Alutec's rainwater system checks into the Bedford Lodge Hotel

Alutec's rainwater system checks into the Bedford Lodge Hotel

Having undergone an extensive refurbishment programme, the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket retains the charm and character of a country house, yet offers the very best in modern comfort and luxury.

When it came to specifying replacement rainwater systems as part of the renovation, choosing a product that would blend sympathetically with the building’s traditional exterior was key.

Manufactured to BS 8530:2010, which replicates precisely original British Standard cast iron dimensions and offers a classic profile, Alutec’s Traditional range of gutters and downpipes was the obvious solution. Gareth Godfrey, Director at main contractor Godfrey and Hicks, along with Bedford Lodge Hotel’s owners and management, specified the Traditional Moulded Ogee gutter and downpipes in Heritage Black – a unique textured finish designed to emulate cast iron but without the associated cost and maintenance requirements.

“We needed a rainwater system that would match the hotel’s classic style so the Traditional range from Alutec was ideal. The finish and quality of the products is excellent and has enabled us to achieve the period aesthetic but with none of the expense and hassle that comes with a cast iron system. The completed installation looks fantastic and it certainly helps set the tone of quality and refinement customers expect at such a prestigious establishment,” commented Gareth.

Material: Marine grade aluminium
Life expectancy: 50 years or more
Gutter: Traditional Moulded Ogee
Downpipe: Traditional 72x72mm and 102x76mm
Colour: Heritage Black

Project: Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket, Suffolk
Project type: Hotel & leisure
Architect: John H. White Architects
Contractor: MacKay Construction
Merchant: UPlastics, Newmarket

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