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Cast iron downpipe to upvc

Hi
I am in process of replacing the uPVC gutters and have shared cast iron downpipe that is very close to external wall. Question I have is :- 1) is it worth replacing cast iron downpipe to UPVC ? 2) or is it worth just repairing cast iron downpipe as I can see minor leak at joints etc as have damp on inside wall.

When the cast iron gutter downpipe is removed , will it cause any damage to brickwork or any structural damage (as it involves neighbour wall as well) ? Roofer said he will cement the holes within holes and said that cast iron gutters are installed with very large holes.

Any suggestions or advise is appreciated.

Thanks
Amit

2 Answers from MyBuilder Fascias & Soffits Specialists

Best Answer

Cast iron down pipes are installed using spikes. They only leave a small hole which can be easily cemented over. No structural damage will be caused. Crack on and change the lot

2019-11-02T13:30:02+00:00

Answered 2nd Nov 2019

AFTER DOWNPIPE REMOVAL IT SHOULD BE NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. I ALWAYS RECOMMEND TO CHANGE ONTO UPVC PIPE AS ITS EASY TO MAINTAIN AFTERWARDS AND UPVC WON'T NEED PAINTING.

2019-11-14T16:55:03+00:00

Answered 14th Nov 2019

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