Victorian drainage system

With over 70 years’ experience working in the industry, the team at Hall and Botterill has developed a great deal of know how when it comes to drainage systems, and guttering apparatus. Using traditional approaches, we’ve honed many skills and techniques from the Victorian drainage system.

Drainage systems with Victorian Inspiration

Our emphasis on the value of hopper heads in a guttering system is reflective of our understanding of practices from the Victorian era. This allows for an increase of water volume, essential in heavy rain. With this change pipes can carry up to 66% more water, meaning guttering systems respond better to adverse and heavy conditions. Not only this but our Victorian drainage systems are ornamental, with an emphasis on the presentation and style of many of the buildings of the period in our Victorian style guttering. If you are looking for specialist Victorian guttering and drainage for a period building, and want something which matches the style and attention to detail of the period, then Hall and Botterill can help.

Victorian Gutters

The Victorians were very innovative in the way the investigated and perfected many elements of drainage and guttering. Whilst today Victorian systems might seem like a heritage interest, the Victorians themselves were concerned with staying at the cutting edge of what their learning and materials would allow. There are many conspicuous differences between Victorian systems and modern ones, including several area where they had the upper hand. The Victorians worked out that there was an ideal ratio between drainpipe diameter and distance between pipes in a guttering system. In many modern systems, these drainpipes will be fitted at a distance of 10 metres apart. This is too far however, which is why many modern systems overflow. The optimum distance, for the standard width of pipe is 6.3m which is a ratio of 100:1, as the pipe has a 63mm diameter.