A touch of Elegance for Sheffield development

Wednesday 21st October 2020

When Yorkshire developer Erris Homes needed to add a final touch of style to their flagship Sheffield housing project they opted for the Elegance Colour rainwater range from Polypipe.

Polypipe Building Products, the leading manufacturer of above and below-ground drainage systems for the residential housebuilding sector, supplied the Elegance Colour range of guttering and downpipe systems to the 14-home Orchard Croft development in High Green.

The homes designed at Orchard Croft use high pitched roofs, meaning that water from rainfall can enter a guttering system at a much higher flow rate. The Elegance Colour range of robust guttering and downpipe fittings and fixtures offered the developer a high performance system that provides sufficient capacity for the efficient disposal of heavy rainfall, flowing from a high pitched roof.

In addition, all Elegance Colour systems, available in square and sovereign profiles feature PVCu fascia brackets, top and side rafter brackets, and rise and fall brackets in galvanized metal to provide excellent support to the guttering system year upon year, which meet BS EN 12056-3: 2000 Roof Drainage recommendations.

Erris Homes chose a cast iron black from the Heritage range of colours available through Elegance to match the key features of the homes including doors and window frames.


Polypipe, which has worked with Erris Homes at a previous site in Leeds, also supplied technical support service from the sales and technical teams throughout the project.

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