Cast iron guttering systems are used widely on traditional buildings and heritage sites throughout York. Cast iron is a long term solution to guttering and has a fantastic life span if maintained correctly. It comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes i.e. half round, moulded, rectangular etc.
There are many cast iron extras available like hopper heads and detailed pieces which are available to suit all building designs.

Cast iron is also a very environmentally friendly product:

  • Cast iron uses 97% re-cycled material in the manufacture of gutters and rainwater systems, which in turn are 100% recyclable.
  • Cast iron is a Greenpeace recommended drainage material.
  • Long Life. Strong and durable, cast iron has a proven life span in excess of 50 years, and it is not uncommon for it to exceed 100 years. Cast iron systems will last your lifetime. The natural consequence of this of course is absolutely minimal environmental impact.

Maintenance
Minimal maintenance: cast iron guttering and down pipe systems require little maintenance. It only periodically needs painting approximately every 5 years (depending on climate conditions and location).