Historic Churches, Ireland

Project: Historic Churches, Ireland

Apex Heritage cast iron rainwater systems have been used on three historic churches in Ireland, perfectly showcasing  Alumasc’s ability to meet the diverse challenges of sensitive heritage projects.

Situated in both the North and South of Ireland, these Roman Catholic churches all required replacement cast iron rainwater products, but each presented individual demands.  Alumasc was able to provide the right system from standard stock, as well as creating bespoke items and replicating existing components.

For many projects, customers’ expectations can be met by Alumasc’s standard Apex Heritage range as was the case at Nicker Church in County Limerick where Alumasc provided the 6x4 moulded cast iron gutter downpipes and holderbats for the refurbishment of the rainwater system.

An extensive range of Alumasc’s Apex Heritage painted and primed Cast Iron Rainwater is available ex-stock, offering the most well-used profiles in a range of 8 standard colour options with an unrivalled lead time of 3 days. A next day service is available for urgent projects.

‘Bespoke’ components can be made to order at Alumasc’s manufacturing facility in St Helens. At St Patrick’s Church, in Dungiven, Co Londonderry, Alumasc provided a special 8 inch half round gutter along with 17m of radius gutter, all fitted on special rafter brackets.

For the imposing Gothic Revival Catholic Church in Tramore, Co Waterford, parts of the original system were reproduced, by creating exact replicas from moulds made from the existing components.

The made-to-order cast iron range is specifically designed to yield all of the benefits associated with the standard Apex range, satisfying all the style options for new buildings whilst addressing the challenges of exact replacement for refurbishment and restoration.

To further support its Rainwater product offer Alumasc recently appointed a dedicated Cast Iron Specialist. Historically, Garry Blowman had worked extensively with Alumasc’s complete range of Rainwater and Drainage products, and is now concentrating closely on bespoke Cast Iron rainwater solutions. Garry can provide specifically tailored design advice and technical support to Architects, Specifiers and Contractors, for any application, from concept to completion.