Cast Iron is the New Green

Posted by judy

Apr27

 

 As Architects, Designers and Specifiers constantly strive to expand their portfolio of sustainable product options, no other building material boasts more environmental credentials than natural Cast Iron. 

Cast Iron is 100% recyclable with no limitation or decline in its properties. It offers a low maintenance life expectancy in excess of 60 years and is the only guttering material to be recommended by the Department of the Environment and the Department of National Heritage, as the most suitable option for the maintenance of aesthetics in historic or conservation planning applications. 

Bespoke Cast Iron solutions at St Pancras Station in London

The Apex Heritage Cast Iron rainwater and Soil Waste range from Alumasc, is manufactured under ISO9001:2000 Quality Management Controls and developed under our company wide environmental policy in accordance with ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems. As such, production processes are monitored for their environmental impact and consideration taken for all aspects of packaging, transport and disposal to ensure the product is as sustainable as possible. 

Apex Cast Iron Rainwater and Soil Waste goods contain no toxic substances and offer impressive cradle to grave performance for embodied energy, water quality, water and ground contamination and minimal long-term maintenance/replacement costs. 

In addition, Apex Gutters and Downpipes are able to contribute fully to achieving BREEAM credits for responsible sourcing of materials and as part of an overall rainwater management scheme.  

The manufacture of any metal is, by its very nature, environmentally intensive, so the more we re-use building products such as cast iron, the bigger the benefits to the planet. 

To view our range of Cast Iron Rainwater Systems, click here

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