Glenshee, Perthshire

ARP’s Legacy deep flow cast aluminium gutters and Colonnade aluminium downpipes replaced a tired cast iron rainwater system at this historic property in Scotland.

Eskgrove Homes were employed to extensively refurbish a sizeable property in Glenshee, Perthshire. This area of Scotland is well known for winter sports and has its own Ski & Snowboarding Centre, with 36 runs suiting all abilities.

The property, once completed, will comprise 10 bedrooms, a kitchen, reception, playroom, dining room, hall and living room, with some parts of the property dating back to 1583.

The existing cast iron guttering system needed replacing. However, simply replacing the system wasn’t an option due to the increased capacity required to disperse melted snow from the property rather than just rainwater. A higher capacity rainwater system was required.

Eskgrove Homes liaised with their local builder’s merchant Jewson, to find the best options for replacing cast iron guttering. As both are existing customers of ARP, they soon contacted their local Area Sales Manager for Scotland, Archie Pringle, for support.

Archie worked closely with Eskgrove and Jewson Galashiels branch to understand the client’s needs and ensure the right product was specified.

Archie also provided free samples of the material and the special colour of RAL 7001 Matt Silver that the client required before the order for the material was placed.

Archie specified Legacy cast aluminium deep flow guttering, as it is made from Cast Aluminium and is specifically designed to replicate cast iron guttering. However, in this instance, allowance was made for a higher flow capacity for the rain and melted snow.

The deep flow gutters were teamed with Colonnade cast collared rainwater downpipes, which again mimics the look of cast iron to provide the heritage style required to suit the property.

ARP’s Legacy Cast Aluminium Gutters and Colonnade aluminium downpipes are an ideal replacement for cast iron due to being lightweight and easy to install. Aluminium rainwater products can be coated in over 200 standard Polyester Powder Coated RAL/BS colours.

Aluminium is a naturally occurring and highly recyclable material. It is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and requires little maintenance over its long lifespan.

Colin Cumberland, Director or Eskgrove Homes said “The advice and service provided by ARP gave us confidence that our choice of rainwater system would be able to handle the challenging weather conditions and also suit the heritage style of the property”.

ARP are happy to work with clients who purchase through merchants and can offer site surveys and site measures to help expedite the order.

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