Replacement Fascias, also referred to as "Jumbo Fascias", are used both in new build and refurbishment projects. PVC Cladding stock a variety of different styles of fascia boards, our most popular profile is the 18mm Fascia system which has a rounded bottom edge and can take in a soffit board via incorporated grooves. Other alternative styles include Bull Nosed and decorative Ogee fascia.
Features and Benefits of UPVC Replacement Fascia Boards
PVC Cladding sells UPVC Fascia Boards manufactured by FloPlast, one of the top plastic manufacturers in the UK and Europe. As a manufacturer FloPlast boasts a number of awards and certificates for quality and reliability which are backed up industry leading guarantees.
The Replacement Fascia Boards which are stocked by PVC Cladding offer a virtually maintenance free Roofline solution as their outer skins are resistant to climatic extremes and will not allow moisture to penetrate the core of the Board. This ensures that they will not deteriorate in the way that traditional timber fascia will, through rot or warping, and all these benefits come without the need for applying protective treatments or painting.
Much like timber, our UPVC Fascia Boards can be shaped, nailed, drilled and cut; however, unlike timber, they do not ignite easily and spread of flame is limited, and as a result have a Class 2Y fire rating.
Understanding PVC Fascia & Soffit
You will find the following video helpful if this is your first time working with PVC Fascia systems, as it gives a very brief overview of which elements of the system go where, including an explanation of the key terms that are used to describe each section.
What material is used for fascia?
PVC-U is the most commonly used material for fascia boards on houses. FloPlast PVC fascias are virtually maintenance free and they will not rot, warp, crack or erode. They are available in white, black ash, anthracite grey, rosewood and golden oak. Floplast’s white fascia boards are guaranteed for 20 years, whilst the black, grey and woodgrain fascias come with a 10 year guarantee.
Replacement Fascia Colour Finishes
PVC Cladding stock a range of four different colours of PVC Fascia, with the most popular White, and four different Woodgrain style colours being Anthracite Grey, Black Ash, Golden Oak and Rosewood. These can all be found in our Standard 18mm Fascia range. Ogee and Bull Nosed currently available in white.
Guarantee and Fire Rating of UPVC Fascia
The Replacement Fascia stocked by PVC Cladding carry a 10 year guarantee in relation to product performance and discolouration.
Is PVC Fascia Safe?
Our FloPlast fascia, cover and soffit boards carry a Class 2Y surface spread of flame rating in accordance to BS 476-7: 1997. Our Kestrel bullnosed 22mm boards carry a Class 1 surface spread of flame rating in accordance to BS 476-7: 1987, while our 16mm boards carry a Class 1 surface spread of flame rating in accordance to BS 476-7: 1997. This means that although the spread-of-flame across the surface of PVC is limited, the material does tend to char and may fall away when exposed to fire.
However, it is unlikely that the roof trim system will significantly affect the overall fire performance on any roof on which it is installed. Where it is normal practice to carry the eaves box over, between dwellings, it is important that the box is firestopped at compartment walls with a proprietary fire stop material.
Measuring PVC Fascias
PVC Cladding stock UPVC Fascia Boards in widths ranging from 150mm (6") up to 250mm (10"), however larger sizes are available so please contact us if so required. All our UPVC Fascia Boards are available as standard in 5m lengths. Watch our video below detailing how to measure up your fascia boards.
Installing Replacement Fascia
All Replacement Fascia Boards should be fixed to the rafter ends using 2 x 65mm Polytop nails located in line with each other vertically - these fixings should be horizontally spaced no more than 600mm apart to ensure a secure installation. When installing any Woodgrain, Anthracite or Black boards these fixing centres should be reduced to a maximum distance of 400mm to allow for the additional expansion of coloured boards.
A wide range of instructional sheets and short videos like the ones above can found in our Fascia Installation section. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us with your enquiry.