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Fascias, Soffits & Bargeboards - Detailed Information


Information on Fascia Boards and SoffitsTERMINOLOGY


 Ridge - The point of the roof
 Verge - The sloping end of the roof 
 Eaves - Bottom of roof slope. 
 Fascia - Board that guttering is fitted


You may decide to work on your upvc fascias only, plastic soffits only, cladding only, bargeboards only or any combination of these. Kents Direct can supply the right combination of products you'll need.



To Cap or Replace?

If the current timber is sound, it is perfectly acceptable to use capping boards. Small areas of isolated rot can be cut out completely back to sound timber and the sawn ends treated with timber preservative prior to capping. However, if rot is present it is better to remove the timber and use a replacement fascia board.

Capping Board Types

Our capping boards are 10mm thick. They should have a timber behind them to fix the gutters through and to support the roof tiles. Our replacement fascia boards are 18mm thick and do not require the timber backing as they will support the gutter screws.

Fascia Board Style & Finish 
We stock the widest choice of pvc fascia boards and colours to ensure a match to your property.

Capping Boards

 Plain Fascias  Ogee Fascias
Plain Ogee*
Replacement Boards
 Plain  Ogee
Plain Bullnose


Plain boards are available in White, Black, Brown, Storm Grey, Dark Grey, Anthracite Grey, Sable, Pale Gold, Green, Rosewood, Mahogany & Oak woodgrain. 

You will need to measure the lengths and depth of each run of fascia and note how they end - e.g. butt to a wall; turn a 90' angle

We can supply External Corners, Internal Corners, 135 degree Corners, Straight Joints and Finials to finish the job properly


Luxury Bargeboard
Luxury Bargeboard Moulding

Bargeboards are essentially the same as Fascia boards, most houses will use exactly the same boards for both areas. However, they can sometimes be more decorative than Fascias.

For example we can supply Concave and Convex lengths of bargeboards

Concave Convex

These are supplied in 5 metre lengths.

Unlike fascia boards which have a L shaped profile these boards are flat and approx 18mm thick


Where bargeboards end in a gable end box, measure the maximum depth and length of each box.

box end measurments


 bargeboards bargeboards

On older properties, the bargeboards were ofter carved to give a quality look. We are now able to offer a moulding that fits to our capping or replacement boards to give that traditional look. An accurate measurement of the length of each bargeboard will be required if you plan to use these mouldings

*TIP On most properties bargeboards are between 4.2m and 4.9m long. 



Cover or Replace? 

Exisiting soffits that have a grey finish are probably a cement based board and are maintenance free unless you paint them. As soffits are always in shadow, it is not unusual to leave these boards as they are. If you decide to fit a new soffit, it is not necessary to remove the old unless there is any rot. An existing soffit is normally a good surface to fix to.


We offer a choice of soffit styles as shown below . . . 

 Hollow Soffit    Flat Soffit
Hollow Soffit    Flat Soffit



Houses are now well insulated and must have ventilation to the roof space to stop condensation. Tell us what ventilation you can see (generally a mesh in the upvc soffit) and we will advise which of our systems would be suitable for your property.

We supply a few different solutions for ventilation


Often in older properties the roofing felt has worn along the top of the fascia board and no longer hangs 50mm into the gutter. Let us know if you have this problem and we will advise how to repair this part of your home. 

We have replacement eaves trays which slide up under the first row of tiles and divert rain down into the gutter.

Any problems with any part of your fascia, boards or soffits call us on 01454 313135!