Beautifully engineered aluminium gutters and downpipes from Alumasc Rainwater, have been used at Edinburghs latest award-winning prestige housing development.
Built by CALA Homes, Trinity Park is an exciting development of stylish two and three bedroomed apartments, three and four bedroomed mews homes and five bedroomed Georgian-inspired Villas a design which was the winner of the esteemed What House? Best House of the Year award in 2012.
Alumasc GX Guttering and Flushjoint Downpipes were specified by Susan Stephen Architects, who were keen to extend Trinity Parks modern take on Edinburghs classic Georgian architecture down to the finest detail. Paul Stewart of Susan Stephen Architects, explains:
The planners were keen that the use of uPVC be avoided in the build, so we chose the Alumascs aluminium GX Guttering and Flushjoint Downpipes to complement the style of the building and give a traditional look to the rainwater system.
Weve used Alumasc products in the past, but this is the first time weve specified these particular ranges. We wouldnt hesitate to use them again and would definitely recommend them to colleagues for similar projects.
We were also very impressed with the high level of customer service and technical support provided by Alumasc and found their Drainage calculator especially helpful.
Alumasc Rainwaters GX Guttering can be exposed or concealed, and is a robust and fully engineered box section gutter range designed for traditional wet jointing on site. GX is offered in three profiles in a choice of sizes and is especially suited to applications where maximum capacity gutters are required.
Complementing the GX Guttering, Alumascs Flushjoint Downpipe system is based on concealed spigots which give a completely smooth external appearance with pipes mounted on brackets to stand clear of the structure.
Both products are BBA Approved, manufactured from lightweight, durable aluminium which is 100% recyclable, offering a life expectancy of 40 years in rural/suburban areas and up to 25 years in industrial/marine areas. They can be supplied with BBA approved polyester powder coatings in a range of standard or custom colours and are also available in Plain Mill finish for on-site painting.