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What are Fascia Boards

The fascia board is mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house and is often called the ROOFLINE. However most people refer to it by the name of the main board that carries the Guttering – the fascia or fascias.

Unfortunately, not many people are familiar with these terms, so we thought you might appreciate a few words of explanation.

Fascia

The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the bottom row of tiles and carrying all the Guttering.

This is no mean feat, especially when it is raining hard. In a downpour the roof of a 3-bed semi could be washing several gallons of water per second into its Guttering this is why it is important to use a good quality Guttering system.

Capping over old fascia boards is popular with most home owners and roofing contractors. Capping fascia can be cost effective and provide a good protection to your house fascia if the timber fascia that you are covering is in sound, rot free condition.

We will always recommend fully replacing timber fascia with Full Replacement UPVC Fascia to eliminate the risk of rotted timber fascias. Our Full Replacement fascias can be fixed directly onto the rafters so no backing boards are required.

Fascia boards are available in a large number of colours, styles and sizes to suit most applications. Ventilation may be provided over the fascia or through the soffit.

Where 16mm and 25mm fascias are concerned, it is not necessary to use a backing board. Your Guttering then fixes onto these fascias directly. When you are faced with a long run of materials, you should aim to leave an 8mm expansion gap at joints, and keep this in mind when your fascia and soffit joints are made between rafters. A4 marine grade stainless steel fixings are required when fitting the roofline.

Bargeboard

This is the board that is used on the gable end of a house. The condition of the bargeboard can often make or break the look of a house, and over the years it has evolved into some very attractive shapes.

Soffit

The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level. The soffit can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. Alternatively, ventilation can be provided over the top of the fascia board. Many people prefer the latter solution these days. Without adequate ventilation, condensation will form in the roof void increasing the risk of timber decay.

Box end

The Box End is a work of art, accommodating as it does the many different angles, planes and heights of the fascia, soffit and bargeboard at each corner of the house where there is a gable end.

Our Fascia Board Range

Cap Over fascia Boards available from Building Plastics in White, Blackash, Golden Oak and Rosewood

Capping Fascia Boards

Designed to fit over existing timber, our 9mm PVCu Cappit fascia board as a slightly rounded edge for a good clean appearance. Available in lengths of 2.5m and 5m and widths from 125mm to 400mm. All our PVCu Fascia boards come with a manufactures guarantee for piece of mind.

Available Colours
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White cappit fascia from building plastics

WHITE

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

Goldenoak cappit fascia from building plastics

GOLDENOAK

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

Rosewood cappit fascia from building plastics

ROSEWOOD

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

Blackash cappit fascia from building plastics

BLACKASH

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

All fascia systems come complete with matching corners, joiners and end caps, and a selection of roofline accessories to add that finishing touch to any property

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Full Replacement fascia Boards available from Building Plastics in White, Blackash, Golden Oak and Rosewood

Full Replacement Fascia Boards

Ideal for New Build or fully replacing existing timber fascia boards our 16mm thick fascias are the ideal solution. The replacement fascia is substantial enough to hang your rainwater directly on the fascia without the need of a backing Board. Available in lengths of 2.5m and 5m, and widths from 150mm to 400mm.All our PVCu Fascia boards come with a manufactures guarantee for piece of mind.

Available Colours
Click on the colours below to view the full range

White cappit fascia from building plastics

WHITE

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

Goldenoak cappit fascia from building plastics

GOLDENOAK

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

Rosewood cappit fascia from building plastics

ROSEWOOD

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

Blackash cappit fascia from building plastics

BLACKASH

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

All fascia systems come complete with matching corners, joiners and end caps, and a selection of roofline accessories to add that finishing touch to any property

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Ogee style fascia Boards available from Building Plastics in White

Ogee Cappit Fascia Boards

For the home owner wanting that unique appearance the Ogee Fascia boards will be ideal. Designed to cap over existing timber fascia boards, the board as a "S" shaped hedge to give a pleasing appearance when fitted at low or high level. Available in lengths of 2.5m and 5m, and widths from 150mm to 400mm.All our PVCu Fascia boards come with a manufactures guarantee for piece of mind.

Available Colours
Click on the colours below to view the full range

White cappit fascia from building plastics

WHITE

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

All fascia systems come complete with matching corners, joiners and end caps, and a selection of roofline accessories to add that finishing touch to any property

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Bullnose Fascia Boards fascia Boards available from Building Plastics in White

Bullnose Replacement Fascia Boards

The 16mm Bullnose Fascia board is used to fully replace existing fascia boards, these boards are ideal for New Build or Refurbishment projects. Available in lengths of 2.5m and 5m, and widths from 150mm to 400mm.All our PVCu Fascia boards come with a manufactures guarantee for piece of mind.

Available Colours
Click on the colours below to view the full range

White cappit fascia from building plastics

WHITE

Fascia boards available from Building Plastics

All fascia systems come complete with matching corners, joiners and end caps, and a selection of roofline accessories to add that finishing touch to any property

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Fascia Boards

Fascia is a term used in architecture to refer to a frieze or band running horizontally and situated vertically under the roof edge or which forms the outer surface of a cornice and is visible to an outside observer. This is to say that the long dimension of the surface is horizontal and the short dimension is vertical. As the literal meaning is "band" it is also used, although less commonly, for other such band-like surfaces like a wide, flat strip around a doorway, different and separate from the wall surface. The word fascia derives from Latin "fascia" meaning "band, bandage, ribbon, swathe". The word is pronounced with the "long-a" sound, /ˈfeɪʃə/, rhyming with the Japanese word geisha.

Specifically, used to describe the horizontal "fascia board" which caps the end of rafters outside a building, which can be used to hold the rain Guttering. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave. A soffit is also often installed between the ceiling and the top of wall cabinets in a kitchen, set at a 90 degree angle to the horizontal soffit which projects out from the wall.

In classical architecture, the fascia is the plain, wide band across the bottom of the entablature, directly above the columns. The "guttae" or drip edge was mounted on the fascia in the Doric order, below the triglyph.

In steep-slope roofing, a board that is nailed to the ends of a roof rafter; sometimes supports a Guttering. In low-slope roofing, the horizontal trim located at the perimeter of a building is usually a border for the low-slope roof system

Soffit Boards

Soffit (from French soffit, formed as a ceiling; directly from suffixes for suffixes, Latin subfigure, to fix underneath), in architecture, describes the underside of any construction element.

In popular use, soffit most often refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home's siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. When so constructed, the soffit material is typically screwed or nailed to rafters known as lookout rafters or lookouts for short. Soffit exposure profile (from wall to fascia) on a building's exterior can vary from a few centimetres (2-3 inches) to 3 feet or more, depending on construction. It can be non-ventilated, or ventilated for cooling attic space

Guttering

A rain Guttering (also known as eaves trough (especially in Canada), eaves channel Guttering or simply as a Guttering) is a narrow channel, or trough, forming the component of a roof system which collects and diverts rainwater from the roof.

A rain Guttering may be constructed in several ways:

a roof integral trough along the lower edge of the roof slope which is fashioned from the roof covering and flashing materials.
a discrete trough of metal, or other material that is suspended beyond the roof edge and below the projected slope of the roof.
a wall integral structure beneath the roof edge, traditionally constructed of masonry, fashioned as the crowning element of a wall.
The main purpose of a rain Guttering is to protect a building's foundation by channelling water away from its base. They also help to reduce erosion, prevent leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protect painted surfaces by reducing exposure to water, and provide a means to collect rainwater for later use.

Rain Guttering can be constructed from a variety of materials, including cast iron, lead, zinc, galvanised steel, painted steel, copper, painted aluminium, PVC (and other plastics), concrete, stone, and wood.

Water collected by a rain Guttering is fed, usually via a downspout (traditionally called a leader or conductor), from the roof edge to the base of the building where it is either discharged or collected. A collection system strategy for water carried from rain Guttering may include a rain barrel or a cistern

Bargeboard (probably from Medieval Latin bargus, or barcus, a scaffold, and not from the now obsolete synonym verge board) is a board fastened to the projecting gables of a roof to give them strength and to mask, hide and protect the otherwise exposed end of the horizontal timbers or purlins of the roof to which they were attached. Bargeboards are sometimes moulded only or carved, but as a rule the lower edges were cusped and had tracery in the spandrels besides being otherwise elaborated. The richest example in Britain is one at Ockwells in Berkshire (built 1446-1465), which is moulded and carved as if it were intended for internal work.