Replacing Roofline Boards – A Cost Guide

Updated Roofline Prices For 2021

Prices From 34 Firms

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace Roofline Fascias and Soffits?

Roofline fascias and soffits are located at a very exposed part of the roof and are subject to excessive weathering which can cause the paint to peel and timbers to rot.

If you don’t want to pay for your old roofline boards to be painted, something that may need to be every ten years or so, Upvc plastic is a practical alternative.

Plastic roofline fascias, soffits, bargeboards, cladding and guttering products will last for decades without any maintenance other than an occasional clean.

On this page we’ll cover:

  • The cost to replace roofline boards and guttering.
  • Why it’s best to replace guttering along with your roofline boards.
  • What type of access equipment your installer should be using from a health and safety perspective.
  • A step-by-step guide to replacing the boards.
  • The best place to get a custom price online.
  • + more in our FAQs section

Keep reading to see our cost guide and also get your own custom quote online.

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We Asked 34 Roofline Installers How Much They Charge

Our Roofline Price Guide is Based on Real Quotes From Installers

We sourced prices from 34 roofline installers around the UK and published an average figure.

You can use our data as a guide to installation prices, but as every project is different, here’s a step-by-step breakdown of our project:

  • Raise access equipment which will be platforms or access towers.
  • Remove the existing guttering, rainwater pipes, fascias, soffits and bargeboards.
  • Check roof rafter timber for rot and replace as needed.
  • Install new Upvc boards, guttering and pipes.
  • Fit new eaves felt and eaves ventilation
  • Lower access equipment and remove waste.
  • All prices to include VAT where applicable.

You’ll find a series of images in our photo section that better describe the project.

Fascia and Soffit Cost Guide 1 – Terraced House

The following fascia and soffit prices are an average of the figures given to us for work to a terraced house with roofline boards and guttering to the front and rear of the building:

Location:From:To:
London Area£1100£1250
South, SW and Midlands£1000£1200
Outer Region and North£850£1000
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Roofline Price Guide 2 – Semi-Detached House With Porch and Garage

For this project, we sourced prices for a semi-detached home with a small porch and attached garage.

As with the first project, this price is for replacement boards and guttering.

Location:From:To:
London Area£2600£3000
South, SW and Midlands£2500£2800
Outer Region and North£2300£2450
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Roofline Fascia, Soffits and Guttering Cost Per Linear Metre

Per metre pricing isn’t always accurate as there are so many factors to consider including how difficult the roof is to access but most smaller projects, i.e. terraced houses, will start at around £110 per metre. 

Large projects will cost less per metre but still start at around £80.

Obviously, there are regional variations and small one-man type sole traders will charge less than large national installers and window fitting companies etc.

The prices we’ve displayed are an average, shop around you’ll almost certainly find higher and lower prices.

Assumptions

Access Equipment – Our prices are for properties where the installer can reach the roofline with access towers or other similar access equipment. They do not include the cost of full scaffolding which might be needed for parts of the roof that are difficult to reach. According to the HSE, ladders are not safe to use for this type of work.

Cement/Mortar Work – On some properties, the mortar holding the tiles in place will need to replaced along with the roofline boards. The cost of this isn’t included in our price guide.

Roof verge

These tiles were loose and needed to be re-bedded onto mortar

VAT – Our fascia and soffit prices are an average of the figures given to us by installers. Some were small businesses that didn’t need to charge VAT while others were larger firms that included the cost of this tax.

Overcladding/Capping – The prices on this page are for the removal and replacement of the roofline boards and not the capping or over-cladding of the original boards. We feel that a full replacement is a more appropriate option.

Colour – The roofline boards on our properties are white and we wanted white Upvc fascias and soffits. Brown and woodgrain-effect boards cost much more than white boards, this extra cost isn’t reflected in out prices. 

Should The Guttering Be Replaced? Can The Old Guttering Be Refitted to Save Money?

On one of the properties, the guttering wasn’t leaking and looked to be in good condition.

We asked our chosen installers if we could save money by having the original guttering re-fitted.

Here’s what we were told:

  • The labour cost to fit the guttering is the same regardless of whether the old or new guttering is installed.
  • New guttering isn’t that expensive to buy; it’s much cheaper than the fascias and soffits, so there’s little to gain financially by refitting the old gutters.
  • No installer would offer a guarantee on the old guttering. New gutters came with between an 8 to 15-year guarantee.
  • The gutter seals in old gutters often leak after being disturbed and may need to be replaced, adding cost.
  • As the consumer is paying for access equipment to be erected, it’s a good opportunity to get the guttering replaced. It would make no sense to have to pay for the access equipment again in a few years time.

Unless the original guttering is new, there’s little financial gain to be had by re-fitting old gutters, and of course, you’ll be left with a guttering system that isn’t new.

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Fascia and Soffit Installation FAQs

When Were These Upvc Roofline Prices Published?

We sourced these prices in late-2020 and published this page in January 2021. We’ve included VAT when it was charged, but not all of the businesses were VAT registered as some were operating below the threshold.

Where Did These Prices Come From?

A total of 34 firms and tradespeople from around the UK gave us prices for replacing fascias, soffits and gutters.

Can This Type of Work be Done Via a Ladder?

Health and safety regulations state that ladders should only be used for safe tasks that can be completed in a short space of time.

For roofline installations, access towers or scaffold would be more appropriate.

More details about ladders and their suitability can be found here.

How Long Does it Take to Replace Fascias, Soffits and Guttering?

A good team of two workers can complete between one and two sides of a property in a day, depending on long each side of the house is.

If the tiles need to be bedded onto new mortar, this will add to the cost of the project as it takes longer.

If access is difficult or the property is very high (such as 3 or 4 storeys) it will take longer.

 

What is Eaves Felt and Why Does it Need Replacing?

Eaves felt overhangs into the guttering and protects the roof from water ingress. It often rots and fails or may become damaged when the gutters and boards are removed. It should be replaced with a more modern alternative.

Here’s a standalone price for the installation of eaves felt.

Below you’ll find a photo of eaves felt being installed:

Eaves felt cost

My Gutters Often Overflow or Leak, Will New Guttering Stop This?

If the gutters are leaking because they are old and the rubber gaskets have failed, then yes, a new guttering system will solve the problem.

If the gutters are overflowing due to leaves, twigs etc. blocking the gutters then we recommend you consider installing a guard leaf guard/mesh to keep the leaves/twigs out of the gutter. 

For properties located under trees and in particular, pine trees, we recommend yearly gutter cleaning.

Why Do Brown Boards Cost More Than White Boards?

Brown boards are the same as white boards except they have an extra layer of material adhered to the surface, this extra layer has a woodgrain effect and is usually rosewood or mahogany in colour.

The extra manufacturing process adds to the cost. Also, brown boards aren’t as popular as white boards, so with lower volumes, the price per board goes up.

I've Been Told I Need Roof Vents - Why is This?

Vents are located at the eaves – the lowest part of the roof, and they prevent loft condensation. As Upvc roofline boards are more airtight than the old timber boards, ventilation is recommended.

Are There Any Trade Associations Where I Can Find Reputable Installers?

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors is a popular roofing association as is the Confederation of Roofing Contractors.

You can also use our network of tradespeople and of course, there’s also Checkatrade, Which?, Trustmark and other associations.

Some manufacturers offer training schemes and membership of their “approved installer” databases.

Fascia and Soffit Installation Photos

Old roofline with old fascias and soffits

Old roofline boards and gutters

White Upvc roofline boards and guttering

New Upvc plastic roofline boards and guttering

Exposed roof rafter ends

Exposed roof rafter ends

Roofline boards and guttering being installed

Guttering being installed to the Upvc fascia

Roof eaves felt, ventilation and bird stopper

Eaves felt overlaps into the plastic guttering with a vent and bird stopper also shown

eaves felt, bird stopper and roof tiles at the eaves

Gutter, eaves felt and bird stopper can be seen here along with the tiles at the eaves

Verge tiles

Verge tiles often need re-bedding onto fresh mortar at extra cost

Access tower

Access towers are safer and more regulation compliant than ladders but cost less than full scaffold

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