Our article below contains guideline prices/costs to fully replace roofline fascia and soffit boards as well as guttering with new UPVC plastic. This is just one of many price guides we have created. Visit this page to see our full price list. We last updated this page on
Description of Works:
The cost of the fascia/soffit work involves 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.
Example Cost/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.
|Location||Small Business /Trader||Large Business|
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|South, SW and Midlands||£1650.00||£2000.00|
|Outer Region and North||£1250.00||£1600.00|
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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.”
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 many 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.
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.
Here are some pictures of fascia and soffit boards being replaced with Upvc:
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