As part of the continuing refurbishment of The Heritage Building at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, new rainwater hoppers and pipes are being installed in stages, supplied and manufactured in GRP material by Yeoman Rainguard.
The Hoppers and Downpipes have been chosen in a design and colour to be in keeping with the art deco style of the Heritage Building which was erected in the early 1930s.
Replacing the aging system are Yeoman Rainguard’s GRP 100mm dia, standard clip downpipes and large Highland Rainwater Hoppers in an agate grey colour.
GRP is said to bea durable and impact resistant construction material which, being lightweight can assist the installation on high rise or multi storey buildings such as the Heritage Building.
Once installed the rainwater system will reportedly not require maintenance, other than the occasional clear out, and as a through colour material the UV stable hoppers and downpipes will not be pervious to colour bleaching thus eliminating the need for repainting.