Rainbow design builds legoland character
A major refurbishment project at Legoland near Windsor has certainly tested ARP’s boast to produce aluminium guttering, downpipes and fittings in any colour to the limits! Shocking pink guttering, bright red hoppers and bright blue downpipes to match Lego’s official colours all feature on buildings across the Berkshire that have been refurbished during lockdown.
One of the beauties of aluminium guttering is that it can be powder coated to match exactly any colour imaginable. That is usually to match to soffits, brick, windows, doors, roofs but at Legoland ARP was asked to match and contrast to the lively colours of the shops, restaurants and other facilities across the site.
At its Leicester manufacturing facility ARP has an in-house polyester powder coating facility for aluminium guttering producing a range of popular architectural RAL and BS colours as standard, plus any other colour and finish to order with total control over the quality of the finish.
ARP customer County Gutters installed a variety of cast aluminium gutters across Legoland including Sentinel and Legion gutter system with Colonnade downpipes. After a full site survey, the RAL colours were matched to each individual building to comply with the Legoland colour themes. The whole installation took less than two weeks and had to be completed in time for the opening of the park after the current lockdown restrictions.
Choosing aluminium for the guttering was the logical choice for Legoland. As well as the colour options available, aluminium is maintenance-free and will retain its striking good looks even in a tough environment like a theme park. Incredibly hardwearing, resistant to the elements and corrosion, cast aluminium can be used to create rainwater systems to suit any style of architecture. “Aluminium was the most suitable material for this build as it is strong and non-corrosive and the powder-coated colouring helps enhance the architectural elements of the building”, says County’s Simon Wheatley. “It will also give 30 years plus of functional life expectancy with little maintenance.”