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Rainwater Systems

Swish rainwater systems are ideal for those who wish to specify high quality products that have a reduced carbon footprint based on a high content of recycled material. This innovative rainwater system results in a sustainable product without any compromise in strength, weather resistance or functionality.

The combination of Swish roofline and rainwater products produces a complete eaves protection system that requires no maintenance, is efficient in the use of resources and can be recycled at the end of its service life.


The rainwater system is for use as an eaves gutter in domestic and light commercial applications and carries a 10-year guarantee. There are two versions; the first is the standard range with a smooth gloss finish and a grey appearance to the material on the inside of the gutter. Gutters are offered in Round, Square, Ogee and Deep Flow profiles. Downpipes are round or square in cross-section.

The second is a cast iron effect system which consists of Half Round, Ogee and Deep gutter profiles and mouldings in black, with round and square downpipe systems to match. The cast effect is achieved by applying a sprayed finish that etches into the outer surface. It forms a tough surface that is cleanable and scratch resistant.

The shapes of the main gutter components in the cast effect range remain unchanged from their standard counterparts. However, new downpipe fixing components have been specially manufactured to enhance the traditional look of the system.

Swish rainwater systems are manufactured under an ISO 9001 Quality Management System to the following standards:

  • Kitemark KM 508760
  • BS EN 607 (eaves, gutters & fittings)
  • BS EN 12200-1 (plastic piping systems)
  • BS EN 1462 (brackets for eaves gutters)

Recycled Content

Approximately 84% by weight of the Swish standard range of gutters and pipes is composed of recycled material that is derived from old PVC windows and gutter systems that have been removed from buildings when refurbished or demolished. The production of PVC components from recycled material requires a fraction of the energy needed to make virgin PVC. A 70% saving in CO2 output is therefore made during production of Swish gutter and pipe profiles, when compared to production of 100% virgin material.

The outer skin of gutters and pipes is virgin material that is co-extruded onto the surface of the core to enhance the finished appearance and to aid colour matching.

Swish rainwater accessories are injection moulded using virgin PVC. These components incorporate a simple clip-together system for fitting gutter and pipe profiles. The gutter clips include pre-installed seals that are lubricated during manufacture to ease the clipping process.

Swish standard gutters and pipes are two-tone in appearance, but only the co-extruded skin of virgin material can be seen from the kerb. All systems are available in white, black and brown. Deep is also available in Anthracite Grey. The core recycled material is grey and has been left this colour to avoid the unnecessary use of additional colouring agents.

The company offers a full technical advisory service to specifiers and can provide call-off and system advice for new build projects. All products are supplied through a national network of distributors.

Swish rainwater systems have been independently rig tested for flow rates according to BS EN 12056: Part 3.

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High Recycled Material Content;
70% CO2 Saving;
Wide Range of Colours & Styles;
Cast Iron Effect Range

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