This 18th Century home was once the family home of the Earls of Dudley, and is now host to weddings, fairs, festivals and more. The lead rainwater pipes and hoppers were weathered beyond repair and required replacing, and cast iron was the material of choice.
Hargreaves visited site several times to understand the requirements and measure up in order to carry out an accurate take off.
After we submitted the quote, the order was placed with us by SIG Roofing Dudley.
Due to the condition of the existing lead fittings, they were not suitable to be cast from directly, so our technical team took measurements and produced technical drawings to be handed over to our pattern shop.
We also produced drawings of bespoke hoppers and "D" emblems for the barrels of square & rectangular rainwater pipes.
Once the drawings were finished and patterns manufactured, the castings were produced in our foundry in Halifax and painted to our customers preferred RAL colour before being carefully packed and shipped to site for installation
This job is a perfect example of many of the strengths of Hargreaves Foundry Drainage over our competitors in the rainwater industry.