Average Cost/Price to Fit/Replace Gable/Barge Boards
Remove the existing ones, replace and “point up”.
This will need scaffolding and will take two blokes a day plus a bit of muck. They will prime them as well.
Materials £150 (assuming standard pine timber)
To undercoat and topcoat the boards as well
To clad existing barge boards with PVCu. will take half a day.
Labour ……….£125, scaffolding…….£350, materials………£90,
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing Gable/Barge Boards
Now let’s get this right, by gable/barge boards we mean the triangular pieces of timber bit at the top right? Good!
The ridiculous thing is, there’s no reason to have “barge” boards at all. It’s just as quick to finish the top of a gable off with pointing or render. What’s the point of sticking exposed softwood boards on the most vulnerable point of the house? If yours are rotten (and they will be) either get rid altogether or replace them with equally unnecessary PVCu.