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The White Swan

Based in Barnard Castle, County Durham, The White Swan perfectly embodies the rich and dense history of the area. Standing amongst many other architecturally remarkable structures, this Grade II listed building has recently undergone an extensive restoration process.

After receiving approval from the Durham County Council, this old, rundown property has been sympathetically restored to all its former grandeur. The selfless acts of the project co-ordinators involved in this particular case, has since been recognised by an environmental award from the local council. 

Due to the listed nature of the building, all of the materials involved in the renovation process had to fit in with the ‘old’ style of the building. The rainwater system was no exception and the client opted for the Cascade cast iron effect rainwater system in the 112mm Roundstyle profile, with 68mm round downpipes.

The Cascade system struck the perfect balance between the aesthetic charms of real cast iron, along with all the benefits of a modern material allowing the traditional style of the building to be retained and The White Swan to remain in harmony with rest of its historical surroundings.