A beautiful historic house in the UK has specified Guttercrest’s bespoke curved aluminium guttering as part of a huge renovation project to transform the dilapidated property.

The turret in need of repair

Guttercrest technical advisors worked alongside building firm B&M Babbage to design, manufacture and supply aluminium guttering to replace the original cast iron, which included a curved section on the turret.

The building firm delivered a wooden template to the Guttercrest factory in Oswestry, Shropshire along with a piece of the old cast iron guttering to ensure the curve was replicated in the new aluminium guttering profile.

The old cast iron gutter and a wooden template were sent by the building firm

A section of the old cast iron gutter and a wooden template were sent by the building firm

Guttercrest’s aluminium half round gutters are inspired by 19th century cast iron guttering, offering the beautiful traditional look of cast iron with all the benefits of aluminium guttering, being lightweight and easy to maintain.

Twelve metres of new aluminium curved guttering was finished with a polyester powder coating (PPC) in RAL 9010 (pure white) matt and delivered in one metre lengths to site. The guttering is also available in cast curves for a completely seamless appearance and heritage-look textured PPC finish.

Curved aluminium guttering fitted to the turret

Curved aluminium guttering fitted to the turret

The straight edges of the building were fitted with Guttercrest’s 130mm half round aluminium gutter delivered in three metre lengths. Over 30 metres of traditional cast round 100mm downpipes were fitted with traditional collar brackets to finish the heritage look.

Ben Power at Guttercrest commented: “Our aluminium half round gutters are very popular on historic buildings thanks to their aesthetic appeal and ease of installation. As with all of our gutters, they have an integral butt strap, angle and running outlets and are double spigotted, making jointing on site a quick and easy process.”

After. The transformed home with new curved guttering on the turret

After. The transformed home with new curved aluminium guttering on the turret

Products used

Half round gutter

Traditional cast downpipe

Curved guttering