Tuscan Foundry Products Ltd offer genuine cast iron rainwater systems which are available in grey primer or black painted finish. The Tuscan beaded half round cast iron gutter profile has a small lip section on each side and is offered in 4 different widths (see Other Information) and is supported by a wide range of ancillary items including gutter angles, outlets, stop ends and a variety of brackets and gutter fixing options.
Cast iron rainwater gutters and pipes offer industry leading standards in both strength and durability. Not only are they able to withstand the weight of ladders, aiding cleaning and maintenance but they are highly resistant to distortion caused by accident or vandalism. In addition, cast iron gutters will not bend and sag when subjected to snow loads and storms.
Cast iron is an excellent choice for rainwater goods as when correctly installed and maintained it should be expected to last in excess of 100 years. It is this exceptional lifespan that also means that cast iron rainwater goods have a whole life cost which is much lower than plastic or aluminium alternatives. Whilst plastic or cast iron effect gutters and pipes might be cheaper at the point of purchase, replica systems cannot retain the strength, character and integrity of a cast iron system. In fact using inappropriate materials on period or Listed buildings can actually cost money in the long term as you will remove the genuine appearance of an original system.
Cast iron is also 100% recyclable so at the end of its life you need not worry of the environmental impact is the way that you would with modern materials.
The key benefit of a cast iron rainwater system is the low noise levels due to the sound deadening of the material. Cast iron gutters and pipes are not subject to expansion and contraction in the way that many modern materials are. This means no noisy clicking, creaking or deformation of gutters.