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

Image 1. A ‘Made-To-Order’, True Cast, Cast Iron Radius Gutter

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 Cast Iron radius gutter may be long gone, but we can use the pieces you still have to create new ‘patterns’ and cast new matching radius gutters for you. This is known as a ‘True Cast’ Radius Gutter.

Cast Iron gutters are available in 4 traditional profiles and primed for onsite painting in almost any colour or factory pre-painted in 7 traditional colours. It should last over 100years with proper maintenance which includes repainting every 5.

In another case you may be allowed to replace the original cast Iron radius gutters with Cast Aluminium. (Aluminium is less expensive lighter to install and does not need to be painted regularly to last 25-40years environment dependent). In this case we can arrange for a new pattern to be made from the pieces that need to be replaced and/or from measurements and calculations from plans of the current roofline. And cast new replacement Aluminium radius gutters for you.

Cast Aluminium Gutters are available in 3 profiles and in 26 standard RAL colours.

The ‘casting’ process is pretty amazing to watch
Image 2. The ‘casting’ process is pretty amazing to watch

“Sometimes it’s only a bespoke angle is needed where the corner on a building is not the standard 90 or 135 degrees. This sort of request is right up our street.”

Danny Norris – Rainclear Sales & Customer Service Executive.

Capel Bethel - Cast Aluminium case study - image 002
Image 3. A cast aluminium bespoke gutter angle we supplied for a chapel in Wales that was being converted into a family home

Even if your project is a new build project, we can use either of the above processes or, if the project calls for a more contemporary style of gutter, we can ‘cut and mitre’ (welding together segments of machine mitred gutter to achieve a given radius) lengths of extruded or pressed aluminium gutter to create the curve necessary for your roofline.

‘Modern’ Aluminium gutters are available in 4 profiles, including ‘Box’, and 26 standard RAL colours. It also lasts 25-40 years depending on the location and environment of the building and requires minimal maintenance.

Image 4. Cut Mitred Radius Gutter vs True Cast Radius Gutter - direct comparison
Image 4. Cut Mitred Radius Gutter vs True Cast Radius Gutter – direct comparison

The result of ‘Cut & Mitre’ my not be quite as ‘smooth’ as the ‘True Cast’ method, but is obviously a less expensive solution and, as you can see from a recent case study, image 4. above, is just as effective.

“Modern-day technology improvements mean this can pretty much create the effect of a true radius – with machine cuts and accurate spot welding, once powder coated, the joins are hardly visible.” Danny Norris – Rainclear Sales & Customer Service Executive.

Radius gutters and bespoke angles can be ‘made to order’ in any shape — half round, box, ogee or moulded with fittings to accommodate any situation. So, if your next project requires a bespoke solution or a radius gutter, get in touch.

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

Visit www.rainclear.co.uk  to browse the ranges online and if you have questions or need any help, call
0800 644 44 26 or email sales@rainclear.co.uk

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