Category: Cast Iron

Rainclear’s Bespoke Hopper now in Hargreaves 2020 Price List

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Bespoke products need to first have a ‘pattern’ made and then be ‘cast’ ‘to order’ so you should speak to Rainclear as early as possible when you know, or think, you are going to be looking for something bespoke.

‘Made To Order’ Radius Gutter from Rainclear – True Cast or Mitred

Sometimes you need to replace a radius gutter (guttering that follows the shape of a circular roofline) on a conservation or renovation project and it needs to be ‘like for like’. The original pattern for ‘sand casting’ of that specific

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Rainclear’s Hydrostrip Installation: The Rubber Sealing Pack for Half Round and Beaded Half Round Profile Cast Iron Guttering (GSP)

Suitable for 100, 115, 125 & 150mm Half Round and Beaded Half Round Profile Cast Iron Guttering and Fittings as an alternative to sealant. The patented EPMD rubber strips are expected, when installed as designed to be, to last as long as the system they seal and longer than the traditional silicone sealant alternative, the thickness and coverage of which can vary and also needs to set before it becomes watertight.
Each pack contains 20no. specially designed EPMD rubber strips, 20no. M6 x 25 dome head bolts and 20no. M6 square nuts

Direct Fixing Victorian Ogee and Moulded Ogee Gutters

Victorian Ogee gutters (either Cast Aluminium or Cast Iron) must be fixed with the bottom of the gutter level.
This can be achieved with use of the appropriate wedge (code: VOWEDGE) between fascia and gutter.
For Moulded Ogee gutters (in Cast Aluminium or Cast Iron) the appropriate wedge is Code: MOWEDGE.

How to measure the offset size (from gutter outlet to downpipe) you’ll need to order

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Any downpipe needs to run down the wall in line with the subsurface drain/gully below it – in order to join it or ‘let out’ into it. But the gutter outlet may be anywhere between ‘a little’ and ‘some distance’ from this drain/gully…

The History and Heritage of Cast Iron in Swindon

Casting cylinders - J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1951 - Copyright © STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

unlike other outlet villages… the Swindon one has taken the home of a once glorious industry… the workshops of the Great Western Railway… the character of the workshops has been retained

A Beginner’s Guide to Rainwater Goods for New-build, Renovation & Conservation

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The different materials/types of rainwater goods and key points to know about each

Cast Iron SimpleFIT Drainage System: A video guide to pre-relaxation of the rubber gasket prior to assembly

Cast Iron SimpleFIT Drainage System: A video guide to pre-relaxation of the rubber gasket prior to assembly

The SimpleFIT drainage system, made from quality cast iron, is ideal for traditional style, heritage or listed properties. But its clever, simple push-fit method of assembling the components significantly reduces installation time and, therefore, cost. That said, to aid insertion

Heritage, Quality & Expertise – at Rainclear we care about the detail

At Rainclear we specialise in metal guttering and we love to see a refurbishment or conservation project. These are some of the most satisfying projects, because we know we are preserving the heritage of our architectural past and keeping the important trade skill alive for generations to come.

Cast Iron Rainwater Features in Farrow & Ball’s Distinctive Colours

Cast Iron Rainwater Features in Farrow & Ball’s Distinctive Colours transform modern and traditional homes, large and small.

The traditional way to ensure longevity of both the protective paint coverage and therefore the life of cast iron rainwater guttering has always been to employ an experienced professional and use a high-quality paint like Farrow & Ball.

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