Gutters & Downpipes
Rainwater disposal systems are designed to catch and channel water that runs off a roof. Various products in PVC and metal are widely available to suit the roofing material used. Generally a larger box gutter would be recommended for commercial, industrial use.
The design required will be dependent on numerous factors including:
- Rain fall intensity
- Catchment area
- Sump design
- Roof cladding profile capacity
- Roof pitch
- Penetrations that may obstruct water flow
A range of standard rainwater heads are readily available or can be designed and manufactured to suit the style of a building and particular catchment requirements.
Rainwater heads are placed on the outside to the building to ensure the gutter will not overflow. Both rainwater heads and sumps can reduce flow issues.
These can be manufactured in a variety of materials.