Rain Storms bring problems and Unifold provides the answers
The recent storms where a month’s rain falls in less than a few hours are creating major problems for large warehouses. If the gutter systems and siphonic drains are not in top condition they are simply not able to dispose of the vast amounts of water that come from these very large roof areas and these problems are exacerbated if the condition of the gutters has degraded causing leaks.Such were the circumstances at a major Sainsbury Distribution Centre in Northampton and Distribution Hygiene Services Limited (DHS) were
tasked with correcting this situation using the Unifold Gutter System manufactured by Ampteam Limited.
Dr. Robert Perryment, the CEO of Distribution Hygiene Services Limited (DHS), has created a high level team that are trained to work safely at
height in order to ensure that the gutters and drainage systems are fit for purpose in order to prevent water ingress into these buildings.
Dr Perryment says “Gutters really need to be inspected and cleaned at least twice a year. Unfortunately, quite often, roof areas are not visited until a problem occurs.
On this site, the gutter system had degraded and leaks were about to become a major problem. Whole roof areas cannot be removed to replace the gutter systems without major disruption to the operational requirements of the distribution centre and ‘quick fix’ plastic paint just isn’t
an effective answer in the long term. However, we did have an answer to the problem.
The Unifold® Gutter System is a bespoke system that can be fitted into an existing gutter that now carries a twenty five year warranty. All our
operatives have been trained in this system in order to have Approved Contractor Approval and our work is inspected during the refurbishment
Ampteam have provided us with an excellent service, carrying out extensive surveys and producing a first class product on time and within
budget. They are always on hand to give advice should we meet with any technical details. The only major problems that we have to contend with is the weather itself – you simply can’t work in these gutters if it rains as they become fast flowing rivers.
We will now be going back on a regular basis to keep these gutters clean and serviceable and they will be good for another twenty five years.”
For more information on the Unifold Gutter Lining System please call Ampteam on 01384 252777, alternatively visit our web site at
www.gutterliners.com or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Distribution Hygiene Services Limited, Five House Farm Business Park, Sandon Road, Therfield, Hertfordshire SG8 9RE, can be contacted on 01763 287267.