A mock Tudor property has been fitted with Guttercrest’s aluminium rainwater products as part of a scheme of renovation done entirely by the property owner.
A suite of products in the colour RAL 7010, tarpaulin grey were fitted. “The colour is very close to the Farrow & Ball colour ‘Railings’ which was used on the woodwork,” said homeowner and DIYer Shaun Mirams.
“The house is a monument to DIY,” continued Mirams, “I did the whole house myself with some help from the kids, and it’s also been an excuse to buy loads of cool tools!”
The products used by Sean include aluminium fascia, soffit, Moulded Ogee guttering and Traditional Round Downpipe.
Fascia has been fitted behind the gutter to the building’s eaves to provide a decorative waterproofing. The Moulded Ogee gutters, sometimes referred to as ‘Type 46’ are inspired by nineteenth century cast iron gutters, providing the traditional look, but giving all of the benefits of aluminium, including being lightweight, environmentally friendly and easy to install and maintain.
Continuing with the heritage theme, 75mm traditional round downpipe has been installed alongside the gutters. Complete with authentic styled collars inspired by the designs of the nineteenth century drainpipes, these look fabulous on listed and period properties or new builds giving a true cast effect downpipe.
The property has been finished with Guttercrest’s aluminium fascia and soffit which has been fitted around the eaves of the building.
“I’m very pleased with the outcome, it complements the building beautifully and brings in tradition as architectural detail rather than pure function. It was undeniably the right choice over the cheaper alternatives. It was easy enough to fit on my own too and I got the whole house done over two weekends. The only problem was I over-estimated as I’ve never done this before – I have a pile of bits and pipes left over, so I’m going to give the treehouse some guttering!”