Aluminium guttering specified for Brixton homes

Posted on 21 Oct 2017

Aluminium guttering specified for Brixton homes

Stylish development uses Guttercrest

A stylish new development in Brixton, London offering 81 shared ownership apartments has specified Guttercrest’s aluminium downpipes and hopper heads as part of the development.

South West 9 (SW9) is located in a quiet, residential corner in the heart of vibrant Brixton on Barrington Road, a five minute walk from the famous O2 Academy. The development by housing association Metropolitan has revitalised the local area and offers two bedroom apartments from £138,750 (25% shared ownership). Priority for the homes is given to those who live and work in the local area.

Guttercrest’s aluminium downpipes and hopper heads were supplied in RAL 9010; a pure white colour which sits perfectly alongside the pale brick. The polyester powder coating applied created the high quality finish demanded by fitter H V Serviceplan, a supplier of mechanical and plumbing services to the construction industry and ordered through builders’ merchants Harris & Bailey Ltd.

The RW44 square downpipes measured 100mm x 100mm and were supplied in three metre lengths. The neat collars and rear fixing pipe clips provide a clean linear finish in keeping with the rest of the project. Alongside the downpipes, RW207 rectangular rainwater hoppers in 270mm x 180mm size were delivered directly to site.

Strong, lightweight, weather resistant and recyclable, Guttercrest’s aluminium guttering is available in a range of finishes and remains one of the most popular materials for rainwater solutions. It’s maintenance-free and offers valuable cost savings to housing associations such as Metropolitan.

Manufactured from 95% recycled aluminium, the products can also be recycled at the end of their very long life, making it a sustainable option for environmentally conscious housing associations.

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