Brett Martin cascades into Harry Potter author village

The Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System from Brett Martin has been used on a new housing development in Tutshill, Gloucestershire, the village where Harry Potter author JK Rowling spent her childhood.

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The Birch Grove development in the Forest of Dean includes 45 new three, four and five-bedroom family homes. The specification included Brett Martin’s Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater System comprising a 112mm Half Round Gutter and 68mm Round Downpipe in Classic Black.  Lighter than traditional cast iron rainwater systems, Cascade is quicker, easier and safer to install at height, helping to offer the developer huge savings in terms of on-site installation costs. The system also features external fixing lugs designed to facilitate the use of power tools, further speeding up installation. Fascia boards in Foil Black were also supplied by Brett Martin to provide a seamless match across the rooflines of the homes.

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Cascade is also available in a further seven heritage colours including Anthracite Grey, Oxford Blue, Chartwell Green, Olive Green, Graphite Grey, Sandstone and Porcelain White. The complete colour range delivers the traditional appearance of real cast iron with the convenience of modern plastic materials. Cascade is also UV stabilised for a maintenance-free system and comes with a 10-year guarantee.

The development also saw the installation of Brett Martin’s underground drainage systems including the new Adoptable Access and Inspection Chamber Assemblies.


About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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