In England, rainwater systems have been used to drain roofs at least since 1066 when a rainwater pipe was erected at the Tower of London to protect its newly whitewashed walls. It is also known that the ready availability of recycled lead following the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 promoted a sudden increase in their use, as illustrated by the number of hopper heads displaying heraldic designs and dates from that period.
At Tuscan Foundry Products we’ve been manufacturing cast iron guttering, rainwater systems and pipes since 1893. Unlike plastic, our cast iron guttering won’t crack or fade over time and they are designed to last a lifetime. From period and listed properties to modern barn conversions, our rainwater systems offer unrivalled performance and timeless elegance that you just won’t get with aluminium.
In addition to our guttering system, we also manufacture soil pipes and traditional drainage systems using recycled scrap iron and steel to help protect the environment. All pipework is available in a range of specifications for internal soil waste and rainwater installations. Not only is cast iron built to last, but thanks to the denser molecular structure it is proved to be 750% more effective at reducing plumbing noises compared to substitute materials.
From architects and developers to homeowners and builders, we can help provide you with a full range of cast iron products for your property. Whether you need to replace your heating system with traditional style radiators, are looking to replace your drainage system, or just need some new guttering, at Tuscan Foundry Products we’ll be happy to help.
From helping you to preserve the character of your building to creating a classical feature for a contemporary building, cast iron radiators provide a stylish way to heat your home. In addition to our standard products, we can replicate a wide range of cast iron castings helping provide a like for like replacement for original pieces for conservation.
From guttering and downpipes to leaded roof lights, at Tuscan Foundry Products we are the experts when it comes to bespoke metalwork.
Find out more about our services and products by giving us a call today.