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We install many different types of soffit, fascia, guttering in dublin and district.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

gutterman news: white pvc fascia soffit and gutters

gutterman news: white pvc fascia soffit and gutters

white pvc fascia soffit and gutters

today we fitted a white upvc soffit and fascia with a white supreme eavemaster gutter to a house on the navan road.
It looks well and blends in with the brown windows.

problems with gutters

Here is a problem we encountered today with gutters, It is not the first time and it's one to be aware of.
A block of houses say six in a row, there are two downpipes; one at each end of the block.
When they were first built there was no problem because the gutters were fitted to the whole block and so were fitted ( or should have been ) with the highest point in the middle and the fall going towards each downpipe.
this would allow the rainwater to flow towards the downpipes at both ends therefore keeping the gutters dry and free from dirt and weeds.
Now along comes a man offering to fit new gutters to the houses at the end of the block, They get new gutters of a different depth and profile and upset the level not caring or Knowing what problems are left for the neighbours in the middle of the block!
Suddenly their rainwater has nowhere to go?.
this happens all over the city and is destroying the appearance and effectiveness of the rainwater disposal systems of houses in estate's in the city.
the only solution "apart from removing and refitting the neighbours gutters is to put extra downpipes into the middle of the block and allow the rainwater to run into the garden or out onto the road if the driveway is sloping away from the house.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

black alutec aluminium gutters in sandymount

We fitted black pvc soffit and fascia with a black cast aluminium gutter and downpipe all round a house in sandymount castle drive today.
the customer is very happy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

black aluminium downpipes

today we used black heavy duty extruded aluminium on a building in leopardstown.
The client required something sturdy to protect against vandalism.
We fixed the black aluminium downpipe to the concrete with hidden fixings.

vandalproof or just vandal resistant

Today we had to fit new gutters and downpipes to ballyogan resource centre.
We were asked to fit a downpipe that would not be vandalised.
Unfortunately i think the more sturdy the fixture the more damage they cause to the building because they see this as a challenge.
I find the best deterrent is to paint everything with non drying paint, they think twice about getting the good levi's or cheeno's or nike gear destroyed.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

white pvc soffit and fascia black seamless aluminium gutter in clonsilla

Today Victor and Stephen are in clonsilla repairing the timberwork and fitting white pvc soffit and fascia with black seamless aluminium gutter.
I delivered the goods to the site at 07.30 this morning and ran the gutter from the machine in the back of the truck, and left the lads at it while I visit the suppiers.
The weather is good so we should finish today.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

white pvc in lucan today 21st April

We just completed a white pvc job in lucan today.
It went very well, It was a semi D with a front apex and side apex. It also had a conservatory which we had to negotiate but we managed with the aluminium tower and had the job finished by 13.00hrs.
The Client is very happy and that's the main thing.


Monday, April 19, 2010

white soffit, fascia and gutters in firhouse dublin

Today we finished a house in firhouse, It is a semi detached house with a front porch and a rear extension.
It has a small apex on the front
It's in dodder valley court
We fitted proper gable box's to it and the customer is very happy with the job.
It took two of us one day to complete it, We started at 09.00 and finished at 17.00.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Types of Gutter

There are many different types of gutter, the most common gutters are the upvc gutters.
The best type of upvc gutter for the normal house is the eavemaster supreme gutter supplied by mfp in lucan. This is the only upvc gutter we recommnend for use on private dwellings as there are a number of inferior pvc gutters on the market that are not up to the job, they are likely to either warp from the heat of the sun or kink from the weight of snow or dirt in the gutter.
For houses with capacity problems such as houses with large roof span or steep pitch; there is a six inch deepflow gutter which is perfect for coping with large volumes of water.

Other types of gutter are: The american seamless aluminium gutter; This gutter comes in the form of a coil and is fed through a machine which is mounted on the back of the truck and a continuouse gutter is formed to the lenght of the house.this gutter is used where a continouse run is required without any joints and therefore reducing the risk of leaks.It is also the green alternative to plastic.

The cast iron gutter; This gutter is used on a lot of the old corporation houses around dublin and on the victorian houses, It is a very heavy gutter and is being replaced by the lighter cast aluminium gutter.

The snow gutter; This gutter is used where the fall of heavy snow can pull the plastic gutter down, this gutter has a cover on it that allows snow leaves twigs etc to roll over the gutter while the rain water runs into the gutter, It is manufactured under the trade name slip system, standing for snow, leaves, ice, protection.
We at Gutterman fit all types of gutter and we are happy to discuss the pro's and con's of all situations. Just call Bernard at 0035314572194 or 00353 876798691

Friday, April 16, 2010

finished in foxrock

just got back from big job in foxrock. We fitted white eavemaster soffit,white eavemaster fascia, and white seamless aluminium gutters.
The house was a challenge, it had several different shapes and different level rooflines.
It also had an octagon shaped roof on an extension which needed gutters.
The job took two days and the client is very happy having seen some of the work in the neighbourhood he was happy to have chosen Gutterman.
Bye for now, Bernard Hill.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

nightmare in lucan

What a morning! We went over to start this job at 10.30 am which is a late start because the customer could not open up before that time.
I thought well at least if the weather is good we can work late to finish it.

two hours later the client tells us he has to go and can not leave us here working on our own, I thought! this fella is winding us up" No he was serious, He wanted us to come back at five o clock and start again.

I cut my losses and left to go to another job usins cast aluminium in skerries.
What a waste of a day. I am glad it doesn't happen to often.
The Lesson:
Get everything in writing!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

gutters in lucan

off to lucan this morning to fit white pvc soffit and fascia to a public building in lucan.
will fit black seamless aluminium gutters to this because it is a stand alone building with two long runs of forty feet so the one piece gutter is ideal for this job.
It will have no joints so there is no chance of a leak in the future.
We fit the gutter using "hidden hangers" these hangers are not visible from the outside and are fitted using screws so they don't leave a nail mark on the outside and they won't work there way loose



job done

Well just got back from pricing in naas, the house has birds in the rafters, jackdaws building nests and chiping away at the soffit and fascia boards making the hole even bigger and exposing the rafters to the elements.
If it's not sorted soon the rafters will become rotten and start to develop wet rot and that means a much bigger and more costly job.
Heading down to naas now to price a guttering job. The client wants a gutter that can withstand snow loading, as he lost his gutters after the last snowfall. I recommend he use out snow gutter, It is designed to allow snow and leaves to slide over while still catching the rainwater.
This is Guttermans first Blog so hello out there! I am here to inform you of all things gutter.
I am asked about these pretty standard things every day, Like what would you recommend' which is the best and so on.
I set this up so that I can post your comments as I get them, and so keep you informed.

Thanks Bernard.