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How Much Does It Cost to Replace Gutters?

$40 - $60 per hour

    How Much Does It Cost to Replace Gutters?

    The price of replacing gutters varies, and you may be charged by the hour or by the metre. Most companies will charge between $40 to $60 per hour, but some businesses who charge by the metre will generally charge between $25 to $35. If you choose the most expensive materials, you may be charged up to $150 per lineal metre, but this is not the norm.

    City Average Cost per hour
    Sydney $60
    Melbourne $55
    Brisbane $55
    Perth $50
    Adelaide $55

    Factors Impacting the Cost of Gutter Replacement

    Type of Gutter

    You have several options for gutters in Australia. Fascia gutters are one of the most common. Hidden gutters are another type, but they aren’t as common, and they are prone to allowing water to pool. Boxed gutters have recently become a popular style, and they are attached near the roof’s edge. 

    Gutter Material

    Vinyl, aluminium, zincalume, and galvanized steel are among the most popular options. Aluminium is popular because it is both durable and relatively inexpensive. Vinyl is also popular because it is both easy to install and affordable. 


    Some companies charge a per-metre price. The longer the gutter is, the higher your final price will be. The length of the gutter can also impact your rate when you pay by the hour. Longer gutters will take more time to replace and to install. 

    Complexity of Project

    The price of new gutters varies by the type of project. For instance, a new installation price might also include the cost of other materials, too, such as fasteners to attach the gutters. If you have a tall roof that requires the use of scaffolding or other specialized equipment, you may have to pay extra. Additionally, it’s essential to ensure proper gutter fall per metre, which can be calculated using a 1:500 fall calculator. This will help maintain efficient water flow away from your home and prevent potential damage caused by stagnant water or overflowing gutters.


    One of the least expensive areas of the country to get a guttering job is Western Australia. On that side of the country, the average cost of gutter replacement is about $50 per hour. A guttering job in Victoria or Queensland will cost approximately $50-$55 per hour. One of the most expensive areas is New South Wales, where you would pay about $60 per hour for your gutter replacement cost.

    Price Estimates for Different Types of Guttering Replacements


    Box gutters are popular for those who don’t want gutters that are too prominent-looking. If outside walls hide the box gutters, then you may not be able to see them at all when looking at the home. Prices vary, but a box gutter replacement cost is about $30 per metre. 


    On a mid-size home, you could expect to pay between $2,500 and $5,000 for a simple fascia installation. However, keep in mind that you may have to pay extra if you need to replace all downpipes and covers. Replacing gutters will also require you to pay for removing guttering, as well as the removal and disposal of your old gutters. You should expect to pay $6,000 to $8,000 for a complex project on a large home.


    A square gutter is ideal for areas with heavy rainfall because it is designed to catch rainwater. Homeowners choose this variety for its heavy-duty performance. 


    Half-round is a style of guttering that has a curved base. It can generally withstand heavy rainfall, especially if you choose an oversized type. In general, the average price to replace gutters is about $20 per lineal metre for round gutters. 


    Quad guttering is ideal for those in dense rainfall areas. You should expect to pay $20 to $30 per lineal metre for this type.

    Price Estimates for Different Gutter Materials Replacements


    PVC guttering is also called vinyl guttering. People often choose this option because vinyl will not rust (though it can break). Vinyl is easy to install and is one of the least expensive options. In general, you should expect to pay $25 to $35 per metre. 


    Zincalume is a mix of zinc reinforced with aluminium. It is an affordable material used for guttering. Expect to pay $30 to $50 per metre. However, colour coated zincalume may cost you several dollars more per metre. 


    Aluminium gutters will generally cost between $10 and $20 per metre. This pricing is for the gutters only. If you need gutter clips, anchors, rivets and downpipes, expect to pay up to several hundred dollars more.

    Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel is considered an ideal material for guttering because it is both attractive and durable. However, stainless steel is costly. Expect to pay between $75 and $180 per metre.

    How Much Does It Cost to Replace Guttering and Fascias?

    What Is the Difference Between a Gutter and a Fascia?

    A gutter is designed to direct rain and other precipitation away from the roof of a house. It is vital to keep gutters unclogged and in proper working order to avoid damage to a house’s foundation and roof. The fascia is a part of the house’s roof that is visible from outside. The fascia attaches the gutter to the roof.

    Cost to Replace Gutters and Fascia

    In most cases, you will replace your fascia at the same time that you replace your gutters. The cost of new gutters and fascia varies, but you should expect to pay several thousand dollars. However, the average cost to replace fascias and guttering varies depending on the size of your home and number of pieces replaced.

    How Much Does It Cost to Replace Gutters and Downpipes?

    What Is the Difference Between a Gutter and a Downpipe?

    A gutter collects the water when it rains, and a downpipe acts as a channel to carry the water down to a drain. 

    Cost of Replacing Gutters and Downpipes

    In general, an average gutter replacement cost is between $1,500 and $6,000. However, if you need to replace your downpipes, you will pay up to several hundred dollars more for the cost of new gutters and downpipes.

    How to Hire a Gutter Installer

    How to Create an Accurate Estimate

    • Measure your gutters to determine how many feet or metres you need.
    • Ask a contractor if you will need to replace any other fixtures.
    • Ask for a quote on the price of disposing of existing materials.

    Licencing and Qualifications

    The three most common guttering licenses are:

    • Metal Fascias and Gutters
    • Guttering
    • Roofing

    New South Wales

    • Contractor License
    • Qualified Supervisor Certificate, or
    • Tradesperson Certificate


    • Must have a general plumbing license
    • Must carry a registration card
    • Must have a specialised license for specific draining jobs


    • License restricted to metal fascia and gutter installation, or 
    • License restricted to drainage and plumbing
    • If a gutter installer is also installing roofing, he or she must have a roof and wall cladding license or a roof tiling license

    South Australia

    • Must have building contractor license and building practitioner license
    • May hold other scopes of work certifications, such as roof plumbing, rainwater tank installation or stormwater drainage

    Western Australia

    • Practitioner’s license for carrying out or supervising building work
    • Contractor’s license to enter contracts and appoint subcontractors
    • Some gutter installers have a License to Perform High-Risk Work


    • License to Perform High-Risk Work
    • Certificate III in Roof Plumbing 
    • May require a plumbing or drainage license in some instances

    Australian Capital Territory

    • Class D license
    • Certificate III in Roof Plumbing 
    • Should have a white card to complete certain types of work

    Northern Territory

    Neither a guttering license or a roof plumbing license are required in the Northern Territory. However, in some parts of the state, a gutter installer may need a Home Improvement License for jobs that cost more than $3,000.

    How to Save Money Hiring a Gutter Installer

    The best way to save money is to help ensure the job is done right the first time. Hiring an unqualified person will raise your risk of receiving subpar work. 

    One way to save money on the cost to replace a gutter is to get written quotes from several different specialists and companies. Before hiring anyone, ask for details about previous work completed. Ask questions about any parts of your contract that you do not understand. Ask if the installer or the company is insured for the work they do.


    How Much Does It Cost to Re-gutter a House?

    Your gutter replacement price will depend on several factors. If you have a one storey small house, you could probably have it re-guttered for $1,750 to $3,000. However, if you have a larger 2-storey home with limited access to your roof, you may pay from $2,500 to $8,000. Of course, these costs all vary by the type of materials used. For instance, copper is a much more expensive material than vinyl.



    * The cost data is based on Oneflare and third-party sources

    Real Oneflare Customer Quotes

    Maris's Gutter Replacement Job

    Location PinAdelaide, SA
    Type of job

    Gutter replacement

    Size of replacement

    23 foot

    Other details

    Installation of pot & downpipe

    $300inc. gst

    Quoted by Abovely Roofing

    Jack's Gutter Replacement Job

    Location PinPerth, WA
    What is being replaced

    Gutters and some sections of fascia

    Length of gutters & fascia

    75.3 m & 30.8 m

    Type of gutter required

    Bluescope steel/colorbond

    $2500inc. gst

    Quoted by Aj's Roof Maintenance

    Gary's Gutter Replacement Job

    Location PinMelbourne, VIC
    Length of gutter to be replaced


    Type of gutter to be replaced with

    Colorbond Jasper

    Other notes

    Downpipes to be replaced as well

    $550inc. gst

    Quoted by City2Coast Roofing

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