Yeoman Rainguard Chosen for Luxury Renovation

Nestled in the foothills of the South Pennines near Rochdale, Lancashire, is the restoration and conversion, by Persimmon Homes, of the old Birch Hill Hospital into stunning apartments and town houses.

The use of the beautiful historic building, gracing Rochdale’s landscape since 1877, has certainly changed starting out originally as a workhouse then run as an NHS hospital for many years.

The dilapidated hospital, imposing clock tower, chapel and rectory required sympathetic restoration techniques by Persimmon Homes’ team to maintain and restore the buildings grand architecture and design.

Yeoman Rainguard’s XL Aluminium rainwater systems, with traditional style, textured finish and colour, were chosen to mirror the grandeur and luxury of the renovation scheme.

The exterior of what was the main hospital and clock tower, now exclusive and desirable apartments, was enhanced both visually and practically by the installation of Yeoman Rainguard XL Aluminium gutters and down pipes.

Finished in RAL7012 Basalt Grey, 150 x 100mm MOG XL Aluminium gutters were fitted with the addition of 100mm Dia. down pipes.

A bespoke GRP fascia detail, skilfully manufactured by Yeoman Rainguard at their facilities in Leeds, sits stylishly below the gutters.

The Chapel has been tastefully remodeled into 2 semi-detached properties and now sports XL Aluminium 125 x 100mm MOG gutters and 100mm dia. down pipes. Finished again in Grey the rainwater system dovetails perfectly with the overall exterior design.

The systems, all installed by a Yeoman Rainguard directly employed fixing operative, not only complement the character of the original buildings but offer an extremely functional and durable rainwater system which will give 30 years and upwards of maintenance free service.

Andrew Clarke of Persimmon Homes commented “The quality and authentic, traditional feel to Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Systems reflect the quality of products and workmanship that Persimmon Homes have put into this prestigious development.

“In an area surround by nature we were also keen to install eco- friendly products that were long lasting, so helping to reduce the time and money spent on the future up keep of the restored buildings, keeping them looking grand for many years to come.”

For more information on Yeoman Rainguard rainwater systems to suit all building styles go to or call 0113 279 5854.