Finlock Gutter Removal and Replacement in West Sussex

Concrete gutters, commonly known as Finlock gutters, were popular in homes built throughout the 1950s – 1970s. However, concrete gutters overtime become porous and are known to have a lifespan of around 30 years. Thousands of properties in West Sussex, still have concrete gutters and the problems that arise with owning them.

Solutions to Finlock gutter problems at your West Sussex property

To successfully resolve the issues that occur from concrete gutters, it is advised to remove and replace the gutter system. This way, no further problems can arise in the future.

Here at Finlock Removals, we have over 20 years of experience and knowledge. We have seen all the issues there can be when it comes to concrete guttering, guaranteeing a job well done.

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Problems concrete gutters cause

Concrete gutters over time become porous. They are known to have a lifespan of around 30 years but after this time, they are known to fail. Thousands of UK properties still have concrete gutters in place, despite their outdated lifespan. This is no different in West Sussex, where many homeowners are stuck with concrete gutters and the problems that arise with owning them.

Concrete gutters are known to have many problems because they are porous. This means the concrete absorbs the water, rather than getting rid of it. This leads to many internal and external problems.

One of the most common problems that occur is leaks; these can happen in both interior as well as exterior. Leaks can lead to damp, which can then lead to mould, which ultimately leads to costly repair bills down the line if left untreated for too long.

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The benefits of having a full replacement

Having your guttering replaced prevents many problems and can solve others which have already arisen. Some of the many advantages of concrete guttering replacement include:

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 advantages of choosing us

There are many benefits of choosing Finlock Removals for your concrete guttering replacement, here are just a few:

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.

Expert installation teams

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

Vast range 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.

Discuss your options with us

Finlock Removals is happy to discuss your options and provide guidance on what we would recommend. Once one of our friendly representatives has reviewed your property, we can offer you a no-obligation free quote, allowing you to make an informed decision.

Whichever option you choose, we are confident you will be overjoyed with the outcome – and you can then start drying out your property. The process might take several months, but using a dehumidifier can speed it up.

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