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
Integrated Alumasc water management solution specified on new mixed-use development
The site of a derelict petrol station located in the historical town of Hemel Hempstead has recently been transformed into a new retail and residential development.
Bovingdon High Street now features eight brand new apartments and a new Tesco express outlet, bringing new life into the once disused space near the town centre.
The unique design of the site coupled with the number of dwellings planned, saw a number of challenging design factors for the project, including curved roofs and the need for soffits within a confined space.
This is where Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) come into their own, offering a complete solution. An integrated Skyline and Rainwater offering was specified across the development, including Skyline’s bespoke aluminium fascia, soffits & copings. AX moulded extruded gutter systems with combined Flushjoint downpipes where also part of the final specification. All finished in a BBA approved, polyester powder coated finish, the final look achieved demonstrates understated quality, in dusty grey colour (RAL 7037) specifically to match the windows and balconies on the project.
“Thankfully we were consulted early in the project, which is where we are most effective,” commented John Hemphill, Skyline Technical Sales Manager, who worked on the project.
“We had a number of site meetings, which resulted in designing and submitting CAD and 3D drawings in order to ensure the project was delivered on time.”
The Skyline fascia system is manufactured from high quality, polyester powder coated aluminium. Both Skyline Fascia and Soffit system are based on aluminium fascia profiles in a range of shapes and sizes, engineered to the highest standard on a project by project basis to suit any architectural requirements.
“Because of the project’s high technical nature, we manufactured Rainwater and Skyline products specifically for this build, and offered technical consultancy and on-site surveying throughout,” John explains.
The High Street project involved a specific requirement for vertical cladding panels, which utilised SOF7 aluminium soffit panels by Alumasc. This also covered a curved area. As a result, a curved aluminium fascia by Alumasc was specified, along with tapered soffits, vertical cladding and curved cills.
“The curved area of the building presented some challenges, but we overcame them thanks to our team and their 3D modelling software. This gave us and the client confidence that the product would fit correctly the first time.
“Working in partnership with Ithaca roofing proved to be an excellent experience, and demonstrated the full value that we can add to a project. From inception to completion.”
For more information on Alumasc Water Management Solutions’ full range of Skyline and Rainwater products, services and support please visit: https://www.alumascwms.co.uk
BREEAM Excellent certified Conwy Culture Centre
BREEAM Excellent certified Conwy Culture Centre contributes to a green future with a new Alumasc roof
Sensitively designed to keep a low profile in its exceptional surroundings, the new Conwy Culture Centre has recently opened its doors to the public.
A Blackdown extensive sedum green roof completes the low-lying, single storey centre, helping it to become part of, and give back to the natural environment.
Completed in 2019 on the site of an ex-primary school building, it is now a modern masterpiece designed to inform and entertain visitors in a beautiful, relaxing setting.
Alumasc provided a complete roofing solution which included the waterproofing and green roof system. Blackdown’s extensive sedum green roof provides a variety of planting, generally comprising drought tolerant succulents such as sedum, rockery and alpine plants. An example of an extensive green roof, it was an ideal choice for the project as it enabled its roofing element to both blend in with surroundings and positively contribute to the natural environment.
“It was important for the Culture Centre to create a serene environment that would break the barrier between nature and building,” explained Matthew Davies, Area Technical Manager at Alumasc Roofing Systems, who specified materials for the project.
“Meeting the BREEAM Excellent certification standard was paramount, and the installation of a green roof was a vital step on this path.”
“The team at Blackdown Greenroofs, an Alumasc company, were extremely diligent in ensuring every effort was made to meet and even exceed the brief. The final result has the added benefit of providing a high level of insulation; another way that a green roof can help a building become more sustainable. People using the centre will find that it is cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter and overall, less energy may be used internally.”
Beneath the greenery, Derbigum high-performance membranes were also specified to ensure a completely watertight installation. The bituminous membranes can be used with a variety of insulation choices including PIR, mineral wool, and extruded polystyrene to suit specification and U-value parameters.
“We worked with 200mm of pre-bonded PIR, which provided the flexibility and easy application we needed for the project,” Matthew said. “Derbigum offers enhanced performance properties including excellent flexibility, fire ratings, strong reinforcement and ease of application, so it’s an extremely popular choice. Critically though, they have a 40-year BBA durability approval with use at zero-falls.”
Throughout the design and construction stages Alumasc Roofing Systems worked closely with DarntonB3 Architecture, the Project Architect. “We were extremely pleased with the workmanship and overall installation of the waterproofing and green roof systems” commented the Project Architect.
Along the duration of the project, the Alumasc team paid the Centre a visit, to assist with the project’s design. “We were able to provide a cost-effective solution, whilst delivering excellent insulation standards by Alumasc,” Matthew says. Although the overall project ran smoothly throughout its building phase, Conwy Culture Centre project did come with some challenges. “The weather was our biggest obstacle,” Matthew revealed, “which slightly delayed the installation of the new roofing system.”
Located in the corner of Bodlondeb Park, North Wales, Conwy Culture Centre is of walking distance from Conwy’s sumptuous medieval town. This light and airy building houses a brand-new county archive, library area, heritage exhibitions, café and community arts hub and the exhibitions on display take visitors through five thousand years of history. The Culture Centre is also dementia friendly. This comes as a result of the landscaped areas around the centre which include a peaceful sensory garden with dementia-friendly and accessible paths and seating and a carefully considered interior.
This Bodlondeb Park land was a gift from Albert Wood, whose family had made their fortune from manufacturing ships’ anchors and cables. The £2.5 million Culture Centre has stunning views towards Conwy Castle and has been constructed to the BREEAM Excellent standard, meeting the standard for best practice in sustainable building design.