Construction UK Construction Directory
Time and date
Share this page
Construction News

ARP Supports Roof Refurbishment At Victorian Church

Construction News Image
St Mary's Church based in Kettering is a Victorian church built in 1893 and required some much-needed care and attention. As part of the roof refurbishment, the original cast iron rainwater system had to be replaced, although it had lasted for more than 120 years.

When considering a rainwater system for an historic building, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. Namely, which profiles would retain the aesthetics of the Church and its surroundings, the choice of materials to be used, budget available and importantly if the predicted rainfall intensity would mean a change in gutter sizing.


Warkton Roofing was the appointed contractor and ARP's local Account Manager, Nigel Hancock, met with Bob Lockley, Managing Director, on site to discuss the requirements of the new rainwater system and carry out a full site measure.

With rainfall intensity and budget being key factors and due to the roof pitch and effective roof area, the chosen option was ARP's Legacy No. 46 ogee gutter on the high-level roofs and Legacy plain half round gutter on the lower roofs with additional downpipes to aid the flow of rainwater from the roof. The Legacy gutters, Colonnade cast eared rainwater pipes and Carinus hoppers all imitate the Victorian style of the profiles being replaced.

Aluminium was chosen instead of cast iron on this project for its low maintenance, lightweight, yet durable properties. By polyester powder coating the rainwater system in a heritage type RAL 9005 Black Leatherette finish, it mimics the cast iron aesthetics and will not need repainting for at least 30 years.

Aluminium is a more cost-effective option than cast iron, and especially when upgrading the number of downpipes to provide a quick and effective rain flow from the roof. Aluminium is much lighter and easier to install, meaning less fitting time on site.

Latest Construction News


Pick Everard has continued to expand its team in Leeds with a major senior addition. Tim Hartley will join the firm's new Leeds office at West One, Wellington Street, to lead the cost consultancy team. An experienced director, Tim brings more than 40 years' experience to the new role, where he wi

Bolton Council has partnered with UK contractor Robertson to bring construction opportunities to local SMEs. The firms formed a strategic infrastructure and construction framework partnership, Clear Sustainable Futures. This will see local businesses work with Robertson in its provision of facilit

Leading UK manufacturer of structural timber components, Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has announced two key company appointments. Rodger Cook has been hired as the new Business Development Director for Operations, where he will report directly to the Managing Director. Having joined the co

UK equipment distributor Molson Group is set to enhance its sites and brands courtesy of a new multi million pound investment. BGF has invested a further £11 million in the construction and waste management firm, which will also help boost its international offerings. The Bristol-based company pr

A care home in the Cotswold town of Fairford has been upgraded with a new 31-bedroom extension. Hyperion House saw the development of an additional space with 31 new bedrooms to better serve its 57 residents. Gloucester-based Markey Construction delivered the project, with the intricate roof desig

Leading UK utility consultancy UCML has strengthened its senior management team with a new appointment. Nick Cooke has been named as the firm's new joint Managing Director, in which he will work alongside company founder and fellow MD Arwel Lloyd. Arwel established the business 15 years ago to pr

Global brand Dickies has launched a new workwear collection featuring new flexible technology. The FLEX Workwear collection incorporates new fabric technology designed to enhance flexibility and comfort. This range features two new trouser styles: Universal Flex Trouser and the Lead In Flex Trouse

The race to the top has started! With over 90% of the construction industry being made of SME's, James Gilbert and the team at Subby believe now is the time to back the Subcontractor! James is the managing director at Subby, taking his experiences that he had running his Carpentry company James has

PHEX is the UK's leading trade event for heating and plumbing professionals. It takes place three times a year at various football stadiums across the UK to bring together plumbing and heating professionals. The show consists of FREE seminar sessions for updates coming from the Gas Safe Register and

Uzin Utz UK Ltd has announced Matthew Brown as the firm's new Managing Director. After his appointment Matthew said: "It's a privilege to have been appointed the role of Managing Director and look forward in using my expertise to help develop and grow the business, whilst assisting and supporting
R P L ConstructionSpeedifix ToplineRobust (UK) LtdCounty Flat Roofing LimitedRedwood Collections LtdFlowscreed ltdCrystal Curtain & Blind Manufacturers LtdMedina Construction LtdLAGAN BUILDING SOLUTIONSBRICOFLOR UK
Terms and Conditions