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Case study

Cast Iron Rainwater Goods on a Grade 1 Listed Medieval Building

Works to a medieval manor house near Stow on the Wold.

We approached by our client regarding a project near Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds back in 2017 to install traditional cast iron rainwater goods, Part of a big 10 year refurbishment project on the building.

The project was for a Grade 1 listed medieval manor house, that it is mentioned in the Domesday book.

The present house started life as a modest courtyard dwelling but was made grander over time adding great halls, new wings and ranges. The oldest parts of the present house date from 1230.

We began works on the project in May 2018.

The brief from our client was to keep the rainwater goods as original and in keeping with the building as possible. This involved getting bespoke drive in Gutter brackets made, there was a need for these to be driven in to the stonework and also in to the wooden beams. Installing these proved to be a very slow process! As the saying goes “they don’t build them like they used to” this was definitely the case with this project. We found the stone on the walls to be very hard and we did go through a lot of drill bits creating our pilot holes to dive our brackets in to. But slowly but surely the brackets went in and the gutter went up.

All of our years of experience on working on grade 1 and 2 listed buildings were put to the test on this, one of the most challenging and prestigious projects that we have ever undertaken and our crew really excelled themselves on this one.

On this project we fitted three different sizes of gutter, downpipes and bespoke rainwater hoppers all supplied by JJW Longbottom.

  • Bespoke drive in brackets
  • Cast iron hoppers
  • Beaded cast iron gutter
  • Cast iron box gutter

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