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            Checks In                                                                                                             Wise                                                       Membership

                                                                                                                                                                                             Membership of MGMA is open to all
                                                                                                                                                                                             companies who manufacture and market
                                                                                                                                                                                             metal rainwater systems, downpipes
                                                                                                                                                                                             and their associated fittings. In addition,
                                                                                                                                                                                             membership is open to those companies
                                                                                                                                                                                             who provide a range of professional
                                                                                                                                                                                             support services to the metal rainwater
                                                                                                                                                                                             systems industry.

                                                                                                                                  Guidance documents
                                                                                                                                                                                             Manufacturer members

                                                                                                                                  MGMA produces a range of guidance
                                                                                                                                  documents designed to educate specifiers and               Alu-Cast Enterprises Limited
                                                                                                                                  contractors alike on the type of metal rainwater           Alumasc Rainwater Systems
                                                                                                                                  systems available, their application, superior
            Products from Marley Alutec’s Aligator range        The decorative ogee shape also has a large                        life expectancy and unrivalled value over other            ARP Limited
            of aluminium rainwater systems have been            gutter capacity meaning it can  cope with high                    material alternatives.                                     Ash & Lacy
            specified for the Ardgartan Hotel, located near     levels of rainfall. This is essential for a project
            Arrochar, Scotland, thanks to their high-quality    like Ardgartan Hotel, where there is a large roof                 The roof drainage system is an important aspect            BD Fabrications Limited
            design and excellent durability.                    space with a lot of water run-off.                                of the overall roof design and the design process
                                                                                                                                  and the correct selection of materials can be              Central Fabrications Ltd
            Set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland, once the     The Aligator system is manufactured from                          complex. It is therefore recommended that in               Guttercrest Limited
            grounds of a long-demolished mansion, the           marine grade aluminium, which is 100 per cent                     addition to reading the guidance documents, the
            Ardgartan Hotel occupies an elevated position       recyclable at the end of its long life span, which                designer consults an MGMA member for advice                Hall & Botterill Limited
            with panoramic views down Loch Long, whose          is typically 50 years or more. What’s more,                                                                                  Hargreaves Foundry Limited
            shore is just 30 yards away.                        as aluminium is so impervious to corrosion,             
                                                                very little maintenance is required during this                                                                              JPM Pressbrake Sections Limited
            John White from John H White Architects said:       extended lifecycle.
            “The hotel is positioned in a beautiful but quite                                                                     Product Selector                                           Kingspan Limited
            exposed location and so specifying products that    “There were a lot of unusual corners and drops                                                                               Lindab Ltd
            could withstand extreme weather conditions was      on the building,” commented Stuart MacKay,                        The product selector has been designed to help
            one of the major requirements for this project.     construction site manager, from MacKay                            you quickly find a suitable manufacturer for your          Marley Alutec
            There was also an emphasis on durability and        Construction. “However, with the excellent help                   next project.                                              Seamless Aluminium Group
            low maintenance for all external products.          and support from Alutec’s technical services
                                                                team, we were able to install the gutters and                     Using the drop-down menus, you can select                  Weatherfast Limited
            “We use Marley Alutec on all of our projects        downpipes with ease – which enabled us to finish                  by material type for example, fabricated steel,
            that are two storeys and over, as they are more     the project on time and on budget.”                               cast iron, cast aluminium etc., and by product
            durable than other options available on the                                                                           application – domestic, non-domestic, heritage,
            market. Therefore, when we started working on       Rainwater system designs can be a complicated                     new build and refurbishment.                               Professional members
            this project we knew Alutec’s products would        process and to ensure maximum performance,
            fit the brief perfectly because of their ability    Marley Alutec’s technical services team can                                      CRM Rainwater Drainage Consultancy
            to withstand the effects of weathering, their       answer any queries specifiers may have, as well
            durability and low-maintenance performance.         as advising on designs and layouts. This provides
            The traditional designs available also enabled us   confidence to specifiers that the chosen design                   Members’ CPDs                                    
            to ensure the aesthetics complemented the style     and products are fit for the job and conform to
            of the building.”                                   Building Regulations.                                             MGMA members offer a range of CPD seminars
            The architects specified the Aligator Ogee          Neil Wells, managing director for the hotel                       designed to expand and reinforce your industry
            No. 46 gutter with Traditional 102mm x 76mm         owners M.F.Wells Hotels Limited, concludes:                       knowledge and disseminate the results of new
            downpipes.  Alutec’s Aligator Snapfit gutter        “The building boasts a very traditional                           development and innovation in the use of metal
            jointing system features an internal ‘Snap-         architectural design and Marley Alutec’s products                 rainwater systems in the built environment.
            fit’ union and a concealed fascia bracket to        have complemented this characteristic perfectly.                  Attending regular CPD seminars will ensure you
            provide a smooth, uninterrupted line at the         “As well as providing a great look, the aluminium                 keep up to date with changes in the industry,
            eaves of a building – perfect for a project like    guttering has given us peace of mind, as we know                  particularly in the areas of legislation and
            Ardgartan Hotel where there is a classic design     that the products will last for many years and will               regulation.
                                                                need virtually no maintenance during that time.”        

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