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Posted: Thursday 25th October 2012

Combining sleek aesthetics with a superior flow rate, products from Marley Alutec’s stylish and highly sustainable range of rainwater systems have been installed in a new extension at one of Scotland’s premier wedding venues, the Lochside House Hotel in Cumnock, Ayrshire.

Winner of the VOWS Awards Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year 2010, the hotel is set in picturesque surroundings overlooking lochs on either side. With such an attractive location, owner Robert Kyle was careful to ensure that all the hotel’s external fittings, including the rainwater system, complemented the sophisticated look of the building. Having been recommended Marley Alutec’s products for a previous project, he was certain about their reliability and performance and had no hesitation in specifying them again for the extension at Lochside House Hotel.

“I’ve been using Marley Alutec’s products for some time now and have always been very happy with them. I feel that they offer a better standard of quality than some other products and achieve a modern, stylish look which is exactly what we wanted,” he commented.

Robert specified the Alutec Evolve Box system with the 72mm Traditional Downpipe. One of the latest additions to Marley Alutec’s range, the contemporary aluminium box profile, which features concealed top fixing brackets, offers a sleek alternative to the more traditional curved profile, making it perfect for modern building designs, such as Lochside House Hotel. Particularly suitable for projects where a very high capacity is required, the Evolve Box system has a maximum flow rate of seven litres per second, which greatly reduces the number of downpipes required.

Having installed the Alutec product himself, Robert comments: “The Evolve range was very easy and straight forward to put together due to the innovative JuraJoint mechanism.”

JuraJoint is a method of joining aluminium gutter through a combination of a rubber seal and Alutec sealant, so when the joint is put together it bonds instantly, resulting in a trouble-free performance and a guarantee the of a leak free joint.

As with all products in the Evolve range, the box profile is extremely durable and lightweight with a life expectancy of more than 50 years. A polyester powder coating ensures a hardwearing, fade resistant finish, which reduces maintenance and will last the lifetime of the product. The resilient nature of aluminium makes it an ideal material for rainwater systems as it resists corrosion and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life span.

Robert concluded: “Most rainwater systems do their job as expected, but this is better, as it not only performs extremely well and requires no maintenance, it also looks great once installed. We will definitely use it again on future projects – in fact we are already planning to replace the rest of the rainwater systems on the existing parts of the hotel with Marley Alutec’s products next year.”

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