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Roofline & Rainwater Revamp for Residents

Swish Building Products

Swish Roofline and rainwater products have been specified by Broadacres Housing Association for installation on over 350 homes. Black half-round gutters and round downpipes are being supplied alongside white fascias and soffits through a local stockist. This is the first time that the low maintenance building product manufacturer will be supplying the North Yorkshire-based housing association with components from its sustainable rainwater range. Broadacres conducts value for money reviews on its technical specifications prior to tendering for all planned maintenance projects and found that Swish Building Products offered high quality and best value products.

Lowena Kelys - Anthracite Grey Rainwater

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

Brett Martin’s Rainwater System in the new Anthracite Grey colour option was installed on four luxury homes in a new development near called Lowena Kelys, near St Agnes in Cornwall. The high specification homes, offering views of the Cornish coastline, required guttering to combine high capacity performance with a colour that matched both the windows and doors and the Deepstyle 115mm Gutter System and 68mm Round Downpipe in a gloss finish from Brett Martin’s Anthracite Grey range was able to satisfy the brief.

Stylish Rainwater Systems Complement Unique Development

Yeoman Rainguard, trading name of Harrison Thompson & Co Ltd

Among the fairways of the former Humberston Golf Course, meticulously designed residences were constructed by Cyden Homes to take maximum advantage of the natural environment. It was important that the chosen rainwater system emulated the uniqueness of the buildings’ exteriors. Yeoman Rainguard’s SL Aluminium products were chosen, in a milled finish. SL Aluminium half round 125 x 75mm gutters and 75mm dia. down pipes were installed on the residences with Plain Cast Aluminium Hoppers added to some out buildings. Aluminium rainwater systems are easy and quick to fit saving on site installation times when fitting to multiple units.

Unique rainwater solution for Leicester’s Centre for Medicine


The £42 million Passivhaus and BREEAM Certificate of Excellence holding Centre for Medicine built for The University of Leicester comprises three towers of differing heights linked by glass-roofed atria. Whilst visually stunning, the building posed a significant rainwater drainage challenge, therefore complex calculations and bespoke components had to be made to cope with the cascading run-off. Marley Alutec worked very closely with the architects and roofing contractor, providing all flow calculations and matrices for the complicated cascading roof system.

Alumasc Rainwater specified for London’s iconic Duke Street apartments

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Alumasc Rainwater, the leading UK supplier of Aluminium, Cast Iron and Steel rainwater, was specified for the installation of new guttering systems at London’s iconic Duke Street apartments. Set in the heart of the West End, Duke Street is a high end area of commercialised buildings and expensive flats. Some of the listed properties on the street date back as early as the 18th century. Alumasc Rainwater’s range fitted perfectly in this setting. Painted Cast Iron and Heritage Cast Aluminium were specified by Latitude Architects.

Robust Rainwater System for Bridlington’s New RNLI Station

Yeoman Rainguard, trading name of Harrison Thompson & Co Ltd

The design of the RNLI Station at Bridlington needed to mix practicalities with aesthetics as it stands in a prime location on the Spa Promenade. Echoing Art Deco lines, building materials were chosen for both design impact and durability. With this in mind a stainless steel rainwater system from Yeoman Rainguard was chosen, 145 x 165mm box gutters and 80mm dia. downpipes were fitted complementing the sleek linear appearance of the lifeboat house. Stainless steel is a robust material which offers many years of maintenance free service, a corrosion resistant and a cost effective sustainable product.

Alumasc Rainwater gives award winning nursery gardens a new lease of life

Alumasc Water Management Solutions

David Austin Roses, award winning rose growers and home of the National Rose Collection, has recently installed Alumasc Rainwater steel gutters and downpipes at its nursery tea rooms in Shrewsbury. Following a recent extension they wanted to give the property a new lease of life as the existing plastic rainwater was becoming unsightly and tired. Rainwater specialists Roweaver Developments Ltd recommended the perfect solution for David Austin Roses with Alumasc’s contemporary steel range. The replacement steel guttering complements the timber cladding of the building and fits in with the overall look of its well-kept gardens.

Cast Iron Rainwater and Drain Outlet Cowl

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Before there was an open, 4" (100mm) diameter pipe that drained water from the back of this Devon farm house into the yard. Apart from an open pipe, which never looks good on a listed building, when it rained heavily there was water gushing out across the road causing havoc to any cars parked nearby. With the installation of the cast iron cowled conservation vent now the water is deflected downwards and the opening is no longer open to the elements and in eye line. With a choice of 100mm or 125mm spigots this cowled vent has many uses

Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater Chosen for Refurbishment of 19th Century Former Vicarage

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

The refurbishment of this 19th century former vicarage on the banks of the Thames required the specification of carefully chosen materials to respect the character of the award-winning property in Isleworth. To meet the rainwater requirements, Brett Martin’s High Capacity Cascade Rainwater System was specified with the addition of Cascade cast iron effect Hoppers for added visual effect.

ARP Provide Aluminium Roofline and Rainwater Solution for New School

Aluminium Roofline Products Ltd

Birkett House Community Special School has been designed and built to cater for the needs of up to 200 students aged between 5 and 19. The new school building design incorporated a large curved mono pitch roof, bespoke fascia and soffit with double tiered hoppers. The design further included a butterfly roof and a considerable quantity of wall copings, along with downpipes and more hoppers.

Cascade Strikes a Balance Between Old and New at Hampton Grange Development in Bromley

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

Specifying a rainwater system at a development of luxury homes and for the conversion of a Grade II listed school into apartments required careful consideration to meet the aesthetic needs of the developer whilst respecting the character of the former listed school. Brett Martin’s Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System met the challenge by offering a cost-effective, high capacity rainwater solution which had the look and feel of cast iron whilst providing the long-term benefits of plastic.

Linton on Wharfe Memorial Hall

Yeoman Rainguard, trading name of Harrison Thompson & Co Ltd

As part of the exterior face lift, a new rainwater system was required for Linton on Wharfe Memorial Hall. To handle the water flow from the hall’s roof, a deep flow XL Aluminium gutter was selected in a half round 130 x 100mm profile. 75mm dia rainwater downpipes were added to complete the efficient system. Finished in a black textured polyester coating not only ensures that the rainwater system looks the part, but being a tough and durable material will also ensure a maintenance free system which will last for many years to come.

Swish Building Products Seals the Deal with ALMO

Swish Building Products

Swish Building Products has been named roofline and rainwater supplier for a rolling refurbishment programme by ALMO, Your Homes Newcastle (YHN). Supplied and installed by Swish Approved Installer JDP Contracting Services, the Swish roofline and rainwater systems will be installed on around 500 homes per year. Swish’s Sustainable Rainwater products contain up to 84% recycled content, a combination of old windows and guttering systems. This can save up to 70% in CO2 output during the production process when compared to 100% virgin material. The recycled material is grey and is co-extruded with an outer skin of virgin material.

Cascade Helps Transform Post-War Home in Bournemouth

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

The choice of materials was key to achieving the architectural appearance of this extended property in Bournemouth as the perfect rainwater solution, perfectly complementing the historical ‘arts and crafts’ aesthetics of the post-war home. Cascade is so close in detail to genuine cast iron rainwater that it was difficult to tell the difference even from close range and this combined with its exceptional performance prompted the architects to specify Cascade for this project.

Dales Balcony Soffit Cladding used on Acton Gardens Regeneration

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products

Location: Acton, London Project Type: Housing Development Cost: £160m Product: Balcony Soffit Cladding, Meridian Copings, 101.6 Dia & 76.2 Dia Contemporary Rainwater Finish: Interpon YW255F Golden Beach (Balcony Soffits), RAL 7016 Matt (Meridian Copings & Rainwater Pipes) Client: Countryside Properties Plc Architects: A&Q Partnership (London) Limited Main Contractor: Countryside Properties Plc Sub Contractor: Roweaver Developments Ltd

The Lanesborough Hotel - London

Fixfast Ltd

All the rainwater outlets on the roof were in need of replacement, and Holborn Asphalt needed a simple, effective solution that would be compatible with the waterproofing membrane that they were installing.

Bingham Methodist Church

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products

Meridian Coping Curved to 2-Radii: Aluminium Fascia soffit: Monocoque Support : Hidden Gutter & Contempoary Diameter Rainwater Pipe. Location: Bingham, Nottinghamshire Project Type: Eccleasiastical Development Cost: £1.6m Product: Meridian Coping Curved to 2-Radii: Aluminium Fascia Soffit; Monocoque Support System: Hidden Gutter & Contemporay Diameter rainwater Pipe Finish: RAL 7043 Matt Client: Bingham Methodist Church Architect: Allan Joyce Architects Main Contractor

Hornsea School and Language College, Eastgate


As part of a major refurbishment project, Hornsea School and Language College had aluminium rainwater and eaves system installed. Built in the 1950’s, the College in Eastgate, Hornsea was in need of extensive external refurbishment in order to bring the school up to modern thermal efficiency standards, address building defects and improve its aesthetics. Initiated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council Infrastructure and Facilities and overseen by Hall Construction, the eight-month refurbishment project included the replacement of rainwater and eaves systems along its flat roofline that are guaranteed to last the entire 40 year estimated life span of the building.

Marley Alutec Provides Bespoke Solution for UK's Largest Roofing Project in Sheffield


Aluminium rainwater and eaves systems manufacturer Marley Alutec, has designed and supplied a bespoke fascia and soffit solution and rainwater system for a major refurbishment project for Sheffield City Council, which will go on to transform 26,000 homes over the next five years – it is largest roofing project in UK history. Following a stringent tendering process, Marley Alutec’s aluminium products were specified because they met with the council’s commitment to provide housing and services that go beyond the industry standard. Impressive durability, lifecycle costs, sustainability credentials and almost zero maintenance requirements of the products meant they were a perfect fit.

Townley Grammar School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

This was a complex new build project which presented significant detailing problems involving the design and installation, of cappings, soffits, and fascia boards, plus the external rainwater pipe system, all of which became a major element of the roofing work.

Royal Garden Hotel

Fixfast Ltd

Fixfast supplied a complete package here, not on the drains and guards but all the fasteners required for fixing the roofing system. For this project, Fixfast also helped by providing the necessary rainwater calculations required to complete the project, ensuring the efficient and reliable drainage expected of the FarBo range once installed

Delivering elegance through biophilic design

ACO Technologies plc

Tasked with designing a residential extension that blurred the distinction between inside and out, One-World Design embraced the challenge to deliver a multi-award-winning project in the heart of Wandsworth. Here, we take a look at how biophilic design and using rainwater as part of the solution resulted in a visually-striking home extension.

Lindab Guttering At Home

Lindab Ltd

The challenge was to make the homes as sustainable as possible, with an array of environmental specifications, whilst also working within increasingly tight budgets. Denovo say, “Mild steel rainwater goods were specified because they need no maintenance, are more durable, much stronger in resisting snow loading than plastic, have the lowest carbon footprint and are 100% recyclable.”

Sustainable services - Gloucester Gateway

ACO Technologies plc

The Gloucester Gateway M5 motorway services created a new sustainable standard in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The structures are built into the undulating hills softened with organic forms and green roofs. An ambitious landscaping solution required ACO to create a Sustainable Drainage System controlling rainwater run-off, while providing a high-quality habitat for wildlife to flourish.

Teddington School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

Teddington School is situated on the banks of the Thames in, southwest London and was developed under the governments BSF scheme. The project comprises a large central roof weathered with a single ply membrane applied over an engineered structural timber deck, surrounded by inverted roof areas with ballast or paving. At the front of the building we installed a series of large diameter feature rainwater downpipes.

Mission Critical Green Roof


Green roofs have many benefits at economic, ecological and societal levels. A Green roof provides a rainwater buffer, purifies the air, reduces the ambient temperature, regulates the indoor temperature, saves energy and encourages biodiversity in the region. Green roofs are part of climate-proof construction and at MOY we have the experience and expertise in delivering green roof solutions to mission critical facilities.

Elliptical Bullnose Aluminium Fascia and Soffit Panels for Housing in Southampton

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products

A stunning multi-storey development of one and two bedroom contemporary apartments at Empress Heights in Southampton for Crest Nicholson, designed by HNW Architects boasts bespoke aluminium bullnose fascia soffits, with integral gutter and monocoque support, as well as aluminium rainwater pipes, all designed and manufactured by Dales Fabrications - the UK's leading manufacturers of aluminium eaves products - and expertly fitted to a high quality standard by Dales' Preferred Fixers: Roweaver Developments Limited.

Bermondsey Square Hotel

Fixfast Ltd

The area of Bermondsey Spa in South London was a vast development project in 2017 and 2018, the Bermondsey Square Hotel being a focal point of the area. As well as assisting with various applications for the projects, Fixfast helped with site visits and rainwater calculations to ascertain the needed level of roof drainage. Having swiftly answered these requirements, Fixfast then supplied many of the well proven FarBo roof outlets together with leaf guards to ensure the longevity of the roof areas.

StormCrates Provide Storm Water Management at Poplar Grove Development Site

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage

To reduce the risk of flooding during times of excessive rainfall, the developer of 8 luxury homes on a site in Lower Pilsley, near Chesterfield, required a drainage solution that could be integrated within the site and found the solution in StormCrate, an engineered Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS). A total of 110 StormCrate modular units were used to create a 29m? underground storage tank capable of holding 29,000 litres of rainwater and this was wrapped in an impermeable geomembrane to create a sealed underground tank.

Low roofline installation from FAKRO proves the perfect window option

Fakro GB Ltd

Dualchas Architects’ design of Taigh Learaige in Stanley, Perthshire shows the benefit of being able to install FAKRO roof windows at varying depths. The visual aesthetic is greatly enhanced by their low profile in a structure which takes the timber from the roof into the walls with no visible rainwater goods. Eight non-vented, triple-glazed FTV U5 centre pivot windows were used with thermal combination flashings and XDP fitted underfelt collars around each window.

Marley Alutec supplies ground-breaking project


Leading aluminium rainwater and eaves system manufacturer, Marley Alutec has supplied its products to Magnolia House, a new purpose-built £1million support centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The palliative care centre is a first of its kind development; the non-clinical, single storey building is located in a central part of the hospital’s site. It’s been designed to provide a safe-haven for parents and families at their time of need, as well as providing a neutral space to facilitate difficult conversations.

10 Brock Street


As the centrepiece to British Land’s regeneration of Regents Place, 10 Brock Street is a distinctive 16 storey, 320,000 sq ft landmark office development in the heart of London. Completed in 2013, the building achieved the coveted BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks to a number of features, including rainwater harvesting system and combined heat and power systems. British Land’s property management company, Broadgate Estates, approached INTRAsystems to remove and replace the three entrance mats at the front and rear entranceways. Find out more

System10 Helps Achieve First "Outstanding" BREEAM Rating on Bradford Student Accommodation Project

VEKA Group

System10 PVC-U Windows have helped The Green become the first student accommodation building in the UK to achieve "outstanding" status. The Green is the most sustainable development of its kind in the world, making the most of natural resources like solar power and rainwater and costing very little to heat and light. System10 PVC-U windows were selected for their superior thermal efficiency. The stunning project incorporates over grey foiled System10 PVC-U windows throughout.

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