A superb new home has benefited from using Guttercrest’s aluminium rainwater goods to ensure a luxury modern look that’s eco-friendly.
The Cardiff property named Cefn Coed (translated as ‘back of the woods’) is a contemporary design, comprising a series of mono pitched roofs and striking timber clad features.
The property features aluminium fascia, soffit, gutter, downpipe and capping all finished in a polyester powder coating in anthracite grey, RAL 7016.
Guttercrest’s aluminium fascia is made on a project by project basis and was designed by the architect Caroline Merrifield and swiftly manufactured at Guttercrest’s 65,000 sq ft Shropshire facility. It forms a key piece of the modern architectural look of the property, as well as providing a practical job of completing the waterproofing to the roof coverings.
Around 170 metres of the eaves and verge fascia was fitted to the building’s roofline, manufactured in three-metre lengths and delivered directly to site.
The fascia is complemented by 100 square metres of the highly adaptable aluminium soffit interlocking cassette panels, which are secret-fixed to achieve a smooth look.
The secret fix planks can be run perpendicular or parallel to the building, in this case as a sloping soffit. Produced in both standard or bespoke widths and lengths, they give a clean aesthetic appearance. Venting can be incorporated when required.
Box Gutter and Downpipe
Guttercrest’s Aluminium Box Gutter and Square Downpipe has complemented the look of the property. Measuring 125 x 100mm, the rectangular profile-shaped gutter has been concealed behind the Fascia.
The parapet walls are covered using aluminium capping, a cost effective method of weatherproofing and providing a superb aesthetic appearance.
With a long lifespan, aluminium is strong, resilient and recyclable, making it an eco-friendly option.
All of Guttercrest’s standard aluminium gutters comply with British Standard BS9101:2017 – steel and aluminium rainwater systems.
Aluminium rainwater systems can be polyester powder coated in a wide range of colours and finishes including the full range of RAL or BS colours, heritage textured finish, metallic finish and anodised effect. Guttercrest manufacture all of their products from their 65,000 sq ft Shropshire factories.