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Rise and fall brackets are used widely throughout the UK, and for good reason. The brackets are made up of a wall pin and a gutter hanger and they offer unrivalled adjustability. Where the pin and the hanger connect there is a threaded bar that can be moved up or down allowing you to precisely position your guttering, hence the name ‘Rise and Fall’ brackets.
As the brackets are offered in a wide range of materials, they fulfil the need and tastes requirements of almost every. Regardless of whether you are looking for a lightweight bracket for aluminium guttering, a classic look for your building with copper guttering or a robust, heritage style cast iron guttering, there is a rise and fall bracket that will meet your needs. They are also made to fit most guttering profiles including half round, box, ogee and square. The most widely used variation is a galvanised steel, half round bracket to fix a half round plastic gutter.
Rise and Fall brackets are often seen on heritage buildings, thatched cottages and townhouses however they are not just made for these more established properties. They are also becoming more commonplace on new build properties as more and more developers are recognising the versatile nature of them as well as the ‘heritage’ aesthetic that can be achieved with these brackets. They offer a flexible alternative to a fascia board when fitting of these is not practical or desired. They can also be more cost effective and easier to install than the conventional fascia bracket depending on the profile and material that you opt to use.
Although these brackets are not usually found in local DIY stores, they are readily stocked online with stores like EasyMerchant offering a selection of sizes and a range of metals such as galvanised steel, copper and cast iron.
As with any product there are pros and cons to using rise and fall brackets. On the positive side you won’t require a fascia board, you will be able to adjust the height of your guttering in situ, they are quick and easy to install and generally require little to no maintenance. The negatives are that over time the nuts can seize making adjustment difficult, they may bend under the weight of heavy snow or ice and they can become loose when bedded into brick mortar.
If you opt for rise and fall brackets it is important to remember to treat them carefully when cleaning out your gutters. Always avoid resting your ladder on the guttering or pulling on them as this can cause the brackets to bend which can result in problems next time it rains. If using a gutter clearance company, ensure that they handle the gutter poles gently to avoid the same issues described above. You can also ask them to check the condition of your brackets and advise whether any tightening, adjustment or resecuring is required.
Benefits of the rise and fall gutter brackets:
- No fascia board needed.
- Fast and easy to install.
- They are rot resistant and are not prone to corrosion.
- You can adjust them accordingly to sit without the need to remove any guttering.
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Q: What are rise and fall gutter brackets?
A: Rise and fall gutter brackets are adjustable brackets used to install guttering systems. They consist of a wall pin and a gutter hanger connected by a threaded bar, which allows for the gutter’s position to be adjusted up or down.
Q: What types of materials are rise and fall gutter brackets made from?
A: These brackets are commonly made from various metals such as zinc, copper, aluminium, and cast iron. The choice of material depends on the specific needs and aesthetic preferences of the property owner.
Q: Can I use rise and fall gutter brackets on any property?
A: Yes, while they are often associated with heritage buildings, they can be used on any property, including new builds. They are particularly useful when installing fascia boards isn’t possible or desired.
Q: How often should I check the condition of my rise and fall gutter brackets?
A: It’s recommended to check the condition of your rise and fall brackets whenever you clean your gutters. A professional gutter cleaning company will usually do this for you and advise if any adjustments or repairs are needed.
Q: Can I adjust the position of my gutter using rise and fall brackets after installation?
A: Yes, one of the main advantages of rise and fall gutter brackets is their adjustability. The position of the gutter can be adjusted up or down by moving the threaded bar either up or down the wall pin by adjusting the clamping nuts.
Q: Where can I buy rise and fall gutter brackets?
A: While they may not be commonly found in DIY stores, many local roofing and building merchants stock them. They can also be easily found and purchased online at stores like EasyMerchant.
Q: Are there any downsides to using rise and fall gutter brackets?
A: Like any product, rise and fall gutter brackets have their pros and cons. They can become loose when bedded in brick mortar, bend under the weight of snow and ice, and the nuts can seize over time, making them difficult to adjust. However, their benefits often outweigh these potential issues.
Q: How long is the spike?
A: The spike is 295mm long.
Q: How do I fix the bracket into the wall?
A: The spike should be hammered into the mortar.