Cast iron is widely recognised as a premier, high quality, market leading product, a fact proven by centuries of continuous use for rainwater systems. There are many benefits to cast iron including;
In operation over the life of a building it will out perform and outlast other materials. Also cast iron is 100% recyclable, losing none of its original properties in the process. This makes cast iron a more sustainable material than others used for rainwater drainage. Cast iron products will last the life of your building. There is no need for iron to go to landfill and it will not degrade into micro particles like plastics and enter our waterways and oceans.
So, why Hargreaves Premier Rainwater? Well apart from being the best quality on the market, our range offers the following benefits:
Our cast iron rainwater systems are available in a grey transit primer or 2pk polyurethane high gloss black finish as standard.
As well as our 5 standard hoppers, we have 34 different hoppers in our range, most of which can be personalised with dates, letters & embellishments.
Can't find what you're looking for in our price list? We can manufacture bespoke gutters, pipes, hoppers and more in our foundry! Get in touch to find out more.
We have patterns for 30+ different gutter profiles in different sizes and can also manufacture radius gutters to suit curved rooflines.
But wait... Isn't all cast iron the same?
Absolutely not! The difference in quality from one company's product to another in the cast iron trade can be huge, and not only does this refer to the look of the product, but also how well it performs, and how long it will last.
To ensure you're getting the best quality rainwater casting, keep an eye out for the HF
Hargreaves round rainwater pipes are cast centrifugally with the socket cast on as an integral part of the pipe. It is a single piece of cast iron, and in our opinion is the best way to make round pipes. There are several advantages to this method of manufacture;
Listing marks and celebrates a building's special architectural and historic interest, and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system, so that it can be protected for future generations.
The older a building is, and the fewer the surviving examples of its kind, the more likely it is to be listed.
Surprisingly the total number of listed buildings is not known, as one single entry on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) can sometimes cover a number of individual units, such as a row of terraced houses. However, we estimate that there are around 500,000 listed buildings on the NHLE.