Marley Alutec has won the Best Use of a Rainwater System category at RCI’s Pitched Roofing Awards for its impressive work on a self-build property in End Rigg, Angus.

The new awards were created to celebrate excellence within the roofing sector, highlight the successful partnerships between suppliers and contractors, and reward a commitment to quality. The awards took place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on the 30th November and saw manufacturers and contractors from across the roofing industry in attendance.

Marley Alutec won the Best Use of a Rainwater System for work on a 500m2 self-build property at End Rigg, Angus, which incorporated a curved roofline and a section of guttering with a positive gradient to accommodate the front entrance.

Marley Alutec’s technical team rose to the challenge and provided its Evolve Deepflow guttering in a unique sequence of straight 600mm segments and angles to create a seamless sweeping curve. Manufactured from marine grade aluminium, the Evolve system is virtually maintenance free with a life expectancy of 50 years or more.

David Maxwell, Managing Director of George Martin Builders and owner of the property required a rainwater system that was high strength and durable, due to the heavy snowfall experienced in the region. David explained: “From experience, I knew that Alutec’s products, despite being exceptionally lightweight, were robust enough to withstand the Scottish elements.”

Judges at the Pitched Roofing Awards commented, “You don’t see this type of roof very often, and the way in which the guttering was used on this project was very complex because of the size of the roof.

“Overall, the way in which the team tackled the drainage system was very clever, and architecturally it looks excellent.”

Nick Glover, Head of Sales and Marketing at Marley Alutec said, “We’re incredibly proud of the project at End Rigg, and the award win acknowledges the hard work and collaboration between ourselves and David.

“It is a testament to our technical team, who helped create this fantastic bespoke solution; and now David reaps the full benefits of a bespoke marine grade aluminium rainwater system that perfectly accommodates the unique roofline.”

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