Leading metal rainwater manufacturer, Alumasc Rainwater, designed and supplied its Infinity galvanised steel rainwater system for a major re-vamp of a home in Oundle. The project started life as a standard house, with a basic render finish and failing white plastic guttering but it underwent a complete transformation including the installation of an Infinity galvanised steel rainwater system, helping to create a stunning home.
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 the glass canopy.
To complete the project, Contractor Steve Kilby of Outside inspiration Ltd looked for something unique to enhance the look of the property, while complementing the anthracite windows and cathedral board. His main materials supplier, Buildbase in Thrapston, recommended Alumasc’s lightweight and stylish Infinity steel rainwater products and put him in touch with Alumasc who visited the site and provided product samples for the homeowner to choose.
Steve Kilby explains: “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.”
Demand for the Infinity steel rainwater is growing rapidly in commercial and domestic markets as specifiers, contractors and property developers realise the many leading attributes of a metal system in design, style, colour and performance. Steel is lightweight, will not crack or corrode, requires little maintenance and resists thermal expansion.
Infinity galvanised steel rainwater system also benefits from ‘Robust’ – a unique and innovative polyester colour coating system that consists of three layers of protection for UV and scratch resistance, making it an extremely hard-wearing and durable system that won’t shrink, crack or fade in colour.
Infinity is available ex-stock in plain galvanised steel or in polyester pre-coated black and anthracite. Additional colours are available to order. For more information on how Alumasc’s innovative range of metal rainwater and bespoke designs can benefit your next project call 01536 383 810.