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Marley Alutec    Web                                                 MGMA

 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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