A stylish new development in Brixton, London offering 81 shared ownership apartments has specified Guttercrest’s aluminium downpipes and hopper heads as part of the development.

South West 9 (SW9) is located in a quiet, residential corner in the heart of vibrant Brixton on Barrington Road, a five minute walk from the famous O2 Academy. The development by housing association Metropolitan has revitalised the local area and offers two bedroom apartments from £138,750 (25% shared ownership). Priority for the homes is given to those who live and work in the local area.

Guttercrest’s aluminium downpipes and hopper heads were supplied in RAL 9010; a pure white colour which sits perfectly alongside the pale brick. The polyester powder coating applied created the high quality finish demanded by fitter H V Serviceplan, a supplier of mechanical and plumbing services to the construction industry and ordered through builders’ merchants Harris & Bailey Ltd.

The RW44 square downpipes measured 100mm x 100mm and were supplied in three metre lengths. The neat collars and rear fixing pipe clips provide a clean linear finish in keeping with the rest of the project. Alongside the downpipes, RW207 rectangular rainwater hoppers in 270mm x 180mm size were delivered directly to site.

Strong, lightweight, weather resistant and recyclable, Guttercrest’s aluminium guttering is available in a range of finishes and remains one of the most popular materials for rainwater solutions. It’s maintenance-free and offers valuable cost savings to housing associations such as Metropolitan. Manufactured from 95% recycled aluminium, the products can also be recycled at the end of their very long life, making it a sustainable option for environmentally conscious housing associations.

Guttercrest rainwater goods are available to order directly from the firm or through a large network of builders’ merchants.

Products used

RW207 aluminium hopper head

RW44 square aluminium rainwater pipe

Neat collars of rear fixing pipe clips provide clean lines Guttercrest RAL 9010 hopper and downpipe Guttercrest rainwater hoppers and downpipe at SW9 Guttercrest pure white hopper head