Iconic building benefits from Unifold system

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Over 400 metres of the Unifold® Gutter lining system was installed on London’s iconic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, throughout the summer of 2023.

The Unifold® Gutter Lining System was chosen for its versatility, unfailing ability to replicate existing systems and its long life.

Following a survey by Ampteam personnel, along with Saper Glass Industries Limited, a design solution was provided for the gutters and samples were sent to test fit the Unifold® gutter lining within the gutter cavity, as the throat dimension varied considerably across the profiles.

All runs of the gutter were manufactured to suit the curved nature of the dome which roofs the Hall, and to fit within the minimal throat dimension between the glazing and glazing bars, meaning that bespoke faceted and cranked joint plates were provided so that the new Unifold® lining could follow the profile of the existing gutter.

Full site information was provided including laying sequences, special details and instructions with each delivery of the system.

Ampteam were partnered by Approved Installer, Saper Glass Industries Limited and Faithorn Farrell Timms as contract administrator, and their input and expertise, along with comprehensive discussions throughout, enabled a successful installation of the Unifold® system.

Following installation of the Unifold® every Unifold® gutter run was water tested by flooding the gutter from the top of the run(s) via hose, with additional assistance from the poor weather, and no leaks were detected in any of the installed gutter runs.

Ampteam developed the Unifold® gutter lining system some 20 years ago to provide custom designed solutions to leaking gutter problems.

Unifold® utilises an EPDM membrane at the wet surface for longevity without fear of corrosion, it employs a double sealed joint which can be guaranteed not to leak and the system is engineered to maximise the potential of each and every installation whether it be in conjunction with roof replacement or over sheeting or just to re-line the existing gutter.

It is very often a practical and cost effective solution to consider lining an existing gutter and Unifold® offers exceptional life expectancy and corresponding joint integrity, often far better than the original gutter and following design consideration can often actually increase existing gutter capacity, enlarge outlet orifices and introduce additional outlets with relative ease.

Whenever possible gutters are surveyed by Ampteam personnel. The company actively encourages contractors to use its survey services and this is available throughout the UK and each Unifold solution is designed to provide the client, the building occupier, with the best possible solution and on occasions this will result in an improvement in performance to the original gutter.

Unifold® is provided with full technical support from advice at the inception of an enquiry through to installation and beyond. Our countywide network of fully trained approved contractors are available to install and provide maintenance inspections and cleaning when required.

Unifold® is installed by approved contractors whose installation teams have been fully trained by Ampteam personnel in house at our training facility and following installation, by an approved contractor, the gutter lining is guaranteed for a period of 30 years.

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