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Roe Developments

To recreate traditional appeal in a new build project situated in the Derbyshire town of Bakewell, in the Peak District National Park, Roe Developments chose Brett Martin’s Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater Systems.

Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage has developed a Cast Iron Style range of rainwater and complementary soil systems made from PVC, but with all the traditional features of classic cast iron guttering and includes a choice of six hoppers to complete the look and achieve the desired period characteristics. The aesthetic appeal of the system, combined with the ease of installation and cost benefits, made this the ideal choice for the rainwater system of Roe Developments’ Bakewell project.

Roe Developments required approval from the local planning authority and Conservation Officer for the Peak National Park before the Cast Iron Style range could be specified for the site. Consideration of the age, style and characteristics of the surrounding buildings in Bakewell was a major factor in the choice of any new materials used. It is also safer to work with, especially for contractors working at height, while external fixtures allow for quicker installation with simple access for power tools.

The PVC used in this range is UV stabilised, so it will not rust or corrode over time, ensuring long-lasting appearance retention. This is also underwritten by a 10-year product warranty.

For Roe Developments, aesthetics were particularly relevant considering the style of many of the buildings in the local Bakewell area - the Roundstyle Cast Iron Style system used, not only provides the authentic detailing required it also blends in neatly with the surrounding architecture.