Finlock Gutter Removal & Replacement in Oxfordshire

It is widely known that houses with Finlock gutters in Oxfordshire are starting to experience problems with their properties, as a knock-on effect of their concrete gutters failing, and that options to remedy these problems are limited. Luckily, Finlock Removals have options that they are able to advise you on. With your property being your biggest investment, it is well worth taking the time to get some specialist advice.

Finlock Solutions for Oxfordshire Properties

Finlock Removals don’t just remove concrete gutters. We will discuss your Oxfordshire Property with you, along with your personal circumstances. Don’t worry, we don’t need to know your mother’s maiden name, first school you attended etc. It’ll be more of an informal chat, and we may even advise our lining solution. Yes, we offer lining as well, but we do make it clear that this isn’t a permanent solution, however, it is a tried and tested method that we have confidence in.

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Mr and Mrs Gilbert with new uPVC gutering after their concrete gutter replaced

Finlock Removal from your Oxfordshire Property

This is the permanent solution and the one we advise wherever possible, simply because we know just how effective it is.

Once you agree to have the work done, fitters from Finlock Removals will come to your property with access equipment ready to assemble on site. This is something that we have invested in heavily to reduce the need for scaffold. There is still the odd occasion when we do need scaffold but in the majority of cases, we will bring access equipment with us and take it away when we go.

We will then get up there and remove the external part of the concrete gutters. This can be a dusty process, but by the time we’re finished, your Oxfordshire house will look like it has had a facelift. This has to be done by experienced professionals, because this will have a knock-on effect as to how your new gutters end up lining up in comparison to your roof. Our experienced fitters use only the best equipment and do this day in, day out.

Once the concrete gutters have been removed, they are normally stacked, along with any other waste, in a Hippo bag for a grab lorry to come and collect a few days later. The exposed concrete lintel is then protected by pressure treated timber. This shields the concrete lintel from the elements and in time, this will dry out.

After the timber goes up, the uPVC fascia, gutters and soffits go up. Our expert fitters will ensure that this is all aligned so that rain comes straight off your roof and into the gutters. To assist this further, the fitters will install EPS boards.

That’s it in a nutshell, your house will look brand new.

There are many advantages to having your concrete guttering replaced entirely, these are listed below:

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Entirely new gutter system, without previous issues

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Longer lifespan

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More functional materials available for improved guttering (uPVC)

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Protects cavity wall insulation

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Stops damp, leaks

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Reduces cold bridging

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Improves aesthetic of the property

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Increases saleability of the property

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Improved energy efficiency

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Less hassle with future repair work

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Less hassle with future repair work

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More functional materials available for improved guttering (uPVC)

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Stops damp, leaks

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Protects cavity wall insulation

Find the right solution for the concrete gutters on your Oxfordshire property

Finlock Removals are happy to offer you free advise either face to face or over the phone. Simply give us a call or fill in our contact form and we’ll be happy to call you back to discuss what’s best for you.

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Concrete lining on your Oxfordshire Property

The other solution that Finlock Removals offer is lining. This is a cheaper option, but not necessarily more cost effective. As with any lining, it’s not a permanent fix, however, our tried and tested method should help you get on top of any problems that you’re experiencing.

Finlock Removal fitters will bring access equipment with them to your property. This access equipment is HSE approved and means that scaffolding won’t be left in your way.

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Concrete gutters lined

They will clear your gutters of any debris and old or failed liners. They will then apply a generous covering of fibreglass paint to the inside of your concrete gutters. This paint is quick drying and waterproof.

They also install EPS boards to help water run off from your roof into the gutters. They then take any debris with them, leaving your property tidy as well as safe from gutter leaks.

Advantages of concrete gutter lining

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Short-term fix

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More cost-effective

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Quick Completion

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Doesn’t require extensive planning

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Stops leaks and other issues

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Improved life span

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Improved life span

Common Problems with Concrete Gutters in Oxfordshire

Finlock Removals have done work on multiple properties in the Oxfordshire area, and across the country, so know exactly the problems that this guttering system can cause.

  • Damp and Mould: This is most likely to appear in the top corners of your upstairs rooms, adjacent to the concrete gutters. Left untreated, this will soon cause mould, which as most people know, can cause detrimental health problems to anyone exposed to it. Damp patches can also be experienced on the exterior of the property, which is unsightly, but more importantly, can cause problems with the structure of your property.
  • Failed Linings: The majority of customers that we do work for have had their gutters lined previously. If not done correctly, then this can do more harm in the long run, and will not be a cost-effective solution. “But I’ve got a twenty-year guarantee” we hear many customers say. This is where we advise them to read the small print, as many lining companies will only guarantee their lining.  Should your gutters continue to fail (which unfortunately, they will), you’ll find that this isn’t covered by your guarantee, and that many companies use this as a “fall back method” to get out of having to do any extra or additional work.
  • External Gutter Leaking: You may well step outside one day and notice a steady drip from your Finlock gutters. Unfortunately, this means that your concrete gutters have failed and it’s time to act before the situation gets even worse.
  • Parts or Blocks Falling Away: We know that this sounds like a horror story, but we’ve been to properties where concrete blocks have actually fallen away and landed on a car that was parked beneath. Luckily, there was no one in the car, or worse, no one stood underneath the gutters when the block fell away. At this point, you will have experienced other problems, however, you really have no option but to do something now.
  • Cold Bridging: This is where the hot air from the inside of your property and cold air from your damp, porous, gutters meet. It forms condensation on the property, which in turn, can lead to damp and mould.
  • Bowed Windows: Windows aren’t designed to endure the weight of porous, water soaked, concrete blocks. Due to the design of the concrete gutters, the external gutters are attached to the lintel which goes underneath your roof. If this is resting on your windows, you are likely to start experiencing problems with your windows and it could easily get to the point where you can’t open your windows, which is an obvious fire hazard. Removing the concrete gutters is a start in this situation, however your windows can’t be reshaped and won’t pop back into the place they were originally in. After you’ve had your gutters replaced, you’ll need to get your windows replaced, however for obvious reasons, we always recommend that you get it done in that order. Gutters then windows.
  • Cold Spots or Having to Turn the Heating on More: Damp from the concrete gutters will destroy cavity wall insulation. You may well just notice a few cold spots to begin with. Then you find that you’re turning the heating on more. You’ll need to replace the cavity wall insulation once you’ve sorted your gutters out.

Why Choose Finlock Removals Oxfordshire

20+

years
experience

20 year

warranty

10 year

insurance
backed warranty

Specialists

Finlock gutter
removal specialists

Fully Trained

specialist team

Happy Customers

Lots of previous
happy customers

Materials

Use only the
highest-grade
materials

Styles and colours

We offer a
variety of styles
and colours

Specialists

Finlock gutter
removal specialists