Brett Martin goes Gothic

Rainwater and drainage specialist Brett Martin has seen its Cascade rainwater system chosen for the redevelopment of a Grade 2 listed Victorian building in West London.

In the Bradmore Conservation Area of Hammersmith, the former Mission Hall dates from 1883-4. Originally built as a church hall, it was also used as a working men’s club, a kitchen for the poor and since the 1960s was the workspace of a scenic artist specialising in backcloths for stage and film. The authentic detailing of Brett Martin’s Cascade cast iron style rainwater system was an integral part of its current restoration, meeting the requirements of Neil Davies Architects and its client.

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For the west façade on Iffley Road, the architect specified an authentic Porcelain White Cast Iron Style Hopper in the Gothic design to bring period authenticity to the distinctive façade . A 105mm Round Downpipe in Porcelain White was also installed to match the white painted cement render.

In addition to the Porcelain White colour specified for the former Mission Hall, Cascade is also available in a choice of eight heritage colours including Classic Black, Anthracite Grey, Oxford Blue, Chartwell Green, Olive Green, Graphite Grey, and Sandstone – all of which cater to the subtle nuances of local vernacular architecture. The complete colour range delivers the traditional appearance of cast iron with the convenience of modern plastic materials. Cascade is also UV stabilised for a maintenance-free system that will stay looking great and working well for years and comes with a 10-year guarantee.

Hopper styles provided by Brett Martin also include Bath and Ogee along with a number of optional decorative motifs including Fleur de Lys, Lion, Tudor Rose, Leaf, Gargoyle and Four Leaf Square. A Date stamp hopper allows specifiers to personalise projects.

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About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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