently – with some designs being cheaper than others.

The shape of your roof: Flat roofs are often cheaper than pitched roofs. As sloped roofs are more complex, a sloped structure can cost more than a flat roof zinc installation.

Average zinc roof costs

Quality Roof Size Price Installed
Standard 1m2 £150.00
Standard 10m2 £1,500.00
Standard 50m2 £7,500.00
Medium 1m2 £175.00
Medium 10m2 £1,750.00
Medium 50m2 £8,750.00
High 1m2 £220.00
High 10m2 £2,200.00
High 50m2 £11,000.00

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