Reducing the environmental impact of construction is the challenge of our generation.

The finest materials and products that offer inbuilt sustainability and endorse the ‘fabric first’ philosophy will therefore be the key.

Aluminium Gutters Direct play a crucial role in reducing the carbon foot print during building projects. The Aluminium Gutters and Rainwater Downpipe Systems, Aluminium Parapet Wall Copings and Aluminium Fascia Soffit Claddings we supply have a long life expectancy in excess of 25 years.

We offer eco-conscious solutions to construction companies that they have been looking for to meet the demands of legislators and consumers.


Aluminium is non-toxic, safe to handle and there are no health problems related to its use. Aluminium’s natural oxide does not affect the acidity of water falling upon it and therefore water run-off from aluminium roofs and claddings is a non-toxic substance that will not harm animal or plant life. The process used in AGD’s powder coating is not solvent based, and the final run-off has been fully tested and approved as clean.


30% of the UK’s regulated waste comes from construction. Some of this is generated at fabrication stage, some on site during building, and a good proportion during demolition. The UK government is keen to reduce waste throughout industry in general, and to reduce or abolish the use of toxic or environmentally damaging materials and potentially hazardous waste. Because aluminium is 100% recyclable and non-toxic, the metal has a valuable part to play in improving the environmental performance of the construction industry.

Whole life costing

Increasingly the costing of a project demands that costs be considered for the whole life of a building. Aluminium’s physical properties mean that once installed it will last longer and require less maintenance than steel, timber or plastic alternatives, resulting in genuine whole life cost savings.

Carbon footprint

As a direct result of aluminium’s non-toxic, long lasting and recyclable attributes, it has a positive effect on an individual or commercial carbon footprint, bringing the use of aluminium gutters directly into the 21st Century.