ALUMASC WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Suppliers of: Aluminium Rainwater Goods Cast Iron Gutters Soil drainage pipes roof outlets Floor Drains Shower Drains
Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has been promoting the efficient use, retention, recycling and disposal of water within the built environment for over 70 years. Now, it combines the knowledge and unique benefits of these four brands to provide one simple solution in water management.
Skyline’s high performance weatherproofing and integrated guttering systems provide industry-leading rainwater protection. Skyline includes fascia and soffits, copings, cills and surrounds manufactured from high quality, in-house, BBA certified powder-coated aluminium.
The range suits both contemporary and traditional architecture. It’s designed to meet industry standards and exceeds expectations in design, durability and performance. Easy to install, with 25 years life expectancy and 100% recyclable, it is the ideal solution for roofing and gutter interfaces.
Standard and fully bespoke designs are available in any RAL or BS colour to suit your project.
Alumasc Rainwater is the UK market leader for Aluminium, Cast Iron and Steel gutters and downpipes. From cutting edge-contemporary to traditional heritage, Alumasc’s metal rainwater systems outperform others whatever the weather.
With a unique range of profiles, finishes and made-to-order options, we manufacture each metal system to the highest standard for strength, long life and durability.
Our Aluminium rainwater is BBA accredited and suitable for traditional and modern buildings. The range includes Cast, Pressed and Extruded systems and is lightweight, low maintenance and corrosion resistant.
Harmer Building Drainage manages water inside and outside the building. Its systems allow designers, contractors and clients to realise the design, performance and installation benefits of fully integrated drainage solutions.
High performance materials – stainless steel, cast iron and aluminium – give optimum corrosion resistance and durability. From above and below ground drainage, soil, waste and rainwater management to food processing and pharmaceutical, each Harmer system moves water with absolute confidence across the built environment.
Gatic Civil Drainage specialises in integrated surface water management. For over 80 years Gatic drainage systems have been used to capture, control and return run-off safely into the natural water cycle.
Gatic is proven in the most demanding industrial, commercial and residential projects. It includes exterior surface water channels, high capacity channels, linear and slot drainage, proslot, access covers and flow controllers. Various depths and widths are available to suit all applications.
Wade is a leading manufacturer of drainage products including gratings, gullies, linear drainage and roof outlets for use in and around buildings. We offer a comprehensive range of drainage products with choices of material, size, style, finish and accessories to cater to any project. Our products are installed worldwide in shopping centres, hospitals, prisons, oil rigs, tower blocks, hotels, schools, factories and more. whether you have an industrial, commercial or domestic project we have the products to satisfy your needs.
Rain to Drain
Whether you are managing rainwater, surface water or waste water, controlling water in the built environment has never been more important. New flood prevention legislation, tighter water quality standards and advancing sustainable building practices puts greater pressure on products and processes to manage water effectively and efficiently in commercial and residential settings.
Alumasc Water Management Solutions has the specialist knowledge and range of industry-leading products to help you manage water originating inside or outside the building, protecting structures and providing solutions to convey it safely to discharge into water course, sewer or ground.
Skyline, Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer and Gatic - a coherent, fully integrated water management solution for every stage.
Further technical information and guidance is available on the Alumasc Water Management Solutions website or via the BPi download Library
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Alumasc Gatic Composite Cover
Gatic Composite is a comprehensive system of single duct and multispan access covers and frames for use in pedestrian areas where an anti-slip, light weight, lockable and aesthetic solution is required in environments up to B125 loading
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Alumasc Gatic F900 Assist Lift Covers
assist lift covers for rapid access
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Alumasc Gatic Kerbdrain Brochure June 18
Recycled Composite Combined Kerb Drain Solutions
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Alumasc Gatic Pave Access Cover Feb 17
Gatic Pave is a comprehensive system of single, duct and multi span access covers and frames for use in paved areas where an aesthetic finish is required in environments up to D400 loading
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Alumasc Harmer Floor & Shower Drains
Harmer Floor & Shower Drainage Outlets, Channels and Backflow Valves
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Aluminium Rainwater Technical Brochure
Aluminium, Cast Iron & Steel Rainwater Systems
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Gatic Filcoten Parkline Drainage Brochure
Multi Slot Channel Drainage for shallow invert applications
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Gatic Access Covers Airports Ports
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Gatic Coex Drainage Covers Brochure
Multispan covers and frames
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Gatic Covers Installation Brochure
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Gatic Drainage Brochure -July 18
The Range includes engineered gas and air-tight access covers, heavy duty access covers, Slotdrain surface water drainage systems, channel drainage, linear drainage and kerb drainage.
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Gatic Parade Technical Brochure
Stainless Steel and Aluminium Access Covers and Frames
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Gatic Ports and Airports Brochure
Inspection access & surface water drainage
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Gatic Precast Brochure
Precast Access Chambers and Covers
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Gatic Proslot Drainage System Brochure
drainage system that beats conventional channels and gratings
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Gatic Slotdrain - July 18
Gatic Slotdrain channels are suitable for applications up to F900 (depending on the system type). The hexagonal profile ensures our systems can handle everything from a rain drop to a rainstorm with similar efficiency.
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Alumasc WMS Drainage Centre of Excellence update: Gatic Slotdrain joins the fold
The Alumasc WMS Drainage Centre of Excellence will add Gatic Slotdrain to its portfolio from July 2019.
The strategic move will mean the physical relocation of Gatic’s Slotdrain operations from their Dover site to the modern facility in Halstead, Essex.
The Centre will now facilitate two market leading business in Wade and Gatic Slotdrain and the business increases its focus toward offering a single source drainage solution for the entire building envelope.
“This strategic decision has been made with our customers’ at the very centre of our thinking,” commented Simon Hipgrave, Managing Director at Alumasc Drainage Businesses. “In fact, we’ve made a significant investment of £750,000 in new and existing machinery to improve capacity and efficiency of both Wade and Gatic operations.
The Dover site will still be the hub for Gatic Covers and remain very much operational. The support teams for the Gatic Drainage range, however, will be situated at the Halstead site in Essex. We will also be undergoing an internal team reshuffle to make sure that our customers receive an increased level of service and support on a regional and national basis. The announcements for this will come in due course.”
The Drainage Centre of Excellence provides a space for contractors, architects and specifiers to gather vital insights and question experts on the full capabilities of the AlumascWMS product range. With the addition of Gatic Slotdrain the Centre will soon be able to showcase an increased portfolio of water management solutions.
For more information on AlumascWMS, Wade, Gatic and the Centre of Drainage Excellence please visit https://www.alumascwms.co.uk/
‘Seamless cohesion’ achieved for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum with Alumasc WMS
‘Seamless cohesion’ achieved for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum with Alumasc WMS and Alumasc Roofing Systems
In its largest building project in over 100 years, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Exhibition Road Quarter achieves architectural cohesion between museum and street with the help of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) and Alumasc Roofing Systems. In a project that demonstrates expertise across the full building envelope, Alumasc Wade HCE drainage channels and access covers were installed to provide almost invisible yet functional water management, and a bespoke hybrid roofing system installed using Hydrotech and Derbigum waterproof roofing.
Designed by Stirling Prize-winning Architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A, the landmark project aimed to “break down the barrier” between the great cultural artery of Exhibition Road and home of over 5000 years’ worth of cultural history.
The entire project encompassed the construction of the Sainsbury Gallery, a flexible 1100m2 temporary exhibition space, the Blavatnik Hall, a new entrance into the V&A from Exhibition Road, the Aston Webb Screen, an updated colonnade formed from the original 1909 structure, and the Sackler Courtyard, a key area that strives for unity between the street, the museum, the historical and the modern.
Providing an invisible drainage solution
The Sackler Courtyard challenged Alumasc WMS to devise a water management solution that would be able to accommodate the shape of the building design, discreetly hugging the curved exterior wall of the café, and provide access covers that would seamlessly blend with the 11,000 unique, parallelogram shaped porcelain floor tiles. Providing an invisible yet practical solution, bespoke access covers mimicking this shape were designed upon AL_A’s specification.
The curved exterior wall of the Sackler Courtyard Café posed a further challenge that was overcome by the custom design of a curved Wade HCE stainless steel drainage channel. Nestled flush against the wall, this provides a discreet direct water flow into a below surface linear drainage system, designed to accommodate large water volumes and withstand heavy foot traffic above. Ideally suited for draining large areas finished with block paving, this channel can be designed to accommodate a range of paving thicknesses (min. 15mm) and flow rate requirements.
David Adams, Area Specification Manager- Building Drainage at Alumasc WMS commented: “The V&A building in itself is considered one of the London cultural quarter’s most iconic buildings. This was why it was so important to find a water management solution for the new and updated areas of the site that wouldn’t interfere with or detract from its magnificence.
“We were able to offer AL_A high quality, practical solutions to their design specifications that would respect the history of the V&A by remaining as inconspicuous as possible and that would, in this way, help fulfil the project aim of achieving seamless cohesion between the museum and the adjacent public space.”
The roof of the issue
A long way above floor level, work on the V&A building also meant updating the roofing system in place to improve waterproofing and insulation. A long-lasting solution was needed that would also be respectful to the history of the building and take into account the environment and the detrimental effect of VOCs on historical artefacts.
Brian Connington, Area Manager for Alumasc Roofing explained: “In conversation with the V&A and AL_A, we were able to devise a hardwearing and safe roofing solution. A hybrid system between Hydrotech and Derbigum was decided upon, and installed on the podium and the main roof areas.”
Hydrotech is a hot-melt rubber bitumen membrane which is heated and combined with a polyester reinforcement and protection sheet to form a weatherproof layer. It has a 100% bond to prepared concrete surfaces and has become the first choice for zero falls structural waterproofing.
Derbigum bituminous flat roof membranes offer enhanced performance properties including flexibility, durability and first-rate fire ratings, as well as ease of application and a 40-year BBA durability approval. Its high melt point ensures membrane stability in the hottest weather whilst the polyester/glass fibre reinforcement provides high tensile strength.
“This system, which was the product of collaborative efforts between all parties to devise a tailored solution, offered guaranteed waterproofing for the lifetime of the building, and a crucially CFC and HCFC free insulation.
“The entire project is a great example of AWMS and Alumasc Roofing Systems’ ‘complete building envelope’ approach to water management,” Brian concluded. “Alumasc offer a single source, complete roofing and drainage solution from rain to drain, and by specifying Alumasc products across the spectrum, we were able to gain a full picture of the project and really understand its goals. In this way, we are better placed to mitigate any risk and the client has a much easier task on hand when dealing with one company as opposed to one for each project area.”
The launch of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter marks the beginning of a new era for the Museum. It has taken six years to realise and has transformed the V&A’s former boiler house yard. Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A said upon it’s opening: “With its mix of ingenuity and imagination, the V&A has always been a meeting point for historicism and modernity. The V&A Exhibition Road Quarter bridges the two by offering fresh insights into our historic building with pioneering new architecture creating London's leading exhibition space.”
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