Concrete Gutter Removal & Replacement Suffolk

Concrete gutters, also commonly known as Finlock gutters, were a popular choice for guttering in homes throughout the 1950s – 1970s. Concrete gutters were seen as a replacement for traditional gutters, like iron gutters, at the time, mainly owing to the UK’s steel shortages after WWII. At the time, this new guttering system worked extremely well with cavity walls, which further led to their rise in popularity.

However, being constructed from concrete, these gutters became porous over time. Instead of filtering the water away from the property, the concrete would absorb the water, becoming heavy and causing a multitude of issues to the interior and exterior.

Today, thousands of properties throughout the UK are still fitted with concrete gutters, with homeowners unaware of the issues and risks they pose. This means many homeowners face unnecessary costs – like leakages, damp, mould, cold bridging and more – unable to fix the issue or realise where the root of the problem lies.

Finlock Guttering Solutions for Suffolk

Removing an old concrete gutter system is a complicated task but comes with an array of benefits once completed. The removal process implemented by Finlock Removals is designed to remove the gutter system entirely, repair any damage left behind and install a more functional and efficient gutter system.


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Concrete Gutter Removal Process

Our concrete gutter removal process does not require scaffolding and can be accomplished in a cost-effective way. It’s always important for tasks such as this to be completed by professionals like us to ensure quality and safety.

Our skilled team specialise in concrete gutters, using state-of-the-art tools like diamond-tipped cutting blades, designed to provide a more precise result when removing old gutters.

Once completed, our team will then carefully install your new gutter system, along with an EPS tray, which will increase ventilation in your home’s roof space. We will also clean up any mess left behind with our heavy-duty Hippo waste bags.

For more information about gutter replacement, as well as a full breakdown of the removal process, please make sure to visit our information hub.

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, you can opt for our concrete gutter lining process.

The gutter lining process is an alternative repair service. We’ve designed our lining process to allow the homeowner to retain their concrete gutters by re-lining them, restoring the gutters to their original functionality.

The gutter lining process carefully removes the old lining and replaces it with a new, modern substitute, sealing the gutter from further leaks and issues.

Investing in concrete gutter lining is a more cost-effective solution if you are on a tight budget. While removal is often considered the safer option, concrete gutter lining has many advantages and is also worth the investment.

However, there is a risk associated with concrete gutter lining, as there’s no guarantee that these issues won’t return again in the future.

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Concrete Gutter Lining Process

  1. Prep the site for lining
  2. Removal of the roof tiles, making the following steps easier
  3. Remove the old lining and clean your gutter thoroughly from leaves, moss and other blockages
  4. Once cleaned thoroughly, the gutter will be lined using our non-porous, quick-drying fibreglass waterproof paint, which is more effective than any alternative lining solution
  5. Once the lining has dried, your EPS system will then be installed and flash form fitted, before the tiles are replaced
  6. Finally, if your property is attached to a neighbour’s house, the gutters will be seamlessly joined to your neighbour’s gutter to ensure better protection for your property

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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Quick Completion

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Improved life span

The Problems with Concrete Gutters

Concrete gutters often run into several issues after their thirty-year lifespan. As a porous material, concrete gutters are prone to leakages, damp, mould and much more.

Leakages are one of the most common problems concrete gutters cause and are a recurring issue that is often the first indicator that your gutter system may be failing. Poorly maintained concrete gutters can lead to sagging and uneven gutters, causing issues for windows that sit underneath, often resulting in thermal bridging.

This causes heat from inside your home to escape through the concrete gutter and into the cold air, which lowers the overall temperature inside your home, resulting in a loss of energy. This loss of energy and heat then leads to high energy bills, especially in the winter.

Replace or Repair?

The above issues can be repaired by either concrete gutter removal or lining. While lining has its benefits, to ensure the issues don’t return, it is advisable to have a complete removal and replacement of your concrete gutters.


As mentioned, concrete gutter lining is a more cost-effective short-term solution. However, the issues are likely to arise again in the future unless the gutters are completely removed and replaced. To prevent future repair work, investing in concrete gutter replacement is highly recommended, as it is a safer, long-term solution.

While it is usually the more expensive option upfront, concrete gutter replacement eliminates any future costs and repairs associated with concrete guttering at 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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