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The ultimate low maintenance replacement downpipe system for cast iron downpipes

Expanding its high quality, traditionally styled collection, Marley Alutec, the UK’s leading aluminium rainwater system manufacturer, has added a new 102mm pipe to its Tudor downpipe range.

Marley Alutec’s Tudor range represents the ultimate low maintenance replacement for cast iron systems on listed, heritage or period style new build properties. Manufactured from marine grade aluminium, the range is 65 per cent lighter than cast iron systems, making it easier and safer to handle on site.

What’s more, by using marine grade aluminium throughout, which is highly corrosion resistant, it will never rust nor need repainting. Combined with a life expectancy of 50 years or more, the Tudor range is extremely cost effective when compared to cast iron installations, which need high levels of maintenance. In addition, all of Marley Alutec’s products are available as BIM objects and can be downloaded from or the Bimstore.

Marley Alutec’s Tudor downpipes are already available in both a 63mm and 76mm circular size and come in 24 standard colours. There are also hundreds more colours available on request, meaning the downpipes can suit any design requirement. One of the most popular colourways is the uniquely textured Heritage Black, which accurately replicates the appearance of cast iron. The new 102mm diameter downpipe has been designed for high flow capacity applications and gives an even greater choice within the range.

A great example of a project completed using the Tudor range is Moretyne Manor, a traditional Tudor property in Bedfordshire that dates back to 1562. The exclusive Grade II* manor house needed to replace its old PVC system that had discoloured due to its age. The new aluminium system delivered numerous performance benefits as well as perfectly emulating the textured finish of cast iron alternatives.

Commenting on the new size, Stephen Jeffries, Product, Marketing and Development Manager at Marley Alutec said: “It’s exciting to add a new size to the Tudor downpipe range, as it once again expands the design possibilities for developers and specifiers using our products. Perfect for giving period properties a new lease of life, the Tudor range is lighter and much easier to install than cast iron alternatives.”

The Tudor downpipes are compatible with all of Marley Alutec’s gutter ranges including the Traditional range that accurately replicates the popular British Standard for cast iron gutters. Traditional gutter systems are available in a variety of profiles including Half Round, Victorian Ogee and Moulded Ogee.

Marley Alutec manufactures premium quality aluminium rainwater and eaves systems whilst also providing a full technical support service, from design, to the delivery of detailed estimates and on-site assistance.

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