Finlock Gutter Removal and Replacement in Essex

Did you know, your concrete or ‘Finlock’ gutters only had a maximum lifespan of 30 years? After that point, they will have become porous and ineffective, causing issues such as damp and cold bridging that you’re probably experiencing now. Don’t worry, Finlock Removals is here to help.

Solutions to Finlock guttering problems at your Essex property

At Finlock Removals, we offer a range of solutions for decaying concrete guttering, including re-lining, and removal and replacement. We’ll consult with you to determine the best solution for your property and budget.


How Finlock Removals can help your Essex home

Finlock guttering was a creative solution to Britain’s post-war steel shortage but was a poor long-term product. These systems have a maximum 30-year lifespan, and as most were fitted no more recently than the ‘70s, they’re now almost universally falling apart.

As it decays, concrete guttering becomes porous and absorbs water, rather than channelling it away from your property. The result is water seeping into the structure of your property and what’s known as cold bridging, where your already costly heat is able to leach out of your home through your guttering.

This causes unnecessarily high energy bills as well as cold, damp spots and mould, let alone the damage caused to your property by water leaking in from your gutters.

The best and most effective solution to failing Finlock concrete guttering is to have it completely removed and replaced to prevent any further or lasting damage to your property. This procedure involves completely removing the entire concrete guttering system, repairing any damage that has occurred and installing a new, lightweight and functional guttering system.


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The advantages of having your concrete guttering replaced

Removal and replacement of your aging Finlock guttering opens up a world of benefits.

Protects cavity wall insulation
Longer lifespan
Stops damp, mould and leaks
Reduces cold bridging
Improves aesthetic of the property
Increases saleability of the property
Improved energy efficiency
Less hassle with future repair work

The replacement process

Step 1

Step 1

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 2

Step 2

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 3

Step 3

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 4

Step 4

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 5

Step 5

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 6

Step 6

We will install an EPS (Eaves Protection System) 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 7

Step 7

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 8

Step 8

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.

The benefits of choosing us

We’re the smart choice for Finlock gutter services across Essex for a few reasons.

Over 20 years of industry experience

We have decades of experience in the industry, so there’s nothing we don’t know about concrete guttering replacement and repair.

Highly qualified installation teams

All of our teams are fully qualified and insured craftsmen who are equipped with the latest access equipment for a professional job.

Large selection of styles and colours

We only supply the best quality uPVC materials in a range of colours and styles to suit the aesthetic and budget of each customer.

Long warranties for peace of mind

Our products and work come with decades of warranty to ensure your peace of mind and our after-care team supports you beyond the installation.

Completed installation on your home in Essex

Because every home is unique, we know different solutions are required for each property. Our friendly team will make every effort to see that you get the best solution for your individual needs.

To get your removal scheduled, just get in touch with our team today. If we’ve already worked on your property, we’d love to hear your feedback.

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