How to Become a Roofer in the UK

If you want to work in the construction industry and have a head for heights you might want to think about becoming a roofer. Roofers work on both commercial and residential buildings including flat roofs and thatched cottages, installing and repairing. 

The route to roofing doesn’t need to be complicated. As you’d expect a roofer works on the top of buildings to install, renovate and repair roofs, you can specialise in slate, flat or thatched roofs with the right training. 

Depending on experience a roofer could earn between £17,000 and £35,000 a year, more if you decided to be self-employed and/or work as a contractor.

There is no set path to becoming a roofer and you don’t need a university degree. You would need to either complete a college course, an apprenticeship or build your skills with on-the-job training.