Concrete Gutter Removal & Replacement Shropshire

Does your property feature concrete gutters In Shropshire and the surrounding areas? We at Finlock Removals, are specialists in the concrete gutter field. We have tried and assessed many methods, which are sure to work. Depending on the damage your concrete gutters have caused, we recommend replacement/ removal or re-lining.

Concrete gutters, also known as Finlock gutters, were popular with homes in the UK during the 1950s to 1970s, because of steel shortages at the time. They were regarded as the better replacement to iron gutters, since they worked efficiently with cavity walls, which were popular at the time.

Though many homeowners are unaware about the problems concrete gutters cause. Concrete gutters are known to have a lifespan of thirty years or less, depending on the maintenance. Once the years are up, the systems become problematic and cause many harmful interior/ external damages to your property, ranging from dampness, mould, thermal bridging and more.

Solutions for Concrete Guttering Shropshire

We at Finlock Removals are qualified contractors. We have been in the trade for over 20 years and have the correct knowledge and expertise to help your property overcome the challenges concrete gutters have caused. We also provide a 10-year insurance-backed warranty.

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Concrete Gutter Removal Process

The concrete gutter removal and replacement process can be completed without the need for scaffolding. We at Finlock removals have invested heavily in supplying our team with the best equipment. The newest Easy-dec equipment is a great tool to own, as it reduces the need for scaffolding and saves the homeowner money and less hassle. However, depending on how much work is needed, scaffolding may have to be used.

Our fitters will arrive at your property in Shropshire and the surrounding areas with the ready-to-assemble Easy-dec equipment. This can be constructed and de-constructed same day. This access equipment is in accordance with the HSE rules and regulations.

Then, the next step is completed by using a diamond-tipped cutting blade, which allows for more precise and accurate work. Though, as this process Is loud and dusty, we recommend professionals like ourselves should be conducting the work. We say this because when jobs like this are not done by professionals, this can cause more problems to occur.

Then, once the previous concrete gutters have been removed, our team will then install the new uPVC gutter, along with an EPS tray system to provide ventilation for your home’s roof space. Once the new gutter has been installed, all mess left behind will be cleaned up using our hippo-duty waste bags.

Then once the new gutter has been installed, we will clean up any mess left behind using our hippo-duty waste bags. For more information about gutter replacement, as well as a full breakdown of the removal process, find out more here.

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

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Concrete Gutter Lining

For a more budget-friendly option, concrete gutter lining is the most popular choice. This option allows the homeowner to preserve the concrete gutter, whilst eliminating the problems that come with the concrete gutter. If you are looking for a more cost-effective method that still does the job, the lining procedure is the obvious choice. Whilst the lining solution works effectively, we at Finlock make no attempt to hide the fact that lining solutions do not last forever, however it does an effective job.

We would rather be honest with you than provide a false promise which will leave you disappointed. Though, we have tried and assessed many methods, the lining solution is a smart choice to get rid of the problems for a long time.

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Finished concrete gutter lining project

Concrete Gutter Lining Process

Our skilled fitters will arrive at your property with all the equipment needed to complete the task. This job does not require scaffolding; however, this may be different if access to certain areas is especially difficult.

Tiles will then be carefully removed, whilst the previous lining is removed, as well as the leaves and any other debris. Your new gutters will then be painted with waterproof fibreglass to preserve the waterproof element gutters are supposed to have. If your house is a property or semi-detached, this will be joined to the neighbours’ gutters.

Next, an EPS system will be connected to your home. We believe this is an essential step, however many other companies do not agree with this process. The EPS tray will then be installed, flash form fitted, and the tiles will be replaced. This makes sure no water can enter your home. The trays are then connected together so that none of the trays can slip or move.

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

The Problems with Concrete Gutters

Gutters are an important part of your home that protect it from water damage. They can last for 30 years with proper care and maintenance, but if you do not take good enough precautions their lifespan may be shortened, resulting in many problems to occur. Concrete gutters are a porous material, this means rather than removing the drainage water, the concrete will absorb the water, thus, making it heavier and causing more issues to arise.

Leakages are one of the most common problems and usually the indicator that the gutter might be having problems. Leakages will first appear in the corner of ceilings and will sometimes cause the wallpaper to peel, resulting in costly interior repairs.

External leaks from your concrete gutter can be caused by dampness and mould, due to leakages in your home. Problems with your concrete gutters, if left untreated, can cause expensive repairs in the future.

As concrete gutters soak up water, sagging is a common problem that occurs. This means the windows will start to sag due to the drain water which has developed. This makes it harder to open and close the windows.

Thermal Bridging is another frequent problem that occurs with concrete gutters. This means the heat from the interior of your home will escape easier, because of the broken gutter. This will lower the temperature within the home since there is no deficiency of energy. The loss of energy and heat will lead to high energy bills, especially in the winter.

Replace or Repair?

With the problems mentioned above, concrete gutters can either be lined or replaced. Whilst the lining process has its benefits and is a more budget-friendly alternative, the lining is not as long-lasting as a full removal. At Finlock Removals, we advise a full removal/ replacement to get rid of the problems entirely.


To prevent costly bills in the future, a replacement is highly recommended and a much safer long-term solution. Whilst this is the more expensive upfront option, investing in concrete gutter replacement reduces any future costs and repairs caused by concrete guttering for your property, both internal and external.

For more accurate information on costs, please contact us directly for a quote and to further discuss your circumstances.

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