Case Study: Porthaven Care Homes
A care home group has installed Guttercrest’s guttering, downpipes, fascia and soffits on two new care homes built in the south of the country.
The £8.5 million developments by Porthaven will accommodate 134 residents over two sites – Lincroft Meadow in Kidlington Oxfordshire and Bourne Wood Manor in Farnham, Surrey.
Lincroft Meadow, Kidlington
Located in England’s largest village, this two storey 70-bedroom care home is less than five miles away from the heart of Oxford and provides 24 hour residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for the elderly.
Designed by architects Condy Lofthouse, the building provides 3,596m2 of space for residents and staff on a 7,100m2 site.
Supplied by Guttercrest and installed by OHS, aluminium moulded ogee guttering MOG3 150 x 100 and RW2 (76 dia.) rainwater downpipes combine to create an effective and stylish rainwater disposal system. They are finished in a white RAL 9010 PPC coating. The design of the moulded ogee gutters is inspired by nineteenth century cast iron gutters, extruded in 3mm aluminium they are very strong, lightweight, easy to install and maintain.
Guttercrest also supplied a series of arrowhead soffits to integrate with the design of the building. Made up of a series of interlocking cassette panels with a secret fix, they can be run perpendicular or parallel to the building and are produced in standard and bespoke sizes.
Bourne Wood Manor, Farnham, Surrey
Newly opened Bourne Wood Manor is located in the market town of Farnham, close to the Surrey/Hampshire border. Providing 24-hour residential, nursing and dementia care to elderly residents with the same facilities as those in Lincroft Meadow.
Also designed by CLA and with a site area of 4,530 sq m, the two-storey care home offers 64 individual homes for its residents.
The development was fitted with Guttercrest’s black (RAL 9001) aluminium moulded ogee guttering MOG3 150 x 100 and matching black round rainwater downpipe RW2 – 76 dia. The guttering provides a stylish addition to the care home, contrasting against the red brick and roof tiles and cream rendering.
Moulded ogee guttering is available in a wide variety of profile sizes and lengths. They are all pre-drilled ready for back-fixing with integral and jointing straps and can be finished in a wide range of colours and finishes. Robust guttering and top quality finishes offer a long-term, low maintenance solution perfect for care homes.
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