Scottish winters dictate upgrade to Legacy Cast Aluminium Guttering on refurbishment

The property in the Glenshee area of Perthshire
The property in the Glenshee area of Perthshire

Eskgrove homes were employed to extensively refurbish a property in the Glenshee area of Perthshire. The property, once completed, will comprise of 10 bedrooms, kitchen, reception, playroom, dining room, hall and living room and some parts of the property reportedly date back to 1583.

The existing cast iron guttering system needed replacing, but due to the increased capacity required to disperse melted snow from the property rather than just rainwater, simply replacing the system wasn’t an option. A higher capacity rainwater system was required.

Eskgrove Homes liaised with its local builder’s merchant Jewsons to see what the best options on the market were. As both are existing customers of ARP they soon contacted their local area sales manager for Scotland – Archie Pringle for support.

Archie said he worked closely with Eskgrove and Jewsons to understand the needs of the client and ensure that the right product was specified. Archie was also able to provide free samples of the material and the special colour of RAL 7001 Matt Silver that the client required, before the order for the material was placed.

Archie specified Legacy Cast Aluminium Deep Flow Guttering, as it is made from Cast Aluminium and is specifically designed to replicate cast iron. However, in this instance, allowance was made for a higher flow capacity for the rain and melted snow. The gutters were teamed with Colonnade Cast Collared Rainwater Downpipes, which is said to mimics the look of cast iron to provide the heritage style required to suit the property.

ARP’s Legacy Cast Aluminium Gutters and Colonnade downpipes are said to be an ideal replacement for cast iron due to being lightweight, easy to install and can be coated in over 200 standard Polyester Powder Coated RAL/BS colours. Aluminium is a naturally occurring and a highly recyclable material. It is reportedly non-toxic and non-corrosive, and requires very little maintenance over its long lifespan.

Colin Cumberland, director or Eskgrove Homes, said: “The advice and service provided by ARP gave us confidence that our choice of rainwater system would be able to handle the challenging weather conditions and also suit the heritage style of the property.”