Hargreaves Cast Iron Foundry

Hargreaves Cast Iron Gutters are particularly well suited for all drainage systems and is a popular choice for conventional rainwater and soil drainage. It offers many benefits, both to the customer and the contractor, which include:
• Long life - when correctly installed cast iron drainage systems will last the life of the building, whether domestic, public, industrial or commercial
• Strength and durability - cast iron guttering is able to withstand the rigours of on site handling, mechanical
• Low maintenance - cast iron guttering requires little ongoing maintenance, annual inspections are recommended but remedial action is rarely required
• Design capability - that will meet the needs of restoration, refurbishment, conservation and heritage work equally as well as new, bespoke and unique designs
• Sustainability - in addition to lasting the life of a building and requiring minimal maintenance, cast iron guttering is also 100% recyclable and can therefore be used again after the building has gone
• Cost effective - owing to its longevity and low maintenance, coupled with its fire resistance and low noise operation, the cost benefits of cast iron guttering are significant
 
Premier Rainwater BS 460
Hargreaves traditional range of cast iron rainwater and sand cast products has been available for many years in standard grey zinc phosphate primer finish. The standards for rainwater goods have remained remarkably constant over time, which means that replacing or integrating new with old is easy.
Gutter centre stock a complete range of Premier Rainwater pipes, gutters, standard and decorative rainwater heads with fittings and accessories. In addition, to our normal service, we can supply one off castings and non-standard, bespoke items for individual buildings.
 
Premier Extra Rainwater BS 460
Hargreaves Premier Extra offers the same cast iron range as Premier Rainwater and has been developed to satisfy the needs of specifiers and contractors requiring a 'ready to fix' product with no further painting on site. Finished in a black semi gloss as standard, it is also available in a comprehensive range of BS and RAL colours (price on application).
The key features and benefits of Premier Extra include:
• Reduced labour time on site
• Lower cost than powder coated cast aluminium products
• Reduced maintenance
• Factory applied coating in clean, dust free environment
• Delivered protectively wrapped and ready to fit
Traditional Express soil is an industry leading push fit soil system designed for a lifetime performance. The contemporary cast iron system provides the aesthetic appearance of traditional cast iron soil systems and is suitable for listed properties and conservation projects. The push fit system provides substantial savings in labour for each joint. Full installation instructions can be provided on request, no specialist training is required.
Features
 • 100mm diameter socketless pipes are available in 1.8m & 3m lengths are supplied pre-painted in a black gloss finish. 
 • Compared to traditional LCC soil systems the Traditional Express soil system is lighter and easier to handle but still retains all the inherent qualities of cast iron including strength and longevity.
 • The push fit sockets faithfully replicate the appearance of a traditional LCC soil pipe system but incorporate EPDM rubber sealing rings providing a quick and efficient installation. Our specially design gasket relaxing tool and gasket lubricant are the only tools required for jointing.
 • Significant cost savings compared to caulked jointed socket and spigot pipes.
Quick installation
 • Installation completed in a fraction of the time required for conventional systems.
 • Ease of use on site creates cost savings through reduced labour requirements.
Strength / Durability
 • Traditional Express pipes are highly resistant to distortion caused by accident or vandalism.
 • Fit and forget installation. 
Long Life
 • Correctly installed and maintained Traditional Express Soil systems will last over 100 years.
 • Long life expectancy makes cast iron the cost effective choice.
 • 100% recyclable at the end of its life. 
Quiet in operation
 • Low noise levels due to the sound deadening properties of cast iron.
Applicable standards and codes of practice 
 • BS 416 part 2 – Soil, waste and ventilating pipes and fittings.
 • BS EN 681 – 1 Synthetic rubber gaskets. 
 • BS EN 12056 – Codes of practice for gravity drainage systems, internal buildings.
Hargreaves’ Premier LCC Soil range provides a comprehensive offering of traditional socket & spigot pipes and fittings for soil and waste installations on the external facade of buildings with the added option to commission bespoke fabrications to special order. Supplied ready to fit with a black bitumen finish as standard, the cast iron system offers the ideal solution for conservation and heritage projects where a pipe system is required to blend sympathetically with the building.
Features
 • Pipes available from 50mm to 150mm diameters in standard lengths 0.6m, 0.9m, 1.2m and 1.8m. 
 • All products are based on imperial dimensions so ensuring compatibility with existing installations when replacing or extending pipework.
 • Ornamental earbands are available in 9 standard designs to fit all sizes of Premier LCC soil pipes.
Jointing
 • Cold caulked joints can be made with 6mm caulking cord and black joint sealant both available from stock.
 • This method removes the requirement for using naked flames to melt lead on site.
 • Approximately 4m of caulking cord and a quarter of a cartridge of sealant would be required to make a joint in 4” diameter system.
Strength / Durability
 • Premier pipes are highly resistant to distortion caused by accident or vandalism
 • Pipes and fittings are coated in a black bituminous coating for long term protection.
Long Life
 • Correctly installed and maintained Premier soil systems can last in excess of 100 years.
 • Long life expectancy makes cast iron the cost effective choice.
 • Minimal maintenance requirements-  occasional painting approximately every 10 years (inland areas).
 • 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
 • Low noise levels due to the sound deadening properties of cast iron.
Bespoke 
 • Specialist castings and fabrications can be created to fit the specific requirements of your building (pattern charges may apply).
 • Ears can be added to any LCC soil fitting on request.
 • Over 300 variations of soil branches are offered as standard, other formations can be fabricated to fit your installation on request..
Quality
 • All Premier soil products are manufactured in accordance with BS416. 
 • Premier Soil is supplied in a durable black bitumen paint finish as standard.
 • With minimal maintenance we would expect Premier soil systems to last over 100 years.
Paint finish
We supply our Premier LCC soil pipes and fittings with a black bitumen finish conforming to BS 416.
Hargreaves can supply LCC soil products in Premier Extra Black Gloss or Premier Extra Coloured paint finishes to match Premier Rainwater systems on request (additional charges may apply). If over painting please refer to your paint specialist or paint manufacturer for a compatible product.
Halifax Soil is a comprehensive range of socketless pipes and fittings in 50mm to 300mm diameters suitable for internal soil, waste and rainwater instalations. The agrément certified system is particularly suitable to high rise projects. An extensive variety of couplings and brackets offer flexibility to satisfy most designs. Typical applications include public buildings, apartments, offices, hospitals, hotels and car parks.
Jointing HALIFAX SOIL
• Socketless pipes and fittings can be jointed using a choice of 3 coupling types; no specialist tools or equipment are required for installation.
• Pipes do not require expansion joints due to the low coefficient of expansion.
• Axial restraint up to 10 bar possible enables the system to be used in sensitive areas e.g. computer rooms etc.
Features
• Socketless pipes are available from 50mm to 300mm diameters in 3m lengths.
• Choice of both ductile iron and stabilised chrome steel couplings to satisfy most designs. 
• A large selection of brackets to support and brace pipework in both vertical and horizontal situations
Strength / durablility
• Halifax Soil pipes are highly resistant to distortion caused by accident or vandalism.
• Fit and forget installation.
Long life
• Correctly installed and maintained Halifax soil systems can last in excess of 100 years.
• Long life expectancy makes cast iron the cost effective choice.
• 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
Quiet in operation
• Low noise levels due to the sound deadening properties of cast iron.
• Alternative materials that do not possess sound deadening properties require costly sound insulation.
Fire safety
• Cast iron is non-combustible which means the Halifax Soil installations do not require costly fire protection collars. 
• In the event of fire cast iron will not emit dangerous toxic fumes; unlike PVC.
Quality
• All Halifax Soil products have been manufactured to comply with BS EN 877.
• British Board of Agrément (BBA) approval has been awarded for the Halifax system; the scope of which is as shown on Agrément Certificate No. 06/4401. 
• Pipes and fittings are manufactured in grey cast iron which exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1563 Grade EN-JL 1020 ISO 185 Grade 15.
• Halifax Soil products will be supplied in accordance with CE markings requirements.
Paint finish
The Halifax system pipes are lined internally with a two part epoxy finish which provides improved performance when exposed to aggressive substances. Fitting are also epoxy coated and provide a similar level of performance.
Availability Halifax Soil coatings have been tested successfully  for resistance to attack by salt spray, waste water, hot water cycling and solution of acid at PH12 and alkalis at PH12 and conform to BS EN877 1999. Hargreaves’ internal quality control procedures ensure the integrity of the coating is maintained through process monitoring and final inspection of coating thickness and adhesion.
Halifax Drain is a comprehensive range of socketless pipes and fittings in 100mm to 300mm diameters suitable for below ground drainage situations. The cast iron system provides greater resistance to ground movement than PVC or clay systems; an important consideration when building on made-up land. A choice of ductile iron or stainless steel couplings to satisfy most designs and facilitate connection directly to our Halifax Soil above ground soil system. Typical applications include drainage pipes below public buildings, hospitals, hotels and exposed bridge drainage. 
Features
 • Socketless pipes are available from 100mm to 300mm diameters in 3m lengths. 
 • Lightweight pipes and fittings for speedy installation to reduce time on site but with the inherent strength of traditional cast iron pipe systems.
 • Choice of either ductile iron or stainless steel couplings to satisfy most designs require no specialist tools or equipment for installation.
Strength / Durability
 • Halifax Drain pipes are highly resistant to sheer loads.
 • Low risk of settlement damage.
 • Where extra loading is likely other drainage materials may need additional protection in the form of a concrete surround. Less embedment means that normally cast iron requires no extra protection saving time and money.
 • High resistance to distortion which reduces chances of damage when more vigorous rodding is required.
Long Life
 • Correctly installed and maintained Halifax Drain systems can last in excess of 100 years.
 • Long life expectancy makes cast iron the cost effective choice.
 • 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
Quality
 • All Halifax Drain products have been manufactured to comply with BS EN 877.
 • Pipes and fittings are manufactured in grey cast iron which exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1563 Grade EN-JL 1020 ISO 185 Grade 15.
 • Halifax Drain products will be supplied in accordance with CE markings requirements.
• British Board of Agrément (BBA) approval has been awarded for the Halifax system; the scope of which is as shown on Agrément Certificate No. 06/4401
Applicable standards and codes of practice
 • BS EN 877-1999 – European Standard for cast iron pipework. This covers above ground soil, waste, rainwater and buried drainage systems and performance requirements in the various applications.
 • ISO 6594 – International Standard for socketless drainage systems in cast iron.
 • BS EN 681 / ISO4633 – Specification for elastomeric seals for joints in pipework and pipelines.
 • BS EN 12056 – Code of practice for gravity drainage systems inside buildings – sanitary pipework and drainage of roofs.
 • BS EN 752-1 Code of practice for drain and sewer systems.
Paint finish
The Halifax system pipes are lined internally with a two part epoxy finish which provides improved performance 
when exposed to high temperatures or aggressive substances. Fitting are also epoxy coated and provide a similar 
level of performance. Halifax Drain pipes are finished with a two part epoxy grey coating with an average dry thickness of 170 microns. 
Pipes internally coated with a two part epoxy coating yellow ochre colour, average dry thickness of 130 microns and 
fittings with an average thickness of 150 microns.
Mech 416 Soil is a mechanically jointed range of socketless pipes and fittings in 50mm to 150mm diameters suitable for above ground soil & waste installations. The Mech 416 System is especially suitable for the refurbishment of apartments, offices and multi-storey car parks. Mechanically jointed systems provide all the benefits of a conventional BS416 socket and spigot cast iron soil system but also offer significant labour savings due to the efficient jointing techniques employed.
Features
 • Socketless pipes are available from 100mm to 150mm diameters in 3m lengths supplied in a matt black finish.
 • Compared to traditional LCC soil systems the Mech 416 system is lighter and easier to handle but still retains all the inherent qualities of cast iron including strength and longevity.
 • The robust couplings for joining pipes and fittings are manufactured in ductile iron for optimum performance. No special installation tools or equipment are required.
 • New conversion couplings allow connection to existing LCC soil or alternative generic mechanically jointed soil systems.
 • Significant cost savings compared to caulk jointed socket and spigot pipes.
Strength / Durability
 • Mech 416 Soil pipes are highly resistant to distortion caused by accident or vandalism.
 • Fit and forget installation.
Long Life
 • Correctly installed and maintained Mech 416 Soil systems can last in excess of 100 years.
 • Long life expectancy makes cast iron the cost effective choice.
 • 100% recyclable at the end of its life. 
Quiet in operation
 • Low noise levels due to the sound deadening properties of cast iron.
 • No sound insulation requirement – unlike alternative materials.
Applicable standards and codes of practice
 • BS 416 part 2 – Soil, waste and ventilating pipes and fittings.
 • BS 6087 – Flexible joints for BS 416 part 2.
 • BS EN 12056 – Codes of practice for gravity drainage systems, internal buildings – sanitary pipework and drainage of roofs.
Paint finish
The Mech 416 system pipes are lined internally with a two part epoxy finish which provides improved performance when exposed to high temperatures or aggressive substances. Fittings are also epoxy coated and provide a similar level of performance. Mech 416 Soil pipes are finished with a two part epoxy matt black coating with an average dry thickness of 70 microns. Pipes are internally coated with a two part epoxy coating yellow ochre colour, average dry thickness of 130 microns and fittings with an average thickness of 70 microns.

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