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Guttering for Porch

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by RichA, 25 Mar 2019.

  1. RichA

    RichA

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    I have built a porch (approx 3m x 1m). Ideally i would like a gutter to stop rain running off and soaking the users of the front door; however I don't not have a soakaway available to use, and it would not be easy to install one.

    Are there any other options for as small roof?

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  2. noseall

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    Gutter plus downpipe into a run-off?

    We built a storm porch and people ask why we don't fully enclose it. Because it won't be a place where people can shelter anymore and I'd have to attach another storm porch, for when it's raining.
     
  3. RichA

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    Thanks, what do you mean exactly by a run-off?

    (There is a flowerbed next to the porch; but I thought it wasn’t done thing to deposit rainwater in bed).
     
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    If the water falls to the floor anyway, a gutter and down pipe would direct it to the floor in a more orderly fashion.

    Lay a slab with a fall to the flower bed.
     
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    You could bury a bucket full of pea shingle flush in the flower bed ( drilled full of 8mm holes).Then run your drainage into it. Prevents washing away top soil .
     
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    Surely "users of the front door" will get wet anyway as it will be raining! o_O
     
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    Theres getting damp hair, and then there is a stream of ice cold water going down your neck, i soon got a gutter up.
     
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