Georgina and Mark live in a beautiful period property in Weybridge, Surrey. Their Victorian home, built around 1850, had original guttering running above a veranda, that was rusty, cracked and leaking. The couple contacted us when making alterations to the property, as they wanted to replicate the existing ornate gutter design across the extension.
We didn’t have anything as standard, but we like a challenge! With various proposals made, we settled on a gutter to match the basic shape with replicated ornamentation to the top, as well as an elaborate patterned section below the gutter.
The work involved making a mould from the customer’s sample of the decorative top and casting new sections. We then cut down one of our standard gutters to achieve a perfect match to the pattern of the original gutter. After that, the new tops and bottoms were fitted to the new gutters.
The project required a high level of skill, precision and attention to detail. We fitted ends to the gutters where required and, for added neatness, we added an outlet precisely where needed. Finally, to help achieve a perfect finish on the pipework, we made some special offsets to measurements supplied by the builder.
“When we added a small utility room to our Victorian property, we wanted to copy the same slope of the glass roof on the veranda, as well as replace the damaged guttering and extend this to the new extension, so that it would blend in. This proved a complete nightmare until we came across J & JW Longbottom,” said Georgina.
“Our first effort was with another foundry, but their gutter lengths were bowed in the middle, so proved unusable. We were on the verge of giving up, when my husband found Longbottom on the internet, who specialise in cast iron guttering and rainwater goods.”
“The general friendliness, knowledge and personal support from the team at J & JW Longbottom was outstanding from start to finish, not to mention the quality of the finished product. Despite the challenges, they never gave up. As you can see from the photos, the gutters now look amazing.”