The Self Build Self Help Site roof design

Soffits, fascia and barge boards

The first consideration for these is often whether to have uPVC or wood. uPVC is low maintenance and only slightly more troublesome to put in. Other factors are the depth of the fascia and width of the soffit, and these are often dictated by the pitch of the roof - in that the soffit must not encroach below the top of the window - see diagram where the lintels are shown.

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Colour of fascia and soffit is a consideration worth some time. Consider the colour of the external walls, windows and gutters/downpipes. There is a large combination of how these can be put together and the following photos are just a few.



Photo of soffit

Photo of soffit

Photo of soffit


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Photo of soffit








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