Guttercrest have supplied over 200m of bespoke aluminium copings and column casings for a new care home for the elderly in Kent, to be named Hawkhurst House.

Formerly a dilapidated building, in the 19th century the site was home to a babies and young children found in ‘circumstances of direct extreme distress’ by Dr Thomas John Barnado. The Graham Care Group are behind the plans to create a 90-suite care home and transform the look of the site.

Guttercrest worked closely with John Nason Installations to provide designs, accurate quotation and lead times to suit the timescales of the intricate project.

The aluminium coping provides an aesthetically pleasing and economic finish to the walls of the building. Column casings of varying diameters are fitted to and between balconies to conceal the steel structure.

Rainwater goods including half round gutters and round pipes, fascias and soffits were supplied and fitted to the turreted area of the care home.

The development commenced in 2014 and is now nearing completion.