Glossary of Galvanised Steel Guttering Terminology

So you’re a veteran installing uPVC guttering, and then we come along suggesting you offer Galvanised Steel too 
you know, as a plus point product to your customers – “maximise your profit margin with your current order book” we tell you!

  • But what new fangled terminology are we expecting you to learn?
  • What new tools and techniques will we expect you to pick up?

We think you’ll know what we’re talking about and that nothing in the Galvanised Steel rainwater system we’re offering will flummox you!
But just in case you wanted to check this claim out for yourself, we’ve included here, alongside the terms we use to describe our products, some we’ve heard in use that are equally valid.

Galvanised Steel Guttering 3mtr Length
Galvanised Steel Guttering 3mtr Length

Gutter – Alternatives: Guttering, Troughs, Channels, Gulleys

  • Our Guttering comes in 3 meter lengths with a generous, deep half-round profile incorporating an integral rolled front edge which gives it stength but also an innovative joining method
  • This 'bead' provides a decorative edge and added strength. Each of our 'gutter Connector' or ' Unions' comes with a 'bead connector' which threads half-way into the rolled front edge on adjacent lengths.
  • This together with the EPDM rubber seal in the connector means no messy silicone sealant is required.

Galvanised Steel downpipe
Galvanised Steel downpipe 3 mtre length

Downpipe – Alternatives: Drainpipes, Rhones

  • Our downpipes come in 3mtre lengths with internal seams and 'swaged' joints that simply push together for a smooth, contemporary finish.
  • Available in 80mm and 100mm diameters to suite the rainfall and roof size requirements of the property

 

Anthracite Grey Composite - gutter union close-up
Gutter 'connector' or 'union'

Union Connector- Alternatives: any combination of ‘connector’ or ‘union’ including ‘union connector’

As already mentioned, each of our 'Gutter Connector' or ' Union' comes with a 'bead connector', a short length of rolled steel which sits with half its length inside each of the adjacent gutter lengths' rolled front edges

  • This together with the EPDM rubber seal in the connector means no messy silicone sealant is required to seal the adjacent lengths.
  • The sprung loaded jaws are secured closed by the cut out tab which overlaps them.
  • If you have any trouble closing the jaws by hand, try repositioning the rubber seal
  • The tab can be pressed home with a gloved thumb or a tap of a rubber hammer if you prefer.

 

Warning : we do also have a downpipe 'connector' - this is only required to use up cut lengths of downpipe as it restores the swaged neck required to slot downpipe lengths together to any spare off-cuts

downpipe 'connector'
downpipe 'connector'

 

Galvanised Steel wrap-around running outlet Galvanised Steel wrap-around running outlet - can be placed where ever required along a run of gutter

Galvanised Steel Prefabricated Outlet Galvanised Steel Prefabricated Outlet

 

Outlet – Wrap-around, running outlet or ‘prefabricated’ outlet

The choice is yours!

  • Either choose the wrap around running outlet for flexibility. You can wrap it  in place anywhere along a length of guttering and then cut a hole out of the guttering to allow the rainwater to run down into the downpipes connected by their swaged neck below it.
  • Or for ease and speed, choose the prefabricated outlet to save you anything but a straight cut of a gutter length, but you will need a union/connector on either side unless the outlet sits at the end of the run and can simpley be closed off with a push fit stop-end.

Push-fit stop end
Push-fit stop end

2-part offset from 2 x 72 degree bends
2-part offset created from 2 x 72 degree bends (or include a cut length of downpipe for greater offset)

Galvanised Steel 72 degree bend - 2 required to form an offset Galvanised Steel 72 degree bend - 2 required to form an offset

 

Offset – Alternatives: Two-part offset or fixed Offset

  • For a basic 60mm projection we have the 60mm projection 'Fixed offset'

Galvanised Steel 60mm fixed offset projection Galvanised Steel 60mm fixed offset projection

  • When more projection is required 2 no. 72 degree bends can be combined  and twisted to create a variety of 'offsets' from the wall.
  • When an even greater projection is required to cope with deep eaves etc. any length of downpipe can be cut and inserted between the bends to reach even further.

 

Galvanised Steel short-back fascia bracket
Galvanised Steel short-back fascia bracket

 

Galvanised Steel Rafter bracket Galvanised Steel Rafter bracket

Brackets- Alternatives: ‘Fascia’ bracket or ‘Rafter’ bracket

As you'd expect,

  • the fascia bracket attaches to a fascia board and the gutters sit in them - there is a security tab at the back of the bracket and a bit at the front, moulded to match the rolled front-edge 'bead' mentioned before - these securely the gutters in place.
  • but for properties without fascia, there is the option of rafter brackets. These can be bent on site to match the angle of the rafters.

We sell bracket benders if required, but a vice may suffice.

 

Short or long heel shoes
Short or long heel shoes
Connect direct into subsurface drain pipes or kick out into open grate
Connect direct into sewage pipes or kick out into open grate
Image 4: M10 screw allow downpipe fixing to irregular surfaces
Image 4: M10 screw allow downpipe fixing to irregular surfaces
The robust 3 layer colour coating system that ensure the infinity galvanised steel guttering keeps looking great for 25 years plus
The robust 4 layer colour coating system that ensures infinity galvanised steel guttering keeps looking great for 25 years plus

Downpipe Shoe – Alternatives: Short or long heel shoe; or connecting the downpipe directly into subsurface drain pipes

Again you have a choice of 3:

  • There is the short heel shoe which kicks out 115mm from the wall (incl the standard downpipe clip/bracket*)
  • The long heel shoe - kicks out 175mm fomr the wal (incl the standard downpipe clip/bracket*)
  • Or choose to connect the downpipe directly to the 110mm diam subsurface drainage pipes with a rubber seal and a galv downpipe cover

These can be sprayed to match the downpipe with our 400ml touch up paint spray cans  (take a look here)

* We recently added a downpipe bracket with M10Boss and M10 Screws in 100, 140 and 200mm lengths -  for use when the surface of the wall you are attaching the downpipes to is uneven - you need the screw lengths to vary in order to keep the downpipe true and straight.

Not forgetting:-

  • A range of colour options
    The 6 colours for next day delivery
  • A 15yr manufacturer's warranty
  • A robust UV resistant coating - so no more unsightly fading as with upvc!
  1. Galvanised steel core
  2. Zinc / Magnesium corrosion
    protection layer
  3. Primer bonding coat adds further corrosion protection
  4. Polyester top coat for maximum UV
    and scratch resistance
Example of downpipe cover joining downpipe directly to sub-surface drainage pipe

You asked – we listened – New products added

 

Infinity Galvanised Steel Rainwater System now includes a downpipe cover and rubber seal to join directly to 110mm, sub-surface drainage pipes

We pride ourselves on offering the very best customer service and a wide choice of sizes, profiles and colours held in stock to provide you with nationwide Next Day delivery - AND in response to requests, we've added a few useful accessories to this stylish and affordable Galvanised Steel Rainwater range, for example: -

  • a Galvanised steel downpipe cover and rubber seal to join the 80mm & 100mm diameter Galvanised steel rainwater downpipe directly to 110mm sub-surface drainage pipes - as an alternative to ending with a downpipe shoe to an open grate (see images 1 & 2 as illustration)
  • a choice of either short-heeled or long-heeled shoes
  • a downpipe bracket with an M10 boss; for use with an M10 screw in either 100mm, 140mm or 200mm depth; to allow secure fixing of downpipes to buildings constructed with deep insulation or external stonework with an irregular surface.

Request a price list, sample or a counter top display now or take a look around the website and download a PDF pricelist, a case study or an installation guide for yourself.

Image 1: Rainwater downpipe joined directly to sub-surface drainage system
Image 1: Rainwater downpipe joined directly to sub-surface drainage system

Image 2: Ribber seal and Cover to join 80mm & 10mm downpipe directly to sub-surface drainage system
Image 2: Rubber Seal and Galv Steel Cover designed to join our 80mm & 10mm downpipes directly to 110mm, sub-surface drainage system

Image 3: Downpipe ends with long-heeled shoe to an open grate
Image 3: Downpipe ends with long-heeled shoe to an open grate

Image 4: M10 screw allow downpipe fixing to irregular surfaces
Image 4: M10 screw allow downpipe fixing to irregular surfaces

Galvanised Steel Fascia & Soffit System – Now in stock

 

The Infinity Galvanised Steel Fascia & Soffit System in 3 colours and 3 profiles

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We've developed a Fascia & Soffit System to match our Galvanised Steel Rainwater System
 
 With 3 of the most popular fascia profiles: 'U', 'L' and 'V' *
in our 3 most popular colours: Anthracite Grey, Dusty Grey and White

 
And you can see the stunning results on our Dusty Grey case study below
or check out more of the images on our website www.infinityguttering.co.uk/case-studies

Engineered and designed to last, offering designers, architects and home owners a unique option for colour matching the fascia and rainwater system.

A superior finish, a soft sheen, both aesthetically pleasing and robust. Made from pre-coated galvanised steel material, UV and scratch resistant, long term colour stability
Backed by a 15 year product warranty, offering peace of mind for installers and home owners.

Available in 3 profiles *
●  MODERN V – Profile
The V profile gives a crisp, modern edge to the fascia, more suitable for a contemporary building design.

●  CLASSIC L – Profile
The classic L profile finishes flush underneath the soffit to give a classic box style finish to the soffit.

●  TRADITIONAL U – Profile
The U profile is typical of a traditional style fascia; it provides a shadow line to the fascia that adds character to the roofline.

There's no need for you to hold stock because we offer...

● Next Day Delivery
- Free same-day Quotes
● Huge stocks
- 6 stylish colours Rainwater system
- 3 colours & 3 profiles Fasica system
● FREE delivery on orders over £300 net
- to you or direct to site

REAL Copper Rainwater System – Now in stock

 
 

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For this West Scotland custom new build Infinity's copper rainwater system was chosen to match copper fascia, soffit and roof.
The copper roof and gutters aging from a high sheen through a deeper reddish-brown to verdigris green should blend beautifully into the woodland setting.

This oxidising of the outer surface of copper (patination/verdigris) creates a protective coating so that copper can last 50-100 years, even as here, in proximity to the sea

A REAL copper rainwater system - now available for next day delivery
 
Some competitors only offer 'copper coloured' systems - but there's more benefits to using Copper for your rainwater system than just great looks!

  • It will not require painting (or cleaning if you are happy to allow it to patina with age), which makes copper a wonderfully low-maintenance option for guttering systems - ideal where some parts, like those on the tower, which may be difficult or dangerous to reach.
  • Plants actually grow better using pH balanced and chemical free rainwater  – besides its attractive appearance and high corrosion resistance, copper acts as an algaecide and fungicide making it ideal for rainwater collection.
  • Copper is sustainable, it is 100% recycleable, reducing environmental impact, making it more cost-effective as the long-term advantages far outweigh the initial outlay.
     

There's no need for you to hold stock because we offer...
 

  • Next Day Delivery on both Galvanised Steel in 6 stylish colours and NOW Copper
  • Huge stocks
  • FREE delivery on orders over only £300net to you or direct to site
  • Same-day Quotes and free take off service

Download Copper Info Sheet

See the case study

Contact Infinity Galvanised Steel: info@infinityguttering.co.uk or call 0800 644 44 28

Shades of Grey Still Dominate…Windows & Guttering

The taste for installing matching metal windows and guttering in Anthracite Grey continues to dominate the market
 
And you can see why in our latest case study below - a stunning refurbishment in Suffolk

Don't forget there is still time to request your Counter-top POS and get a FREE Infinity branded mug
 
What else would you place on display if we provided it?
 
• 6ft Vinyl banner with brass eyelets 
• Web banners
• Flyers (Something different to the DL 
   leaflets already in the sample boxes?)
• Posters
• Help with eshots
• Other - please Tell us more

Download a Pricelist

See the case study

Contact Infinity Galvanised Steel: info@infinityguttering.co.uk or call 0800 644 44 28

Price – How does Infinity Galvanised Guttering Compare?

Price comparisons

Whether you’re a roofer, a building contractor or a home owner, everyone wants a building’s gutter system to look good, work effectively and survive the tests of time.
 
Although metal guttering will always involve a higher initial spend than a PVCu product, it will also always add exponentially to the value of a property and provide better value over the longer term. colours.

Price comparison table

Style

  • Good looks, long life and outstanding performance  
  • High flow capacity to cope with ever changing UK weather
  • Galvanised steel finish plus 5 stunning colour options with next day delivery -  (order by 12 Noon)  
  • Easy to install, push fit system  
  • 15 year product warranty
  • Nationwide availability via a network of trusted installer/stockists

Choice

There is increasing demand for guttering systems that match in with other features on buildings such as fascia, soffit and windows.
The Anthracite Grey, for example, is very popular as a result of this.

Download a Pricelist

Other benefits of steel over plastic
Read More

Contact Infinity Galvanised Steel: info@infinityguttering.co.uk or call 0800 644 44 28

Take-offs and Quotation Services from Infinity Galvanised Steel

Can we make things a little easier with

  •  A trade account 
  • Drawing take-offs 
  • Same-day quotations

Apply for a trade account today Call free: 0800 644 44 28 or Email: info@infinityguttering.co.uk

 

Image Illustrating 'number of ‘drops’' specified on architects drawings and an example 'drop' or galvanised steel downpipe on a recent case study hotel converted to an apartment building
Image Illustrating 'number of ‘drops’' specified on architects drawings and an example 'drop' or galvanised steel downpipe on a recent case study hotel converted to an apartment building

What is a ‘take off’ service and how does it take the guess-work out of buying your guttering?

Undertaking a ‘take off’ means creating a complete list of the rainwater system components illustrated on the architect’s drawings

  • For the team at Infinity to undertake your ‘take-off’, simply send us your architect drawings.
  • We perform the take-offs ourselves, in-house, printing off your emailed plans on our in-house plotter.
  • If not already specified by an architect,  we can working out what you will require using a ‘flow calculation’ based on:
    • the roof area, roof pitch
    • and number of ‘drops’
      ('Drops' refers to the number of suitable locations for downpipes - based on the house design and the sub-surface drainage plan)
    • and location of your property for efficient management of the rainwater to effectively protect your property and foundations.
      (Our deeper half-round profile is suitable for areas of the UK with high rainfall, but we'll work out for you which width gutter and diameter of down pipe will be most effective based on your location.

We can then send you a quotation based on the information you have supplied to us.

 

With the exceptional service from Infinity there is really no requirement for you to hold stock:

  • Next Day Delivery & Same Day Quotes
  • Huge stocks of Infinity Galvanised Steel Rainwater System in 6 colours & now REAL Copper too
  • FREE delivery on orders over £300 net to you or direct to your customer
Download a Pricelist

See the clever design components

Contact Infinity Galvanised Steel: info@infinityguttering.co.uk or call 0800 644 44 28

Copper order – Spring 2016

We had a large order for a Copper Rainwater System leave our distribution centre today.

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We can't wait to see and share with you the finished case study pictures of this installation.

Copper is great for collecting rainwater as it is a natural algaecide and fungicide, keeping growths such as moss and lichens to a minimum.

Copper is also compatible with cedar shingles - if that's something you had in mind.

 

Download Copper Info Sheet

See the case study

Contact Infinity Galvanised Steel: info@infinityguttering.co.uk or call 0800 644 44 28