Cost of replacing damaged gutters

I live in a small 19th century terraced house and most of the roof gutters at the front and rear have been damaged by the recent snow. (We had a lot!)
I had a chap from a local small roofing firm come and estimate for replacing the guttering (a total of around 12 metres) and about half of the fascia board. His estimate was 790 including VAT. Is this a reasonable amount?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Mike Lane submitted this idea :

I would suggest that is quite a reasonable figure, providing the job is done properly. Make sure the old facia is taken off rather than clad over and I would suggest getting ALL of it done in one go. Make sure the proper rustproof fixings and screws are used too, or it will be back down again in a few years.
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Harry Bloomfield wrote on Dec 16, 2010:

OK, thanks.
I'll try to keep an eye on the materials used but since it's a local firm and that's all they do, I think it's unlikely he would try to bodge the job
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I don't think so.
Guttering, fixing to existing downpipes material costs, 100 to 150
Say 4 meters fascia 20-25 Call it all 200
I'd expect it to be a days work, go figure. I prefer to pay a tradesman for his labour without paying for his boss's office.
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Health and safety bumps up costs tremendously these days. No doubt they will have to use scaffolding front and rear which in itself a costly measure.
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That is an excuse to give a large quote. Scaffold is not required for the vast majority of common housing gutter renewal.
I had a scaffold tower. Cost me 260 total - hardly a costly piece of equipment for a business. Perfect for house guttering - easy to put up and move, can be sited pretty much anywhere. I got rid of it, as all the work I did was just as easy from a ladder. Ladders are not 'banned' now. If it is safe to use one, you can.
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For plastic guttering renewal, it is far easier to use a ladder, as it will only be in one place for half an hour.
To the OP, I'd say a maximum of 500, even then, that sounds a little over-priced. I charge 150 per wall for new guttering, inc. downpipes - 3 sided semi would be 450. Add another 75 per wall for new fascias.
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Peter wrote on Dec 16, 2010:

Humph yes, that's rather what I was thinking. It certainly won't take more than a day, probably less. No scaffolding would be needed - just ladders (it's a small house).
If I generously reckon 250 for the materials, then perhaps 500 might be a more reasonable amount for the job?
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On 16 Dec,

I would agree with Peter, but perhaps a half day for a small terrace with easy access. About 400-450 in total. More in London.
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snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

Not a job I would take on, but I reckon its more than a single days work. Assuming 200 for materials I'd want 320 for 2 days, so 570 - but it depends on whether a tower is needed..
I don't think the estimate is that far out if thats the case.
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The Medway Handyman wrote on Dec 17, 2010:

Thanks everyone.
A neighbour yesterday had some similar damage repaired yesterday and it was easily finished in half a day, with just ladders used to up to the damage.
So it seems my estimate was getting on for twice what I would call "reasonable". So I'll definitely get another opinion. Now I come to think of it the fellow who looked at it seemed rather more interested in my insurance status than actually examining the damage. The trouble is that it's a seller's market at the moment with every tradesman in the area suddenly becoming a "roofing specialist"
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snipped-for-privacy@ntlworld.co.uk says...

Have you asked the neighbour how much they paid?
And contact details if it's a good one?
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