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Guttering is an essential aspect of the roofing of your building. It provides visual benefits as well as ensuring that rainwater that runs off your roof is correctly channeled away from the edge of the building and into drains. The key to selecting the best guttering for your house is being familiar with the needs of your existing roof. For example, steeper or larger sized roofs will require guttering able to channel an increased flow of water. It could be tempting to simply replace like for like, but a specialist guttering company can survey the house to understand your requirements, and advise you on the best guttering for your roof. Guttering is available in a number of types and materials. For materials, PVC is typically the most popular. PVC guttering is very reasonably priced while still being resilient. It's available in a variety of colours and styles. However, guttering is also constructed from metal, usually either steel, aluminium or cast iron. While these materials are often more expensive than PVC, they also last longer and are suitable for period properties as they may have a more traditionally designed appearance. Different moulds of guttering will also impact the flow of the water. Half round and square guttering are widespread and will suit many homes, while deep flow or ogee guttering are suitable for use on buildings that demand increased water flow. Ogee guttering also has a unique mould which has an attractive appearance. Guttering is also available in a variety of colors, from traditional white or black to brown and grey. In addition, some PVC guttering can be purchased in a cast iron effect.

Average Gutter replacement cost in Ferndown

The typical cost of Gutter replacement is £1000. Costs can change based on the materials and the contractor picked. The upper price range can be as high as £1150. The material costs are commonly about £250

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Gutter replacement installation cost in Ferndown 2022

Labour cost £700
Material cost £250
Waste removal £50
Time frame: 1-3 days

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Ferndown is a town and civil parish in the East Dorset district of Dorset in southern England. It is situated to the north of unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. At the time of the 2011 Census, the town had a permanent population of 26559. Ferndown is the second largest inland town in Dorset in regards to population, coming next to Dorchester. In this population, 38.5 percent are aged 60 or above. Positioned on the borders of the town, the Ferndown and Uddens Industrial Estates form the most large enterprise zone in East Dorset, comprising of a mixture of regional and national services. Ferndown Industrial Estate, Uddens Trading Estate and East Dorset Trade Park are spread over an area of 6.1 hectares, the home of a wide variety of industries, such as business, retail and manufacturing. They form the base of numerous household names and notable companies, such as Farrow and Ball. Services on the Ferndown and Uddens Industrial Estates supported the Business Improvement District proposal in July 2014. It passed by 60.5 percent, with the objective to work for the advantage of all organisations found on the estates. Along with market, many sports and entertainment activities can be found to be occurring in many areas of the town. The King George's Field, named in memorial of King George V, is a considerably large area of open space. It includes a children's playground with equipment for kids with special educational needs, 6 tennis courts, four football pitches, a cricket pitch, a bowling green, a boules area, a croquet practice lawn and a totally geared up skateboard park. For all your house upgrades, make sure to make use of reliable contractors in Ferndown to make certain of quality.

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    Based: in Christchurch, BH23 6AW

    Baileys roof care Ltd. local family run business we undertake small and large jobs, pitched or flat roofs and upvc fascia soffit guttering including cladding.

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    Robert S., BH21

    Roofline | Guttering in Wimborne

    Very quick to come round and quote, which we accepted. Said they would be in contact with us within the next few days t...

    AMC Home Improvements Ltd

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    Based: in Cambridge, CB4 3XE

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    Based: in Southampton, SO19 7JY

    NEED A ROOFING SPECIALIST? Titan Property Maintenance is a well-established roofing company that has built up an enviable reputation. Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domest...

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    Dennis N., PO12

    Roofline | Guttering in Gosport

    Daniel was at my home within the hour. He as so quick that I gave him a couple of more jobs which he managed to do the ...


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    Based: in Denmead, PO7 6JB

    Roofing & Guttering Solution Roof , Fascia , Soffit , Moss removal and roof cleaning, flat roof & Gutter Cleaning and installation Specialists

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    Douglas d., PO11

    Roofline | Guttering in Hayling Island

    Quickly rectified a fault in their instillation


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    Based: in Chippenham, SN14 0RW

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    Andrew C., PO10

    Roofline | Guttering in Emsworth

    Probably overpriced, but appears to have got the job done promptly.

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    26 Feb

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Sarah S

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    customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. property type: detached property owner: owner, work description: the down pipe needs fixing back into the gutter on roof. are you...

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    30 Apr

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Trevor S

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    One new joint to be installed as old joint leaking

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    28 Oct

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: John C

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    customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. property type: detached, property owner: owner, work description: gutter runs between two carports when rain is heavy the gutter ...

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    20 Dec

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Jessica S

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    Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Terrace, Property owner: Tenant (with permission), Work description: Replacment of fascia board along front door ...

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    07 Jun

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Edward C

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    Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Detached, Property owner: Owner, Work description: Cleaning out gutters

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    27 Apr

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Geoff P

    Start Date: 1 to 3 months

    Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Detached, Property owner: Owner, Work description: Replace and repair broken /damaged guttering throughout the pr...

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    08 Nov

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    I have some leaks in the guttering needing repair please.

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    19 Oct

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    Enquiry from: Jackie C

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    Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Detached, Property owner: Owner, Work description: Gutters leak, not enough slope and water sits in the gutters i...

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    14 Aug

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    Enquiry from: Peter G

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    I have a leak on a gutter that is difficult to access.

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    22 Jul

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Mark L

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    Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Detached, Property owner: Owner, Work description: Joint repair and possible new down pipe.

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    06 Aug

    Roofline | Guttering

    Ferndown - BH22

    Enquiry from: Carole L

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    Property type: Detached, Property owner: Owner, Work description: Replace gutters and drainpipes Please call to appoint

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    Is it easy to replace gutters?

    If you live in an average home with an average amount of guttering and you’re used to a bit of DIY, it’s relatively easy to replace gutters. But if you have a home that’s more than two-storey or you have guttering that’s more complicated, it’s best left to the professionals.

    Lots of homes these days have uPVC guttering. uPVC is a hard-wearing plastic that will last a long time without much maintenance except your usual gutter clearing. It’s relatively light, so lots of people think it’s easy to replace uPVC gutters. If you live in a bungalow, you may be able to just use a ladder to take down your old guttering and replace it with new uPVC gutters, but if you live in a two-storey home it can be a bit more complicated. If you do attempt to replace your gutters yourself, make sure you’ve got a sturdy ladder that will comfortably reach the right height, and never rest it on the fascia or the guttering itself.

    If you have cast iron or copper guttering, this is much heavier and bulkier than uPVC. Certainly don’t try to replace these on your own – make sure you have another competent DIYer to help you. Reputable roofline specialists will use scaffold towers to make it easier to handle heavy gutters and they will always work in pairs on this type of guttering, so make sure you have the right tools and equipment to work with.

    Just because it’s easy to replace gutters, it doesn’t mean you should. It’s better to ask a reliable roofline company to help you, since they have the skills to fit guttering properly and have experience with working at height.

    Do you need scaffolding to replace guttering?

    You don’t always need scaffolding to replace guttering. If your home is a bungalow, the tradespeople might only need a ladder to replace your guttering. It’s when your home is two storeys or more that scaffolding is more necessary.

    You might not need full scaffolding for a simple two-storey home. Guttering specialists use scaffold towers, which are the platforms you see underneath the scaffolding, where the installation is relatively straightforward. You might need scaffolding to replace guttering when there are obstructions to towers being used – for example, if you have a conservatory or the ground is very uneven. It's more likely that specialist roofline companies will use scaffold towers when necessary. Sole traders that replace guttering as part of their services may be comfortable using sturdy ladders.

    There’s no legal requirement to say that you must have scaffolding when fitting guttering, but it is a good idea when working on homes rather than bungalows. If you’re unsure whether you need full scaffolding for your gutter replacement project, get a few quotes from reputable businesses of different sizes. If you’ve been quoted by one company that you need full scaffolding whereas everyone else says that only towers are needed, it’s likely that the job is perfectly safe to carry out with just towers.

    How do you replace gutters?
    The best way to replace gutters is to ask a reputable installer to do it for you. They have all the right safety equipment and knowledge to do it. But if you’re a competent DIYer, you could have a go at replacing the gutters yourself. If you do, you could save yourself an average of £359 on labour costs. The biggest risk from replacing guttering yourself is the height. Even if you’re on a secure ladder, if you’re not used to working at height you could seriously hurt yourself. If your home is a bungalow, the risk is lower, but anything two storeys and above carries significant risk. If you’re still happy to go ahead, there are a few things you’ll need to fit gutters yourself:
    • A sturdy ladder
    • Gloves and safety goggles
    • A hammer and nails to secure your fascia so it doesn’t fall down mid-replacement
    • A hacksaw – this will cut through uPVC guttering – just make sure you leave a margin of error with every cut you make
    • Cable ties or rope to secure the existing gutters while you dismantle them, so they don’t fall off
    • All the right fixings and brackets to secure the guttering
    • An electric drill and/or screwdrivers
    Once you’ve removed the old guttering, you can get started with the new ones. Follow these steps:
    1. Add a gutter bracket to the top of the fascia board at the opposite end to the stop-end outlet, if you have one. Then tie a piece of string around the base of the bracket.
    2. You’ll need to place the gutter outlet accurately over the drain. Hold a plumb line against the fascia directly over the drain, and mark that position with a pencil. Following the manufacturer’s advice on the number of screws to use, fit the gutter outlet no more than 50mm below the level of the roof tiles.
    3. Stretch the piece of string you tied on the bracket along the fascia board, and tie it to the outlet. Make sure you check with a spirit level that the string slopes towards the outlet.
    4. Mark the positions of the other brackets. They should be no more than 800mm apart, or 600mm if your roof is very steep. They also shouldn’t be any more than 150mm from a joint or fitting. Then fit the rest of the brackets.
    5. Fit a stop-end to the first length of gutter and clip it into position on the brackets. At the other end, fit a union piece and screw it into the fascia.
    6. Then fit the next length of gutter into it, and the next until you’re finished. Cut the last one to fit using your hacksaw before attaching a stop-end. Then make sure all the joints line up with the insertion depth marks on the fittings. Then you’re done!
    What is a gutter?

    A gutter is part of the system that takes rainwater away from a building. Every home will have some form of guttering system to stop water from dripping off the roof and into the walls. It’s important to keep your gutters clear because if water starts to seep into your home’s walls, you’re likely to get damp.

    A guttering system consists of half pipes, troughs, bends and downpipes. They’re usually cylindrical in shape but they may be square on some homes and in countries outside of the UK. Technically, the gutter is the part that you’ll see across your roof that collects rainwater. The water will then feed into a downpipe from your roof’s edge to the base of your home, where you can collect it in something like a water butt, or it will be discharged to a surface water drain or soakaway.

    In early times, gutters used to be made from lined wood or stone. Lead was often used as the liner to stop rainwater from seeping through the material, but you won’t see it used much anymore. These days, most homes have uPVC guttering as it’s a hardwearing plastic that should last a long time. But you’ll also see gutters made from aluminium, cast iron and copper, especially on period homes or those in a conservation area.

    Every home needs a guttering system to ensure that rainwater doesn’t affect the foundations of the property. It’s also important to keep the gutters clear of debris like fallen leaves, as this will cause them to overflow, potentially causing water to soak into the walls and causing damp.

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