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Breckon Hill Farm

Brett Martin’s Cascade cast iron effect rainwater system has helped in the preservation of heritage features at redundant farm buildings turned luxury homes at Breckon Hill Farm, located in idyllic Northumbrian countryside near Hexham.

The conversion of the former farmstead, in a typical mid-19th century arrangement, into three high specification homes required housebuilder Dockleaf Developments, to retain the historic character and charm of the dwellings. When it came to selecting a rainwater system, the Cascade cast iron effect gutter in the 115mm Deepstyle profile and the 68mm round downpipe fitted the specification as it closely replicated the original cast iron system yet delivered all the benefits of modern, engineered plastics as it was a more affordable cast iron alternative, easy installed and will keep on looking good for longer as very little maintenance is required.

The setting at Breckon Hill Farm is truly unique with open countryside views and the converted farm buildings are complemented by a contrasting and contemporary new build on site, in the shape of a Dutch barn, another fine example of how modern construction materials can sit harmoniously with heritage buildings and features. And with Hexham voted the happiest place to live in Great Britain in Rightmove's 2021 Happy at Home Index, the Cascade cast iron effect rainwater system looks set to feel very much at home here for many years to come.