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Are cast iron downpipes expensive?

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If budget is one of your main considerations when it comes to updating the exterior of your property, then it’s important to do your research.

Regardless of whether your heart is set on gleaming copper downpipes or you prefer the traditional appearance of cast iron, nobody wants to be surprised when it comes to price.

While comparing alternatives and wanting to keep costs down, it can be tempting to consider compromising on quality. For new build or modern homes, there are plenty of choices regarding materials.

If your property is older and, for example, is a listed building or is located in a conservation area, then those options are likely to be fewer.

There are examples of imitation conservation products on the market, including plastic used instead of cast iron for rainwater management systems, but these are rarely appropriate for your project.

According to Historic England, the use of authentic traditional materials helps to retain the character of historic buildings.

It encourages property owners to consider the potential durability of materials, noting what might seem like the cheapest option might not always be in the long term.

How much do cast iron downpipes cost?

If you like the traditional heritage style or are working on a listed property, then cast iron downpipes are ideal.

Weighing up the pros and cons of a cast iron rainwater system can help you to decide whether it is the right choice for your property and your budget.

Installed properly and maintained as it should be, cast iron is durable and can last for at least 50 years. Cast iron systems are also easy to restore because they are made up of component parts.

Given that costs naturally vary between retailers, it’s worth shopping around and exploring all your options to get the best cast iron downpipe price.

Our extensive 2022 pricelist is a good place to start.

Cast iron rainwater systems are available from stock in a primed finish for on-site painting or are pre-painted black for next-day delivery.

In addition to our stocked range, we offer several standard colour options for delivery in 15 days. Any other RAL or BS colour can be supplied to order (although a surcharge may apply).

Ask a Rainclear team member if you’re unsure. Our handy ‘Primed or painted?’ guide may help too.

Cast iron downpipes from Rainclear Systems

Cast iron downpipes from Rainclear Systems come with fantastic savings of anywhere between 45 and 50 per cent, so why not take a look for yourself at our extensive online selection of both round and square cast iron downpipes?

Owing to an incredible 30 years of combined experience in the rainwater management sector, we can provide expert advice and guidance to meet all of your requirements.

To discover how our cast iron guttering and downpipe systems would look once installed, we suggest heading over to our hub of case studies and customer images.

Alternatively, you can always get in touch with our friendly and experienced team.

To discuss your property’s drainage needs, give us a call on 0800 644 44 26, send an email to sales@rainclear.co.uk or use our online contact form to submit an enquiry.

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