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Last updated on February 1st, 2024

How much does gutter repair cost?

If you have broken guttering, you'll want to make sure you get it fixed right away. Rainwater that doesn't get channelled in the right way by your guttering can cause costly damage to your property. Here, we'll break down the average gutter repair cost so that you can budget for the job.

Fast Facts

  • Guttering repairs cost around £30 per metre for uPVC guttering
  • Repairing and maintaining your guttering can prevent costly damage to your property
  • Gutter repair costs vary based on the issue as well as the amount and type of guttering

Keeping your gutters in good repair is more important than you might think.

A gutter that’s not doing its job properly can:

  • Allow water to seep into the roof, causing damp in your internal rooms
  • Allow water to stain the brickwork or render of your house
  • Cause rainwater streams to cut through your garden, ruining vegetation and lawns
  • Stream down the outside wall, pound the foundation line, and ultimately threaten the structural integrity of your home
  • Splash you with rainwater as you leave for work!

If your gutter is damaged, leaking, or poorly fitted, act now to get your gutters repaired. This will help to avoid any unnecessary costly damage to your property further down the line.

How much does gutter repair cost?

Cost provided itemUnitAverage cost
Average cost to repair uPVC gutteringPer metre£30
Cost to replace uPVC downpipePer metre£25
Average cost to repair cast iron gutteringPer metre£60 - £70
Cost to replace cast iron downpipePer metre£70
Gutter repair specialistDay rate£150
Cost to replace gutter joints (where two sections of gutter join)Per unit£50 - £125
Cost to fit downpipe to the gutterPer unit£50 - £125
Cost of new bracketsPer unit£10 - £15
Cost of new end capsPer unit£12

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

The average uPVC guttering repair costs £30 per metre, while cast iron gutter repairs cost around £60 - £70 per metre.

However, these ballpark prices are just a guide to help you plan for your gutter repair costs.

It’s always best to contact gutter repair specialists in your area to get an accurate quote for your particular job.

You could save yourself a lot of time searching for professionals near you by using our request a quote feature. Fill in and submit your request a quote form and we’ll reach out to at least three gutter experts. We’ll get them to get in touch with you and quote for your job.

Or, type your postcode into the search box below to see a list of experts offering the best gutter repairs near you.

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How much does it cost to repair a gutter leak?

On average, you can expect to pay around £120 - £180 to have a single gutter length repaired on a medium semi-detached house. If the leak is at one of the gutter joints, a fix will cost approximately £60 - £90. These prices reflect the cost of labour and materials.

Your gutter leak repair cost will vary depending on the cause.

There are lots of different issues that can cause a gutter leak, including damage, poorly fitted guttering, or a leaking bracket or joint.

A gutter repair specialist can visit your property to assess the cause of the leak and recommend the necessary repairs.

Get at least three quotes from a local specialists to get an accurate picture of prices for leaking gutter repair near you.

Factors affecting the average cost of gutter repair

The average guttering repair cost depends on a few factors:

  • The type of guttering: uPVC, cast iron, or aluminium
  • The amount of guttering that needs repair
  • The type of repair: gutters, downpipes, joints or brackets
  • The scale of the job, i.e. the size of the property
  • Ease of access to the guttering, e.g. Is scaffolding needed?
  • Where you live – expect to pay more in London
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Gutter cleaning and repair cost

Keeping your gutters clean can help to prevent them from falling into disrepair.

It can also help you to prevent costly damage to other parts of your house, which can occur if your guttering can’t properly divert water away from your home.

If you spot plants growing from the gutter or water flowing over the edge of your gutters, it might be that gutter cleaning is all that’s needed.

A gutter cleaner will charge on average £25 per hour or £200 per day.

Read our guide to the cost of gutter cleaning for a full breakdown of costs.

Downpipe on guttering leaking

How much does it cost to replace gutters around house?

Often, individual parts of your guttering can be replaced instead of you having to replace the whole guttering system of your property.

With that in mind, replacement costs will vary depending on which part of your guttering needs attention. For instance, replacing a gutter support bracket will often cost just £19.

However, if your guttering is beyond repair, you’ll be looking at around £45 per metre to take off and replace your uPVC gutters with all fixings.

The average guttering replacement cost for a house that has 15-20m of guttering and three downpipes is around £900 (including supply and installation).

Our guide to gutter replacement costs will walk you through the costs involved in more detail.

Key takeaways

  • Damaged gutters can cause a lot of damage to your home
  • Regular cleaning will make sure your gutterings are in good condition all year round
  • Your overall gutters repair cost will depend on the amount of guttering that needs repairing and also the type of guttering
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Is guttering easy to fix?

Guttering can generally be fixed relatively easily by a professional. However, just how easy it is to fix will depend on the type of damage, the scale of the issue and how easy your gutters are to access. If your property is especially tall or access is difficult, scaffolding or a cherry picker may be needed.

How much should you pay for gutter repair small jobs?

Even for a small job, your gutter repair cost will vary depending on the issue and the repair needed. For instance, fixing a leaking gutter joint will usually cost around £60 - £90. Meanwhile, replacing a gutter support bracket will often cost just £19.

A gutter repair specialist’s typical day rate will be around £150. So, the less time your job takes, the lower your gutter repair cost will typically be.

How much does it cost to replace wooden gutters?

Wooden gutters are a premium feature and will cost more to install, repair and replace than other guttering systems. They will also require more maintenance. However, if they’re properly maintained, they could last between 50 and 100 years.

What’s the typical roof and gutter repair cost?

If you’re having a roof installed, repaired or replaced, your roofer may be able to check and repair your gutter at the same time. Roof repair costs generally range between £210 and £465 per m2.

Can you fix a leaking gutter?

Yes, a leaking gutter can usually be fixed. The method will depend on the cause of the leak. For instance, it might have become damaged by a storm or there may be a leaking joint.

A specialist will be able to inspect your gutter and provide you with a quote for leaking gutter repair costs.

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