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Anatomy of a Box-end

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What are Box-ends and are they important on the modern house. What is their purpose and does it really matter what they look like?

All will be revealed in what could be one of the most boring subjects known to mankind!

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The purpose of a box-end is to neatly span the gap and join the very end of a Fascia, Soffit and Guttering run with the bottom of most Bargeboards or gable ends. Bargeboards and gable ends for the purposes of this article are the same thing. Where the gable end is just cemented with a line of mortar between the roof tile and strips of cement board with no wooden or PVC-u board at all, is called a dry verge. Where this exists, there is usually still a smaller box-end and this gives the corners of the roofline a neat finish.

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So with their purpose revealed, does it really matter what they look like?  

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In a survey if you asked 100 other Roofline companies this question, you may well get a different answer to ours below because if they say anything other than these are by far and by far far again the most important parts of a Roofline installation, they just cannot be as conscious as ESSEX FASCIAS is at delivering all the fine and even finer detail when working on your home.

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Oh yes, and our box-ends never fall off!
How can you tell?

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Would you like these
             on your home?                      

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Started off with good intentions but nothing’s really right about these pair, especially when the corners are attached and are too long – just one more cut and the bottom might have been level.

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Getting better but the box-end trims are nailed in position and are crooked.

Leaves a lot to be desired. 

One of the nicest couples in Langenhoe watched as we changed the Roofline on – it seemed at the time – all their neighbours homes over twenty years, because they had theirs changed to the standard in this picture!

However it all ends happlily as we added them to our portfolio and they became one of our 5 star reviewers

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Taking shape nicely.

Except that box-ends should be cut out of one piece of board, not three pieces joined together!

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My absolute favourite box-end board picture of all time which I found online from one of our competitors website, showing how it should be done? Except err… that’s not right either is it – forgot to bring the spirit level that day?


Why people hire us!

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Box-ends cut perfectly horizontal.

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Box-ends corners perfectly vertical.


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All fixings behind the trims.

No mastic