Non-Standard Products from Hargreaves Foundry and Rainclear Systems

RAINCLEAR SYSTEMS, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater will work with Hargreaves, a working foundry with its own pattern making shop and dedicated design team. The company will produce non-standard cast iron rainwater components to replicate existing perished components and replace like-for-like – but brand new to last another 100 years +.

Non-standard specifications

Heritage properties often contain atypical building shapes and designs. If your building has non-standard specifications, we can help source and supply guttering with non-standard angles or special configurations.

For example, here are 11 bespoke hoppers designed to replicating existing /replacing like for like hoppers, Rainclear worked with the customer and the Hargreaves team to produce.

The process included:

1.The wooden pattern:


  1. The molten iron being poured into the sand casts:


  1. The cast hoppers cooling in the workshop:

And finally, 4. the replacement hoppers in situ on the building:

Hargreaves is able to offer this service because it is a working foundry with its own pattern making shop and dedicated design team.

Rainclear Systems has the experience, passion and established relationship with them to help you with receive all your non-standard rainwater requirements.

The friendly, knowledgeable team at Rainclear Systems are always happy to offer technical advice and quotations.

Visit the Rainclear Systems’ website to browse and buy the Cast Iron ranges online now, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for there, have questions or need any help call 0800 644 44 26 or email


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