We were called out by Jaguar Land Rover to help them with a major problem at their factory unit in Birmingham. The gutters were leaking, potentially causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
They told us they’d had a number of contractors out, but the problem still hadn't been fixed.
What we did
Our team went up to inspect the large roof area. We decided to clean all of the gutters and refill them with water. This way, we would be able to see where the problems actually were.
We discovered that the leaks were coming from eight downpipe inlets, called "top hats". We took measurements of the top hats, and had some new ones made out of fibreglass. We used these to replace the old top hats, and resealed them on top of the roof and inside the factory.
After a couple of days we went back to the site and filled up the gutters again with water, and found that there were no more leaks.
A happy customer
Three years on, our solution is still holding and we go back to the factory every year to carry out regular gutter cleans and inspections.