Guttering: The Basics
It’s not the most exciting part of our homes, but we shouldn’t take our gutters for granted. When gutters are correctly installed and maintained, we don’t take any notice of them doing the critical job of directing rainwater (sometimes referred to as storm water or surface water) into the correct drains.
Once rainwater has washed into our downpipes, it can either go straight into an underground storm drainage pipe, or it can exit a low spout and mix with other rainwater before flowing into a storm drain on a nearby road.
Building Regulations Approved Document H (2015) requires all new homes to have guttering of the correct size, positioning and flow rate. As the years go by, it’s important to make sure your gutters are in good working order and are properly maintained.