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Rainclear add innovation in cast aluminium gutter sealing online Print E-mail

In conjunction with Metex, Rainclear have developed a dry-jointing gutter sealing kit to give a watertight seal on traditional half round cast aluminium gutters. They are expected, when installed in accordance with the included instructions, to last as long as the system they seal (and longer than the traditional silicone alternative, the thickness and coverage of which can vary and that also needs to ‘set’ before it becomes watertight). Rainclear, the UK’s largest online retailer and stockist of rainwater systems, are confident their customers will benefit from this innovation, the Hydrostrips for Cast iron have been a popular replacement to silicone for over half a decade, and Metseal now offers the same solution for cast aluminium. Rainclear are offering Metseal packs at an introductory ‘half price’ offer for September.

A new gutter sealing system called, Metseal, which means you no longer need to use messy silicone to make Cast Aluminium guttering watertight is available to buy on the Rainclear website along with all your guttering components, downpipes and fittings.

In conjunction with Metex, Rainclear have developed a dry-jointing gutter sealing kit to give a watertight seal on traditional half round cast aluminium gutters. They are expected, when installed in accordance with the included instructions, to last as long as the system they seal (and longer than the traditional silicone alternative, the thickness and coverage of which can vary and that also needs to ‘set’ before it becomes watertight). Rainclear, the UK’s largest online retailer and stockist of rainwater systems, are confident their customers will benefit from this innovation, the Hydrostrips for Cast iron have been a popular replacement to silicone for over half a decade, and Metseal now offers the same solution for cast aluminium. Rainclear are offering Metseal packs at an introductory ‘half price’ offer for September.

A Cast Aluminium Case Study

Set in the beautiful mid-wales countryside, Capel Bethel church, dated 1895, is a traditional stone-built Grade 2 Listed building. The building had a mix of old cast iron and plastic guttering on it. Architects George+Tomos wanted a rainwater system that respected the character of the building whilst also giving the roofline a striking new look. Cast aluminium was the perfect choice for its traditional character and modern powder coated finish.

Figure 1, 2 & 3. Powder Coated Anthracite Grey Cast Aluminium gutters along with some unusual angles (pictured) for which Rainclear arranged bespoke fabrication.

Rainclear worked from architect’s drawings and site photos to provide a full schedule of material and a quote.

Working with the architect Rainclear provided advice on gutter sizing. 6" half round gutter with 4" downpipes was chosen for the main roof, with a smaller 4.5" half round gutter with 3" downpipes for the smaller lower roof elevation. 

Tricky detailing on a couple of the lower roof elevations needed special gutter angles to match the shape of the building. Over a decade’s experience means Rainclear can offer clients a fixed price for items like these.

Rainclear then worked with the main contractor, G&M Pryce Builders, to deliver the goods in time to meet the site’s programme.  Glyn Pryce of G&M Pryce was extremely pleased with the service provided by Rainclear and with the chosen system saying:

"We hadn't used cast aluminium before and we were very pleased with how the system went together. We will certainly be considering it on up and coming projects. The Anthracite Grey powder coated finish looks fantastic, makes a striking finish to the roofline and matches in nicely with the traditional slate roof"

How do the strips seal the gutters where they join?

Figure 3. Illustration of how the specially designed & tested EPMD rubber strips seal the gutter lengths where they join

“We’ve been selling the Hydrostrip EPDM rubber sealing packs along with Cast Iron Rainwater systems for over half a decade and demand has grown, so it made sense to develop the same system for Cast Aluminium. We’re confident the take-up will be just as popular but sometimes people need a bit of an incentive to try something new – hence the half price introductory offer”

Anthony Hitchman, General Manager at Rainclear

  • The Metseal rubber seal has been specially developed for use with cast aluminium half round gutters
  • Suitable for use with Half Round profile in 100, 115, 125 and 150mm
  • The pack comes with 20 rubber seals plus associated nuts, bolts and washers.
  • Supplied with 3 year’s manufacturer’s warranty (see pack for details)
  • Special online offer £21.25 per pack (RRP £42.50)

Rainclear offer free delivery on orders over £300 Net, trade accounts, a drawing take-off service and same-day quotations. Plus, there is 20% off Cast Aluminium Rainwater Systems online at the moment, although they will always try to beat any like-for-like quote while delivering the best quality system for your budget/project.

Give the team at Rainclear a call on 0800 644 44 26 or visit their website www.rainclear.co.uk

 
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