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Cast Iron Alternative at Bernhard Baron Cottages

Brenhard Baron Cottage Homes, Polegate

Cascade’s Cast Iron Style 160mm Roundstyle gutter and 105mm round downpipe were installed on Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, a private estate of retirement homes featuring 24 flint stone cottages in Polegate, East Sussex.

Built in 1937 and later purchased by the Trusteeship of the Religious Society of Friends and the Bernhard Baron Trust, the cottages initially provided shelter for elderly evacuees made homeless during the 1939-45 war before being converted to its current use as a retirement village.

Cascade was chosen to replace the existing 150mm cast iron rainwater systems originally installed on the cottages due to the cost savings when compared with traditional cast iron. Also installed on the project were dated hoppers, specially manufactured to carry the year in which the cottages were originally constructed.

Manufactured with modern plastic materials, Cascade offers a traditional appearance without the cast-iron price tag. Costing a fraction of the price to buy, install and maintain, Cascade can replace aluminium or cast iron rainwater systems to deliver projects under budget, ahead of schedule and exceeding expectations.

Available in domestic (106mm Prostyle112mm Roundstyle & 115mm Deepstyle) and high capacity rainwater systems and a complementary 110mm soil system, Cascade also offers several gutter profiles and downpipe styles which are suitable for new build and renovation projects. And to retain the authentic style, each element of the system has been carefully designed to replicate original features, dimensions and detailing.

In addition to Classic Black, it can be supplied in a choice of heritage colours including Oxford Blue, Olive Green, Graphite Grey, Sandstone and Porcelain White. Fully UV stabilised, the Cascade systems are protected with a 10 year colour warranty.

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