Cast iron gutter repairs, slate patching, and gutter cleaning – Edinburgh

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Most contractors use scaffold to repair / replace cast iron gutters, especially heavy Ogee gutters like these. We can do this work from rope access, without compromising the quality of the job.

The picture below shows the suspension system used to do the job.


First 6 foot section of gutter fitted. It’s nailed into the timber wallplate and further secured by the retaining straps.


There were two smashed sections of gutter. You can see the gap where the 2nd one needs to go.

The bottom two courses of slates have been stripped off. You need to do this when replacing gutters. A lot of them ended up being replaced with newly purchased reclaimed slates, as the existing were soft and rotten.


The joints are sealed in the traditional (and best) way. Boiled linseed oil putty is inserted into the joint and then compressed by the gutter joint bolt. It gives a perfect and long lasting seal.


This shot shows the completed job. The gutters are fitted and the slates have been patched back in.


This job also involved a lot of slate patching and gutter cleaning. The following pictures show that work in progress.