We've added a NEW colour to our durable, affordable and sustainable Infinity Galvanised Steel rainwater system.
Infinity is innovatively designed to be as easy to install as the usual materials used in the UK without the need to solder or rivet. Lengths are just as easy to handle and to cut to size without any specialist tools or equipment.
Originally available in
- plain, uncoated Galvanised Steel - which gradually dulls from burnished to dark grey (due to the zinc molecules 'galvanised' onto the steel core);
- in Copper - which gradually dulls from burnished, to dark brown and eventually in 20 years to the green/blue patina it is famous for;
- in Quartz Zinc - which is already patinaed so will retain its dark grey pre-weathered appearance;
- and in Black, Anthracite Grey, Dusty Grey, Sepia Brown and Grey White (RAL 9002M) – which was a kind of ‘antique’ or ‘off-white’ shade.
Now we've introduced a NEW RAL 9016M White - which we are expecting will be popular with uPVC installers who want to be able to offer their customers a premium option - a longer-lasting, and more sustainable, ocean/eco-friendly alternative to buying more plastic in this post ‘Blue Planet II’ era.
And to launch the new colour, we're are offering a whopping -40%OFF the White guttering, downpipes and fittings in May 2019.
See what The Alliance of Sustainable Building Products had to say about plastics in construction - from its fossil fuel origins, to the plastic industry’s neglect of ‘nurdle’ loss in the transportation of plastic (one 100m stretch of beach in Cornwall having an estimated 10m nurdles, and 93% of our beaches having plastic nurdles on them) and that it’s estimated only 14% of plastics are collected to be recycled - “we must start to switch away”. https://asbp.org.uk/healthybuildings2019 [Accessed 09/04/19].
And The Considerate Constructor’s Scheme - The plastic industry could account for 20% of the world’s total oil consumption and 15% of the annual carbon budget. The production of plastic is reliant on fossil fuels which emit greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. The degradation of plastic also generates hazardous toxins. More than 99% of plastics are produced from non-renewable resources. http://www.ccscheme.org.uk/publications/spotlighton/plasticsandpackaging/2/ [Accessed 09/04/19]
And also, on the sustainability of Galvanised Steel, from The Galvanizers Association - “Galvanizing is probably the most environmentally friendly process available to prevent corrosion. Manufactured from the most abundant element on earth, iron, steel can be recycled or reused endlessly without detriment to its properties. Some 86% of steel is recycled and 13% is dismantled and used directly for new structures.” https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/sustainable-construction/galvanizing-is-sustainable/ [Accessed 09/04/19]