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Last updated on February 7th, 2024

How much does fascia and soffit replacement cost?

Whether you need to replace rotting wooden fittings or you just want to add kerb appeal to your home, we have you covered. Here, we'll break down the typical fascia and soffit replacement cost to help you budget.

Fast Facts

  • Replacing fascias and soffits costs approximately £135 per linear metre
  • The average cost of fascia and soffit replacement for a small semi-detached house is £2,500 (including labour and waste removal)
  • Replacing your soffits and fascias when necessary will help protect your roof from the elements

It’s easy to add instant kerb appeal to a tired-looking home by updating the fascia and soffit boards. Here, we’ll uncover the typical fascia and soffit replacement cost.

So, whether your fascias and soffits are rotting, discolouring or you want to replace them as part of a bigger project like a new roof, you’re in the right place.

How much does it cost to replace soffits and fascias in the UK?

Cost provided itemUnitPrice range - LowPrice range - HighAverage UK cost
Replace fascias and
soffits
Per lm£100£170£135
Replace bargeboardsPer lm£160£230£195
Replacement tiles and wastePer lm£30£60£45
Replacement gutteringPer lm£35£50£42.50
Hire access scaffoldingPer m²£20£40£30
uPVC replacement for old fascias and soffits - small semi-detached property (excl scaffolding costs)Ea--£2,430
Capping old fascias and soffits with a uPVC cover - large semi-detached property
Ea--£3,000
Capping old fascias and soffits with a uPVC coverPer lm--£85

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Replacing fascias and soffits typically costs around £135 per linear metre. 

However, the total price will depend on the size of your home.

It’s worth noting that the fascias and soffits themselves only make up a small part of the total price. As much as a third of your fascia and soffit replacement cost will typically be for scaffolding.

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How much does fascia and soffit replacement cost?

Fascia board replacement cost

The fascia, otherwise known as the roofline, is a board that runs along the edge of the roof where it meets the outer walls of the house. It’s used to give a finished appearance to the roof where it connects to the wall. It also carries all the guttering.

Fascia board replacement costs start at £135 per linear metre.

With waste removal and labour factored in, the total price to replace a fascia board is likely to sit around £2,500 on average. Although of course, this will depend on the size and type of your property.

Soffit replacement cost

The soffit board is positioned beneath the fascia board. It’s normally the most visible board if you’re looking up at your house from the street.

Soffit replacement costs are around £135 per linear metre. So, your total price will depend on the length of your roofline.

You may be able to save on soffit replacement costs by instead capping old fittings. However, the long-term benefits of replacing your soffit boards are well worth the price.

Roofer replacing soffits

Barge board replacement cost

Barge boards are similar to fascias in that they act as weatherproofing and run under the roof line concealing the ends of the timber roof frame. They can be made in a plain style or an elaborate design.

Bargeboard replacement costs are around £195 per linear metre.

Check out our guide to barge board costs to learn more.

Cost of capping fascias and soffitst

If your timber roofline is still in decent condition, you may be able to save money by capping the timber fascia and soffit boards with uPVC roofline products, instead of replacing them.

Capping or over-capping means fitting a uPVC fascia board on top of the original timber. The average capping cost is £85 per linear metre.

Fascia and soffit replacement hourly rates

The hourly rate you pay for fascia and soffit replacement will depend on who you hire to do the work.

If you’re hiring a roofer, they’ll usually charge around £25 - £35 per hour. For a gutter specialist, the hourly rate is usually around £25 - £35 per hour.

That said, it’s much more common to be quoted a cost per metre for fascia and soffit replacement, so don’t be surprised if you see an estimate per metre instead of per hour.

Fascia and soffit replacement cost calculator

To calculate how much it will cost to install new soffits and fascias, you’ll need to start by working out how much needs to be replaced. Ideally, this means 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 cost more.

And then, finally, the labour cost needs to be added on top.

Fascia and soffit replacement quote

The best way to get an accurate price for fascia and soffit replacement is to get quotes from specialists near you.

We always recommend getting at least three quotes from our trusted tradespeople. That way, you can be sure you’re getting a fair and competitive price for the work.

Our request a quote feature is perfect for getting quotes. Just post details about the job you want doing and we’ll send it out to local tradespeople in your area.

Alternatively, enter your postcode into the search box below to browse a selection of the best roofers near you offering fascia and soffit replacement.

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Why replace fascias and soffits?

Keeping your fascias and soffits in good condition is important to prevent more costly roof repairs in the future.

Rotten timbers around the roofline will eventually lead to rotten roofs which are much more expensive to replace.

Fascias are particularly vulnerable to weather-related deterioration as they bear the brunt of bad weather. And any leaks from your gutters will also drip right across the fascia boards.

For this reason, replacing old wooden fascias with uPVC fascia boards is often a practical and cost-effective solution. uPVC is weatherproof, durable and needs very little maintenance.

Soffits are less vulnerable to weathering due to their more protected positioning. However, if you’re replacing your fascias, it’s often sensible to replace them at the same time.

How do you know if fascias and soffits need replacing?

There’s no hard and fast rule as to how often you should replace your fascias and soffits. Most soffit and fascia panels are guaranteed for ten or more years. But how long they last will depend on lots of different factors, like how well they’re maintained, what materials they’re made from and what kinds of weather conditions they face.

Look out for these signs to give you an idea that your fascias and soffits need replacing:

  • Rotting wooden fascias
  • Peeling paint
  • Broken sections
  • Cracks
  • Pests in your roof space
  • Cracked mortar on your gable ends
  • Leaking gutters

That said, you don’t have to wait for these signs to replace your fascias and soffits. You may also be spurred into action because you want to swap your old discoloured wooden fittings for a slicker option like aluminium. Or, perhaps you want a lower-maintenance alternative like uPVC.

Gutter, soffits and facias on home

How much to paint fascia and soffits?

If you have wooden fascias and soffits, you’ll want to paint them roughly every five years to protect them from weathering.

By maintaining them in this way, you can put off having to fork out on fascia and soffit replacement costs. Plus, it’s a great way to refresh the look of your home – whether you opt for a new, bold colour or you just want to freshen up fading or peeling paint.

The average price for painting fascias and soffits is somewhere around £880 (excluding scaffolding costs).

That said, exactly how much you pay will depend on the size of your home and where in the country you’re based. It will also depend on the condition of your fascia and soffits, as this will affect how long the contractor needs to spend preparing the boards before painting.

How much do fascia, soffit and guttering cost to replace?

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.

Alternatively, if you spot the following issues with your guttering, that’s also a sign that it could be time for a repair or replacement:

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

Keeping your guttering clean and in good repair is crucial to protect your fascias, soffits, roof and other parts of your home.

If your gutters can’t do their job properly, rain could even stream down your outside wall, pound the foundation line, erode the soil and ultimately threaten your property’s structural integrity!

How much will it cost to replace my guttering?

The average replacement cost of guttering is around £42.50 per linear metre.

However, your exact cost will depend on several things, such as what your guttering is made of, the size of your house, the height of your guttering and how easy access is.

As a guide, the average cost to replace 15-20 metres of guttering and three downpipes is between £800 and £1,000.

For a more thorough breakdown of costs, head over to 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. If it is rotten, then it’s crucial to replace the component.

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.

Make sure that all windows can be fully opened and that the new boards aren’t causing an obstruction.

How long does it take to replace soffit and fascia boards?

It usually takes around 1-2 days for a professional to replace your soffit and fascia boards.

However, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. If your property has a lot of curved edges, or if it’s an unusually large home, then the installation process might take longer.

Hire a professional for fascia and soffit replacement

We would always recommend hiring a professional to replace your fascias and soffits.

Replacing these components can be dangerous as it involves working at height.

There’s also a risk of damaging these components or your guttering further by positioning the ladder incorrectly or slipping. Not to mention that incorrectly installed fascia and soffit boards could risk exposing the feet of your roof rafters to the elements, which could lead to lasting damage.

Ultimately, hiring a professional is the best way to ensure the job is completed to a high standard that will stand the test of time. An expert will have the tools, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve a seamless result.

how much does it cost to replace soffits and fascia in the uk

Fascia and soffit replacement cost checklist

  • Fascias and soffits play a vital role in supporting your roof and protecting your property from weather damage
  • Replacing old fittings is essential to maintain their functionality and keep your property in good condition
  • The average cost of fascia and soffit replacement on a small semi-detached house, with labour and waste removal is £2,500
  • 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 free search tool to connect with tradespeople in your local area
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FAQs

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 (although ventilation can also be created over the top of the fascia board).

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. Together with the soffit board, it also acts as a seal between the inside of your home and the elements outside.

What do asbestos soffits look like?

Old fascia and soffit boards may contain asbestos. Once they are painted, asbestos soffits will probably appear like any other ply boards.

If you suspect that your fascias and soffits could contain asbestos, don’t go near the boards until you have had them checked by a professional for safety.  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 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.

Can you replace soffits without removing gutters?

Usually, it’s best to remove your gutters and fascia before replacing your soffits. This is because the soffit is positioned beneath the fascia. If you try to pry your soffit out without taking the fascia off first, this could result in damage.

As your guttering is attached to the fascia board, this will normally need to come off too.

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How do you fix rotted fascia and soffit?

If your fascia and soffit boards have rotted, the best course of action is to get them replaced.

The fascia board in particular is responsible for a lot of heavy lifting as it carries your guttering. If it’s rotten, this will weaken it significantly. If left untreated, your guttering could eventually break off and come down from the house.

How hard is it to replace soffit and fascia boards?

Replacing soffit and fascia boards is typically a relatively easy job for professionals who have experience in this kind of work. The biggest challenge will often be if your property is difficult to access. Alternatively, if your property has lots of curved edges, this can also make the job a bit trickier.

Can I replace my fascias and soffits myself?

Professional soffit and fascia replacement comes with a price tag, so 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. Fascia and soffit replacement involves working at height – often with scaffolding – and with components that may have become weakened or damaged.

A professional will be best placed to complete the job safely and effectively. Enter your postcode below to find a specialist offering fascia and soffit replacement near you.

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