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Rainwater Goods >> Rainheads
Rainheads are a simple and effective way of taking any large volume of water away from gutters to improve their functionality. They are an essential design element for buildings where internal box gutters are used. It acts as an external overflow point to minimize water surges into the storm water system and aids the flow of water down the downpipe.

Rainheads have become an inspiring design feature in today’s modern contemporary building design. The use of an array of shapes, colours and finishes provide endless possibilities. Prestigious finishes like; stainless, copper and VM Zinc coupled with ornate detailing can transform a bare unattractive wall to a feature piece. The outside positioning of rainheads means that they minimize the risk of water overflow inside a building. Furthermore, the addition of an overflow provision provides even greater protection against water overflow in extreme conditions.

CAST IRON RAINHEADS

Cast iron rainheads, pipes and gutters have a highly distinctive appearance due to the texture of the material, its thickness, and the quality of the cast components. Many owners of heritage listed buildings in Melbourne face the problem of preserving and maintaining an original rainwater system made from cast iron. Decorative features and ornate castings often provide an indication of the buildings age and are especially important to the architectural value and age of the property. When the use of a cast isn’t achievable, recreation is the best alternative. Recreating original rainwater systems of an historic building is a craft. Any tradesman can make a rainhead but a true craftsman will create a piece that you can’t distinguish from the original.

RAIN-CHAINS

Rain-chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to a traditional, closed gutter downpipe. Guiding rain water visibly down chains from the gutter line to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downpipe into a pleasing water feature.

Rain-chains are a great way to add a unique feature to your home. Rain-chains are an effective alternative to an unattractive downpipe or where there isn’t a good place to attach a downpipe.

For more information or advice on rainheads or rain-chains to suit your specific needs contact us.


COLORBOND
Metal wall cladding made from COLORBOND® steel delivers a beautiful design option for an exterior façade or as an internal feature walling to match any mood or environment. The extensive array of attractive colours and variety of systems coupled with the ability to curve and shape COLORBOND® Metal Cladding add an abundance of design freedom. It also delivers a lot of practical benefits. It is easy to maintain, long lasting, extremely durable, lightweight and it's fast and easy to erect - reducing construction time and keeping labour costs to a minimum. COLORBOND® steel comes in over 28 different colors encompassing 5 standard ranges to suit a range of locations, environments and building applications. Standard COLORBOND® steel will suit most environments and building applications.