Things to watch out for!


1. A few examples of poorly fitted box ends/gable ends.

These should be cut from one piece of material and not resemble a jigsaw puzzle




2. How to not join to your next door neighbour.

This poorly installed fascia can’t line up or join with the neighbours side.





3. This “hollow soffit” should be cut to size and fitted vertically. Instead it has been fitted in a whole 5 metre length, horizontally, over the old existing soffit.

One can only assume it was to save the installers time. But who would want there house looking like this?




4. This installation has just left the felt to sink into the soffit, meaning any rainwater can leak into the property.

The once clean white board is already collecting a nice dark mould colour..


This image shows the “eaves protector” sheet that should have been installed under the felt to direct rainwater into the guttering.




5. Here, the verge has had a thin UPVC fascia installed over a rotten existing wooden fascia. Resulting in sweating wood and faster rot.

Rather than a full replacement and re-cementing  which was desperately needed.


The final image shows how the final full replacement should look, with newly cemented verge.



6. The fascia board here is so rotten that the gutter was fitted far to low to avoid the rot.

No structure to the rainwater system at all. A full replacement UPVC board was fitted over the top of a rotting wooden fascia,

meaning the extra width makes the tiles too short to enter the guttering at all.




7. These small bird guard sections have missed their target area and the birds have easily entered under the tiles anyway. Plus another UPVC board over existing wood.


The next images show the correct installation – bird guard should be long, yet hidden under tiles. No birds can enter, yet no ugly mess or spikes.



8. This downpipe just leaked onto a roof, causing lingering damp.

Correct installation adjusted the pipe straight into its correct location.



9. New overflow pipe end fitted for a nicer, cleaner look coming out of the fascia board –

rather than just cutting a hole and using the same existing, messy pipe.