Galvanised Steel on BuildIt’s Education House
The Education House
Graven Hill (Grand Design’s The Street), Bicester, Oxon
Material & Profile:
115mm Half-Round, Gutters with 80mm Round Downpipes
Uncoated Galvanised Steel
Job specific details & scope of works
Graven Hill is the UK’s largest self-build scheme and the UK. For BuildIt it was the ideal location for the Education House, backing onto Grand Designs: The Street. The samples we supplied helped with understanding how the window frames (in Grey Yellow RAL 7034), cladding, render, and roof tiles could work together to change the character of the house.
“Rainwater goods are often one of those decisions that get overlooked during the early design phases, but have a major visual impact on the finished home”.
They settled on plain galvanised steel for a maintenance free solution at an affordable price point and we helped ensure the right products were ordered in the right quantities.
“The bonded zinc coating meant it will never fade or peel off. And it came within a whisker of an equivalent PVCu set up.”
One thing they knew was they wanted to steer clear of plastic gutters.
“The cheaper stuff has a habit of expanding and contracting due to thermal movement, which can be noisy and will ultimately lead to it falling apart”.
It just didn’t offer the kind of life span they wanted.
Infinity Galvanised steel offered durability, minimal maintenance and attractive aesthetic. One of our local specialist installer customers took care of the installation. We are happy to put you in touch with your local specialist installer. Just get it touch on 0800 644 44 26.
Installation was straight-forward, as steel is lightweight, easy to handle, and uses rubber-lined connections or water-tightness o requires no messy silicone.