The refurbishment project, which took a year to complete, involved a complete redesign of the original hipped roof which saw it transformed into a series of gable ends with six dormer windows. The challenge for contractors was to reconstruct these windows so that the new gutters and downpipes could be installed in between each one, funnelling rainwater down towards the glass canopy.
Looking to enhance the look of the property and create a real showstopper, homeowner Steven Kilby was looking for a unique finishing touch that would also complement the anthracite windows and cathedral board.
His materials supplier, Buildbase in Thrapston, recommended Alumasc’s lightweight and stylish Infinity steel rainwater products. Alumasc visited the site and provided product samples for Steven to choose from.
Steven explained: “Infinity steel gutters and downpipes provide the perfect finish to the project.
“There were a few challenges – one being the guttering from the six new dormers, which drain on to the glass roof – but with help from Alumasc we came up with a great looking and cost-effective solution.
“Alumasc’s steel rainwater products were simple to use and easy to install, and have a 15-year product warranty, giving peace of mind. The end result is a contemporary and seamless look that I couldn’t be happier with. The steel blends in well with the overall design but also manages to contribute that little extra to the main features of the house. It looks amazing!
“The service and support from Alumasc were excellent too – I can’t fault them,” he concluded.
Demand for Infinity Steel Rainwater is growing rapidly in commercial and domestic markets as specifiers, contractors and property developers realise the many leading attributes of a metal system in not only design and style, but performance too.
Steel is lightweight, will not crack or corrode, requires little maintenance and resists thermal expansion. Infinity Steel Rainwater also benefits from ‘Robust’ – a unique and innovative polyester colour coating system that consists of three layers of protection against UV rays, scratching, and general wear such as shrinking, cracking or colour fade.
Infinity is available ex-stock in plain galvanised steel or in polyester pre-coated black, anthracite, grey and white. Additional colours are available to order.