Saint Gobain PAM UK Cast Iron Guttering

Gutter Centre can supply cast iron guttering from Saint-Gobain PAM UK foundry. PAM UK specialise in the manufacture of cast iron rainwater and gutter systems. It is suitable for new build, replacement, restoration or conservation projects.

Cast iron as a material provides many reasons why it’s the first choice over plastic based systems when considering the future environmental impact.Cast iron uses 97% recycled material in the manufacture of gutters and rainwater systems, which in turn are 100% recyclable. Cast iron which has come to the end of its long life has a residual value by taking it to a scrap merchant. Cast iron can be re-melted and made into new. Other materials such as plastic claim they are recyclable – but too often end up as landfill.
Long life. Strong and durable, cast iron has a proven long life span and it is not uncommon for it to exceed 100 years. Cast iron systems will last your lifetime, demanding little if any modernisation and minimal maintenance. The natural consequence of this of course is absolutely minimal environmental impact.  

Planning policy
The material properties of cast iron have long been recognised and it is these which make it particularly suitable for the rainwater systems of listed buildings and wherever conservation is an issue.

  • High resistance to impact (accidental and vandalism) a major consideration for inner cities, town shopping precincts and schools etc
  • Secure against – heavy snow falls and high winds if bracketed in accordance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • The physical properties of cast iron will be sustained throughout its life (provided adequately painted and maintained).
  • Low maintenance - cast iron guttering requires little ongoing maintenance, annual inspections are recommended but remedial action is rarely required.
The benefits of Saint Gobain PAM UK Cast Iron Classical:
 
Quality downpipes
Classical rainwater downpipes (circular) are produced using the latest pipe manufacturing technology – centrifugally spinning the pipe ensuring consistent section dimensions.
 
Classical Plus
Pre-painted, ready to install cast iron rainwater systems in a semi-gloss black finish as standard, further colours available to order saving both time and materials.
 
Classical Express
Is a true half round gutter profile with increased flow rates over existing half round rainwater systems. A unique jointing clip also makes installation easier than ever.
 
Coating/colour
Classical is available either with black primer coating or factory applied top coat, which helps reduce the number of paint finishing systems on-site.
 
Extensive range
The Classical range of cast iron rainwater systems offers eight gutter profiles a choice of round, square and rectangular pipes with extensive ranges of Painting/Finishing methods.
 
Design
All the Classical standard HR gutters have undergone hydraulic testing (HRWallingford) to establish actual capacity, capabilities and performance. Circular downpipes incorporating the new socket design have also been assessed in conjunction with gutters.
 
Standard specification
Classical cast iron rainwater systems are supplied in a black primer coating or in ‘Plus’ finish (a semi-gloss, black topcoat) – available on Express, standard HR and OG gutters and fittings and circular downpipes and fittings.
 
Painting (on-site, prior to installation)
When preparing the pipe, gutter and fittings for the on-site finishes, inspect the products, wire brush and touch up the factory applied primer coating, with a metal primer, (if and where necessary) after first ensuring all surfaces are degreased with thinners and are dust free. Apply an undercoat (usually two coats), before finishing the product with a top coat to suit the building decor. We recommend that only a suitable, good quality paint finish is used to ensure minimal maintenance.
Please note that extra care should be given where cast iron is being installed in exposed coastal areas. Always consult paint manufacturer’s recommendations. Some exterior paints may not be suitable for painting over the water based primer.
 
Rise and fall brackets
Those that are supplied in a black coated mild steel will require painting after installation.
 
If you have ANY questions about our products, or want to give us some feedback about your shopping experience with us, please feel free to contact us on 0330  2231731 or email: sales@guttercentre.co.uk
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