Explore Our Roof Bargeboard Price Guide

Bargeboards form part of the roofline and are located on the gable/apex.

Historically, these boards were made from timber which was painted with a gloss to protect it from the elements.

Due to the exposed location of many bargeboards, these boards experience significant weathering and require regular ongoing maintenance to prevent rot and failure.

Many owners of modern buildings have chosen to replace their timber bargeboards with a plastic Upvc alternative. It’s often cheaper to use plastic than to paint timber every five years or so.

This page contains our guide to bargeboard replacement prices in the UK.

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Images of Bargeboard Replacement

The terminology used to describe bargeboards can vary from tradesperson to tradesperson, some people simply refer to them as fascias, even though fascias are technically something different.

Below you’ll see a few photos of bargeboards being replaced with Upvc plastic:

Brown woodgrain effect bargeboard (click to enlarge)

Upvc bargeboard to roof

Left: old fascia. Right: Upvc fascia board (click to enlarge)

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Upvc bargeboard fitted to gable (click to enlarge)

How Difficult is to Replace a Bargeboard?

This type of work should ideally be completed from an access tower or scaffold system.

While it is possible to complete this project from ladders, a scaffold is safer and meets the HSE’s guidelines for working at height.

Timber bargeboards can be pryed off the roof rafters quite easily but the process may disturb the cemented tiles.

The process of cutting a new bargeboard and nailing it in place is simple and quick.

How Long Will the Project Take?

It should take two workers no more than half a day to remove an old timber bargeboard and replace it with a new Upvc plastic board.

You can expect the work to take longer if:

  • The gable is difficult to access and some additional scaffolding is required.
  • The cemented roof tiles are disturbed needed to be re-bedded onto new mortar.

What is the Typical Cost to Replace a Bargeboard?

We contacted dozens of roofline installers and roofers in 2016 and again in 2018.

We asked them to provide us with a written quote to replace a timber bargeboard with new plastic Upvc.

Our research revealed that the average cost to replace a bargeboard is £600.00.

The price will vary from project to project but usually depends on:

  • The location of the property, with London the most expensive area
  • How easy it is to access the gable/apex
  • The cost to re-cement any disturbed roof tiles can cost hundreds of pounds so this additional cost should be considered.
LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£750.00£850.00
South, SW and Midlands£625.00£650.00
Outer Region and North£550.00£550.00
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Save Money by Repairing Rather Than Replacing

If your existing timber bargeboards are looking worse for wear, you could repair them and then paint them with gloss instead of replacing them.

This method is preferable if:

  • You want to keep the cost of the project to a minimum.
  • Removing the existing bargeboards would disturb the cemented tiles and you want to avoid the cost of re-bedding them onto new mortar.
  • You want to avoid the use of scaffold or towers as repairs and painting can usually be done via a ladder.

Here you’ll find a typical works schedule for repairing an existing timber bargeboard.

This is based on the written quotes we sourced from roofers and roofline installers in 2016 and 2018:

  • Erect ladders to the desired work height
  • Rub down the timber bargeboards with a coarse sandpaper to remove any loose paint
  • Burn off excess paint if required
  • Cut out any rotten timber
  • Supply and install new timber and use filler as required
  • Apply one coat of primer to any bare wood
  • Apply one undercoat of paint
  • Apply one gloss coat of paint

Based on our research we think the going rate for this type of work is:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£450.00£500.00
South, SW and Midlands£350.00£450.00
Outer Region and North£400.00£450.00
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4 Responses to “Explore Our Roof Bargeboard Price Guide”

  1. Sheela nairJuly 18, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Looking for a quote for fascia replacement

    • QuotationCheck AdminJuly 18, 2016 at 10:23 am #

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  2. Richard DellSeptember 12, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    I need bargeboard replacement, repointing 2 chimney stacks, repair of slates in valley, and small section of gutter and downpipe replacement. I also need itemised quotes for these jobs. Your form does not allow me to cover more than one task. It also doesn’t allow me to say that I have already arranged for scaffolding as I will be painting the house. What do I do?

  3. Leslie MachinNovember 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Hello need bargebord replacing front and back on the bungalow any ideas about cost. Thanks Les Machin

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