Brett Martin | Cascade rainwater system

Brett Martin | Cascade rainwater system

Brett Martin’s Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System has provided period detail and long-term performance as part of a new housing development within an exclusive country estate in County Durham.

The Lambton Estate occupies 600 hectares of farmland and woodland in the northeast of County Durham. As part of a long-term restoration scheme to help fund the conservation of historic Grade I and Grade II listed buildings within the estate, the first phase has seen home builder Miller Homes complete 64 new properties for the new Eastern Village.

The three, four and five bedroom homes and one and two bedroom apartments have Victorian design features including red brick detailing, sash windows and decorative ridge tiles and chimneys. 

To meet the design requirements across the homes, POD Architects specified Brett Martin’s Cast Iron Style Cascade Rainwater System comprising 106mm Prostyle and 112mm Roundstyle Gutters, 68mm Round Downpipes and Ogee Hoppers, all in classic black.

Commenting on the specification, Adam Lee at POD Architects said: “This exceptional development is in a unique setting and required an approach to materials that would draw on the estate’s existing buildings whilst ensuring an architectural legacy. It is the highest quality cast iron replica rainwater product on the market and we are incredibly pleased with both its performance and aesthetics.”

Aisling Ramshaw, Sales Director at Miller Homes North East said, “Part of the charm and unique character of the Lambton Park development comes from the imaginative and bespoke design throughout. When it came to getting the details right, we were committed to quality throughout, only working with high end brands, for example Symphony for kitchens, Porcelanosa for ceramic tiles and of course Brett Martin for our rainwater systems.”

The classic black colour specified for the Cascade system at Lambton Park is one of eight heritage colours including Anthracite Grey, Oxford Blue, Chartwell Green, Olive Green, Graphite Grey, Sandstone and Porcelain White.

Cascade is UV stabilised for a maintenance-free system which comes with a 10-year guarantee.

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