Rainbow design builds Legoland character
A recent project at Legoland Windsor has put ARP's claim to produce aluminium guttering, downpipes, and fittings in any colour to the test! The refurbished buildings across the site feature shocking pink guttering, bright red hoppers, and bright blue downpipes, all in Lego's official colours.
One of the beauties of aluminium guttering is that it can be powder coated to match precisely any colour imaginable. That is usually to match soffits, brick, windows, doors, and roofs, but at Legoland, ARP was asked to match and contrast 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 various cast aluminium gutters across Legoland, including Sentinel and Legion gutter systems with Colonnade downpipes. After a complete site survey, the RAL colours were matched to each building to comply with the Legoland colour themes. The installation took less than two weeks and had to be completed in time for the park's opening after the 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 harsh environment like a theme park.
Because it is incredibly hardwearing and resistant to corrosion, cast aluminium can be used to create rainwater systems that complement 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 Simon Wheatley from County Gutters. “It will also give 30 years plus functional life expectancy with little maintenance.”
ARP is a guttering manufacturer based in Leicester, UK. We produce cast aluminium guttering, downpipes and fittings in any colour to order.
Aluminium guttering is maintenance-free and incredibly hardwearing, making it the perfect choice for any building project. For more information on our guttering systems, please call us on 0116 289 4400 or use the contact form to send your enquiry today.