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    Gutters & Downpipes - Installation, Repairs, Replacements & Maintenance!

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    Guttering & Rainwater Pipe Specialists

    PVCu/Plastic is by far the commonest and the cheapest option around. There are dozens of manufacturers which also offer roofline materials in a variety of colours and styles, as well as different sizes. PVCu is cost effective and long lasting, a good quality system will last 25 years of more and you can even get colours and profiles to mimic cast iron. The disadvantages are that the cheaper options may need replacing in ten years and the rubber seals used to join sections are often the weak point, shrinking and cracking as they weather producing leaks. Cast iron was the main material used for guttering and rainwater pipe before the advent of plastics. It's still used, but mostly for conservation work.

    Cast iron is very long lasting, with some 19th century pipes still in good working order, plus it looks great, especially on period-style homes. On the downside to keep it in good order it needs repainting at least every five years and is expensive to buy. There are also a surprising variety of other metals used for rainwater pipes and guttering, including copper, galvanised steel and aluminium. All of the these metals offer many years of maintenance free service and look great on contemporary-style homes. They cost slightly less than cast iron models, but are not quite as robust.

    Choosing Rainwater Systems

    Guttering and drainpies should be part of the overall roof design, in modern properties PVCu is most often use, period homes, cast iron is the favourite, although copper is sometimes used on barn conversions. Guttering is available in various materials up to 3m lengths and should be fitted sloping gently downwards towards the running outlet in order to provide effective drainage. Guttering needs to be fixed at 1m intervals with a support bracket.

    Gutter union brackets connect two gutter pieces and gutter angles are available to run guttering around a corner. The stop end outlet is fitted at the end of the guttering to close the pipeline, and the Hopper is the funnel shaped rainwater collector that diverts rainwater into a downpipe. The downpipe itself is available in lengths up to 2.5m and is fixed to the wall with a specially designed bracket positioned near the top of the first pipe and then every metre after that.

    DIY or Roofer?

    Fitting rainwater systems is within the scope of competent DIY enthusiasts, but you must be comfortable working at heights and possess all the safety equipment required. For those who do not have the equipment, skills, head for heights or time - roofing specialists can carry out the work for you and will often source all the goods to your specification. The usual rules apply when hiring any tradesman, go with personal recommendations wherever possible and always get at least 3 detailed written quotes to compare. Never pay for the job upfront and always check references too!

    Typical costs for hiring a roofer to replace guttering in an average property are around £900 if using uPVC, £2200 for cast iron (including materials and labour). To get an exact price for your property, use the free "post your job" quote service on this site to have local recommended roofers get in touch with you to arrange a visit and provide a written quotation for the job.

    JL ROOFING & LEADWORK We Provide a 100% satisfaction service to all our customers Established since 2012 What we do as a company Lead work Tilling / Slatting Heritage work New roofs / strip an re-tile Flat roofs / po...

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    "Joe did a great job, very satisfied Highly recommended"

    Roof Repair
    By Gary on 1st Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2019
    • Established 2012
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Maidstone
    • ID checked

    Hello my name is Neil I am 32 years old and working for myself since 18 I run a great trustworthy service with great competitive prices feel free to call me any time for free quotations with no call-out fees thank you Look forward to meeting new cust...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent. Did exactly what he said he would do and at the exact time. Very pleased"

    General Maintenance
    By Jill on 21st Mar 2019
    • Joined Sep 2015
    • Established 2000
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Newark
    • ID checked

    A&W Roofing is a self employed roofing company. 16+ year experience Types of work undertaken vary but can do - change broken tiles/slates anything from 1 to full Reroofs -lead work -chimneys repointed - Grp fibre glassing ( cure it ) - flat roofi...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job, really pleased, did everything we asked him to do, in a clean and professional way, would definitely recommend."

    Flat Roof
    By Peter on 17th Feb 2020
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Widnes
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The work was carried out quickly and we were happy."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Anna on 21st Nov 2019
    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 1970
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Coventry
    • ID checked

    Here at The Roofing Company we have extensive experience in the roofing industry, we cover all the following services at a fair price. - Flat roofing - Gutters and facials - Lead work - Complete new roofs including scaffolding - Cement work - Moss r...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "First rate contacted me by phone within 20 minutes Gary was round at my home . Explained what was wrong and showed him the problem. He said he could do the job next day which was a Friday (today) said would be between a certain..."

    Roof Repair
    By Michael on 22nd Mar 2019
    • Joined Aug 2016
    • Established 2009
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Cheshunt
    • ID checked

    Paul is based in St. Annes, with a young family. He has five years’ experience in fascia & guttering, and six years providing painting services. Paul says- I have many years experience, time served tradesman I pride myself in doing a great job a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Paul was on time, ready to explain issues and produced a very good end product within estimates of time and cost"

    Slate & Tiled Roof
    By Brian on 10th Mar 2020

    PaulStAnnes reply: Thanks for the review Brian

    • Joined May 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Lytham st. annes
    • ID checked

    Hello, my name is Bill from BRM Contractors. We cover all building, roofing and maintenance work to the highest standards. We are a business with over 13 years experience in the industry, our aim is to ensure that you get the best advice and affordab...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I googled ‘I need a loft conversion’ and luckily BRM provided a quote and references! As a woman living alone I am delighted to say how pleased I am with the service, everything was done just how I wanted it and all the guys were..."

    Loft Conversion
    By Jacqueline on 29th Jun 2019
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Epping
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    HI and thanks for looking at my profile. I am a tradesmen with over 20years experience in property care and property maintenance all quotations and advice are free of charge.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Paul from UK Property Care response and communication was very good from time my enquiry was put on MyJobQuote to actual work being done. On day of repair Paul kept me up to date with photos of progress for work being done. Work..."

    Slate & Tiled Roof
    By Sanjay on 2nd Mar 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Nuneaton
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    I am an all round general builder with over 10years experience in the building trade. I'm a qualified brick layer/roofer but also cover all aspects of building. I'm friendly and professional and take pride in all my work completing all my j...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Luke.s team carried out an acceptable enough standard for new fencing wiv concrete posts & travel boards . At a reasonable price. Thank you Luke"

    Garden Clearance
    By Linda on 6th May 2019
    • Joined Mar 2017
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Colchester
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Turned up on time and did an excellent job replacing shed roof. The price was very reasonable and Michael Goddard was polite and offered a cheaper option for completing the job if I didn't want a complete replacement."

    By Gill on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 1900
    • Guttering and Rainwater Pipe in Southampton
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