Wiltshire Manor House
Manor House, Box
Material & Profile:
41/2”Cast iron half round guttering with 3” round downpipes
Supplied Primed. Stonewood Builders finished in a heritage cream paint to match existing gutters and downpipes.
Job specific details & scope of works
Made of a mix of fine Ashlar and rubble stone masonry, with a stone tiled roof, this elegant Georgian house was undergoing a major refurbishment. Stonewood Builders based in Castle Coombe were chosen as the main contractors in charge of totally refurbishing the property. Part of this refurbishment involved restoration of the rainwater system. Even after all the years in situ, many of the gutters and downpipes were salvageable, demonstrating the ‘life value’ of cast iron as a material.
The entire system was stripped off and, where possible, elements were carefully renovated for further use. The remainder needed to be sourced and Stonewood selected Rainclear Systems to match and supply the gutters and downpipes that were beyond repair. The site manager worked closely with Drain Depot, Rainclear’s local stockist and a heritage half round gutter profile was chosen with round downpipes. The products were supplied to site in a primed coating and then painted by Stonewood who selected a traditional cream paint to match the original colour.
The challenge was to match brand new cast iron with historical components creating an authentic looking rainwater system. The project was executed carefully and seamlessly by Stonewood Builders using Rainclear to create a system for the client that will stand the test of time.