Do I have a choice over what roof tiles I have on my roof?

Yes definitely. It’s hard for roofing contractors to keep up to date with all the developments in roof tiles and consumer trends. Because of this, the contractor will possibly recommend a material, tile or brand that he uses regularly.


If you know what you want on your roof or would like something different don’t be afraid to ask.  A good roofer will be happy to get hold of the tiles you want for your roof.  There are only two reasons why you would be prevented from using a tile of your choice.  Firstly where the minimum pitch of the tile or slate is not suited to the pitch of your roof or secondly where the local planning department guidance dictates the use of a certain tile.