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Banbh wrote: »
Thanks for the response.
As I understand it the 18mm PVC fascia is the standard in the UK. It is secured at rafter ends, which are 40mm apart and cannot/doesn't twist. Gutter brackets would also be fixed to rafter ends, through the fascia.
The problem with timber is that it rots. Mine are just under 30 years old and have to be replaced - and I'm hoping the rot hasn't extended to the rafter ends. I don't ever want to do the job again even in 30 years, when I'll be in my eighties.
I hadn't heard of Tricoya so I searched for it. It's a form of MDF composite board which is claimed not to absorb water. I can't see the advantage over PVC and I don't know how available it is in any case.
Thanks again. I'll get it done eventually.
Reporting back as promised. I gave up and used wood. Ah well, it was a dream.