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Fascia and soffit replacement - two questions!

edited 13 January 2012 at 9:27PM in Is This Quote Fair?
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MGoldenMGolden
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edited 13 January 2012 at 9:27PM in Is This Quote Fair?
I need the fascia and soffits replaced on my three bedroom end of terrace house. So far we've had one quote from Anglian Home Improvement and that was for £2377 which seemed a bit steep to me. So, my two questions - is that a bit steep and are they any good (Anglian that is)? I've searched for reviews and I can only find ones going back five or six years which say 'steer clear' but they are still in existence and I wonder if they have improved?

I do intend to get some more quotes but have no idea what sort of price we should be looking at. We live in Crystal Palace, SE london, not sure if that makes a difference?!
Many thanks for reading!
Michele
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  • Not had the soffits and fascias done by Anglian but did have our windows and doors replaced by them a few years ago, worst thing we ever did, I had at least 2 A4 size pages of faults and called them out upto 3 years after fitting. We had every fitter in the area out over time sorting out problems, got a manager once (after I threatened to take it all further) and he was disgusted with the quality of fitting. Worst problem by far was not being able to close the front door on a Saturday night when of course they aren't at work. One of the fitters that came out said that it was quite common to have problems from a certain depot in the midlands!

    We thought that by paying a little extra using a well known established company that we would be ok, I guess not.

    To rub salt our the wounds they keep cold calling trying to sell a conservatory even though I tell them to sling their hook and not come again.
  • McKneffMcKneff
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    Get 3 local quotes, ask for references and go and see the people who have had it done.

    The 'biggies' will always overcharge. Im a big believer in keeping locals in business.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • Thanks McKneff, to be honest I usually do get three quotes and as a rule of thumb go with the middle one but I seem to be finding it difficult to get hold of any local companies I shall may make a concerted effort this week.

    Busyboysmum - you confirmed what I suspected - they use great sales staff but so often this isn't followed up by good fitters!
  • McKneff wrote: »
    Get 3 local quotes, ask for references and go and see the people who have had it done.

    The 'biggies' will always overcharge. Im a big believer in keeping locals in business.

    :T:T:T Here here.
    I am a sole trader and as such my reputation is everything to me, thats where 90% of my work comes from referals. Some big firms fitters (not all as there are some very good ones) are working for the pay packet and are not that bothered about the companys reputation imo.
    Small is better:j
  • you should pay between £ 60 - £ 80 per linear metre for fascia soffit and gutter on the eaves and around the same for bargeboard and soffit on the gable, as this is a bit more time consuming. The only other thing you have to factor in is access equipment. Anglian usually price in for full scaffold, whereas other companies may use towers or easi dec. Obviously this can effect the price quite a lot. just a point, anglian tend to use a vented soffit which if you live by a road will get filthy very quickley and its impossible to clean so go for a solid soffit but use an over fascia ventilator built into the rigid EPS (eaves protection system) this replaces the felt.
  • muskokamuskoka
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    I just got my quote tongiht....

    Replacement of all exsiting fascias, soffits and guttering in rosewood
    any damaged rafters to be replaced with new timber
    all scaffolding, where required
    gables. Where peg tiles have been used on verges, these are removed and replaced with undercloaking. Tiles replaced and re-pointed
    ground sheets over lawns and flower beds
    all new materials to be used are kite marked and BBA approved
    all new downpipe to both storesy of house
    birds nests will be removed
    ventilated. Concealed fascia vent is fitted as standard.
    10yr insurance backed guarantee

    £4000 inc. VAT :mad: (I think 31 linear metres)
  • rosewood will add another 10 quid a metre. wouldnt bother repointing verges, total waste of time. even when they are fully re-bedded the cement usually parts company with the under cloaking, even if its uni bonded. get these instead, klober individual dry verge;

    Uni_Dry_Verge_installed.jpg
  • muskokamuskoka
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    will look into it. thks
  • MGolden wrote: »
    I need the fascia and soffits replaced on my three bedroom end of terrace house. So far we've had one quote from Anglian Home Improvement and that was for £2377 which seemed a bit steep to me. So, my two questions - is that a bit steep and are they any good (Anglian that is)? I've searched for reviews and I can only find ones going back five or six years which say 'steer clear' but they are still in existence and I wonder if they have improved?

    I do intend to get some more quotes but have no idea what sort of price we should be looking at. We live in Crystal Palace, SE london, not sure if that makes a difference?!
    Many thanks for reading!
    Michele

    £2377 is not steep from Anglian. Years ago they used to use their own window fitters to do fascias but now they have dedicated fascia only fitters.

    Go with Anglian, you'll have a firm guarantee from a 200+Million pound turnover business with an aftersales that exists.
  • good job the bank wrote down over 90m of their debts then!! Absolute nonsense post, with the likes of anglian its a lottery whether you get a good team or a bad team of fitters. Also, the only way to guarantee that they will come round to put any things right is to withhold money. Anglian installation managers work on a 4 tiered bonus system that is heavily reliant on revenue and debt, ie on a monthly basis they need to install continually higher volumes whilst making sure customers pay. Unfortunately they dont have the infrastructure or personnel to make this happen so they throw all of the products in that they can and as long as they get 90% of the balance they can claim this for their figures. They then rush around like lemmings trying to beg, bribe or blatantly lie to customers to get as much money in as possible to hit their debt targets. Whilst all this is going on, the fitters are back out on the next months revenue targets and customers are left with unfinished jobs. Before anyone tries to dispute this I used to be a regional operations manager in charge of numerous depots on the south coast. This was when the ex ADT alarm people were running the company for their PE group.
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