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Hunter rainwater goes down on the farm

Hunter Plastics’ Stormflo plastic rainwater system has been used to handle the off flow from a new dairy shed at Alston Sutton Farm near Axbridge in Somerset.

Hunter rainwater goes down on the farm

The massive 36m x 50m metre building uses Stormflo’s deep elliptical profile and 200mm width to accommodate the enormous volumes of rainwater drainage from its roof areas.

The Stormflo was installed by contractors Leominster Construction and supplied Thomas Panels and Profiles who purchased from Bradfords Building Supplies in Ross on Wye. Stormflo is made from PVC-U is light and can therefore be supplied in longer lengths, saving time and money in installation. It is also corrosion resistant, durable and practically maintenance-free.

Hunter’s Stormflo system is particularly suited to agricultural buildings which are often open-sided. Because of its large capacity downpipes can be sited strategically, even at corners, and with fewer downpipes needed, it is possible to make savings on below ground drainage. A choice of 160mm or 110mm downpipes and fittings are available to suit specific requirements.

Stormflo was specifically deigned to be easy and quick to install. A tapered front clip with a lead-in action simplifies gutter insertion, while specially-designed fixing wings allow easy power tool access to screw holes for fast and efficient fixing.

Built-in height adjustment ensures correct alignment and a central web provides solid front edge support. The robust bracket comes with a choice of one, two, three or four screw fixing and offers high resistance to snow loading and updraft. Pre-lubricated recessed seals make for simple ‘snap together’ assembly without the need for labour intensive jointing with messy mastics or bolts.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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