Sloping roofs have an eaves gutter, flat roofs have a parapet gutter
, and a number of sloping roofs meeting at one point have a valley gutter, which links up with either an eaves or parapet gutter
One area of gutters that we often overlook is the hidden valley or parapet gutter
. These gutters are tucked out of sight and we don't notice the leaks until they appear on the ceiling.
Flat roofs have a parapet gutter
and a number of sloping roofs meeting at one point have a valley gutter, which links up with either a parapet or eaves gutter.
Sloping roofs have an eaves gutter, which may be made of iron on period properties, making it expensive to replace like for like (necessary on listed buildings, for example) and heavy to manoeuvre if you're doing it yourself; flat roofs have a parapet gutter
; and a number of sloping roofs meeting at one point have a valley gutter, which links up with either a parapet or eaves gutter.
I THINK it was the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright who said: "Anyone in my firm can design a building with a parapet gutter, as long as they pick up their cards at the end of the week."
The problem is that, unlike the normal overhanging rainwater gutter, if the parapet gutter blocks up, then it overflows into the building rather than on to the ground beneath.
This gutter, like the one that hides behind a parapet wall, (parapet gutter) is often ignored until they go wrong.
Valley and parapet gutters are common on older, larger properties but they are often found where there has been an extension.
the building roof consists of an a shaped, pitched roof, portal frame structure with parapet gutters
and masonry walls.
it is intended that work will be largely limited to the repair of the roof structures, the recovering of roofs and associated parapet gutters
, the repair of balustrades, urns and statues, the repair and renewal of rainwater goods and necessary repair and renewal of the below ground drainage.
Switchboards, lighting, sockets) using the parapet gutters
, low voltage wiring (particularly structured cabling, adding EPS and distributions access system JIS), editing floor finishes, exchange and adding doors, wall coverings and ceilings, plaster ceiling cassette, minor adjustments plumbing piping (condensate discharge), removal, relocation and reassembly of some existing ceiling cooling units, removal and disconnection concerned radiators and Refitting.
the works comprise of the removal of the existing roof slating and battens, gutters, parapet coverings, flashings etc., the carrying out of structural repairs to existing timber roof trusses and purlins and the removal and replacement of all deteriorated and damaged timber purlins and rafters, installing new slate roofing, battens, roof felt, ventilators etc., together with new parapet gutters
, coping covers, flashings etc., and the installation of a new rain water disposal system, together with all associated site works, temorary works etc