Marley Alutec’s aluminium fascia, soffit and rainwater solutions have been utilised for a bespoke new build property in Norfolk. The products achieved an attractive, high quality and durable finish that will require minimal maintenance. Furthermore, the simplicity of the fitting meant that glazing and conservatory specialist Sheringham Windows could carry out the installation with ease.
Located in the town of Holt, close to the north Norfolk coast, the property was designed by SMG Architects and built to the homeowners’ exact requirements to replace an existing property. The final specification included Marley Alutec’s Evoke fascia and soffit, Evolve Deepflow gutter system and Flushfit downpipes all supplied in stylish Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016).
Mirta Frith, Architect at SMG Architects explained: “Our client was looking to achieve a high-quality finish – both inside and out. The modern aesthetic and durability of aluminium suited this intention completely and so it features prominently on the exterior of the property. This includes aluminium framed doors and windows alongside the Marley Alutec products.”
Marley Alutec’s Evoke aluminium composite fascia and soffit systems are simple and quick to fit with no specialist skills and only standard carpentry tools are required.
Adam Reynolds, Director at Sheringham Windows said “This was our first experience of installing Marley Alutec products but after some initial instruction from Alutec on the best practice approaches with regard to the Evoke system, our team got to grips with it in no time.
To achieve the vaulted soffit included in the design of the house, Marley Alutec supplied pre-routered panels that could be formed easily on site to create the required angle. Also, to ensure a smooth uninterrupted finish the fascia was fitted using a special bonding plate system to avoid the need for any visible mechanical fixings.”
The durable products, manufactured from marine grade aluminium, provide a functional life expectancy of 50 years or more. Marley Alutec’s Evoke fascia and soffit systems also benefit from an architectural grade PVDF fluorocarbon paint that delivers a long-lasting finish that resists the adhesion of grime and moss to reduce ongoing maintenance requirements.
Marley Alutec’s Evolve Deepflow gutter system was selected for its traditional half-round shape and to achieve the required drainage capacity for the size of the property. It achieves industry leading flow rates of up to 4.9 litres per second (l/s) meaning it can serve up to 232 m² of roof area per downpipe – reducing the total number required.
Finally, 76 mm Flushfit circular downpipes, which feature internal joints, were selected to complete the sleek, modern look. The aluminium gutter system is lightweight yet strong and has been designed to be as simple to install as a PVC product.
Adam concluded: “The products really are great to work with and the technical support and guidance we received from Kevin Wallis and the rest of the team was excellent – from initial specification, measurement and ordering to installation. The customer was delighted with the finished result and we have already used Alutec products on several other projects.”
To find out more about Marley Alutec products and services, please visit www.marleyalutec.co.uk.