About the product:
Marley Alutec’s range of aluminium Aligator snap-fit rainwater systems provides easy and fast installation with a choice of designs to suit traditional or modern properties of any size.
The range includes:
Aligator Classic: a domestic size ogee style gutter system with external unions and brackets; ideal for community or local authority housing.
Deepflow, Ogee and Boxer profiles: a sleek and unobtrusive solution for modern building designs with internal joints and concealed brackets.
Giant: Commercial size trapezoidal profile with external unions and concealed supports. It is ideal for larger properties with an impressive flow rate of up to 10.8 l/s and 512 m2 per downpipe.
Benefits of Aligator:
• Faster: With a patented Aligator snap-fit joint system, installation times are reduced by up to 40 per cent compared to traditional bolted systems.
• Easier: Approximately 65 per cent lighter than cast iron, the range is easier and safer to install.
• Durable: The marine grade aluminium is highly corrosion resistant to provide a life expectancy of 50 years or more.
• Near zero maintenance: The long lasting architectural grade polyester powder coat (PPC) paint finish means there is no need to repaint.
Case study: Warren Wood Manor
For this £19 million mansion in Hertfordshire, the developers needed to blend traditional styles with modern materials.
Whilst the mansion and 24-car garage were both new-builds the property’s carriage house stable was a pre-existing structure. The traditional design and construction meant that the building needed significant but sensitive renovations. The new build mansion needed to complement the heritage context as the developers didn’t want to lose the estate’s historic charm. Where possible, they wanted modern building materials that could replicate the traditional style to avoid an aesthetic clash between the stable and the mansion.
The durable, strong and easy to install products from Marley Alutec’s Aligator range were selected. The main house was equipped with an Aligator Ogee No.46 rainwater system and 102mm Traditional circular downpipe, whilst the carriage house was fitted with the Aligator Classic rainwater system and 63mm Aligator Classic circular downpipe.
All the products were specified in Marley Alutec’s exclusive Heritage Black. The paint colour and finish perfectly emulates the style of traditional cast iron pipes – delivering the authentic historical appearance required on listed buildings or in conservation areas, but without the drawbacks associated with the heavy and high-maintenance case iron.
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