This was a new build project of 23 affordable homes that took place in 2011 as a redevelopment of a site at the High Street in Midsomer Norton and was completed in September 2011; the homes were a mix of two, three & four bedroom houses & flats specifically for local residents for rent & shared ownership.

The main contractor was Mi-Space (part of the Midas Group) working on behalf of the Guinness Hermitage Partnership; Rainclear were in turn working with the sub-contractor ISTL engineering who had been awarded a package that included the supply and fit of the rainwater goods.

Steel rainwater goods were specified for this project as they are an affordable, environmentally friendly and sustainable solution and a great alternative to less environmentally friendly PVCu gutter systems.

Rainclear provided fully itemised quotations, installation guidance, samples & advice to ISTL prior to and during installation and made several deliveries directly to site to minimise inconvenience to the installer who’s office was situated a long distance away in Cardiff.

This is a great example of how local authorities and low cost housing providers are beginning to make the switch to more sustainable rainwater systems – in this case steel, realising the ‘life cost’ and environmental benefits associated with this emerging product range.

Material & Profile:

125mm Half Round Rolled Steel Gutter & 80mm Rolled Steel Round Swaged Downpipe