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Cascade Choosen for New Nine Home Development

Cascade at Crocks Farm

Brett Martin’s Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System has been specified for a new nine home development in Hampshire, providing the developer with a solution which offered the right balance between aesthetics, long term performance and cost-effectiveness.


Located within the village of Bentley conservation area, the Crocks Farm Development features the partial rebuild and conversion of a 900m2 period Oast House into three new four bedroom properties, a pair of new ‘barn style’ properties, a single detached four bedroom home and a terrace of three two bedroom cottages.  For this part new build, part refurbishment, the developer Compton Homes was looking for a cost-effective rainwater solution which offered the aesthetics of cast iron, to conserve and enhance the character of the area, but with all the benefits of a plastic material.


To meet the requirements, Compton Homes specified a Brett Martin Cascade Rainwater System comprising a high capacity 115mm Deepstyle Gutter and 68mm Round Downpipes. Lightweight and easy to install, the Cascade System ensured an architecturally sympathetic appearance was achieved in the shortest possible time and without the health and safety implications of handling and installing cast iron.


Commenting on his choice of materials, Jeremy Hatch, Director at Compton Homes said: “Cascade looks like cast iron but isn’t cast iron.  It looks very good indeed and offered us the detailing and finish we were looking for, striking the right balance between the new build and refurbished elements of the project.”


Offering the appearance of traditional cast iron with all the benefits of plastic materials, Cascade is a fraction of the price of cast iron and significantly lighter making it quicker, easier and safer to install at a height, helping to offer huge efficiencies in terms of on-site installation costs. Real cast iron products are heavy and time consuming to work with as they need to be cut to size using grinders before being primed, sealed and finished on site. The Cascade system also features external fixing lugs which enable easy power tool access, further speeding up installation. All gutter fitting joints have integral seals and flexible retaining clips, allowing the gutter lengths to simply click into place.


The Cascade 115mm Deepstyle Gutter System is ideally suited to both refurbished period and new build properties with larger roof areas, combining old style detailing or a sympathetic touch with high levels of roof drainage.


With this stunning new village development now complete, Brett Martin’s Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System has met the aesthetic and performance requirements of the developer whilst at the same time being in keeping with the character of the conservation area.


To find out more on choosing and installing Cascade and to watch the Cascade videos where this Hampshire Development also features, visit Cascade Cast Iron Style Systems.