My Experience

I have been installing rainwater goods, of various types, to properties for over 25 years, at the beginning of my career; mainly timber, seamless aluminium and plastic. I now specialise almost exclusively in the installation of cast iron and aluminium gutters & pipes on heritage properties. My work involves the installation of:-

    • Cast iron/aluminium rainwater goods.

    • Cast iron soil (heritage and time-saver types).

    • extruded, fabricated and profiled aluminium including box, valley & boundary gutter, copper guttering and pipes.

    • Timber fascias & soffits

I also undertake the refurbishment of cast iron, including on and off site repairs. I carry out maintenance assessments including drawing up maintenance schedules and writing project reports.

In addition to the above I am able to offer; 


    • Off plan, survey; to ascertain an accurate "estimate".

    • Site survey; for an exact price and offer solutions to the client/architect for any problems arising from the survey.

    • Survey reports.

    • I will supply my own method statements, risk assessments, care of hazardous substances safety data sheets. 
    • I can liaise between the client and the suppliers, i.e. helping design the job (colour, type of gutter, size of gutter e.t.c.), ordering goods, arranging delivery and so on. In effect project manage.
    • I have extensive experience in measuring and designing bespoke and non-standard work involving cast iron and cast aluminium goods and brackets. 
    • I have a CIS4(P) registration card.
    • I hold a current IPAF, PAL card (powered access license)  category 3a, 3b
    • I hold a current CSCS card (working at heights, category), Reg No:03405411
    • I hold a current appointed persons first aid in the workplace,
      certificate No. 1D5728        H.S.E Approval No. F/7097
    • I am a National Trust approved contractor for the installation and refurbishment of rainwater goods.
    • I am approved by Hall & Botterill, Saint Gobain and Hargreaves for the installation of their rainwater goods.
    • I am a member of the Saint Gobain Pam UK Advocates scheme.
    • I am used by Hall & Botterill foundry for their warranty and installation work and am also their installation technical adviser and surveyor. (Contact Gary Crawley-Alexander, Tel.: 0113 237 4711)
    • I am used by Hargreaves foundry for installation work and installation technical advice for the North of England. (Contact Richard Hall, Tel: 01422 330607).
    • I Have extensive experience with the J & JW Longbottom range, including
      non-catalogue items.


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