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York Appartments

York Appartments

These new appartments are located in the centre of the historical city of York which has a rich heritage and offers a wealth of historic attractions throughout much of its two millennia of existence including the largest medieval church in Northern Europe.  Many of the clients and developers are required by planning authorities to maintain the look and heritage style of traditional building products.  Planners look at all aspects of many of the building not only the building materials used to provide the heritage facade but even down to the finest finishing details including rainwater systems.

In this particular case Cascade offered the solution; traditional looks with cost-effective convenience the specifiers chose Brett Martin Cascade 'Cast Iron Style' Date Stamp Hoppers (2011) with 100x75mm rectangular downpipes to finish the building to the required standards offering the full appearance of cast iron at a fraction of the cost.

Old-style detailing doesn’t have to carry the age-old problems of expensive, cumbersome and high-maintenance cast iron.  Cascade is lightweight, quick and easy to handle, transport and install. It offers huge efficiencies in product, installation and site costs compared to traditional materials and makes working at height easier and safer.  It is corrosion-free, UV stabilised and comes with a 10 year guarantee.  Cascade so closely resembles the real thing, it is fully compatible with both existing cast iron and modern-style rainwater systems and doesn’t need separate sealing packs, nuts, bolts, primers or paints.

Although not used in this particular application the gutter profile range comprises domestic and high capacity systems aswell as a soil system. Three styles of domestic gutter (106mm Profiled Ogee112mm Half Round and, for larger or steeper roofs, a 115mm Deep Profile) utilise 68mm round or 65mm square downpipes. For commercial projects there is a high capacity 160mm roundstyle gutter with 105mm round and 4” x 3” rectangular downpipe choice.

There is an extensive range of accessories and moulded hoppers which can carry bespoke designs which in this case incorporated a customised date stamp (2011). Cascade is also available in a choice of Six Heritage Colours: Classic Black, Oxford Blue, Olive Green, Graphite Grey, Sandstone and White Porcelain, in this case 'Classic Black' was used. A soil system comprising 110mm Soil Pipe, Soil Stack Shroud, access fittings and adapters completes the line-up.

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