Features of Cast Iron Guttering
Key features are as follows:
- The system is manufactured in the UK to BS460:1964
- Black Painted or Grey Transit Primer Finish available
- Minimum 40 year life expectancy when correctly installed
- Wide choice of profiles - Half Round, Beaded Half Round, Box Section and three different decorative Ogee designs
- Three standard sizes of downpipe are available to choose from: 65mm (2 1/2"), 75mm (3") and 100mm (4")
- Superb range of Ornamental Hoppers Available.
Benefits of Cast Iron Gutters
Cast Iron is an exceptionally strong and durable material - many original installations from the Victorian era are still in existence in the UK, particularly in an around London and the north of England. When correctly maintained, cast iron gutter will outlast all rival products that are made from other materials.
As cast iron is synonymous with tradition, it lends itself exceptionally well to period style properties from one-off houses to Victorian style terraces. It is also the first choice of guttering material for listed buildings, so much so that many planning officers will not accept any substitute materials. As iron is a natural material it is also totally recyclable - combine this fact with the tremendously long lifespan of this material and cast iron can rightly be viewed as a very green material.
Compatibility of Cast Iron Guttering
When connecting to other existing cast iron systems, the method of jointing on the old system needs to be checked, as some original castings had external joints and some were internal. If in any doubt, email us an image of the joint and include the sizes and we will advise you on the best way of making the joint.
Most PVC Gutter manufacturers include adaptors to half round cast iron as a standard part of their range. These adaptors usually feature a rubber seal which is compressed to make a watertight joint by tightening a PVC strap, usually with a nut and bolt assembly. Adaptors to cast iron Ogee are also available, these connect the metal to the PVC gutter via a nut and bolt through the actual gutter section and utilise silicon sealant to make the joint.
Installation of Cast Iron Gutters
All Gutter Supplies cast iron gutters and downpipes are supplied in 1830mm lengths, with pre-drilled holes that allow nut, bolt and silicon fixing. The half round gutter profile can also be fixed with a hydrostrip gutter sealing pack (products code GSP), which comprises 20 rubber strips and Zinc plated nuts and bolts.
Full Installation instructions that can be easily followed on site are available to download here
in PDF format.
Delivery of your Cast Iron Guttering Order
Our most popular Cast Iron items are available for standard next day delivery, but some of the less common ranges will be delivered in 72 hours. -where this is the case it will be highlighted on the product category page. If you require any technical advice or help with your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact Gutter Supplies