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Fascia, soffit and guttering replacement cost
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It is easy to add instant kerb appeal to a tired-looking home by replacing the roofline fascia and soffit boards, Fascia and soffit boards are typically replaced due to rotting (wooden boards), discolouring, or as part of a bigger project such as a new roof or even replacing the guttering. In this cost guide, we provide a breakdown of average prices for replacing, repairing, capping and painting soffits and fascias. We also provide a cost per metre making it easy to calculate an estimate for any job.

How much does it cost to replace fascia and soffits?

As always, the price to replace gutters and fascias depends on the size of your home. Usually, the value of the fascias and soffits are only a small component of the total price. In fact, scaffolding represents typically around a third of the cost of the overall job.

ItemPrice range (low - high)Average Cost
Install fascias and
soffits
£100 per metre
Hire scaffolding for fascia & soffit access £600 - £800£700
Replacement tiles and waste£50
Replacement cost (labour) of guttering semi-detached property£600 - £800£700
uPVC replacement for old fascias and soffits£100 per metre
uPVC replacement for old fascias and soffits - small semi-detached property
£1,350
Capping old fascias and soffits with a uPVC cover - large semi-detached property
£3,000
Capping old fascias and soffits with a uPVC cover£50 per metre

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How much to paint fascia and soffit?

It depends on the size of your home and whereabouts in the country you’re based, but the average price is somewhere around £825. The amount will also depend on the condition of your fascia and soffits and how long the contractor needs to spend preparing the boards before painting.

Why replace fascias and soffits?

Fascias bear the brunt of the weather and any leaks from your gutters will drip across the fascia boards, making them vulnerable to weather-related deterioration. It is often a practical and economic solution to replace wooden fascias with uPVC (also known as UPVC) fascia board because uPVC requires very minimal maintenance and is weatherproof and therefore durable. Soffits are less vulnerable to weathering due to their more protected positioning, however, if fascias are being replaced it is often sensible to replace them at the same time. If the existing gutters on your home are more than 10 years old, it may make financial sense to replace them with new ones whilst undertaking your fascia and soffit replacement project.

Some homeowners may be tempted to avoid maintaining their fascia and soffit boards in the belief they can save money, but this is often not the case. Rotten timbers around the roofline will eventually lead to rotten roofs which are much more expensive to replace. If your timber roofline is still in decent condition, you can actually save money by simply capping the timber fascia and soffit boards with uPVC roofline products. Capping or over-capping simply means fitting a PVC fascia board on top of the original timber, this not only looks much better, but it also protects the timber and is much cheaper than completely replacing all the timber with plastic products. The capping average cost is £50 per metre.

When should I replace my guttering system?

There are several signs that homeowners should look out for when assessing whether it’s time to replace their guttering system. It’s important to remember, most gutters don’t need regular replacement. In fact, aluminium models will last around 20 years without requiring an update. However, if you see any of the following indicators, then it could be time for a change:soffits and fascias cost

  • Cracks or holes
  • Broken fasteners
  • Nails or screws coming loose
  • Separation of guttering profiles
  • Peeling exterior paint
  • Pooling water

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How long does it take to replace your guttering system?

Most roofline tradespeople will work on guttering replacements in teams, so work progresses relatively quickly. The majority of jobs can be completed in half a day, in general, if you are having fascia and soffit boards replaced you’re looking at around 1-2 days worth of work. If your property has a lot of curved edges, or if it’s an unusually large home, then the installation process might take longer.

How much will it cost to replace my guttering?

A typical replacement cost of guttering on a semi-detached property is around £600 to £800. However, if you want to take the task on for yourself, then it’ll be much cheaper. Material costs will normally be around £200, with a further £50 needed to remove the waste once completed. However, taking down existing gutters and replacing them with new uPVC gutters with all fixings will cost around £35 – £40 per metre. However, if the gutter is manufactured from cast iron (all fittings included) then this will be more and often costs around £72.50. Again, we’d always recommend bringing in an expert to get the job finished correctly as it’s not a straightforward task. For detailed guttering, prices see our guttering replacement cost guide.

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How do you replace fascia boards?

Replacing fascia boards is a relatively tricky DIY task, and it’s best to leave the job to an expert tradesperson. If you want to take on the responsibility for yourself, then it’s essential to remove the existing timber fascia boards instead of just capping over them. Always check the exposed rafter for rot and if it’s visible, then it’s crucial to replace the component.
Fascia board replacement cost
Fix the fascia boards with two nails to prevent them from buckling. It’s important to remember that the boards must hold the weight of the roof tiles, the guttering, rainwater and any snow that may form during winter. Ensure that all windows can be fully opened and that the new boards aren’t causing an obstruction.

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Soffit replacement cost

Soffit replacement costs will nearly always depend on the length of your roofline, charged at £100 per m2. Capping old fittings may be a more cost-effective option, but the long-term benefits of replacing your soffit boards are well worth the price.

Fascia board replacement cost

Fascia replacement costs will start at £100 per m2. With waste removal and labour factored in, the average price will likely sit around £2,100, though this will of course depend on the size and type of your property.

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Fascia, soffit, and guttering replacement cost calculator

To calculate the cost of your fascia, soffit and guttering replacement you’ll need to start by working out how much needs replacing – ideally by measuring the length. You’ll then need to factor in the style and materials used, as this will affect the price – more durable, higher quality materials will obviously cost more. And then finally the labour cost needs to be added on top. For accurate prices in your area, contact local tradespeople and ask for a breakdown of the costs.

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Fascia, soffit, and guttering replacement hourly rates

The hourly rate you pay for fascia, soffit and guttering replacement will depend on who you hire to do the work. If you’re hiring a roofer they’ll usually cost around £18 – £25 per hour. For a gutter expert, the hourly rate is usually around £20 – £30 per hour. That said, it’s much more common to be quoted a cost per metre for fascia, soffit and guttering replacement, so don’t be surprised if you see an estimate per metre instead of per hour.

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Gutter and soffit replacement cost

Soffit and fascia FAQ

What are soffits?

The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board most obviously in view from street level. Soffits can be ventilated to allow airflow to the roof area and prevent condensation from forming. Ventilation can also be created over the top of the fascia board. Soffit board replacement is a fairly straightforward process but requires expertise.

What is the fascia on a house?

A fascia is a board mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house. It is used to give a finished appearance to the roof where it meets the wall.

What do asbestos soffits look like?

Old fascia and soffit boards may contain asbestos, if you suspect this may be the case, do not go near the boards until you have them checked by a professional for safety. Once they are painted, asbestos soffits will probably appear like any other ply boards. For more information read our cost guide on asbestos removal.

How to clean fascia and soffit?

Fascia and soffits can be cleaned with common household goods such as laundry detergent or dishwashing liquid. Fill a bucket with warm water, set up a ladder and simply use a large sponge to wipe away the dirt on the surfaces. Rinse the soapy water off with a hose when the scrubbing has been completed. Whilst tackling this cleaning job if you discover you have blocked gutters it may be worth hiring a professional gutter cleaning company. Find out more in our gutter cleaning cost guide.

 Can I replace my fascias and soffits myself?

Since professional soffit, fascia and gutter replacement comes with a price tag, it can be tempting to opt for the DIY approach. Unless you have considerable experience with this type of work, we strongly recommend avoiding this for health and safety reasons. Depending on the size and type of property you own, scaffolding may be necessary for ensuring safe working conditions.

Fascia, soffits and guttering replacement cost checklist

  • Fascias, soffits and guttering play a vital role in supporting your roof and protecting your property from weather damage.
  • Replacing old fittings is essential in maintaining their functionality and preserving your property in great condition.
  • The average cost for fascia, soffit and guttering replacement is £2,100 charged at £100m per m2.
  • When sourcing quotes, it’s important to factor in the costs of labour, waste removal and whether or not scaffolding will be needed
  • Due to the type of work involved, this is a job best left to the professionals. Use our search bar to connect with tradespeople in your local area.

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Material prices in the UK are higher than normal

All costs on our guides may be impacted due to the current material shortages in the UK. See how it may affect your project.

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