Aluminium Seamless Gutters in Stockport
Posted: 26th July, 2013
Marple Bridge - one of the suburbs on the Peak District side of Stockport
Stockport is something of an unsung hero. Nestling quietly at the south-eastern edge of Manchester, next to the Pennines and the Cheshire Plain, it is a truly huge conurbation. It has population of around 205,000, and when you consider that world-famous cities like Manchester and Liverpool have populations of around 500,000 and 460,000 respectively, you get the sense of just how vast and how important an economic entity Stockport is. Elsewhere – not jammed tightly up to Manchester – Stockport might well be a city in its own right. The cities of Lancaster and Brighton & Hove each have populations of around 150,000. Stockport is much bigger, and not only that, it is of huge commercial significance. It has an important commercial and industrial heritage; radical industrial architecture, including its iconic town-centre Victorian viaduct towering over the River Mersey; significant modern hi-tech industries; it contains some very desirable areas to live; it is on the main trainline to London; and Manchester airport – the country’s second busiest – is virtually in Stockport. Major players such as Adidas, Landis & Gyr and Umbro have premises in the town.
Just over the border in Tameside, North Cheshire, we at JWD Seamless Aluminium Gutters are just a couple of miles from central Stockport, and it is a place where we have carried out numerous seamless aluminium guttering and architectural aluminium installations. Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Brinnington, Didsbury, Adswood, Poynton, Cheadle, Offerton, Bredbury, Woodley, Compstall, Marple, Reddish, Heaton Moor / Mersey / Chapel, and Woodford are amongst the places where JWD Seamless Gutters as a company has been active. And then there are those borderline places, such as Levenshulme, Longsight, Burnage, Disley, Bollington and Whaley Bridge, where, although they are not directly 'in' Stockport, it is the closest large town and a key factor in life, for work, shopping and other facilities.
The presence of what was the country's busiest road in the pre-motorway days - the A6 – is one of Stockport’s defining features. It runs like a ribbon through the town, from the border with Manchester, near United Biscuits (aka McVities), to where it trails off into Derbyshire and the Peak District, via Lyme Hall, Chinley and Chapel-en-le-Frith. Ultimately, the A6 is one of the country’s longest roads, connecting Luton, just north of London, with Carlisle on the border with Scotland. This historic and still bustling trade route is undoubtedly key in how and why Stockport developed as it did.
One recent job is a prestigious apartment block in Arkwright Road, Marple, Stockport SK6. The luxury apartments, built to a fairly traditional style, in keeping with local architecture, (but to the latest technological and efficiency standards), have been equipped with JWD seamless aluminium gutters to ensure a high-capacity solution for all weather conditions, as well as an extremely reliable, high-quality, great looking Ogee-style finish, that works with the overall feel of the building. The complex roof shape makes much use of JWD’s unique snap-fit, self-locking corner, which enhances the sleek look of the finished guttering installation.
For guttering in Stockport, contact JWD on 0161 351 9990