Alumasc’s Infinity steel rainwater has been utilised in a major re-vamp of a home in Oundle, with the products supplied by Buildbase in Thrapston.
The project had been undergoing refurbishment which included the installation of an Infinity galvanised steel rainwater system.
Demand for steel rainwater is reported as becoming increasingly popular in commercial and domestic markets as specifiers, contractors and property developers realise the attributes of a metal system. Steel is lightweight, will not crack or corrode, requires little maintenance and resists thermal expansion.
The £1.5M refurbishment project, which took a year to complete, involved a complete redesign of the roof which saw the original hipped roof transformed into a series of gable ends with six dormer windows. The challenge for the dormer windows was to reconstruct them so that the gutters and downpipes could be installed in between each one and come down onto a glass canopy.
To complete the project, Contractor Steve Kilby of Outside Inspiration, chose to use Alumasc’s Infinity steel rainwater products, after visiting Alumasc’s site and receiving product samples for the homeowner to choose from.
Steve explained: “The steel gutters and downpipes provide the perfect finish to the project. There were a few challenges – one being the guttering from the six new dormers, which drain on to the glass roof – but with help from Alumasc we came up with a great looking and cost-effective solution. Alumasc’s steel rainwater products were simple to use and easy to install, along with a 15-year product warranty giving piece of mind. The end result is a contemporary and seamless look. The steel blends in well but also contributes to the main features of the house – and it looks amazing. The service and support from Alumasc was excellent too – I can’t fault them.”