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Roofers, Roof Tilers and Slaters

Job holders in this unit group cover roofs and exterior walls with felting, sheeting, slates, tiles and thatch to provide a waterproof surface.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£22231

New workers start around £13798. Normal pay is £22231 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £31432.

Jobs

984

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Seals edges of roof with mortar and ensures that joints are watertight.
  • Lays, aligns and secures successive overlapping layers of roofing material.
  • Lays and secures underfelt and covers with hot bitumen or other adhesive compound.
  • Cuts wooden battens, felt and underfelt to required size.
  • Measures roof or exterior wall and calculates required amounts of underfelt, tiles, slates or thatching material.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Mathematics

    63

  • Critical Thinking

    62

  • Learning Strategies

    57

  • Monitoring

    56

  • Speaking

    55

  • Active Learning

    53

  • Reading Comprehension

    49

  • Active Listening

    49

  • Writing

    49

  • Science

    32

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