Freefoam Building Products has announced the launch of a new range of rainwater products in the contemporary colour, Anthracite Grey.
The company says that a 45% increase in sales of Anthracite Grey fascia and soffit in 2015 and a growing overall market trend towards grey window frames, doors, fascia and soffit made adding an Anthracite Grey Deep gutter range the next logical step.
Freefoam has created a product that it says allows customers to create a truly co-ordinated roofline with the new rainwater range offering an exact match (Ral No.7016) to the existing fascia and soffit products.
With a 77mm depth and a 116mm width, the Deep gutter has been designed to manage the increasing levels of rainfall that are being experienced throughout the UK.
Available with the full range of matching fittings including Union Bracket, Running Outlet and Hopper, and manufactured using co-extruded PVC-U, Freefoam says its Freeflow range offers a long lasting, leak-free, no fade, low maintenance solution, all with a ten-year guarantee.
Like the existing Freeflow rainwater system, the company manufactures the new Anthracite Grey products using the co-extrusion method to create a white interior and darker exterior colours.
This method was established to provide a solution to the problems associated with rapid heat absorption and expansion of dark coloured gutters, which can cause leaks and noise when they cool down. A white interior reduces heat absorption and subsequent expansion along the width and length, decreasing the probability of leaks.
The new Anthracite Grey rainwater range is manufactured using Freefoam’s patented Colormax technology: a master-batching process with a blend of natural PVC and pigments that are simultaneously co-extruded to produce built in colourfastness, colour variety and colour matching – all with a ten-year guarantee.
Colin St John, UK general manager for Freefoam, commented: “The launch of a new colour in our rainwater range offers architects, specifiers, builders and developers the opportunity to create a perfectly coordinated roofline. We have established ourselves as leaders in the manufacture of colour PVC building products, and adding an Anthracite Grey rainwater system to match our fascia and soffit products allows customers to meet the growing marketplace demands for colour.”