The average cost of new fascias & soffits is about £100 per metreJim Ardale – Roof Advisor
You would be surprised at how many people would not be able to point out fascias and soffits on a building even though they are an integral part of the roof. Fascias and soffits are used to cover the ends of the roof beams that project out of the wall from under the roof.
The fascia board is the long length of UPVC, which runs vertically just below the roofline. The fascia board is behind the gutters if you look at the gutters at the front of a house. If you walk close to a house and look up, you will see the soffits. Soffits run horizontally from behind the gutters to the wall of the house. Soffits cover the open space between the gutters and the wall house. Soffits and fascia board protect your home by diverting water away from your roof and walls.
Fascias and soffits were made out of wood before UPVC came along. Unfortunately, wooden fascias and soffits would crack and warp over time. Thankfully, UPVC fascias have replaced the high maintenance, wood fascias, and soffits. No more painting. No more warping. No more cracks. This article breaks down the cost of fascia and soffit replacement so you can get an idea of how much you should be paying.
Fascias and soffits cost calculator
Unfortunately, there is no way to get an accurate cost for new fascias and soffits by looking at websites. There are just too many variables to take into consideration. The cost will depend on the size of your property and the type of fascia & soffit you choose. If you opted for a high-end fascia with a finish that looks like natural timber, the final cost would be much higher than if you chose a cheaper, white UPVC fascia.
If you want to replace your existing UPVC fascias and soffits, you will be looking to pay around £100 per metre to replace them. However, some jobs might not be so straightforward. If your house has a conservatory, then a tradesman is going to have to have scaffolding erected above the conservatory, which will increase the costs. Other considerations that need to be taken into account are the number of tradesmen working on the job, how long the job is likely to take, and the cost of disposing of old materials.
Average cost to replace fascia boards and soffits
The average cost to replace fascias and soffits on a three bed semi-detached house is around £1200 to £1500. You could be looking at paying anywhere up to around £3000 for a larger, detached property. Prices in London are likely to be higher.
Bungalow fascia and soffit replacement cost
The cost of replacing fascias and soffits on a bungalow would be much less than a two story property. Replacing the fascias on a bungalow does not require scaffolding, so you could save as much as 25% of the usual costs.
If you wanted to save even more money, there is always the option of covering over the existing wooden fascias and soffits with UPVC. Covering over existing wood fascias and soffits is only possible if the existing wood fascias and soffits are in good condition. Most tradespeople would prefer to remove the existing material and replace it with new. If you are interested in covering over your existing wood fascias with UPVC, expect to pay around £50 per metre.
New gutters and fascias cost
If you are going to replace your fascias and soffit, you might want to consider replacing your gutters at the same time. You can expect to pay around £30 per metre to have new UPVC gutters installed. If you would like metal guttering to be installed, the cost of installation increases to about £60 per metre. Please read my article about gutter repair and replacement for more detailed information.
If you are considering having new fascias & soffits installed it might be a good idea to have the gutters replaced at the same time. It would save money on hiring scaffolding again in the future if they needed repairing or replacing.
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Jim Ardale – Roof Advisor