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Rainguard Aluminium – The Perfect Match for Grade II Listed Church

Needing to replace an old cast iron rainwater system, Hatherlow Church’s list of “must haves” was not a small one.

Aluminium hopper & Downpipe Grade 2 Listed ChurchElder of the Church, Mat Simpson explained “Hatherlow Church is a grade II listed building, and as such we were looking for a system that would be in keeping with the mid – 19th century building, as well as matching existing gutters and downpipes already installed. The product would also have to cope with the vast amount of water that flows from the pitched roof when it rains.

“Being budget conscious, we also required the lowest cost possible, for an aesthetically pleasing, long lasting and highly functional system. Yeoman Rainguard managed to tick all the boxes.”

After meeting Mat on site, Yeoman Rainguard’s Area Sales Manager was able to put forward a range of options suitable for the project.

A free product sample was issued for the Church members to assess and Yeoman Rainguard’s XL Aluminium system was chosen.

To accommodate the large water flow levels from the pitched roof, 130 x 100 mm Deep Flow XL Aluminium Gutters were installed to the front side of the Church.

These were complemented with the addition of 100mm dia. XL Aluminium Downpipes, sufficiently wide enough to cope with the amount of water captured in the deep flow gutters.

The installation, carried out by Yeoman Rainguard’s team, was completed with attractive Bellvue cast aluminium rainwater hoppers to either side of the Church’s porched entrance.

ALuminium Downpipe Grade 2 Listed ChurchAll of Yeoman Rainguard’s XL Aluminium products have a durable powder coated finish which not only looks stylish but offers 30 years plus maintenance free service.

“We are very pleased with the quality of the product and installation by Rainguard and have already noticed that the front elevation of the church is drying out. This allows us to commence with other work now the building is watertight.” Concluded Mat.

Hatherlow Church has already appeared in the TV programme “who do you think you are” featuring the actor Sir Ian McKellen and they are looking forward to the actor bringing his 80th birthday stage performance to the Church’s village in the summer.

For more information on Yeoman Rainguard’s range of gutters and downpipes suitable for ecclesiastical and listed building projects go to or call 0113 279 5854.

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