Concrete Guttering Solutions

Finlock Removals have a tried, tested, and proven method for safe Finlock guttering removal. This comes from fitting teams with years of experience in the industry.

If you want your Finlock gutter problems taken care of effectively and you want us to take care of your Finlock guttering removal safely, then get in touch to discuss your options and to get a free quote.

Below is a summary as to how we carry out the work.

Concrete Guttering Replacement

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

FAQs

We appreciate that solar panels are becoming increasingly popular however most companies who install them will only allow you to move them twice during the entire duration of them being on your roof. As such, to save you the hassle of having them moved, we have developed a technique so that you do not have to have them moved and we can still replace your concrete gutters with uPVC.

The damp that you are likely to experience from failing Finlock gutters is going to present in the top corners of the upstairs rooms (adjoining to the concrete gutters) or on the external of the property just below the concrete gutters. As soon as you see anything like this, we advise that you get your Finlock gutters replaced with uPVC.

If you are able to get them replaced before it reaches this point, then you will also save yourself redecorating costs.

It will take a few months for your property to dry out completely. If you are able to get a dehumidifier in the affected rooms or open a window on days when it’s not damp, then this will also help.

If you are still experiencing damp issues, then we recommend that you have your roof felt inspected. If this has not been replaced and is still the original felt from when then property was built, then it is likely to be around sixty years old. As the gutters are the same age and proven to be a failing system, we always recommend starting with replacing these.

The asbestos in these downpipes is the lowest grade possible. While we wouldn’t advise handling this yourself, our fitting teams are trained and qualified to handle asbestos safely so we can do this for you, no problem. It will be wrapped and tagged as per regulations. We will then organise for a licensed asbestos removal company to remove the asbestos from site.

A lot of other companies out there use ladder cripples which have been widely condemned by the HSE. We have fully compliant Easi-Dec equipment which wasn’t cheap however means we can access areas safely that other companies cannot and will also be bought and taken away by the fitters. There will be some occasions where scaffold is required. If this is the case, we are likely to have a preferred supplier in your area who we can contact and arrange this.

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    We Are Concrete Gutter Specialists

    As concrete gutter replacement specialists, our extensive experience helps ensure your property is protected from future moisture and damp issues, by receiving a fit-for-purpose, well-ventilated drainage solution.

    It is important to remember that any pre-existing damp must be treated and given chance to completely dry out. For advice on this, please speak to our team.