Sometimes you need to replace a radius gutter (guttering that follows the shape of a circular roofline) on a conservation or renovation project and it needs to be ‘like for like’. The original pattern for ‘sand casting’ of that specific Cast Iron radius gutter may be long gone, but we can use the pieces you still have to create new ‘patterns’ and cast new matching radius gutters for you. This is known as a ‘True Cast’ Radius Gutter.
CAST IRON GUTTERS are available in four traditional profiles and primed for onsite painting in almost any colour or factory pre-painted in seven traditional colours. These gutters should last over 100 years with proper maintenance, which includes repainting every 5 years.
Alternatively, you may be allowed to replace the original Cast Iron radius gutters with Cast Aluminium. (Aluminium is less expensive, lighter to install and does not need to be painted regularly to last 25-40 years depending on the installation’s environment). In this case, we can arrange for a new pattern to be made from the pieces that need to be replaced and/or from measurements and calculations from plans of the current roofline. We can then cast new replacement aluminium radius gutters for you.
Cast Aluminium Gutters are available in 3 profiles and in 26 standard RAL colours.
Sometimes it’s only a bespoke angle that is needed, where the corner on a building is not the standard 90 or 135 degrees.
“This sort of request is right up our street.” said Danny Norris – Rainclear Sales & Customer Service Executive.
Even if your project is a new build one, we can use either of the above processes or, if the project calls for a more contemporary style of gutter, we can ‘cut and mitre’ (welding together segments of machine-mitred gutter to achieve a given radius) lengths of extruded or pressed aluminium gutter to create the curve necessary for your roofline.
Modern Aluminium gutters are available in 4 profiles, including ‘Box’, and 26 standard RAL colours. They also last 25-40 years depending on the location and environment of the building and require minimal maintenance.
The result of Cut & Mitre may not be quite as smooth as the True Cast method, but it is obviously a less expensive solution and, as you can see from a recent case study, (illustrated in the picture above) it is just as effective.
“Modern-day technology improvements mean this can pretty much create the effect of a true radius. With machine cuts and accurate spot welding, once powder coated, the joins are hardly visible.” said Danny adds.
Radius gutters and bespoke angles can be made to order in any profile: half round, box, ogee or moulded, along with fittings, to accommodate any situation. So, if your next project requires a bespoke solution or a radius gutter, get in touch.
The friendly, knowledgeable team at Rainclear Systems are happy to offer technical advice and quotations.