Rainclear’s Bespoke Hopper now in Hargreaves 2020 Price List

Hargreaves Foundry is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of Cast Iron products for construction. As one of the few working foundries left in the UK, they also offer a genuinely bespoke service that includes drawings, pattern making and manufacture.

“WHAT SEPARATES HARGREAVES FOUNDRY DRAINAGE FROM OTHER RAINWATER MANUFACTURERS IS OUR ABILITY TO MAKE BESPOKE CASTINGS.”
Hargreaves Foundry trade price list April 2020 pg.4

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.

Hargreaves manufacture decorative rainwater hoppers, unique gutter profiles, embellishments such as crests and dates. They are often get asked to make radius gutters to fit curved rooflines and can replicate any existing radius gutter, and have done so many times, ensuring they will fit accurately and function efficiently.

 

Non-standard White Cast Iron Hooper

Fig 1. Bespoke Hooper created for a Rainclear customer and now listed as H3A in Hargreaves’ trade price list April 2020

These are all requirements that can only be met by a working foundry with its own pattern making shop. They make bespoke products to suit any building, ancient or modern, but are most in demand for conservation, heritage and restoration projects.

There is no need to resort to the various forms of plastic substitute on offer. Anything that has been cast in the past, for instance during the Victorian era, they can cast. If it could be made back then, it can be made by them now.

WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF ORNAMENTAL RAINWATER HOPPER HEADS. THESE CAN BE ADAPTED TO FIT DIFFERENT SIZE AND SHAPE OF DOWN PIPES.”
Hargreaves Foundry trade price list April 2020 pg.45

Fig 2. Clockwise from top left: Finished bespoke hopper in Rainclear warehouse before dispatch, architect’s drawings and architects colour illustrations, detailed design drawing for manufacture of pattern at the foundry

 

Rainclear worked with the dedicated design team at Hargreaves and our client’s architect to create this beautiful gothic style hopper which is now part of Hargreaves ‘Made to Order’ range and appears on page 46 of the Hargreaves Foundry trade price list April 2020 now that they have made a pattern for this hopper.

Fig 3. On page 46 of the Hargreaves Foundry trade price list April 2020: H17 – size: 380mm x 2650mm x 395mm - Code: RH17 Primed @£586.75 or XRH172 Pre-painted Premier Extra (Black) @£674.19; and H3A 263mm x 263mm x 116mm - Code: RH3A Primed @£443.10 or XRH3A Pre-painted Premier Extra (Black) @ £487.41

‘Made to Order’ products are available to select from the brochure but need to be cast or fabricated ‘to order’. They are available in all the same paint options as the ex-stock ranges, but as they are not ‘on the shelf’ they will take longer to deliver.

The friendly, knowledgeable team at Rainclear Systems are always happy to offer technical advice and quotations.

Visit www.rainclear.co.uk to browse and buy Cast Iron ranges online now, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for there, have questions or need any help call 0800 644 44 26 or email sales@rainclear.co.uk.