Blocked Gutters? Signs of Clogged Guttering & Downpipes
11 Tips to Winterise Your Home
Gutter Robot Wars
[Infographic] How to Turn Your Gutters into a Bookshelf
What’s The Right Size of Rain Gutters for My House?
Best Rain Gutters According to the Local Climate
Gutters Leaking & People Sealing: Mandatory Knowledge About Gutter Sealants
Rain Chains – Are You Sure You Want Them?
Life Before Gutters – Shocking Gargoyle Facts and History
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As a typical house or conservatory owner, you probably don’t spend your days thinking of gutter problems and health, right?
Do you focus on rainwater slides only when something is wrong?
That might not be the best way to approach gutter maintenance.
Since gutters serve the crucial purpose to channel water away from the foundation of your house, it’s crucial not to leave pipes and brackets at chance. Read the rest of this entry »
When they work correctly, your gutters will go a long way towards protecting your home and minimizing water damage and leaks.
During periods of heavy rain, there is nothing more valuable than fully functioning guttering. But what might be the knock-on effects should you fail to maintain yours properly? Read the rest of this entry »
Winter is coming. And this means that the UK will have a truly frosty Winter this year and it’s coming. Soon!
According to some forecasts and predictions, this Winter could be really heavy on the snow.
Yes, snow in London, that’s what we just said! And before all of you start dreaming of a fairy tale Christmas, ask yourself one question – do you winterise your home?
By doing so, not only you will save energy, but you will protect your home from any harm that Winter brings. Read the rest of this entry »
The Battle Of Gutter Robots
We live in an era where all of our tasks are being simplified the maximum. Every chore, which requires a bit more of an effort is made as simple as possible with the addition of new tools. Humanity has this talent in its core to optimize the work process in order to achieve better, faster results. And it all began with the invention of the wheel. Followed by the inventions of thousands of tools and machines and today we simply create robot helpers. Maybe in the future humans will create fully solo-operating machines (robots) to do our biddings. Read the rest of this entry »
Books will never be outdated. Reading is fun, educational, and most of all – inspiring. And while book readers like Kindle become more widespread and accessible, nothing can replace the feel of holding a book in your hands. If you are a reading enthusiast, surely you have tones of books lying in your home.
In this post, we will show you a clever way of using your old gutters to store your favourite books, by building your very own DIY gutter bookshelf.
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When it comes to installing gutters, there’s one very important question that you ought to be asking yourself early on in the process: What gutter size do I need?
There are some serious ramifications to selecting the appropriate gutter size for your property. Pick a gutter that’s too small, and you’ll find it clogs easily, getting blocked with debris and spilling water out over the edges. Go that way, and the whole process of installing gutters may as well have been a waste of time!
On the other hand, though, nobody wants unnecessarily large, bulky plastic pipes pinned up to the outside of their building. Read the rest of this entry »
Rain gutters come in many different and diverse forms, shapes and materials. There are enough reasons for that – the financial status of the owners, their desires regarding home styling, expected longevity, expected maintenance required and, of course, climate conditions.
Here in this article, The Guttering London Company will discuss the last factor. It turns out that there is a strong dependence between where you life and what guttering system you are planning to install. Since there are 13 types of climates according to the worldwide climate classification a needed simplification would be made here in order to facilitate the readers: we will split the climates in 3 main different ones – cold, medium and hot, which would reflect winter, autumn and summer, respectively, in an Eastern European country. They have it all there. Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine that you would have to face the challenge of a leaking gutter joint or corner in late fall, leaving you with a couple of damp patches on the wall leading to cracks and whatnot.
You did try to seal it once, but just the next rainy night it leaked again like never before?
You then stubbornly repeat the procedure following all the videos and guides on the Internet you have found. According to them, you are seemingly doing the right thing, yet again after a week, your gutters are leaking harder than celebrity nude photos lately. Some people understandably prefer to try fixing the issue themselves before calling a professional gutter cleaning, maintenance & repair company like Gutters London.
But sealing rain gutters is not at all as easy as it sounds. There are some “know-how” secrets you need to be aware of before trying one of those instant leak sealers you can buy online.
Ah, rain chains. Originating from ancient Japan (“kusari doi” for all of you who want to impress their Japanese friends with your new gutter story…) these beautiful ornaments are designed to navigate rainwater safely away from your house’s foundation. The Japanese combined them with water containers so the rainwater could later be used for other ancient Japanese stuff.
As strange as it sounds, modern-day gutters are something relatively new in the World of architecture. Back in the days (say, thousand years ago) they had buildings with roofs and we are pretty sure they had rain as well. The question then is – how did they divert the water away from the building? The answer is – with style! And with a little help from the gargoyles. Read the rest of this entry »