rainwater systems

Rainwater systems put to the test in unusual Scottish property

A unique new-build property in the east of Scotland has put Alutec’s Evolve Deepflow range of aluminium rainwater systems to the test, with its contemporary design and unusual roofline. The 500m2 selfbuild property in Angus, Scotland, is owned by David Maxwell, Managing Director of George Martin Builders Ltd and was designed by Fraser Middleton, Director […]

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Harvest time

Increasing demand on water supplies has led to a move towards limiting consumption in both domestic and commercial properties. Adrian Gatford discusses the increasing role that rainwater harvesting is expected to play throughout the UK. Climate change has dramatically altered our weather patterns in recent years. The UK’s repeated drought/flood cycles are a problem that […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Installation advice for installers

Adrian Gatford, National Sales Manager at Kingspan Water, answers the ten most common questions asked when researching the installation of rainwater harvesting systems. 1. How are rainwater harvesting systems installed? Installing a rainwater harvesting system is relatively simple, but it requires various skilled trades at different stages of a build. Initially, the builder or civil […]

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Thoroughly modern milling

In this month’s back-to-basics series, Cathryn Hickey, from the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, looks at micro-hydro, a topical choice as we launch into yet another wet winter. Micro-hydropower systems make use of natural water resources to generate electrical energy. A micro-hydropower system is either installed within, or near to, a suitable watercourse such […]

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How does rainwater harvesting work?

A cost-effective solution enabling access to a water supply that complements the mains water service and helps to reduce ecological impact of a home.

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