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Last updated on February 8th, 2024

Gutter replacement cost guide

Damaged gutters can lead to a whole list of serious problems for your home. In this guide, we look at the average gutter replacement cost for gutters in poor condition.

Fast Facts

  • The cost of replacing uPVC gutters with all fixings is around £45 per metre
  • Your gutter replacement cost will depend on the material of your new gutters and the size of your home
  • Contact an expert as soon as you spot signs that your gutters may need repairing or replacing to prevent more costly damage to your property

Leaks from gutters can damage brickwork, result in penetrating damp and cause many other nightmares for homeowners. So, don’t delay if you notice any issues with your guttering system. Here, we’ll look at the typical gutter replacement cost to help you budget.

How much does gutter replacement cost in the UK?

The cost of replacing a gutter that’s 15-20 metres long, together with three rainwater downpipes, is around £900. This includes both supply and installation.

Gutter job (supply and fit)Range - Low Range - HighAverage cost
Average gutter replacement cost (15-20m guttering + 3 downpipes)£800
£1,000£900
Leaf guard on existing gutter (per m)£25£30£27.50
Replace a gutter support bracket£18£20£19
Fit uPVC stop end £17.50£22.50£20
Gutter realignment (per m)£15£25£20
uPVC gutter replacement inc fixings (per m)£40£50£45
Cast iron gutter replacement inc fixings (per m)£75£85£80
Aluminium gutter replacement inc fixings (per m)£50£60£55
Replacement uPVC down pipe inc fixings (per m)£35£45£40
Replacement cast iron down pipe inc fixings (per m)£95£115£105
Replacement aluminium down pipe inc fixings (per m)£50£60£55

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

Just bear in mind that your total guttering replacement cost will depend on several factors. The main ones are the amount of guttering needed and the type of guttering material you use.

Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to replace just a few small parts of your guttering system. Or, a professional may be able to clean and repair your gutter instead of replacing it.

Read our guide to gutter repair costs to learn more.

What are the typical gutter replacement labour costs?

When it comes to the cost of gutter replacement in the UK, the biggest portion will often be labour costs.

Parts, especially uPVC guttering, are fairly cheap. But it’s the time it takes a guttering specialist to fit them that adds up.

A guttering expert will typically charge around £30 per hour.

How much is guttering per metre in the UK?

The material you choose for your replacement guttering will also play a big part in determining your gutter prices.

Plastic gutters are by far the cheapest. Average gutter prices are £45 per metre, including fitting. So, it’s no surprise that most people opt for plastic for their gutters.

If you want metal guttering then you’ll pay more. For example, cast iron guttering costs about £80 per metre. Meanwhile, aluminium will cost around £55 per metre.

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Average rain gutter replacement costs

Often, you’ll be able to fix your gutter by replacing individual parts rather than replacing the whole guttering system of your property.

For this reason, your rain gutter replacement costs will vary depending on the extent and location of the damage, and the exact job that needs doing.

For instance, replacing a gutter support bracket costs just £19. Meanwhile, taking off and replacing uPVC gutters with all fixings will cost around £45 per metre.

cost of gutter replacement

Replace downpipe cost

Your downpipe plays an essential role in your guttering system. It funnels the rainwater collected by your gutters safely down the side of your property and into a drain, where it can flow away from your home. So, if your downpipe isn’t doing its job properly, it’s vital to get it replaced as soon as possible.

The cost of replacing a gutter downpipe will depend on the new gutter material.

To replace your downpipe with a new uPVC one, you’ll typically pay about £40 per metre. On the other hand, if you want a new cast iron downpipe, the cost will be closer to £105 per metre.

How much does it cost to replace gutters around a house?

To calculate the cost of replacing gutters around your entire house, you’ll need to consider your home’s size, the material of your new gutters and labour costs in your area.

However, the average cost to replace a gutter that’s 15-20 metres long, together with three rainwater downpipes, is around £900. This includes both supply and installation.

Gutter replacement quotes

The best way to get an accurate cost for gutter replacement is to get quotes from local specialists.

They’ll be able to take a look at your guttering system and give you a quote bespoke to your unique needs. This includes factoring in the specific work you need doing – whether that’s concrete gutter replacement, roof and gutter replacement or soffit and gutter replacement.

Type in your postcode below to browse some of the top gutter specialists near you.

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Factors affecting the cost of gutter replacement in the UK

There are a number of factors that will influence your total gutter replacement cost, including:

  • Length of guttering
  • Type of units being replaced
  • Gutter material
  • Time to carry out work
  • Extent of damage
  • Type of property
  • Whether scaffolding is needed
  • Where you live
  • Whether you’re carrying out other work at the same time (e.g. a new roof or fascia board replacement)

If you’re replacing guttering on a terraced house or a semi-detached one, you may need to repair a shared guttering system that will involve getting a like-for-like material. This will affect your gutter prices and you may need to speak to your neighbours if the gutter problem is in their section of the guttering.

roof and gutter replacement

Do you need scaffolding to replace guttering?

If your property is particularly tall or your gutters are hard to access, scaffolding may be required for gutter replacement. However, gutter specialists will usually be able to replace your guttering using ladders or scaffolding towers for most properties.

If your property requires scaffolding, this can add to your gutter prices considerably.

Scaffolding costs for gutter repairs and replacements are typically around £250 per week. However, your contractor will usually build this into your gutter replacement quote.

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

Fascias are boards that run along the edge of your roof where it meets the outer walls of your house. Meanwhile, soffits are boards that are positioned beneath the fascias. Together, these elements give your roof a finished appearance, carry your gutters and even protect the underside of your roof from the elements.

If your fascias and soffits are old and not in the best condition, it often makes sense to update them at the same time as your gutters.

This is because you’ll usually need to remove your gutters to install new fascias and soffits. So, you may as well take the opportunity to replace them while your gutters are already being removed.

The typical cost to replace fascia and soffit boards is around £135 per linear metre. However, your total cost will vary depending on the material you choose, the size of your home and your location.

Replacing your gutters, fascias and soffits at the same time can be a great way to save on labour costs in the long run.

Head to our dedicated guide to fascia and soffit replacement costs to learn more.

Can you replace gutters without replacing fascia?

You don’t always have to replace your fascia at the same time as you replace your gutters. But if your gutters are damaged, your fascias may be too.

For instance, a clog or a leak in your guttering could cause water to sit against or run down your fascia board. This can easily cause wooden fascias to rot.

Rotten fascia boards will often be too weak to securely carry your new guttering. So, the most sensible option in this case would be to replace them both.

Soffits tend to be less vulnerable to deterioration as they are more sheltered. However, it’s often worth replacing them at the same time as your fascias, as you’ll normally need to remove your fascias to access them.

Common issues with guttering

Bad weather, strong winds and heavy rain can often cause damage to gutters. Some of the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their guttering systems are:

  • Blockages – caused by leaves and debris in the gutters
  • Sagging – due to plastic eroding and warping over time
  • Loose sections – usually due to weather damage or poor installation
  • Missing sections – most commonly due to broken brackets, which cause pipes to get dislodged and eventually fall apart
  • Holes or leaky sections – usually caused by wear and tear or weather damage

cost of gutter replacement

How long does guttering last?

Guttering can last for around 20 years if it’s properly looked after.

However, the exact length of time your guttering lasts will depend on lots of things, such as the material it’s made from and the weather conditions where you live.

The best way to make sure your guttering lasts as long as possible is to invest in regular gutter cleaning, and to schedule in gutter repairs as soon as you notice any signs of damage.

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Can you replace gutters yourself?

Fixing and replacing guttering involves working at height. So, we strongly recommend getting a professional to carry out the work for you unless you’re experienced and confident working at height.

Not only is there a risk of falling if you attempt the job yourself, but you could also cause more damage to your guttering and roofline through slips and incorrect ladder placement.

Hiring a local guttering expert is the best way to ensure your gutter replacement is carried out safely. Plus, they’ll be able to make sure the work is completed to a high standard to avoid any future leaks or unnecessary damage – saving you from forking out on preventable repairs in the future.

What trade does guttering?

There are a few different trades you might see offering work on your guttering. The main ones are:

Guttering specialists are always a safe choice if you’re looking for someone to replace your gutters, as they specialise in working with gutters in all capacities – whether that’s cleaning, repair or replacement.

Meanwhile, some window cleaners near you will also offer gutter cleaning, repair and replacement. Just bear in mind that not all of them will. Instead, it will depend on the individual window cleaner or company.

The same goes for roofers. Although gutter replacement is a service roofers near you will usually offer, they may prefer to complete this kind of job alongside other work, such as roof repairs and replacements, or replacing your fascias and soffits.

Whoever you choose for the job, just make sure that gutter replacement is a service they regularly offer. Read reviews and ask if you can see photos of similar jobs they’ve completed. That way, you can be sure you’re choosing someone with the right experience for the task.

Useful gutter replacement checklist

  • If you notice any damage to your guttering system, speak to a local expert as soon as possible to avoid any further damage to your property
  • If you live in a terraced or semi-detached house and the gutter problem affects a neighbour’s gutters, make sure you speak to them to agree on the gutter work before you hire anyone
  • Shop around with local tradespeople to get fair and competitive prices for gutter replacement
  • Always hire a tradesperson with relevant gutter experience and ask for references from previous clients
  • When hiring a local gutter specialist, always ask for the details of what is and isn’t included in their quote
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Rayleigh Gutter Cleaning

These prices quoted above are very fair. There's plenty of things to consider when having your gutters repaired or replaced. One of the biggest factors is access, if the job is easier to complete then the price will be lower.

Tracy bannkn

Thank you for this. I’m looking at replacing my guttering and it’s helped me get a good idea as to what’s include both in the job to replace and the costs

Checkatrade

Hi Elaine, I recommend filling in our request a quote form to get quotes from three tradespeople near you. I hope that helps!

Elaine Margaret Wyatt

I would like a quote for replacing a section of uPVC downpipe (section closest to the ground). Thank you,

Checkatrade

Hi Jim, to get a quote, I recommend filling in our request a quote form with information about your job. We will send this to three tradespeople near you who can then send you a quote.

Jim

Gutters might need replaced or repaired looking for a free quote

Checkatrade

Hi Sujata, thanks for your comment. I recommend that you post your job HERE and we'll notify three tradespeople near you to reach out to you about your job.

SUJATA

front gutter repair or maybe replace?

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