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Concrete vs clay roof tiles — it is an issue often on the minds of those self building, extending or renovating. And with the question of what type of roof tile you use needing to be addressed early on in your project, the pressure is on to make a decision. .

 

Insight

Concrete vs clay roof tiles — it is an issue often on the minds of those self building, extending or renovating. And with the question of what type of roof tile you use needing to be addressed early on in your project, the pressure is on to make a decision. .

There are many types of roof coverings, but for most people the choice usually comes down to concrete vs clay roof tiles.The decision is often a result of budget, the style of the house, the local area and planning stipulations. But there are other points to consider too, such as how long you plan on staying in the house and the overall style you are aiming for.

Are Concrete Roof Tiles Cheaper Than Clay?

The main reason people choose concrete roof tiles over clay lies in their affordability. The more time-consuming manufacturing process of clay tiles is the main culprit for this.

Concrete tile prices vary depending on the type of tile you opt for. For example, interlocking concrete tiles are cheaper than plain concrete tiles, with prices as low as 34p per tile (excluding VAT).You should bear in mind, of course, that you will also need to factor in costs for fixings and labour and, when working out how many tiles you will need, don’t forget wastage.

Within the range of clay roof tiles available, there are different price options. For example, handmade clay tiles can cost up to 50% more than machine-made clay tiles. Also, a machine-made clay tile such as Marley’s Acme Single Camber clay plain tile costs just a fraction more than a concrete equivalent.

 

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