Why Concrete Gutter Removal is Recommended:

Finlock gutter removal is an option available to homeowners who are experiencing the many drawbacks concrete guttering brings today.

Poor installation, combined with the sheer weight of the concrete lead to an array of problems. With weather changes, joints in the Finlock guttering will move by expanding and contracting, therefore allowing water to penetrate the cavity wall. The results in damp issues inside the property, as well as making the internal temperature much colder.

The main problems we see are:

  • flooding

    Flooding and leaking

  • damage

    Interior and exterior building damage

  • mold

    Damp and mould

  • sagging

    Sagging and uneven appearance

  • cold

    Cold bridging & condensation

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The Order Process

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    Quotation

    We use a diamond tipped cutting blade to cut away your finlock concrete blocks. This is a noisy, dusty process and one that has to be done properly to avoid any structural damage to the property

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    Quotation

    We use a diamond tipped cutting blade to cut away your finlock concrete blocks. This is a noisy, dusty process and one that has to be done properly to avoid any structural damage to the property

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    Order Placing

    When you place your order with us we will confirm your chosen options for colours, gutter shape etc and then a formal order form will be drawn up for you to sign. We do not take any deposit and the balance is paid in full once the job is done.

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    Order Placing

    When you place your order with us we will confirm your chosen options for colours, gutter shape etc and then a formal order form will be drawn up for you to sign. We do not take any deposit and the balance is paid in full once the job is done.

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    Installation

    Once the office receive your order our installations department will contact you to arrange your fitting date and explain how things will work with regards to any scaffold or waste removal, they will also let you know the name of the fitters attending your home.

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    Installation

    Once the office receive your order our installations department will contact you to arrange your fitting date and explain how things will work with regards to any scaffold or waste removal, they will also let you know the name of the fitters attending your home.

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    Completion

    Once your work is complete you can pay via bank transfer or card payment over the phone to our office. A full invoice is provided before hand and your warranty is activated upon receipt of payment.

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    Completion

    Once your work is complete you can pay via bank transfer or card payment over the phone to our office. A full invoice is provided before hand and your warranty is activated upon receipt of payment.

The Replacement Process

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    We have invested heavily in supplying our teams with the latest Easi-dec access equipment which reduces the need for scaffolding, saving you money and hassle. The fitters will erect their Easi-dec upon arrival and remove it the same day.

  • Step By Step Final-01

    We have invested heavily in supplying our teams with the latest Easi-dec access equipment which reduces the need for scaffolding, saving you money and hassle. The fitters will erect their Easi-dec upon arrival and remove it the same day.

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    The first steps involve pushing back the first row of tiles, removing any failed aluminium lining and also removing any of the face plates that can be found on the square style of concrete gutters.

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    The first steps involve pushing back the first row of tiles, removing any failed aluminium lining and also removing any of the face plates that can be found on the square style of concrete gutters.

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    We use a diamond tipped cutting blade to cut away your finlock concrete blocks. This is a noisy, dusty process and one that has to be done properly to avoid any structural damage to the property

  • Step By Step Final-03

    We use a diamond tipped cutting blade to cut away your finlock concrete blocks. This is a noisy, dusty process and one that has to be done properly to avoid any structural damage to the property

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    We install a pressure treated timber faceplate to the remaining concrete, this gives us a straight and solid base to attach the uPVC products to and also helps eliminate cold bridging.

  • Step By Step Final-04

    We install a pressure treated timber faceplate to the remaining concrete, this gives us a straight and solid base to attach the uPVC products to and also helps eliminate cold bridging.

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    Using only the best materials is paramount to our work, we will install a uPVC fascia, soffit and guttering to your property. All of our materials have a 50 year manufacturers guarantee and they will not fade or discolour.

  • Step By Step Final-05

    Using only the best materials is paramount to our work, we will install a uPVC fascia, soffit and guttering to your property. All of our materials have a 50 year manufacturers guarantee and they will not fade or discolour.

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    We will install an E.P.S. tray to your property, this slides underneath the felt and overruns into the new guttering. It provides ventilation to your roof space, stops water getting through any tears or holes along the bottom of your felt and directs all water perfectly into the new guttering.

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    We will install an E.P.S. tray to your property, this slides underneath the felt and overruns into the new guttering. It provides ventilation to your roof space, stops water getting through any tears or holes along the bottom of your felt and directs all water perfectly into the new guttering.

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    One of the final and most crucial stages is joining your lovely new uPVC guttering to next doors concrete guttering (if you share a downpipe). We have a tried and tested method for doing this and it require a lot of skill – skill that we have in abundance.

  • Step By Step Final-07

    One of the final and most crucial stages is joining your lovely new uPVC guttering to next doors concrete guttering (if you share a downpipe). We have a tried and tested method for doing this and it require a lot of skill – skill that we have in abundance.

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    Finally we will clean up any mess, put all your rubbish into a heavy duty hippo waste bag which will be collected and then we leave your house looking stunning and the envy of your neighbours.

  • Step By Step Final-08

    Finally we will clean up any mess, put all your rubbish into a heavy duty hippo waste bag which will be collected and then we leave your house looking stunning and the envy of your neighbours.

  • Step By Step Final-01

    We have invested heavily in supplying our teams with the latest Easi-dec access equipment which reduces the need for scaffolding, saving you money and hassle. The fitters will erect their Easi-dec upon arrival and remove it the same day.

  • Step By Step Final-01

    We have invested heavily in supplying our teams with the latest Easi-dec access equipment which reduces the need for scaffolding, saving you money and hassle. The fitters will erect their Easi-dec upon arrival and remove it the same day.

  • Step By Step Final-02

    The first steps involve pushing back the first row of tiles, removing any failed aluminium lining and also removing any of the face plates that can be found on the square style of concrete gutters.

  • Step By Step Final-02

    The first steps involve pushing back the first row of tiles, removing any failed aluminium lining and also removing any of the face plates that can be found on the square style of concrete gutters.

  • Step By Step Final-03

    We use a diamond tipped cutting blade to cut away your finlock concrete blocks. This is a noisy, dusty process and one that has to be done properly to avoid any structural damage to the property

  • Step By Step Final-03

    We use a diamond tipped cutting blade to cut away your finlock concrete blocks. This is a noisy, dusty process and one that has to be done properly to avoid any structural damage to the property

  • Step By Step Final-04

    We install a pressure treated timber faceplate to the remaining concrete, this gives us a straight and solid base to attach the uPVC products to and also helps eliminate cold bridging.

  • Step By Step Final-04

    We install a pressure treated timber faceplate to the remaining concrete, this gives us a straight and solid base to attach the uPVC products to and also helps eliminate cold bridging.

  • Step By Step Final-05

    Using only the best materials is paramount to our work, we will install a uPVC fascia, soffit and guttering to your property. All of our materials have a 50 year manufacturers guarantee and they will not fade or discolour.

  • Step By Step Final-05

    Using only the best materials is paramount to our work, we will install a uPVC fascia, soffit and guttering to your property. All of our materials have a 50 year manufacturers guarantee and they will not fade or discolour.

  • Step By Step Final-06

    We will install an E.P.S. tray to your property, this slides underneath the felt and overruns into the new guttering. It provides ventilation to your roof space, stops water getting through any tears or holes along the bottom of your felt and directs all water perfectly into the new guttering.

  • Step By Step Final-06

    We will install an E.P.S. tray to your property, this slides underneath the felt and overruns into the new guttering. It provides ventilation to your roof space, stops water getting through any tears or holes along the bottom of your felt and directs all water perfectly into the new guttering.

  • Step By Step Final-07

    One of the final and most crucial stages is joining your lovely new uPVC guttering to next doors concrete guttering (if you share a downpipe). We have a tried and tested method for doing this and it require a lot of skill – skill that we have in abundance.

  • Step By Step Final-07

    One of the final and most crucial stages is joining your lovely new uPVC guttering to next doors concrete guttering (if you share a downpipe). We have a tried and tested method for doing this and it require a lot of skill – skill that we have in abundance.

  • Step By Step Final-08

    Finally we will clean up any mess, put all your rubbish into a heavy duty hippo waste bag which will be collected and then we leave your house looking stunning and the envy of your neighbours.

  • Step By Step Final-08

    Finally we will clean up any mess, put all your rubbish into a heavy duty hippo waste bag which will be collected and then we leave your house looking stunning and the envy of your neighbours.

Still unsure... contact us today for a free quote:

    The Alternative to Finlock Concrete Gutters – uPVC

    The modern alternative to Finlock concrete gutters is a full replacement with a uPVC system. By investing in Finlock gutter removal and replacing it with uPVC, it avoids the risk of expensive and permanent damage to your home.

    Improved energy efficiency

    More visually appealing exterior

    Higher chance of a home sale

    Less hassle with repairs in future

    The cheapest solution in the long run

    Our extensive experience helps ensure your property is protected from future moisture and damp problems. You will receive a fit-for-purpose, well-ventilated drainage solution that is hassle-free. Take a look at our recent work here.

    Once successfully installed, they will stop further leaks and damp caused by faulty joints and grouting. It also improves thermal efficiency and reduces the risk of condensation. It is important to note that any pre-existing damp must be properly treated and have time to completely dry out.

    Short term repairs such as lining may help reduce some of the issues, but damp issues will likely remain and the Finlock guttering will gradually continue to lose strength and eventually fail again.

    Finlock Guttering can contain asbestos and is extremely heavy, so if you go for a full Finlock gutter removal, a knowledgeable and experienced contractor such as Finlock Removals is required to safely remove and replace the old guttering.

    What are Finlock Concrete Gutters?

    Finlock Gutters are usually found in properties that were built in the 1950s to 60s, and are a guttering system made entirely of concrete blocks joined together. They were gradually phased out of use as they were not as durable as first thought with many drawbacks for homeowners.

    Why were Finlock Gutters installed into homes?

    Finlock concrete gutters were installed as a replacement to the previous metal guttering systems. They offered a low-cost alternative to steel and metal guttering which was in short supply at the time. They stopped being installed in the 70s as they were not fit for purpose and had a relatively short lifespan before failing and requiring repair.

    Finlock concrete guttering was designed by a company called Royston. Once the property was built, the concrete blocks for the guttering were placed on top. The mortar was then used to fix them in position and to fill the small gaps between the blocks.

    Finlock gutter replacement is an option available to homeowners who are experiencing the many drawbacks concrete guttering brings.