Cast iron guttering systems are widely used on traditional buildings and heritage sites throughout the UK. As far as guttering is concerned, cast iron is widely used as long term and nice looking solution. It has extremely long life span if maintained correctly. Cast iron systems are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, such as half round, moulded and rectangular. Clients are offered several kinds of cast iron extras like hopper heads and detailed pieces available to suit different styles and building designs. Cast iron is an environmentally friendly product:
It uses 97% recycled material in the manufacture of various kinds of rainwater systems, which in turn are 100% recyclable.
It is recommended by Greenpeace as a reliable drainage material.
It is very strong and durable. It has a life span of more than 50 years, and it occasionally exceeds even 100 years. So cast iron systems will have minimal environmental impact and will surely last your lifetime.
Cast iron guttering systems require little maintenance. They only need painting from time to time, depending on location and environmental conditions.