Cast iron has been the material of choice for guttering systems since Victorian times. Elegant and strong, and when correctly maintained, lasts for many years; if in doubt, take a look at the numerous original Victorian installations in use on many old buildings today. It’s still the best material to enhance a period style home due to its sheer good looks, strength and resilience. In fact, on many listed buildings, cast iron guttering is often a stipulation.
During the Industrial Revolution, the great foundries were able to offer a vast range of decorative patterns. With many of these gutters now reaching the end of their useful life and needing replacing, we are still able to recreate these designs today. Using traditional sand-casting techniques and pattern methods, our new gutters should last as long as the originals.
We stock a huge range of gutter styles to suit a period property, with sizes ranging from 3″ to over 12″ width. We also hold patterns for many non-standard gutters including ornamental styles. In most cases, we can make new gutters to match original designs. We can replicate almost anything and regularly make gutters with unique or unusual features. We usually ask for a customer’s sample but can also work from drawings. Some of our recent designs include the Maresfield pattern, the delicate finish of Walter McFarlane’s No.58 pattern, the image at the top is a gutter design replicated for churches designed by the architect Augustus Pugin. Contact us to find out more about our stock guttering range and bespoke design service.