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Cast Iron Effect Gutter

Don't be Fooled by Cheap Cast Iron Effect Guttering Alternatives

A number of smaller guttering suppliers have started to buy in plain gutter products and paint the Cast Iron Effect on themselves. Whilst the initial appearance may be the same, and indeed these suppliers may well use genuine images of Cast Iron Effect products on their websites, the end product is inferior. FloPlast's paint formulation and spraying and baking process has been perfected over a number of years through extensive accelerated weather and impact testing - this is why Gutter Supplies offer a 20 year guarantee on this range. Inferior paint finishes applied after the product has left the manufacturers' premises will definitely not stand the test of time and the manufacturer's guarantee will be invalidated.

Features of Cast Iron Effect Guttering

  • 20 Year 'Cast Iron' Colour Guarantee
  • Significant cost saving over traditional Cast Iron
  • Pre-fitted gutter seal retaining clip system for fast user friendly installation
  • Pre-lubricated seals
  • External fixing lugs on shoes and pipe sockets
  • Black fixing bolts available to complement traditional look
  • All the benefits of PVC, for quick and easy installation
 

Benefits of Cast Iron Effect Guttering

Plastic guttering manufacturers, aware of the business that was being lost to traditional manufacturers, have in recent years come up with a clever alternative. Cast Iron Effect Gutter and Soil Pipe systems incorporate the appearance of traditional cast systems into a modern PVC product, meaning that all the benefits of plastic are still inherent in the product. It looks like metal, it even feels a little like metal, but it is lightweight, easy to install and it won’t rust or need painting.

The method of fixing this system is exactly the same as normal guttering, so it can be undertaken by any builder, plumber or competent DIY-er.
 
Whilst the market for guttering supplies is undoubtedly a vast one, it had seen very little change since the early 1980’s, with proven technologies delivering  a wide range of good quality PVC and Metal gutter systems. Generally speaking, if you wanted a traditional appearance you chose Cast Iron Gutters and if you liked the modern benefits of plastic you chose a PVC system.
 
However in the last ten years, the introduction of Cast Iron Effect Gutters has turned this notion on its head. Manufactured using a closely guarded two-stage process, this type of guttering offers developers and householders all the well publicised benefits of maintenance free plastic, but with the timeless appearance of traditional painted iron.
 
Available in Half Round, Deep Flow and Ogee styles, with a choice of round and square downpipes, there is a design to suit all types of properties old and new. With a range of decorative hoppers and motifs to complement any of these systems you can turn what was once a functional piece of plumbing into an eye-catching feature. For your peace of mind each system is protected by a 20 year colour and performance guarantee. Discover more about the features and benefits of cast iron effect guttering here
 

Cast Iron Effect Guttering Installation Guide

Installation is the same for cast iron effect as for all other PVC Gutters. You will find whole host of information about gutter installation on our Guides and Tips Section here, including detailed Installation videos. For those perfectionists who want perfect harmony there is even a matching cast iron effect soil pipe system! 
 
Alternatively please visit our Cast Iron Effect Gutters Guides & Tips section for more product reviews and comparisons, videos and PDF instructions.
 

Cast Iron Effect Guttering combines a traditional appearance with all the benefits of modern manufacturing, including a 20 year colour guarantee. Read more about Cast Iron Effect Gutter

CAST IRON EFFECT GUTTERS AT A GLANCE

  • 20 Year 'Cast Iron' Colour Guarantee
  • Significant cost saving over traditional Cast Iron
  • Feature Shoes, Hoppers and Pipe Sockets
  • Black fixing bolts available to complement traditional look
  • All the benefits of PVC, for quick and easy installation
 

Beware of fakes! Some suppliers have started to paint the Cast Iron Effect themselves. FloPlast's paint formulation, spraying and baking process has been perfected through extensive accelerated weather and impact testing - hence we offer a 20 year guarantee on this range. Inferior paint finishes applied after the product has left the manufacturers' premises will definitely not stand the test of time and the manufacturer's guarantee will be invalidated. 

The appearance of traditional cast systems has been incorporated into a modern PVC product, meaning that all the benefits of plastic are still inherent in the product. It looks like metal, it even feels a little like metal, but it is lightweight, easy to install and it won’t rust or need painting.   

Styles available are Half RoundDeep Flow and Ogee with a choice of round and square downpipes.
 
Decorative hoppers and motifs to complement any of these systems you can turn what was once a functional piece of plumbing into an eye-catching feature. 
 
Installation is the same for cast iron effect as for all other PVC Gutters. You will find whole host of information about gutter installation on our Guides and Tips Section here, including detailed Installation videos. For those perfectionists who want perfect harmony there is even a matching cast iron effect soil pipe system! 
 

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