Downpipes are the part of the guttering system which takes water flow from the gutters themselves into the drains at the base of the building. Downpipes are typically fitted vertically with a swan neck at the top, permitting water to simply flow downwards from the guttering in to the drain. However, some downpipes are installed at an angle or with angled areas to accommodate the design of the building. Downpipes are also sometimes installed with hoppers at their top. These hoppers can be installed allowing two or more pipes to supply the same downpipe, or to incorporate an aesthetic feature to the house, although they do provide improved water flow to the guttering system.
While downpipes may appear simple in design, they should be carefully placed to ensure they are capable of coping with the maximum flow for the guttering system. If you are upgrading your guttering, do not just exchange downpipes in the same locations without considering their frequency and size, as different guttering systems might require higher flow, and your old guttering may not have been operating at the correct capacity. Experienced guttering companies are able to recommend for you the appropriate location and amount of downpipes to ensure that your guttering works efficiently and helps to protect your home from surplus rainwater.
Use our free Downpipes quote search to access local pros in Somerset
Are you a quality pro?
If you’re a great pro in Somerset find out how we can help you grow your business
Find out More
- Find out how we can help your business.
- Quality pros join us
- Grow your business
- Connect with customers today
- UK’s largest network
Get Somerset pros
The county of Somerset is found in south west Great Britain, nearby counties including Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire, along with a populace of 910,000. This positions in at 22nd in England and with a sizable land area the density is only 560/square mile. The region features a couple of cities, Bath and Wells, along with the essential county town of Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil. For any house enhancements it’s critical to look for a vetted and reliable specialist. Review quotations from companies in Somerset to find the right price for your upcoming household improvement.