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How to choose guttering materials

When working on a building project, it’s important that you choose the right guttering materials. This article will help you to understand how to choose guttering materials for your project.

How to choose guttering materials

How to choose guttering materials involves considering three main factors: location of the building, the type of building, and the look you want to achieve with the guttering. There is a wide choice of guttering supplies to suit the needs of any project. Choose from a range of styles, materials and brands without compromising on quality or style.

Lindab Steel GutteringSteel guttering

For a low-maintenance system that’s easy to install and eco-friendly, go for steel guttering. For products in this category, the steel is coated on both sides by a strengthened magnesium zinc alloy. This protects the material from erosion. The surface is also given an additional top coat for a scratch-resistant finish, which helps resist corrosion in coastal environments.

Check out the range of Lindab steel guttering which also includes an excellent selection of colour options. These products feature UV stable painted finishes, which will not crack or fade over time. Lindab also offer a 15-year warranty on all of their steel guttering, for complete peace of mind.

Alumasc Contemporary Aluminium GutteringAluminium guttering

Many people choose aluminium for their guttering due to its high strength and low weight. It is also highly durable and weatherproof. For these reasons, it will maintain optimal performance over its lifetime, providing great value for money. Aluminium guttering can also provide great visual appeal.

Alumasc offer two main ranges of aluminium guttering. The Heritage range is great for traditional buildings and restorative projects. Choose the Contemporary range if you are working on a more modern building. This range is designed with a smooth, clean appearance.

Both the Heritage and Contemporary ranges are available in 26 different colours and a range of profiles. Alternatively, get an exact colour match finish with BS or RAL colours available on special order.

Plastic gutteringPlastic guttering

If you want a reliable but low cost guttering system, plastic is a great choice. Plastic is easy to install, and can withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions without becoming damaged or worn. Opt for plastic guttering if you are working on a property in an area of high rainfall, as the material is great at handling high volumes of water.

Plastic is versatile, too, with many different profiles and colours available for all kinds of buildings. There are also a lot of choices in terms of brands, with Brett Martin, Freeflow and Kayflow all offering top-quality plastic guttering solutions at Drainage Superstore.

Cascade cast iron style gutteringCast iron guttering

Cast iron guttering can last for over 100 years if correctly installed. It provides a long-life, low maintenance choice and is 100% recyclable. Many of our customers choose cast iron guttering for its fire resistance and low noise pollution, as well as its adaptability to all design styles and building types.

Whether you’re working on a new build, restoration, refurbishment or commercial project, cast iron guttering makes a great choice. Check out our range of Hargreaves cast iron guttering. Alternatively, if it is just the look of cast iron you want, the Cascade cast iron effect range offers an authentic cast iron look, but in plastic (see above for the features and benefits of plastic guttering).

Copper gutteringCopper guttering

Copper guttering is a stylish choice for any building. The material adjusts to the environment, developing a platina which ensures durability and corrosion resistance in the majority of weather conditions. It also minimises the growth of moss and lichens. This reduces the need for cleaning and maintenance.

Check out our ranges of copper guttering from Lindab and CoppaGutta. Copper guttering can be used with lead, cast iron and cedar shingles. You will also not need to add expansion joints on continuous straight runs of less than 100 metres, so it’s easy to install.

For more details on choosing the right guttering for your project, contact our helpline on 01752 692 221. Alternatively, use the live chat function in the bottom right-hand corner of our website.


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