Guide to gutter maintenance

By Mark de Rozarieux, managing director of HD Sharman Provisional Met Office figures released at the beginning of January showed that 2014 was the UK’s fourth wettest year since records began in 1910. Furthermore, five of the UK’s six wettest years have occurred since 2000. Gutters are hostile environments, not only managing rainfall of increasing volume and intensity, but also…

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Clean gutters for life

Hitchin Girls’ School (HGS) continuously monitors its maintenance costs and their value for money. Gutter and high level indoor cleaning had become outrageously expensive as each task required scaffolding totalling over £5,000 every 2 years.   Gutter cleaning is an essential annual task but budgets only enabled it every 2-3 years. The result was blocked gutters and downpipes which regularly…

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