Swish Cuts Carbon Footprint with Recycled Rainwater System

Published: 19th February 2009

Swish Cuts Carbon Footprint with Recycled Rainwater System

Swish Building Products has launched a new low maintenance, ‘low CO2’, recycled PVC rainwater system, bringing thousands of tons of end of life material back into use.

Unveiled for the first time at ecobuild 2009, the rainwater and guttering system is manufactured from 84 per cent recycled material. This includes not only factory off cuts but old post-consumer material that has reached the end of its life.

And because they are manufactured from recycled material, rainwater pipes and gutters from Swish produce 70 per cent less CO2 than would be created in manufacture from virgin material.

Greg Wilde, of Swish Building Products said: “Swish rainwater systems are ideal for designers who want to specify quality products that have a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

“By manufacturing a product that effectively marries a recycled core and virgin skin we’re able to deliver a highly efficient, low maintenance and long life product with minimal environmental impact.”

The new guttering range is available in round, ogee or square profiles. These and down pipes have a two-tone appearance featuring a grey core and co-extruded outer skin to enhance the external appearance and to aid colour matching. This technology gives it exactly the same weather resistance and longevity of products manufactured from virgin material.

Each system also features a full range of joints, corners, outlets and brackets and is available in white and black, is BS Kitemarked and also manufactured to the full raft of BS EN accreditations.

Specialising in the supply of low maintenance roofline and cladding systems, Swish operates two state of the art manufacturing facilities in the West Midlands at Tamworth. These secured full certification for Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001 in 2007, while the company remains committed to continued environmental improvement.

In addition to its rainwater offer, Swish’s roofline and cladding systems also deliver significant environmental advantages. A more sustainable alternative to low-grade soft timber components, roofline and cladding products from Swish won’t warp, rot or flake, and eliminate maintenance problems associated with working at height or in exposed and inaccessible locations.

Greg concluded: “The combination of Swish roofline and guttering systems form the most sustainable option for domestic eaves protection and rainwater disposal.

“Roofline systems from Swish will last the lifetime of the building with little to no maintenance and as we’re demonstrating with the launch of our new rainwater system, can be recycled at the end of their life with a greatly reduced energy and CO2 input – that’s good for the developer, the end user and the environment.”

For more information on Swish’s full range of roofline and cladding products visit us on stand 1660, ecobuild, March 3 to 5, Earls Court, London. Alternatively visit www.swishbp.co.uk or call 01827 317 200.

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