Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more popular questions we get asked. If your question is not here, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help you.

What is the recommended spacing to fit gutter brackets

The recommendation is every 800mm, however, if you live in an area that has heavy snowfall, it is a good idea to have them every 500mm.

How do I make sure my gutter has the correct level of fall to drain properly?

We recommend 10mm of fall for every 6m of gutter, this will encourage water to drain efficiently.

I have just bought some new guttering and noticed ‘insert to here’ markings inside the fittings, can you explain why?

The lines inside the gutter connectors ( unions ) and other fittings advise you on how far you should fit the gutter inside. The gap (usually about 8mm) allows the gutter to expand and contract during hot and cold weather which essentially means the fittings will not fail throughout these temperature changes. This is also why we use guttering that is white on the inside and black on the outside, as this also helps reduce movement.

I would like to clad the outside of my shed in a wood effect material. I have been advised the most cost effective way of doing this is to use a rosewood hollow soffit. Is this product suitable for my project?

This product will work but is only guaranteed for use as soffit, not cladding. Because the hollow soffit is made from very thin plastic, the soffit will absorb thermal energy from the sun resulting in bubbling and warping over time. We offer a range of products directly suited for this application. Please visit our online shop and search for cladding where you will find a few different options.