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How To Replace Guttering


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If you’re ready to remove your old guttering, read on. However, we’ve outlined what to do to prepare for guttering removal in a previous post for you to read through before tackling the practical side of the job.  


How to remove old guttering 

Before starting, it’s important to point out that because every property is different, there might be obstacles you run into that we haven’t covered. For this reason, it’s good to plan ahead and give the guttering a thorough inspection before starting any work. No one wants surprises when doing home maintenance

  • Step 1 – Holding Old Guttering in Place
  • Step 2 – Cutting Bolts
  • Step 3 – Removing Gutter Pipes
  • Step 4 – Downpipe Removal

How to install new guttering 

To prepare for guttering and downpipe replacement, you almost have to start from scratch, as though fitting the section of guttering ‘as new’. We’re going to go through the steps of complete guttering replacement, but again, do seek professional advice if necessary. Always follow manufacturer’s advice, especially when using suggested tools and hardware.

  • Step 1 – Fitting the Stopend Outlet
  • Step 2 – Preparing for Fascia Brackets
  • Step 3 – Aligning the Brackets
  • Step 4 – Fitting the Guttering
  • Step 5 – Fitting the Remaining Gutter Sections

Installing the gutter downpipe 

Now that the roof guttering is in place, it’s time to fit the downpipe, which needs to lead to drainage. 

  • Step 1 – Downpipe Placement
  • Step 2 – Fitting Downpipe Clips
  • Step 3 – Fitting Downpipe Sections

If you’ve found this guide useful, you’ll find more advice and information on working on home and garden projects at Trade Corner. 


Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.

Always refer to the manufacturer's guidance and installation instructions.