Victorian Heritage is Preserved by Alumasc
Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes from Alumasc, along with the Skyline Fascia
Soffit system have been used both to preserve the traditional external appearance of, and
provide long-term future performance for three large Victorian buildings in Bristol. Davy
House, Cabot House and Brunel House were refurbished for use by City of Bristol College.
City of Bristol College is one of the largest colleges in the country and has been rated by
Ofsted as the best performing college in the West of England.
The houses were built in the late 1800's to accommodate the orphans of the area and were
known as 'Muller's Orphanage'. The old, original cast iron rainwater goods had to be
replaced to a standard and appearance to comply with the building’s Heritage status and
also had to meet the requirements of the Conservation Officer.
The Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium Rainwater system was selected for the project for a
number of reasons, including the modern aluminium casting techniques used to achieve an
authentic cast iron texture and appearance, along with the factory applied, BBA approved
powder coating which ensures minimal maintenance requirements, removing the need for
frequent repainting. The wide choice of fixing methods including fascia brackets, drive-in
brackets and rafter arms, with all the architectural options for period buildings the range
offers, resulted in an attractive, durable and lightweight rainwater solution.
Full details on both Heritage Cast Aluminium Rainwater and Skyline Fascia Soffit systems are
available on Alumasc’s new website, which includes full technical information, CAD
downloads, an NBS Specification generator plus online Rainwater Calculation tools. Visit
www.alumasc-exteriors.co.uk or request product literature by calling Alumasc on 0808 100