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RCI June 2014

RAINWATER SYSTEMS Modern solution with traditional finish Freefoam has announced the addition of a new cast iron effect range to its Freeflow rainwater system. The range is manufactured with long-lasting PVC-U and is designed to provide the authentic look and feel of traditional cast iron rainwater systems, but with the benefits of a modern, low maintenance and fitterfriendly system. Colin St John, UK general manager of Freefoam, said: “The introduction of a cast iron effect range to our Freeflow system has been developed following demand from customers for a low maintenance product with traditional features. It’s an exciting development and we are already seeing a high level of interest from both our existing customer base and new enquiries.” The company says that whilst there is a continuing emphasis on building energy efficient homes, the external design and detailing of many new build developments remains traditional. Freefoam says cast iron style guttering offers specifiers and property developers a traditional appearance that also gives homeowners a low maintenance, long-lasting system. The range also allows builders and renovators of period properties the option to update with modern materials without losing the appeal of authentic features. The Freeflow rainwater system is coextruded with a white interior to reduce heat absorption and expansion of gutters. The solution also features long-life advanced red compressible seals for ease of fitting, alongside water-tight joints to ensure a leak-free performance. www.freefoam.com In safer hands Hunter Plastics says it has made its Surefit Plus Half Round rainwater profile even easier to fit, with improved seals that mean it will stay leak free alongside rounded edges for safer and easier installation. The new seals in Hunter’s 112mm Half Round gutter have been made with added flexibility, making it simpler to install the guttering into fittings and brackets. The company says this will achieve a sound joint which will last the life of the system, with no damaging leaks or costly callbacks. All of Hunter’s standard 112mm Half Round guttering is now produced using the Co-Ex process, meaning that its high-gloss aesthetic will last the length of the product’s lifetime. This finish also matches the fittings, has improved weathering, and offers no extra cost over “ordinary” guttering. These advantages are now available with all Hunter’s 112mm gutter colours – black, white, brown and grey. Co-extrusion is a different way of producing plastic pipe, using two different materials, extruded at the same time, to manufacture a Zink Copper Stainless 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk product that consists of a decorative skin and an inner ‘core’. This does not compromise on the pipe’s quality, and instead the external material offers much better weathering performance, maintaining colour fastness for longer and resisting UV degradation and airborne pollutants that corrode a pipe’s colour. The edges of the gutter have also been rounded to make fitting them a much easier job. Hunter Plastics claims anyone who has ever tried to fit guttering with razor sharp profile edges – and has sported the cuts to prove it – will appreciate just how much easier Surefit Plus’ rounded edges will make the job, especially with cold, wet hands. The cast iron effect range offers modern benefits with a traditional appearance www.hunterplastics.co.uk Test a publisher’s statement of circulation. In today’s business climate you can’t afford not to. Our ABC Certificate provides accurate, independently verified circulation figures, giving you confidence in your advertising investment. If you want to reach 8,0011 total average net circulation, then call Tony Brown on 01732 748059 or email tbrown@unity-media.com 1. Circulation figure relates to period from 01/07/2012 to 30/06/2013 For more information visit www.abc.org.uk or email info@abc.org.uk


RCI June 2014
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