Duke Street Apartments - London’s iconic Duke Street Apartments
Alumasc Rainwater, the leading UK supplier of Aluminium, Cast Iron and Steel rainwater, was specified for the installation of new guttering systems at London’s iconic Duke Street apartments.
Set in the heart of the West End, Duke Street is a high end area of commercialised buildings and expensive flats. Some of the listed properties on the street date back as early as the 18th century. Alumasc Rainwater’s range fitted perfectly in this setting. Painted Cast Iron and Heritage Cast Aluminium were specified by Latitude Architects. “The main objective was to provide and produce material as close to the original,” says Alumasc Rainwater. “Bespoke castellated guttering was installed with special curled ear belts to secure the pipes. Together they provided an exact replication of style to the original. We also custom-made guttering that was designed to fit at a specific angle and level of the building.”
Ideally suited to traditional settings, Alumasc Rainwater’s fully-painted, factory-finished Cast Iron guttering is popular on many heritage or period properties in the UK. It’s tough, incredibly strong and can last in excess of 100 years. Its Cast Aluminium range provides lightweight products that are low maintenance and corrosion resistant.
This project also involved specialist support from a Cast Iron specialist both on and off site. “The technical support provided by Alumasc Rainwater was excellent,” says contractor Greg Nixon. “We received numerous site visits and assistance from a Cast Iron specialist to talk over the design. This contributed towards securing the project, which took just four months to complete.”