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42 Drainage/ External Works & Landscapes

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Yeoman Rainguard’s Range of Ecologically Friendly Rainwater Systems

It’s Easy Being Green Eco-friendly is a phrase that is banded about quite a lot these days but one which is becoming more and more important when it comes to the sustainability and lifecycle of a new building. As with everything putting organic or eco-friendly in front

of a brand can lead to the cost increasing. Not so with Yeoman Rainguard. Yeoman Rainguard’s range of metal rainwater systems are already an ecologically sound choice with a range of systems to suit all budgets. Their green credentials are also increased by the fact that they require no maintenance or repainting giving up to a 25 year life span (and more) before requiring attention or replacement. Economically Sound SL Aluminium Systems 100% recyclable the SL range is manufactured from 2mm thick Aluminium for the gutters with the downpipes being 3mm thick. The system is a perfect choice for the construction and housing development market where ecological and economic

advantages go hand in hand. The Traditional Look of XL Aluminium The XL rainwater system has the same recyclable properties as the SL range but with 3mm thick gutters and pipes is more suited to those looking for a cost effective yet stylish system with a traditional look, delivering many years of maintenance free service adding value to any property. For Listed Properties Cast Iron is the Right Choice Where original design must be adhered to on listed properties and heritage buildings Cast Iron is the perfect solution. 100% recyclable the Cast Iron option is acceptable on most listed buildings and when fitted and maintained correctly will offer a thrifty life span of up to 50 years. Natural Copper & Zinc

These ecologically sound and naturally occurring elements are not only beautiful to look at but when formed into a rainwater system can offer an immense life span of from 30 years for Zinc to up to 100 years for Copper systems. Being manufactured from materials whose elements are already found in animals and plants these system can be

recommended for those who would like to harvest their rainwater. Find out more about Rainguard rainwater systems, request a sample or discuss your project with one of our Area Sales Managers by contacting us on 0113 279 5854 or email ENQUIRY-Card 563

Saint-Gobain PAM UK extends VortX roof drainage range

Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has extended its range of cast iron, VortX roof outlets with the launch of a new 150mm vertical body unit. Designed in accordance with BS EN 1253, the new, BSP threaded outlet has a compact vertical body and is available with both a flat and domical grating, with the domical version achieving a flow rate of 14.5 litres per second – making it one of the highest performing

cast iron roof outlets on the market. Connections to 160 OD pipework are made using a cast iron spigot adaptor. Commenting on the launch, Mike Rawlings, Marketing Manager – Soil, Drain & Rainwater at Saint-Gobain PAM UK said:

“The high flow rate and compact body design of the new 150mm outlet offers space saving benefits to the customer, and potentially means fewer outlets are required to remove water from flat roof structures. “Also new to the range is a stainless steel gravel guard to suit the vertical roof outlets.” The rest of the VortX roof range includes a 100mm vertical outlet as well as balcony outlets with flat and notched gratings, along with two-way outlets, clamping rings and raising pieces. All bodies are available as spigot and BSP versions, allowing connection to cast iron, PVC and other materials. To ensure durability, all of the flat gratings in the range are sherardised, which provides a hard wearing and anticorrosive finish. Cast iron domical gratings, clamping rings and raising pieces in the range are supplied black epoxy coated. In addition, cast iron roof outlet bodies are supplied in a grey epoxy coating used for EN877 pipework, performing to high standards of adhesion, chemical resistance and temperature cycling.

Cast iron has a proven track record for its longevity over the lifetime of the building. Manufactured from up to 97% recycled content, end of life cast iron products are also 100% recyclable, and can therefore be returned to the furnace to make new cast iron products. Rawlings continues: “The VortX range is the result of a continuous development programme that offers installers everything they need to do the job, without complicated selecting procedures. “As all of the outlets in the range are made from cast iron, they offer robust, long lasting solutions for most construction market applications. We’ll be adding more products to the VortX range throughout 2015.” For more information on the new range of VortX roof outlets, visit ENQUIRY-Card 564