Page 36

Your Build - Spring 2018

Footings & Foundations Phase 1 Brighten your rainyday rainy with a stylish rainwater system Season 2018 Phase 4 Spring 2018 36 Phase 1 Phase 2 Choosing the correct rainwater system for your new home is vital. Indeed, failure to do so can lead to all manner of problems later down the line. For example, if the profi le chosen is too small, it will not be able to cope with the volume of water running off the roof. What’s more, inadequately sized roof drainage can also result in structural damage to the building. Therefore, when it comes to choosing a rainwater system, it is recommended that you liaise with a reputable manufacturer, installer or merchant, to receive all of the technical support required and more. Profi les to suit different properties Once the correct profi le is specifi ed for the property, the fun part can start: choosing the style and colour of the new system. Rainwater systems are available in a wide variety of profi les that suit different types of properties. For instance, the sleek lines of a contemporary building work well with simply shaped rainwater systems, so it’s worth looking out for unobtrusive profi les, such as Marley’s Clip-master. Conversely, for properties refl ecting a more traditional look, textured fi nishes and products that mimic cast iron styles are a popular choice. 125mm Half Round with a Foundry Finish, for example, offers classic elegance that is suitable for use on modern, as well as period-style buildings. What’s more, as homeowners are becoming more expressive with their choice of windows and doors, rainwater manufacturers such as Marley have responded to this by expanding its portfolios. These ever-expanding portfolios contain products that either colour-match fenestration, complement the buildings overall aesthetics, or refl ect the latest trends. Phase 3 When it comes to designing a dream home, there are many features that need to be carefully considered, such as windows and doors – and most importantly rainwater systems. However, more often or not, a rainwater system can become an afterthought; when in reality it should be a priority. Here Jon Angrave, rainwater category manager at Marley Plumbing & Drainage, discusses the importance of correctly specifying a rainwater system and explores the latest aesthetics to enter the market


Your Build - Spring 2018
To see the actual publication please follow the link above