An In Depth Look at Roofline Fascias/Soffits and How Much They Cost

Our research below contains guideline prices for the complete removal and replacement of fascia and soffit boards. Use our cost guides for quote comparison, when budgeting for the future or print off this page and use it as a benchmark during negotiations with sales people.

This page was written by Daniel, a roofline installer with over 17 years experience.

Upvc fascia boards to roof

18mm fascia board and 10mm soffit being installed to a typical roofline

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What the Work Entails

1) Old roofline fascia, soffits and gutter (click to enlarge)

2) Remove boards and guttering (click to enlarge)

3) secure soffit boards to rafters (click to enlarge)

4) Secure fascia to roofline rafters (click to enlarge)

5) Install Upvc guttering to fascia (click to enlarge)

6) Fit eaves felt and re-lay tiles (click to enlarge)

The cost of the fascia/soffit work includes the following:

  • Erect access equipment up to work height.
  • Fully remove and dispose of roofline fascias, soffits and rainwater products.
  • Install solid (not hollow) replacement UPVC boards and new gutters/pipes.
  • Install new vents and eaves felt.
  • Carry out any minor repairs – cement pointing, replace a small amount of rotten timber to rafter ends, etc.



Should I Choose Replacement or “Capping” Roofline Boards?

Replacement Upvc fascia/soffits are the most popular, but you could save money by having the existing boards capped with a thinner Upvc board. This method is much quicker as the original boards do not need to be removed and in most cases, the installer will choose to carry out this work from a ladder rather than from a scaffold tower.

Within the roofing industry, there is an ongoing debate about which method is best. Ultimately the best option for you will depend on your property and your budget.

If you are considering having your existing boards capped but have doubts, then we would recommend seeking advice from several different installers and comparing their quotes.

Can I Save Money by Having the Old Gutter Re-Installed?

Everyone wants to save money, and one question I often hear is “My existing guttering doesn’t leak, can I have the original gutter put back up after my boards have been replaced?”

The first point to make is this; once the installer has removed the old guttering there is a chance that the rubber seals/gaskets will be disturbed and after re-installation, the gutter will leak at the joints.

One must understand that the installer will charge a labour fee to install the gutters – regardless of whether you choose to keep your old gutters or buy new ones, the labour charges to install the gutters are the same. So wouldn’t it make sense to pay that little bit extra and have new gutters to compliment the new roofline boards?

If you tried to save a few pennies by having the old gutters installed, how much would it cost to have them replaced in 5 years time? Bearing in mind that the scaffold would need to be erected again.

Also, don’t forget that the gutters are the cheapest part of th whole installation.

Our prices below, therefore include new gutters.

The General Rule of Thumb

As a general rule of thumb, you should try to have any necessary work completed while the scaffold is already erected and your installer/tradesman is on site. If you don’t then in a few years time, you will be paying to have that scaffold put up again.

It is you that is paying for this scaffold to be erected, so it makes sense to have as much work carried out on the roof as possible before it is taken down. There is no point in installing 20-year-old gutters to a roof when you may need to have the scaffold put up again in 5 years time to replace it.

You should also consider any other work that could be completed while the scaffold is up. Broken tiles, cement work, roof moss removal and gutter guard installation are all things that could be done for a small extra cost but would be expensive a few years down the line when you need to pay for the scaffold to be erected again.

Example Price – Fascia Soffits and Gutters to Semi Detached Property

This price example is for a three-sided semi-detached property with gutters to front and rear and a gable/apex to just one side. The entire roofline measures 25 metres. Our property has good access all round, and there is no cement work to be replaced as the original is in excellent condition. All of the structural timbers are sound, and there is no rot.

As you can see from our research below, the typical average cost to replace roofline fascia and soffit boards is £1650.00. There are some regional variations, and this figure is of course based on our research.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
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London Area£2000.00£2250.00
South, SW and Midlands£1650.00£2000.00
Outer Region and North£1250.00£1600.00

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Added Extras

Roofline Installations will cost more than our guide prices if any of the following apply:

  • Scaffold to bridge over a conservatory
  • Substantial timber work (i.e., rotten rafters that need replacing)
  • New cement work to gable/apex
  • Poor access up to gutter height
  • You want to install brown or wood grain effect Upvc fascia and soffit boards or any other product that is not “standard.”

A Warning About Asbestos

Asbestos was used in the manufacturing of certain types of soffit boards from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s.

The prices on this page assume that your home doesn’t have these dangerous boards, if it does, then removing them will cost extra.

This page is a great read as it contains in-depth information about asbestos.

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7 Responses to “An In Depth Look at Roofline Fascias/Soffits and How Much They Cost”

  1. MelanieMarch 9, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Can you let me know when this article was published, awesome to see a quote to replace the fascia and soft fits is possibly £1500 for my area. Will help me with the builders quotes.

  2. I'dMarch 27, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    Good to see, full replacement of f,s,g as apposed to capping – waste of time and money ! If you’re looking to sort out a problem with the fascis nd soffits, how is capping over it a solution ? Not only disguising a problem but actually making it worse ! Pay the extra money and get the job done competently and properly !

  3. MichaelMay 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Thanks for creating this, it seems to tally up fairly closely to the quotes I have received thus far from local companies.

  4. LockJanuary 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    what about the quality of the plastics used?

  5. Paul McLoughlinJuly 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Just finished detached house and garage, sprayed wall s fungicide wash ,power wash walls, repair all cracks and sand down, repair all rust angle beading, paint 3coates of rustoleam metal paint to all corner angles , 2 Coates of Johnstones storm force masonry white paint 2 Coates of Johnstones Piolate masonry paint magnolia,supply and fitted upvc 18mm facials soffits &squareline guttering, sanded metal garage door mettle prime , 2coates Johnstones metal paint ,removed rear garage door & window and replaced with upvc rose wood door & window reclad porch in pvc cladding renew gallow brackets and timbers facial gutters , supply and fix4bird boxes , plumb outside tap, removed rubbish from site , also supplied scaffold to site £4,650. N devon

  6. Wont Use YuApril 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    “The first point to make is this; once the installer has removed the old guttering there is a chance that the rubber seals/gaskets will be disturbed and after re-installation, the gutter will leak at the joints.”

    What a load of old tosh. You blew it. Your credibility is now in tatters. I have never read such a pile of misleading crap in all my days.

    If joints are leaking in 9/10 times all the gaskets need is a good clean before refitting.

    • practical readerMay 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      How have you contradicted the article? They didn’t say it couldn’t be solved, or that the gutter would have to be replaced if it leaked, just that after disturbance it may leak. You’ve said the gaskets just need a clean, but that still indicates that a leak exists where previously the guttering was fine – exactly what the article said.

      You may be correct that a ‘good clean’ is all that is needed – but that means either going up a ladder to fix the problem yourself (which a lot of people won’t want to do), or paying someone to come out and do it (which negates the point of saving money by keeping the older guttering). So the point in the article is valid, in trying to save a few quid there is a potential (potential – not certainty) that you might create more hassle or more cost in the short or medium term.

      If the company have recommended you replace the guttering as well, and you’ve ignored that and kept your old guttering to save a few quid, I doubt many companies would accept any liability for leaks on your old guttering.

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