Soffit repair ideas

Looking for some advice on how I go about repairing my soffit end panel, please.

I had thought of fibreglassing over but due to the gutting I think access will be difficult. Alternatively if I knew which panel I needed, I could either hack the rotten one off. Or, bond a pvc replacement over the top.

Again, I just don't have experience with these sorts of things so looking for ideas. Would somewhere like Eurocell stock what I need? Hopefully I don't need a scaffolding tower to access it.

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  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629
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    There are plastic fascia and soffit boards (for replacing timber) and plastic capping boards (for fixing over timber). Yes, Eurocell is one of the brands. B&Q sell some.
    Personally, I'd replace as much as possible instead of covering.
  • Albermarle
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    Eurocell are a manufacturer of PVC soffit boards, which are made from a rigid foam with a  solid skin surface( which is why they are quite light to carry up ladders )
    Eurocell are also an operator of buildings supply depots, that sell these and other products. You will probably find one near you.
    You can also buy similar soffit boards from other manufacturers, at other building supply depots and the sheds like B & Q.
  • mexican_dave
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    grumbler said:
    There are plastic fascia and soffit boards (for replacing timber) and plastic capping boards (for fixing over timber). Yes, Eurocell is one of the brands. B&Q sell some.
    Personally, I'd replace as much as possible instead of covering.
    I agree with grumbler, there's no point trying to fix anything on top of this, the timber looks absolutely rotten. As already said this is a "fascia board", the "soffite" is the bit facing down like a bit of ceiling. Handy to know the names of parts of the house so you can have a sensible conversation either at the building supply warehouse or the builder/woodworker you might appoint.

  • FlaatusGoat
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    Follow up question, this is a 1992 built house. Are those cement tiles pictured likely to still be Asbestos? Just trying to be conscious of risks up there when I start messing around with it.
  • stuart45
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    Asbestos wasn't fully banned in the building trade until 1999, so the undercloak might  contain it..
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