CONCRETE GUTTERING REPLACEMENT

CONCRETE GUTTERING REPLACEMENT 2018-05-16T08:13:28+00:00

The technical name for concrete gutters is Finlock gutters.

They were installed during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s to carry out two functions of closing the cavity at the top of the brickwork and providing a maintenance free (or so they thought at the time) gutter system.

The problem with these ‘Finlock’ gutters was the same as with so many other things that are cheap’ to build or manufacture and that is that they fail and when they do fail, they fail completely and ultimately cost more to maintain than they did to install in the first place.

Once the seals go in the gutter sections, they leak quite badly and because they cross the cavity, a good proportion of the water can actually leak into the house as well as into the cavity causing damp which will ruin the interior decor and down the outside of the brickwork which will damage the bricks.
If you own a house that has them fitted then you are fully aware of the problems with water leaks which can seep into the rooms. You may also have black stains around the walls near the ceiling, which is caused by cold bridging.

You may have already spent hundreds of pounds repairing them, which may buy you some time, but it won’t cure the problem.

We offer two choices. We can either remove the old gutter lining and fit a complete new seamless gutter liner, which carries a 20 year guarantee. Or if you wish we can fully remove the old concrete gutter and fit a new pvc fascia and deepflow gutters.

We are members of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, Safe Contractor registered and are Government “Trustmark approved”.

We carry full employer & public liability insurance. A high percentage of our works are for a local housing association.