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    • mwa
    • By mwa 1st Mar 11, 8:02 PM
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    How much for fascias, roof trims, guttering and soffits
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    • 1st Mar 11, 8:02 PM
    How much for fascias, roof trims, guttering and soffits 1st Mar 11 at 8:02 PM
    Hi there

    Has anyone had recent quotes for replacement with UPVC for fascias, roof trims, guttering and soffits?

    We're in a 3 bed semi so there is one side and front and back that needs doing. Anglian have been around but my husband got called away suddenly with work and they refused to quote me (I imagine because you need 2 people to sign a finance agreement, having worked in sales myself!) They measured up and are waiting for me to make an appointment.

    I am dreading getting several companies around to quote as I know it's sensible but the thought of spending my evenings with salesmen isn't great . The guy from Anglian wouldn't give me any indication - are we talking 1k, 2k, 3k ???

    Any advice would be very welcome and gratefully received!

    MWA
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  • muskoka
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    • 1st Mar 11, 8:14 PM
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    • 1st Mar 11, 8:14 PM
    If its any help, I was quoted 2K for soffits & fascias. I declined the quote - figure I can do much better - but maybe not. Its not hghest on my list at the moment (quote for a 3 bed double fronted semi)
    • phill99
    • By phill99 1st Mar 11, 8:50 PM
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    You should be paying between £45 and £60 per metre to include gutters and facias. Anything beyond that is excessive. Anglian will be extremely high. You would be as wise to get a local builder in to quote. They will be much cheaper.
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    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 1st Mar 11, 8:56 PM
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    Whatever you do make sure the company removes all the timber and not overclad. Where are you based?
    • spirit
    • By spirit 2nd Mar 11, 6:25 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 11, 6:25 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 11, 6:25 AM
    Agree with the poster who said not to use Anglian. They are over expensive. Ask around your neighbours to see who they used. Also yes, they must remove the timber or asbestos soffits (mine were asbestos in a 1970s house)

    I used a local firm, a one man band guy actually and you don't get the hard sell. He was recommended on my work intranet - do you have something similar?

    Last year for my 3 bed semi in West Berkshire, I paid £1500
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  • ailuro2
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    We are in a 3 bed semi, someone put an ad through the door yesterday with a price of £695 on it for guttering, fascias etc.
    We're in Scotland, if that's any help to you.
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    • mwa
    • By mwa 2nd Mar 11, 8:53 AM
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    Thanks all - am in Cornwall. I may get a builder in to quote as suggested, sound sdumb but I never considered that they could do that sort of thing!!!
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 2nd Mar 11, 6:28 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 11, 6:28 PM
    We are in a 3 bed semi, someone put an ad through the door yesterday with a price of £695 on it for guttering, fascias etc.
    We're in Scotland, if that's any help to you.
    Originally posted by ailuro2
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    • Mrs Arcanum
    • By Mrs Arcanum 2nd Mar 11, 6:36 PM
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    Three bed semi with hipped roof (3 sides = 2 corners), had Gutters, down pipes & fascias done last year for £1,890. Neighbour with the same set up as us, theirs done through her works and even they were charged £1,600. The work should take 2 people about 2/3 days and materials will be a good part of the cost along with the scaffolding.
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 2nd Mar 11, 6:44 PM
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    Thanks all - am in Cornwall. I may get a builder in to quote as suggested, sound sdumb but I never considered that they could do that sort of thing!!!
    Originally posted by mwa

    Have a look in your local free newspaper. they ususally advertise in there too.

    My sister lives in Cornwall and finds things cheaper there than up here as labour charges tend to be lower.
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    • pedro_uk
    • By pedro_uk 2nd Mar 11, 7:01 PM
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    We are in a 3 bed terrace & someone put an ad through the door just before Xmas with a price of £500 to take down &
    take all old guttering away & over-clad with new fascias board & guttering etc.

    PS: With all the snow we had at the time a lot of them are hanging off or are warped. (White Van, Yellow & black stripes on the back)
    • mwa
    • By mwa 7th Mar 11, 7:20 PM
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    Just an update for anyone interested - had Anglian out today and the following quote for total replacement of guttering, fascias, soffits and downpipes all replaced in UPVC (white) and including complete take down of existing:

    LIST PRICE 7200
    PRICE WITH DISCOUNT 4200

    !!!!!

    I sent them on their way and received a call later from the 'manager' offering 3600 as their lowest price but this still sounds way too much so I politely declined.

    Am going to get some quotes from local builders and see how I get on.

    Was very surprised at the high cost as I was expecting something less than 2k based on what people said here.

    • phill99
    • By phill99 7th Mar 11, 7:34 PM
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    How the hell do Anglian get away with it? the materials will be no more than £350 and it will take 2/3 guys a day. And they think they are doing you a favour at £3600.

    Thats outrageous.
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    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 7th Mar 11, 7:48 PM
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    How the hell do Anglian get away with it? the materials will be no more than £350 and it will take 2/3 guys a day. And they think they are doing you a favour at £3600.

    Thats outrageous.
    Originally posted by phill99
    Full replacement fascia is expensive and Anglian use 20mm jumbo board. You can't do a replacement job off ladders as you have to push back/take off the first row of tiles so it's usually scaffolded/easi-decked. Agree 3.6k still expensive
    • darich
    • By darich 7th Mar 11, 11:19 PM
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    How the hell do Anglian get away with it?
    Originally posted by phill99
    Because unfortunately, not everyone shops around, and many people sign up to those prices.
    As long as people continue to pay, the prices will continue to be quoted.

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    • typeractive
    • By typeractive 8th Mar 11, 12:03 AM
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    Not sure if this helps at all, but my builder just changed the fascias, and guttering on the back of my house (except the soil pipe - which I will do soon). He did a great job. Took best part of a day due to some fiddly bits - I was there to watch / chat and loan a hand.

    Looks really good - £200 all in (parts and fitting) I think my mate thought that was a bit pricey, though in comparison to some of the prices on here it seems really good. Maybe I'm not seeing the whole picture, as I didn't have any soffits to replace etc. Literally just fascias, guttering with the clips etc, down pipes.

    ...wish I could say the same for my plumber who I'm having concerns with at the moment.
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    • StockportGerbil
    • By StockportGerbil 8th Mar 11, 11:31 PM
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    Hi!
    Just had a quote from "Jones Windows Systems" for £3675 if I sign up in the next week for my semi. Interestingly they did the house opposite (identical to mine) for £1700 and a terraced house in the same block for £1000. Having seen them at work twice now, they do do a replacement job up ladders as they use wedges to raise the first couple of rows of tiles then push the wedges up to slide the plastic underneath. It takes 3 lads 5 hours to do the job.
    Does anyone have any recommendations for builders / roofers in the South Manchester area?
    Thanks
    Kevin
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    Hi!
    Just had a quote from "Jones Windows Systems" for £3675 if I sign up in the next week for my semi. Interestingly they did the house opposite (identical to mine) for £1700 and a terraced house in the same block for £1000. Having seen them at work twice now, they do do a replacement job up ladders as they use wedges to raise the first couple of rows of tiles then push the wedges up to slide the plastic underneath. It takes 3 lads 5 hours to do the job.
    Does anyone have any recommendations for builders / roofers in the South Manchester area?
    Thanks
    Kevin
    Originally posted by StockportGerbil
    A6 Windows posts on here regarding windows and fascia and is in manchester
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 9th Mar 11, 7:14 AM
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    they do do a replacement job up ladders as they use wedges to raise the first couple of rows of tiles then push the wedges up to slide the plastic underneath
    Originally posted by StockportGerbil
    This method has cowboy written into it. First of all even the best fitters struggle to do a replacement job off ladders (I've done it 20 years plus and its very awkward) and, secondly, wedges under tiles works but you can't effectively install eaves trays properly and the fascia is never straight afterwards. Trust me.

    Mw Roofline are a Midlands based company but they do up north every other month iirc. 0121 353 5646
  • nat-nat
    fascia and soffit
    Hi all

    just wanted to post a reply regarding fascia and soffit...my husband owns a company that does this job and for a 3 bed semi he would charge around £2000 all in easi dec and all plus disposal of old.

    Hope this helps x
    Last edited by nat-nat; 08-04-2011 at 3:49 PM.
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