Originally a Methodist Chapel built in 1841, now converted to a home, The Old Chapel Cottage boasts both charming traditional local architecture and stunning views over Nidderdale, an area of outstanding beauty in North Yorkshire.
When the current owners, Mr & Mrs Simpson, moved into the property they were keen to improve certain aspects of the cottage which included the replacement of the old dis-coloured and worn PVC gutters and downpipes along with the rotting timber fascia.
Wanting to replace these empathetically and in keeping with the age and location of the property, the Simpsons sourced Yeoman Rainguard’s products after a visit to their stand at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in Harrogate.
Yeoman Rainguard 130 x 100mm deep flow XL Aluminium gutters were installed on the cottage and adjoining garage to accommodate the water flow rates from the pitched roof. 75mm Dia. XL Aluminium downpipes were added topped off with attractive Motif cast aluminium rainwater hoppers.
Offering a bespoke design service Yeoman Rainguard were able to accommodate some of the more unusual off sets and projection configurations required to ensure a perfect watertight rainwater system on this project.
Finished in a durable black textured polyester powder coating, the new gutters, downpipes and accessories not only have a heritage look that complements the character of the cottage but offer a maintenance free lifecycle of 30 years or more.
The Rotting timber fascia was replaced with Yeoman Rainguard “N Type” fascia board, manufactured from GRP – glass reinforced polyester – it’s flexible and lightweight with exceptionally hard wearing, strong properties. Supplied in black to partner with the rainwater goods, this smart looking product will again give a life expectancy of 30 years plus.
Helen & Mark Simpson said,
“When looking to update the rainwater goods after the house purchase, we were keen to choose something that would fit the look, age & character of the building as well as be efficient & long lasting. The team at Yeoman Rainguard helped us to choose the right products & configuration for the project. We also chose Yeoman Rainguard to perform the installation and were delighted with both the installation process and the result.”
For more information on Yeoman Rainguard’s rainwater systems go to www.rainguard.co.uk or call 0113 279 5854.