OT Guttering – soffits ball park figure
Trying to avoid being ripped off…
Just had a quote ( will obv get others) but roughly how much price wise to have the entire guttering and soffits (plastic) replaced on a standard sized 3 bedroomed semi detached property.
Price to incl removal, replacement and disposal
CheersPosted 4 years agoqwertyMember
We had quotes from between £1500 – £2500, i did it myself for £500.
None of the quotes included eaves protectors, most of them just wanted to cover board over the existing rotted wooden facia & soffits.
I googled a lot, found a local supplier to the trade and picked his brains and brought all i needed from him.
Took 4 days for me to do (had to remove the bottom 3 courses of tiles and a baton to fit the eaves protectors).
Plus i treated / replaced all the rotten timber.
Mine is a bungalow so i hired tresles from TP.Posted 4 years ago
£750 I said.
2k is pants down territory!
2 lengths of fascia £60
2 lengths of soffit £20
End caps bits and bobs £50
1 box polytop nails £10
1 box polytop pins £10
3 lengths gutter £25
2 lengths dpipe £20
Clips bits and bobs £50
Tower Scaff £35/week
Skip £120 6yd
That’s basic I admit.
Days work. 2 men and I’d be very happy with the other £350Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
I helped my neighbour to do our run of 4 terraced houses earlier this year, he got all the materials trade, but good quality stuff ( was doing his place as part of it so wasn’t going to fit crap stuff) plus all the hire of scaffold towers, etc., and we all paid about £900 including his labour cost. Which was probably mates rates, but it is his job too so no-one begrudges paying him for doing it. Mine’s the end one so effectively a 3 bed semi.
I had a quote from a recommended local firm last year as well and that was about £1400 for the same job.
So your £2000 is a fair stretch from that but equally doing it for £750 is I think significantly underpriced, and you should put your prices up!!Posted 4 years agoqwertyMember
That’s fixing over old wooden boards ?
If you’re doing the place up to sell on then this could be the way to go, but if you’re looking to stay put you could be leaving yourself open to problems further down the line.
From outside what’s the current condition of the woodwork? Is it visibly rotten? If so the roof timbers underneath are worth of inspection, treating and/or replacing.
As already said above if the roof felt was run into the gutter it’s probably now long gone, so eaves protectors could / should be used (they may offer to shove some dpc under instead). Ask them about this.Posted 4 years ago
Tell him to walk! For one it makes the job a hell of a lot easier , and capping board is cheaper than new fascia. It isn’t particularly bad practice especially if the timber is in reasonable condition but like i say it could be done for £750 but I reckon a grand is about right. Where abouts are you? Anyone on your local council “trusted trader” list. F I law got a cracking price and job (reroof) in Derbyshire from a bloke on the list.Posted 4 years agorichcMember
Where abouts are you? As if you are near Bristol my cousin does this; and he gets 90% of the jobs he quotes for, and only gets work from recommendations so he must be OK.
If you do pick someone at random, be careful as a lot of travellers do soft fits (as its a piece of piss, to make it look OK) so if you have issues you have zero comeback.Posted 4 years agolongwayhomeMember
Just had the front of my largish terraced house in Bristol with bay window done for £350. Had another quote for the same.
Scaffolding was already there for some stone work.
Multiply for 3 say for your semi as opposed to front of terrace, minus a bit for straight runs rather than bay windows, add a couple of hundred for scaffolding and I reckon £1200 would be a good price.Posted 4 years ago
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