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Fascias, soffits and guttering renewal/replace?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by rvp, 6 Jul 2020.

  1. rvp

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    Hi all,

    All looking very tired and in need of s upgrade as paint is flaking off but no rot that i've noticed.

    Front and back circa 10m total, how much to replace/clad roughly, anyone have a rough idea based in Manchester.

    I'm guessing its a pain to DIY it.
     
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    No chance to do it off ladders i take it? or hire a cherry picker?? I did think scaffolding would cost 90% of the outlay.
     
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    Absolutely, it is always possible but can take time. Would suggest an extra pair of hands too
     
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    To DIY it you'd need a friend and 2 sets of ladders or get some scaff up (much much easier and not that expensive). Scaff companies up here (north east) seem to have a standard rent of 2 weeks, if you want it longer price for it up front
     
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    I did mine around 8 years ago, around 14m total. Semi, with just one straight forward run at the front and one at the rear. There were no soffits or fascias originally, just half round plastic guttering. Two of us, me plus grandson, mostly working from only one double extension ladder. Process was carried out using a rope, to support the far end of long sections and it took a long weekend to do.

    Next door had cowboys in to do their joined to our gutters, shared fall pipes in the middle, new square botch joined to our half round, a right mess and leaking all down our walls and the gutter fall was all wrong. So it was forced on me to do it.

    A couple of quotes from what might have been more botchers ranged from £900 to £1200 to do the job matched to next doors. I decided I could do a better job and I could buy all that was needed for £250. I fixed the fascias first, it just pins in place with stainless pins, then soffits, then finally gutter brackets and gutters. I calculated the correct fall for the gutters over the distance, then was able to use the fascia as a level reference, with an end to end string line for marking the gutter bracket positions.

    The hardest part, was the constant up and down the one ladder, plus the moving it. I invested in a sliding mitre saw, before I began, which made it easy to cut fascias and many short bits of soffit perfectly square.
     
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    Hope you avoided the beartrap in using a line on the brackets (it goes a bit wrong with the downspout) :)
     
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    You make it sound pretty straightforward!

    I and a helper may give it a bash, excellent info.
     
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    Whatever I did, it fitted just fine and all perfectly aligned at my side of the semi. I remember making up a small piece of wood with holes as gauge, when drilling the pilot holes for the brackets, which I aligned on the string line.
     
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    I did the easy side first (rear), just to get the hang of it. The rear has a flat roofed extension, making access much easier over half of the width, with just a single ladder. Rear took a day, more difficult for access front - two days
     
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    If you have space on the ground then a tower scaffold, even a cheap DIY one, is far safer than a ladder. Sell on afterwards to get your money back.
     
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