Gutter Installation Guide
Gutter Installation Guide
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Fascia brackets should be spaced at a maximum of 1000mm apart on straight. Gutter runs on square and round guttering and 800mm apart on Ogee Niagara and Industrial Guttering.
Angles and stop ends should have a fascia bracket within 150mm of the fitting. A supporting pipe clip should be used on shoes, branches and offset bends to prevent the down pipe from slipping. Down pipes are best fixed at 1 metre Centres.
You are now ready to begin installing your gutter start by locating the running outlets above drains or the intended area where the down pipes are to be fitted remember the outlet is where the water will run out of the guttering and as such needs to be as the lowest point. 1:600 is the recommended fall.
Fix a fascia bracket 100 mm from the running outlet you will need to use more than on screw (do not over tighten screw) ensure bracket is level.
With the outlet repeat this process 100 mm from the furthest point leading to the guttering then fix a string line securely to both brackets (over large distances you will need to support any sagging the line may have in the centre to prevent pooling At low points).
Now space your brackets to the required distance and fix up to the string line when deciding on bracket spacing you should remember that in areas of heavy snow fall it is better to fix the brackets closer together This provides more support for the guttering or you can at least put two screws in the fascia brackets. You will find it makes a neater job to actually measure the centres of brackets used.
Keep screws away from the top of the timber / fascia board as this will avoid splitting the wood / plastic fascia You should use 10x1.25 screws to fit guttering with two in each bracket. Or one 14 x 1.25 screw should suffice.
Before fixing gutters you should lubricate all seals this makes fitting the clips 100 percent easier if you do not have any silicone spray and the clips are tight a small smear of washing up liquid will help.
Ensure gutters are only fitted up to the cut lines as indicated inside the fitting this allows adequate room for the gutter to expand and contract.
To fit the gutter start at the out let insert the back edge first up under the retaining clip then push down ward until the front clip fits tightly into place
Ensure the back clip has remained in position and double check the gutter is in the marked position, allowing for expansion and contraction.
Use a union bracket or angle to join to next gutter length in order to build up a gutter run. Use a stopend to complete the run.
Downpipe installation starts at the outlet. If an offset is required use two offset bends with or without a short piece of pipe, alternatively use an adjustable offset bend. Ensure a 6mm gap is left at the top of the downpipe for expansion. Pipe connectors if required should be secured to the wall with a pipe clip. At the base of the pipe, fit a shoe secured with a pipe clip or connect downpipe to underground drainage system using a 110mm x 68mm reducer (SP96/D96 or D97).