So what is there to say about guttering? A fair bit as a matter of fact… Historically gutters were made from wood or stone to collect rainwater for storage as drinking water and for washing. In the UK guttering is used primarily to collect and disperse rainwater through drain pipes which channel the water away from the building to prevent direct water damage and associated problems with damp.
There are many different materials and designs depending on the type of property and the budget; as with all the finer details, it is important to have the right kind of guttering and fixtures to match your property. Despite the fact that guttering and drainpipes are part of virtually every roofing solution, they are often and should be un-seen, because they blend in with the building and the roof: make the wrong choice and the guttering can stand out too much and in some case effect the whole character of the building.
At South Hams Roofing we know that the right guttering solution is an integral part of any roofing project and we are happy to share our insight as part of a roofing job or as a stand-alone repair – we can also provide advice and solutions to prevent gutters becoming blocked which can present both a fire and water damage risk. There are of course exceptions to every rule: Christoph Roßner, Annette Paul and Andre Tempelf work – the Neustadt Kunsthofpassage in Dresden, Germany, a celebration of drainage … by no means discrete.