Often overlooked, the brackets and fixings for your cast iron rainwater system are as important as the pipes and fittings themselves.
Cast iron rainwater systems remain a popular choice for both traditional and modern buildings because of the significant advantages it offers over cheaper modern material. Metal & Glass Ltd knows how important it is to ensure your cast iron rainwater system is installed correctly to avoid damage and to keep it working efficiently. This is why we not only offer a wide range of brackets and accessories but also a wealth of experience to ensure that we can provide the right advice for your project.
Typical fixings for an eared rainwater pipe are large headed pipe nails but alternatively, rawl bolts or coach screws can be used. Uneared pipes can be fixed by drive-in spike, built-in holderbat or earbands.
Before fixing your cast iron rainwater system to old fabric, it is important to survey the structure carefully, including any roof timbers or fascia boards affected, as well as the masonry below. As with any drainage system, cast iron gutters and pipes must be fixed to sound material. Bear in mind that this material may also have to support the additional weight of a potential build-up of ice and snow in the winter month.
To preserve the traditional aesthetic of your cast iron rainwater pipes we also a range of ornamental ear bands to add a decorative detail to your project.
Some of our cast iron products such as the cast iron square rainwater pipes are made to order. They are available within the Metal & Glass cast iron range but need to be cast or fabricated with timescales being slightly longer than our off the shelf stock products . They can be ordered securely via our website in exactly the same way as ex stock products. These cast iron made to order items are available in both the grey primer and gloss black painted finish.
We can also offer bespoke hoppers to match original designs as well as adapting existing cast iron hoppers by changing outlet sizes and positions.