Fascia, Soffits, Guttering and Downpipes
We supply and fit, quality hard wearing uPVC Fasica and Soffit boards, often needed when old timber fascias have rotted away or been affected by damp. The fact remains that living in a damp climate means keeping rainwater at bay is fundamentally important to maintaining the health of our buildings.
If problems go ignored, outpourings from badly maintained pipes and gutters, or persistent small leaks, can ultimately result in extreme damp, fungal decay and even subsidence.
If you are concerned you may have a problem with your Fascias, Soffits or Guttering, get in touch today for a free quotation.
An architectural term for a vertical frieze or band under a roof edge, or which forms the outer surface of a cornice, visible to an observer. Typically consisting of a wooden board, upvc or non-corrosive sheet metal, many of the non-domestic fascias made of stone form an ornately carved or pieced together cornice in which case the term fascia is rarely used.
The word fascia derives from Latin "fascia" meaning "band, bandage, ribbon, swathe". The term is also used, although less commonly, for other such band-like surfaces like a wide, flat trim strip around a doorway, different and separate from the wall surface.
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.
Guttering and Downpipes
The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building's foundation by channeling water away from its base.
The gutter also helps to reduce erosion, prevents leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protects painted or stained surfaces by reducing exposure to water, and provides a means to collect rainwater for later use.