Cast Aluminium ‘Rise and Fall’ gutter brackets (with support) vs ‘Drive In’ gutter brackets

We’ve been asked recently which is the best option for hanging guttering when there is no Fascia Board on a building and ‘Rafter’ Brackets are impractical.

What different brackets available?

Please bear with us if you already know this, but for those who don’t, we’ll cover all the options with photos first:

  • Fascia Brackets

    As the name implies, these are screwed to the fascia board at no more than 915mm intervals, and at outlets and corner angles, to support the guttering at a gentle slope so that the water runs down toward the downpipe. We stock fascia brackets for textured black Cast Aluminium in Half Round, Victorian Ogee, and Moulded gutter profiles.

Cast Aluminium Half Round Fascia Bracket
  • Rafter Brackets

    As the name implies, these are screwed to the rafters, either on top or on the side, to support the guttering at a gentle slope so that the water runs down toward the downpipe.
    We stock Top-fix and Side-fix brackets for textured black Cast Aluminium in Half Round, Victorian Ogee, and Moulded gutter profiles.

Cast Aluminium side fix rafter bracket
Cast Aluminum Top Fix rafter brakcet
  • Rise & Fall Bracket drive in bracket with Support
  • Once again, as the name implies, this bracket has a drive-in stake that goes into the mortar and, for additional support for the gutter, a leg that touches the wall approx. a brick depth below the spike. Fix directly into the brickwork/masonry by drilling out an opening in the mortar, inserting a hardwood or plastic spacer, then hammering the spike into the opening. Care should be taken to ensure that the vertical threaded rods are all in line to achieve the correct line of gutter. Bracket centres should not exceed 915mm, with additional brackets either side of each outlet and corner angle. Reduce bracket centres in locations where heavy snow loading is anticipated.
    To help line up the brackets a consistent distance from the facade you can always make a template (of wood?) and drive them in till the threaded rod touches the wood.

Cast Aluminiumm Rise & Fall Bracket

A few hints from those who have installed them before:

“When you are drilling the holes/slots use a bit slightly larger than the thickness then wobble it sideways to make a slot.”

“Measure very accurately to get the spacing in the right place for the brackets.”

“I first drilled a series of holes and then completed the channel with the rake bit.”

We stock Rise & Fall Bracket drive in bracket with Support for textured black Cast Aluminium in Half Round gutter profile and without the additional support leg in Victorian Ogee, and Moulded gutter profiles.

  • Drive in Brackets
    [Image via Hargreaves Foundry]
    Once again, as the name implies, this bracket has a drive-in stake that goes into the mortar, but in this case, there is no adjustable ‘rise’ and no additional support leg. We do not stock drive in brackets. But you could use the Rise and Fall bracket with the threaded vertical part wound down to a minimum and then cut off the surplus. When the vertical height is adjustable you can ensure that you can create the gentle downward slope for the water to run to the outlet regardless of the level-ness, or otherwise, of the brick and mortar course of the building near the eaves.
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So, which is the best option?

The answer to this question is: the choice is up to you!

 

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