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Buying new gutters? Read this first!

HeaderUnless you work in the construction industry the chances are you’ll only have to buy guttering once or twice in your lifetime! With that in mind we wanted to ensure you had enough information and knowledge to help you make the right decision when buying guttering, because let’s be honest nobody wants to see their money being thrown down the drain!  

corroded gutterWhy is buying guttering important?

Simply put, guttering is essential in channeling rainwater from your roof to proper drainage, helping to protect your property from serious water damage and prevent those incredibly annoying moments when you step outside and find yourself under what seems like a mini Niagara Falls, don’t worry we’ve all been there.

Whether you’re planning on replacing an old guttering system or you’re working on a new build here’s what to consider…

What material would best suit your requirements?

The first, and arguably most important, consideration you should make before buying guttering is the material.

Deciding between metal and plastic guttering is a decision that should not be taken lightly, here’s a bit more information on the different materials we stock here at UK Gutter Tech to help make your choice that little bit easier…

Cast Aluminium Guttering - Easy to work with and durable

aluminium gutter graphicEasy to work with and incredibly durable cast aluminium gutters are designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions and because it can be easily painted.

It’s extremely desirable for those looking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their property.

aluminium gutter graphic 2Aluminum Guttering - suitable for use on period buildings

Because of their small beaded edge Aluminium gutters are suitable for use on period buildings and, like Cast Aluminium Gutters, are easy to work with thanks to their bendy nature.

Plastic Guttering - ideal for those working to a strict budget

plastic gutterThe cheaper of the materials, plastic guttering tends to be the most popular type of guttering, especially for those working to a strict budget.

As the old saying goes you pay for what you get, and in this case it’s absolutely spot on.

Unlike metal guttering, plastic is harder to work with! Its rigid structure means it’s more susceptible to leaks at the joints, it’s difficult to paint and it typically needs replacing much sooner than metal guttering would, therefore costing you more in the long run!

So before you rush into buying the cheapest guttering out there just think how much it will end up costing you in the long run!

Are you joining on to next door?

joining guttersFor those who live in a terraced or semi-detached house at some point you’ll have to join your new guttering to your next-door neighbours.

But don’t worry this isn’t a massive problem; in fact it’s a straightforward job. As long as you know the shape and depth of their guttering you’ll be able to use high quality adaptors to join on to most guttering systems.

installationInstalling your gutters 

So you’ve purchased your guttering, now to fit it! If you don’t fancy yourself to be able to do a good job then don’t worry we offer an unrivaled installation service.

If you’d like to benefit from our expertise and have peace of mind knowing your guttering has been installed by those with the know how make sure you make the most of out installation service. For those who do fancy themselves to be a dab hand at DIY check out our installation guides before you get out the ladder, you’ll find some extremely useful tips!


If you still require more information on purchasing guttering then don’t hesitate to get n touch. Call us today on 01254 884020 for more information and expert advice and guidance. We’re always happy to help…


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