There are three main types of gutters used in australia.
Box gutter detail australia.
A plus gutter systems is now offering 5 and 6 inch box gutters in a seamless form.
Each one of these gutters has its own benefits and drawbacks and in many instances your style of roof will determine which of the roof gutter types will be most suited to your home.
A simpler box gutter arrangement at a parapet wall that give a bare minimum of compliance to the building code of australia bca a box gutter between two parallel roof surfaces.
The esthetics of the box gutter hid the gutter from sight which was important during that time.
Each box gutter run must discharge independently to ether a sump or directly out of the building without changing the size of the gutter or changing direction.
This enables the gutters to be fixed quickly and securely to stratco contour and clickfast fascia with the stratco suspension clip.
A section through a box gutter at the intersection of the bottom of a sloping roof and a parapet wall.
A box gutter is defined as a graded channel generally of a rectangular shape for the conveyance of rainwater within the building footprint including adjacent to a wall or parapet.
Fascia gutters concealed gutters and box gutters.
A slate tile roof connecting to the box gutter and then to the copper spouts.
Until now if you wanted a box style gutter they had to be made in a metal shop in 10 15 foot sections.
This is a google powerpoint presentation suitable for teachers students and anyone else interested in learning how to design box gutters using the australian plumbing code as nzs 3500 3 2015.
The issue today is the copper would disappear not counting the cost to reinstall.
A box gutter is given its name as it is usually boxed into the middle or edge of the roof.
The gutter collects the water and disposes of it through the drainpipe.
Box gutter with rain water head at end of box gutter.
This meant countless seams or breaks in the gutter system as well as a very expensive installation.
With building design being so restrictive on space these days this is the area where designers must think about how the roofing contractor will make the box gutter comply.
The old box gutters worked great in the day.
Simplified suitable for flattish roofs with little or no vertical faces or steep roofs draining to one side of box gutter only or any roof if you are in a hurry and make the necessary allowances for all catchments.
A sketch of a now illegal gutter construction under the bca.
It works through the tables and graphs with enough explanations to understand the theory and logic of how the code works.