Internal colour trends are constantly evolving – but can we say the same on the outside of the home? Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage believes so, and has just introduced a new anthracite grey option to help housebuilders take advantage of this trend.
A contemporary colour with instant appeal, anthracite grey has grown in popularity to become a ‘go-to’ colour for those wanting to add kerb appeal to properties. Compatible with brick, timber cladding and light coloured renders, this colour option is now available across rainwater ranges from Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage. The new colour has also been designed to complement other building accessories such as windows, doors or other roofing components including fascias and soffits.
“One of the easiest colours to integrate, our Anthracite Grey offers the perfect colour match to RAL 7016 and is available in two finishes – modern gloss and cast iron style. This will give specifiers the opportunity to have the exact match, ensuring rainwater systems are in line with the overall building aesthetic,” said David Sturrock, Brett Martin’s Sales Manager for Scotland.
The new Anthracite Grey colour has been introduced in Deepstyle 115mm, Roundstyle 112mm and 106mm Prostyle gutter profiles with complementary 68mm Round and 65mm Square Downpipe Systems in the Gloss Rainwater System range – all with a modern gloss finish. The final selection of the most appropriate Anthracite Grey gutter profile depends on the character of the build.
The large proportions of the Deepstyle profile provides greater drainage and is preferred for larger roofs, Roundstyle is more discreet and a very popular traditionally styled gutter profile, whilst the sleek lines of the Prostyle profile offers a more modern finish to the roofline.
Responding to the popularity of Anthracite Grey for heritage styled buildings, the new colour option is also available across the company’s complete Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater and Soil System range.
A perfect match
Located on the Stonebryes Estate near the Scottish market town of Lanark, The Beeches is a new four-bed home which is adjacent to a period farmhouse. To respect the character of the farmhouse, which had cast iron guttering and downpipes, the contractor, A & CS Comrie, required a cost-effective, higher capacity rainwater system which would match the existing farmhouse and offer the long term benefits of plastic. To meet the requirements a Brett Martin Cascade Rainwater System was selected, comprising a 115mm Deepstyle Gutter and 68mm Round Downpipe in the new Anthracite Grey colour option.
Commenting on the installation, Blair Comrie of A & CS Comrie said: “Cascade is lightweight and easy to install, and offers great value when compared to real cast iron rainwater systems. It also offered the authentic detailing and finish we were looking for to blend the new-build with the existing farmhouse.”
“Due to the large 200m² roof and the seven dormer windows, we were concerned with rainwater run-off. The higher capacity system offered us the ideal solution and looked perfect,” added Blair Comrie.