It has never been our intention to be the biggest company in the cast iron market. In fact our goal has always been a much harder task, and that is to be the best. We wanted to build something around the principles of quality, trust and fairness whilst remaining personable. Rather than just being a web only business we actively encourage our customers to get in touch as only by engaging with them can we gain a better understanding of their projects and requirements.
It is for this reason that not only do we offer a comprehensive range of cast iron products which are manufactured to industry leading standards but this is supported by a knowledgeable team who are prepared to go the extra mile to make sure that our customers get what they need for their project. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and are always happy to give free of charge advice and quotations to help you better understand both the product and the application. We can provide technical information, undertake site surveys and produce approval drawings for bespoke castings.
There are plenty of companies online who can sell you cast iron rainwater goods but not so many that will care as much about your project as we do. At Metal & Glass we want our customers to feel that not only is the product the best money can buy but also that they are getting added value for their money. We are a cast iron specialist so we don’t offer rainwater goods in other materials such as plastic or aluminium. We believe that cast iron is absolutely the best option for rainwater and soil goods as it offers significantly more benefits than other materials. Cast iron is what we do and our personalised approach to each enquiry is what makes us standout from the rest.
Our high standards not only have to be managed by our own internal team but also our supply partners. It is for this reason that we have chosen Hargreaves Foundry as our supply of cast iron rainwater and soil products.
Hargreaves Foundry have been iron founders for over 100 years. It is a family run business based in Halifax, Yorkshire and operates a team with very similar values to our own. Whilst they are a traditional business, they are forward thinking and offer a versatility and product innovation which makes them second to none. Their 6000 square metre warehousing and storage facility means that they have the capability to cast, finish and paint all at one site.
Hargreaves Foundry sell their products via a network of distributors across the country. You may have noticed that many products online look the same and that is likely to mean that they are a Hargreaves distributor. When searching the internet for cast iron rainwater or soil goods it is always advisable to check which foundry the company is using so that you can get a more accurate comparison of prices. Unsurprisingly there are not many foundries producing cast iron rainwater and soil goods these days so you will find that the majority of online suppliers will be offering the same products. In terms of pricing, we aim to offer very competitive prices but in a crowded industry there will be variations, even for the same products. That is why our prices and quotations are always the best we can offer from the outset. If we could do better we would, so you won’t see any crazy claims like ‘we won’t be beaten on price’ as anyone can beat a price however, being the cheapest certainly doesn’t make you the best and it stands to reason that continuously cutting prices is likely to lead to reductions in other areas.
When making a once in a lifetime purchase it’s important that you get it right. So to ensure that you get the very best products and service at competitive prices, speak to the experts; speak to Metal & Glass.
To find out more about our partner foundry or to gain a valuable insight into the cast process, please watch these short video files.
A brief guide to the properties on iron
An overview of how the foundry produces products in cast iron
Whilst our website contains a wide selection of cast iron rainwater and soil products, this attached product guide is a more comprehensive list of the products that we can offer. If you are interested in any of the products contained within this product guide which do not appear on our website, please contact the team and we will be happy to provide further details and prices.