Our uPVC Full Replacement Fascia boards are strong and
durable enough to fully replace existing timber fascia making them
ideal for New build or refurbishment projects. The Full Replacement uPVC
Fascia boards are 16mm - 18mm thick and will allow for guttering fascia
brackets to be screwed directly onto the fascia with-out the need of a
Full Replacement Fascia Boards Guarantee All Building Plastics uPVC full replacement fascia boards are cover by a
manufacturers guarantee. White uPVC full replacement fascia boards have a 15 year
guarantee and the Woodgrain foiled full replacement fascia boards have a 10 year
guarantee for external use.
When to use Full Replacement Fascia Boards Full replacement fascia boards can be used on New Build Projects where
there are no existing fascia boards or can be used when you are fully
replacing fascia that is rotted or is a bit suspect. We always advise on
refurbishment work to fully replace existing timber fascia with full
replacement fascia although capping fascia boards can also be used if the
timber fascia is in sound condition.
Hints & Tips
It is advisable to remove any old fascia, soffit or bargeboard timbers to
prevent further rotting of timber supports.
Fix the fascia system directly onto the rafter feet, leaving a tilting
fillet proud of the fascia's top edge to protect the roofing felt from
damage and alleviate tile weight on fascias.
Fascias should not project more than 5Omm below the rafter feet without
Fasten guttering brackets with stainless steel screws.
With fascia boards, up to one third of gutter brackets can be screwed
directly into the board. The remainder should penetrate into the supporting
Fascia Fixing Guide
Remember that replacing fascia necessitates working at height and due
care is necessary. It is not a job for a person on a ladder. Appropriate
scaffolding is highly recommended. It is advisable to remove any old fascia
timbers to prevent further rotting of timber supports. Fix the uPVC fascia
system directly onto the rafter feet, leaving a tilting fillet proud of the
fascia's top edge to protect the roofing felt from damage and alleviate tile
weight on fascias. Check the felt under the tiles at the eaves. Felt often
degenerates at this point and, it should be replaced up to the first batten
if this is the case. New felt should project about 3 inches (75 mm) over the
fascia and should be fitted underneath the existing felt so that any water
runoff runs onto the new felt rather than under it. Any rot in the ends of
the rafter should be repaired using good quality timber treated with
preservative. Make sure that any old nails in the ends of the rafters are
removed (or knocked in below the surface).
Fixing the Fascia Boards
Using two 50mm or 65mm Plastic top nails, nail the first length of fascia into
position, starting exactly in line with the end of the corner rafter, then
usually at about 600 mm centres into the ends of the rafters.
N.B. When the fascia's in position, the rainwater gutter has to follow,
so position your nails so as to be clear of the subsequent screw fixings.
This will ensure a) the screws go in without problems and b) the brackets
won't rock from side to side because there's the projecting head of a nail
At the end of the first length of fascia board, a Joiner is needed.
Pre-drill and twice pin it into the fascia.
The first length of fascia does need cutting to length, to ensure that
its other end coincides with the end of a rafter. Ideally, the end should be
just short of the rafter's centreline but a millimetre or so either way
won't make a lot of difference. Twice nail the fascia into the tail of every
rafter, at not more than 600 mm centres.
On most houses, the fascia needs no more than two lengths of fascia, so
it's important to cut the last one to the right working length.
When nailing a Corner Trim into the last (corner) rafter, make sure the
fascia has been cut to the perfect length. 5 mm short is fine, because it
allows for thermal movement - expansion and contraction. Fit the fascia into
place and use a Corner Trim, nailed through the fascia, into the rafter end.
Available Colours in Plain 16mm Full
Available Colours in 16mm
Bullnose Full Replacement Fascia Boards
Building Plastics stock accessories a selection of accessories to complete
your project like matching straight joints for joining the lengths together and
Corner Joints for when your fascia goes around corners. Finials are available
for the centre of the apex to give that extra special look.
Fixing the fascias can be achieved using stainless steel pins with hard
wearing plastic tops to match the colour of your chosen fascia board. These
accessories can be found in the fascia board section or in the
fascia board accessories section
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