A recent renovation and extension of a listed building in Suffolk featured the installation of Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium Rainwater to replace old cast iron gutters and downpipes. The project involved removing and replacing all the lime plaster and the existing cast iron rainwater system on the stunning Georgian-style house, Pound Hall.
Matching Rainwater products were also installed on the coach house, which was converted into new guest accommodation, as well as a newly-built glass garden room. Significant electrical and plumbing work was carried out too, as well as exterior decorating and landscaping to add the finishing touches to the beautiful property.
New England Building Services was contracted to carry out the work, as it specialises in listed buildings and high-end domestic refurbishment. Director David Keeble is well aware of the regulations governing what can be done and what products can be used for listed buildings. He selected Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium because of his previous experiences with this range. He is familiar with the quality and design and knows the product will be accepted by planners and conservation officers.
Heritage aluminium gutters are manufactured using modern aluminium casting techniques and are factory finished. The range is available in 16 standard factory applied colours, or any RAL colour to order. In this case the chosen finish was black painted to resemble the surface texture of cast iron and ideal for the brand-new garden room as well as the period property and coach house.
David comments: “All New England’s operatives are experienced installers of heritage quality products and are used to working on Grade I and Grade II listed properties, so the installation went smoothly, and the team found the cast aluminium much lighter and easier to handle than the cast iron they had removed from the property.”
Alumasc’s local Area Sales Manager visited the site to assess the exact requirements and, working with David Keeble, produced a material list and spec to ensure everything would be supplied when it was needed.