31 Jul 2017

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GUTTERING

Gutters collect water running off the roof and  channel them away from the building via a downpipe. Our guttering shapes come in a few options such as half round – a semicircle shape, square, ogee, deep – a deeper version of half round, miniflow – a small version perfect for smaller builds or greenhouses and finally cast iron effect. This guide will inform you on how guttering works and the purpose of each part.

Running Outlet
A running outlet creates a channel to connect the gutter to the downpipe

Gutter Union
A union can be used to connect separate lengths of gutter

Offset Bend
Offset bends are at an angle enabling guttering to travel from the fascia  and adjoin to the downpipe to ensure a flush fit to the wall They come in a 67.5  (112) degree angle

Stopend
A stop end caps off the gutter to prevent water escaping. There are internal or external options.

Gutter clip / support bracket
Clips adhere either the downpipe to the wall or secures in place gutter to the fascia, keeping it sturdy.

Shoe
The shoe directs water in to a gullt

Downpipe Connector
Connects two lengths of downpipe together

Downpipe branch
Connects two downpipes together and an angle

Gutter Angle
Supports gutter around an angle

For further information please visit our resources page, contact us or view our guttering products!

27 Feb 2017

The key factors of guttering are fairly basic – gutter forms a trough which is designed to funnel any water and dirt which comes down the roof, away from the building. It protects the building, foundations and exterior, keeping water from entering the space thus preventing damp.
PVCu guttering
One of the best and most widely used materials for gutter is PVCu (sometimes referred to as uPVC). It’s totally water resistant, strong and keeps its colour. It comes in a range of colours and profiles to suit any building. The type of guttering you need will vary on the building and appearance you wish to achieve, however the main variant in the way the gutter performs is the water capacity – otherwise it may just come down to a decision on aesthetics.

Types of gutter

PVCu Half round gutter & Square gutter
BR072AG pvcu square gutter
Half round refers to the profile of this gutter which is simply a semicircle or half a circle. They are most commonly used and can easily cope with lots of water, perfect for residential buildings.
Square guttering has the same characteristics but with a sharp, square shape.

PVCu Deep gutter & Ogee gutter
Deepstyle-170-Main pvcu ogee guttering

Deep gutter is similar to half round but it is more of half an oval, making it deeper and stronger enabling it to cope with large amounts of water. Due to the gutter extrusion on ogee and deep gutter, they round will suit residential or commercial buildings – they are tough enough to deal water from roofs with large surface areas. Ogee simply differs in visible shape to deep gutter, with a more rigid angled finish which may compliment a more modern building.

PVCu Miniflow gutter
Miniflow
Miniflow, as its name suggests, is a smaller version of guttering which would lend itself to small buildings such as sheds, buildings or greenhouses. With the area of the roofs being much smaller, there is no need to take up space on a small building with standard size gutter.

PVCu Cast iron gutter
Cast iron pvcu
Cast iron effect gutter offers a durable solution to traditional housing but without the downfalls of using cast iron. PVCu cast iron effect gutter is durable and flexible, yet still beautifully compliments any traditional build.

Now that you know the different types of guttering out there, we can help give you a better idea on the actual installation.

Manufacturers of these products have designed them to be simple and effective. We tend to break the products up in to two different sections. That is roofline: the gutter that goes under/across the line of the roof, and downpipe: the downpipe connects to the roofline gutter and provides a vertical funnel where the water can escape. It often connects to a drain, a gully, a water butt or on to the ground. Guttering is held on by a series of clips and brackets. Exits for the downpipe are made using unions. Water is kept in the gutter (so it doesn’t run out at the end) using internal or external stop ends.

To stop leaves or muck building up in the system – often protective measures will be taken such as using a gutter brush, gutter guards (a PVCu grid) or a drain cover.
hedgehog-gutter Gutter Guard Gutter lead cover drain protector

Need any more information? No worries – we are here to help. Check out our resources page to view all the product guides created by our key manufacturers. Alternatively, give our head office a call on 01603 484589 and take a look at guttering on our products page.

13 Jul 2016

When it comes to your guttering, PVCu Guttering is a very sensible choice. The advantages of PVCu are: strength, flexibility and resistance, and its price. It is very durable and can withstand years of extreme weather conditions. It’s easy to install and bending is not an issue with uPVC due to its flexibility.

Installation of PVCu guttering is easy, due that is manufactured as one seamless section. The plastic won’t chip or scratch your cladding and the gutter itself is very difficult to damage.

Heavy snow or rain shouldn’t affect your PVCu guttering, as it’s designed to withstand pressure due to the flexibility of the product. Also you won’t have to worry about rusting gutters.

Economically is also more affordable than metal guttering, and the finishing look is neat and clean. Plastic gutters are tough as they are meant to last for many years. The upkeep is minimal and you can reduce it even more by using a hedgehog brush.

No matter what the style of your home, we have the right style to fit the look of your home. From Ogee, rounded or squared guttering to colours like white, black and grey, there are many options to choose from. If you don’t want to lose the style that an Iron guttering can add to your property. We offer the Cast Iron, it is uPVC material with the Iron aesthetics.

Have a close look to our vast range of guttering products and brands that we have in stock and ready to deliver nationwide.