Housing Thu, Jun 8, 2023 8:51 AM
Marley Alutec’s Evolve Deepflow Guttering and Flushfit Downpipes have been specified for a stylish new-build house in Liverpool.
The guttering solution was chosen for its durability, aesthetic value, as well as its high drainage capacity.
Paul Wickstead, Director at Wickstead Developments, was responsible for the development of the property in Childwall – about four miles from Liverpool city centre. He and architecture practice RAL sought a design that would complement the leafy suburban environment and would fit in with the surrounding buildings.
Paul commented: “I have had positive experiences working with Marley Alutec in the past, and its products suit the sharp modern architectural style that the client and the architects were after.”
As such, when he brought the team at RAL on board they put forward a design that included Marley Alutec’s Evolve Deepflow Guttering and Circular Flushfit Downpipes. It also included the company’s Evoke composite aluminium fascia and soffit, while further Evoke panels were specified to create a clad feature band on two levels of the façade.
“Our Associate Director Stephen Lavin opted to specify the Evolve Deepflow Guttering and Circular Flushfit Downpipes due to their high drainage capacity, which would be able to deal effectively with regular rainfall,” commented Federica Manzo, Architectural Assistant from RAL.
“The durability and the aesthetics of the guttering and fascia system were also very important. High quality aluminium products like these have a far better appearance than PVCu and are also resistant to fading, ensuring they will retain their aesthetic long term.”
Marley Alutec’s Evolve Deepflow is a 128 x 75mm rainwater gutter system that has a flow rate of up to 4.9 l/s and 232m2 per downpipe. The 76mm Circular Flushfit Downpipes are ideal for modern building designs and have internal joints, enabling a sleek external appearance.
All Marley Alutec products are manufactured from marine-grade aluminium, meaning they have a functional life expectancy of 50+ years with minimal maintenance. This is partly due to the protective oxide layer that naturally forms on the surface if the aluminium is damaged, which means that the material is resistant to corrosion.
To improve the colour stability further, all systems are available with an architectural grade polyester powder coat (PPC) paint finish. Out of the 19 colour options to choose from, the guttering, fascia, soffit and Evoke cladding were all specified in Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016), enhancing the striking aesthetic of the property.
The guttering solution was successfully installed by Paul and his team. Paul concluded: “All the Alutec products were simple to use and easy to install, due in part to their light weight. We were able to cut and form the Evoke aluminium panels on site for the cladding, which was ideal. The feature bands add a striking touch to the exterior of the building and, because they are the same product, match perfectly with the soffits and fascias. Evoke is such a versatile product – I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”
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