Guttering goes up and Scaffolding comes down

Dec 01

30/ 11/2015

After completion of the roof the next job due to be done was the guttering.

After looking around we couldn’t find anybody that could supply an anthracite grey box guttering and as this wasn’t something we were willing to compromise on we decided to go with the aluminium box guttering from a company called Guttercrest. You buy lengths, corner joints, outlet joints etc in a similar way to conventional guttering however its made from aluminium and power coated and is extremely robust.  Due to the fact it is made to order we did however have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery and our builders weren’t on site during this time so for 3 weeks nothing happened on the project.

My husband did however finish off the soffit and fascia end on the left side of the gable which involved him utilizing his model making skills to achieve a neat and simple finish without unsightly joins.

After eventually taking delivery of the guttering last week the builders came to install it. It wasn’t a system they had worked with before so my husband was on site for the install to ensure they followed our layout plan and to resolve any queries along the way. Whilst they found some aspects of the install tricky it worked out in the end and I came home to see it all installed except the downpipes which can’t go on until a later date and the touch up paint which we will do when we have a couple of days of  dry weather.

With the guttering up the scaffolding was finally able to come down, so on Friday for the first time we got to properly see how the front facade is looking. You can already see how its completely transformed the look of the house and once the window, front door and the rendering /cladding is done the transformation will be amazing.



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