Roofline and rainwater solutions from Swish Building 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 local stockist Quay Plastics to contractor and installer, Newlife Windows.
This is the first time that the building product manufacturer will be supplying the North Yorkshire-based housing association with components from its sustainable rainwater range. Swish says Broadacres wished to align the rainwater system with a roofline supplier, and it says Swish products proved to be the best value, high quality option.
Ian Pollitt, quantity surveyor for Broadacres Housing Association, said:
“Historically these [roofline and rainwater] components have been on a 30-year replacement programme, however this may be reviewed going forward due to the increased life expectancy of new generation PVC-U products. We also pick up prospective replacement jobs following stock condition surveys carried out by our Technical Services team. In most instances, the new roofline and rainwater systems are replacing existing PVC products, but on this year’s replacement programme there are 13 properties with timber fascias.”
Forming part of an annual replacement programme, 191 properties were completed under phase one; a further 161 will be upgraded during phase two which began in October 2014 and will continue in 2015. Fascias and soffits are replaced on all elevations of the properties while rainwater goods are only replaced if required.
Mr. Pollitt added:
“It is a little too early to comment on the success of the programme but, so far so good; we have no cause for complaint. The systems appear to be performing well and this should become more evident as the weather changes over the coming months.”