United Reform Church

Bakers of Danbury Ltd are specialist refurbishment contractors for historic and listed buildings. Their reputation for providing high-quality craftsmanship from their experienced stonemasons, carpenters, joiners and other tradesmen made them the ideal main contractor for the recent refurbishment of the United Reform Church in Walkern, Stevenage.

The church building was originally used as a church in 1810 and is a Grade II listed building. It was in a state of disrepair, and a major refurbishment was required to its external envelope, including a new roof, rainwater system, brickwork and plastering.

Upon meeting with the Surveyor from Bakers of Danbury on site, ARP’s account manager Martyn Reed was able to specify Legacy Half Round Aluminium Gutters and Colonnade Circular Cast Collared Rainwater Pipes in a black polyester powder coated finish.

Cast aluminium gutters are the ideal cast iron alternative, and the United Reform Church was a perfect example of why. The church’s Grade II listed status meant it had to retain its traditional appearance during the refurbishment. Our cast aluminium gutters provided an affordable modern rainwater system solution with an aesthetic that matched the existing building.

ARP’s Legacy Cast Aluminium Guttering range is manufactured to replicate traditional cast iron profiles and was chosen as the ideal solution – made from Aluminium, so strong and durable, requiring minimal maintenance and enhances the finished appearance of the refurbished Grade II listed church, whilst ensuring the property keeps its traditional appearance.

Martin was able to produce a full catalogue of the products required for the rainwater system and was on hand through the progress of the refurbishment to ensure the installation was a success.