One of the first questions we get asked when discussing self build homes is ‘what is the best tile to use when building a roof structure?’

As with all aspects of the self build journey, there are endless options and many depend on price and aesthetics, as well as personal preference. Thankfully for you, whatever you are looking for, our Self Build Heroes team has an abundance of experience in roofing, with our team well versed on slate roof tiles, concrete roof tiles, composite roof tiles, and everything in between.

The Self Build Heroes team is here to help you decide which roof tiles are best for you and of course, when the decision has been made, then the structural work on your self build home can begin.

Here’s just a number of different types of roof structures that we’ve worked on in the past and what they are…

self build homes roofing

Slate roof tiles

A natural product with hard-wearing properties, slate roof tiles last the length of time and have grown in popularity over the years due to their timeless look and aesthetically pleasing finish – with the Self Build Heroes team striving for that stunning look at an affordable price.

Concrete roof tiles

Renowned for its price, strength and durability, meaning repairs are unlikely, concrete roof tiles have a lifespan of over 50 years and rarely need additional protection once tiled.

Composite roof panels

Similarly to composite roof tiles, composite roof panels are long-lasting, but also incredibly energy efficient, with their high insulation potency ensuring your self build home will be warmer than most all year round.

Artificial roof tiles

Pleasing on the eye and perfect for installation, especially on lower pitched roofs, artificial roof tiles are not only cost effective but also proven to last, making them a strong pick for your self build home.

Composite roof tiles

Sustainable and durable, composite roof tiles are incredibly eco-friendly and are increasingly popular on self build homes that the Self Build Heroes team has worked on.

Trusses lowered into place

Roof Construction

Setting out trusses
Noggins for roof ladders

Valley Setting Out
Felt and batten
String line to ensure battens are plumb

Roof loading

Ready for dry ridge

    Roof Complete

    Straight Gable Room

    Pricing is clear and value great

    We used Self build Heroes to replace the soffit on our balcony and to repair part of our downpipe and roof tile. Their work is high quality compared to the soffit they replaced, which did not have all the trim and had started to sag because additional noggins had not been added to secure the soffit took. They worked efficiently, were friendly, polite and respectful on site, and cleaned up after themselves. They turned up promptly, when they said they would and did a full day of work. The manner in which they work fills you with confidence that they are going to do an excellent job. I know they are highly trained and always looking to perfect their trade. Prior to starting they took plenty of time to discuss what needed to happen and talk through solutions, as well as advising where we could do the work ourselves if we wanted in order to save some money. Pricing is clear and value great. I highly recommend them and will be using them again to fix more things around our house.

    Ellie Phillips

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    Self Build Heroes helped me out with a bespoke renovation project and I can’t recommend them highly enough. From the outset the advice was knowledgeable and honest, explaining clearly all the risks involved, which left me feeling confident to commission the project. Once the project started, Matt and his team were extremely reliable, something that is all too rare in his line of work! My project was finished to a fantastic standard, on time and to budget, so I couldn’t be happier.

    Andrew Beasant

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