Sustainable Rainwater Range from Freefoam

Date: 10 November 2011
Source: Freefoam
Freefoam Plastics, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe, is delighted to announce the use of recycled materials in the Freeflow rainwater range.

Responding to increasing customer demand for more sustainable products and our long term commitment to smarter environmental manufacturing practices Freefoam now produces rainwater downpipes with an inner core of up to 75% recycled material. The co – extrusion allows for the external skin to be manufactured with virgin PVC and the internal core to be created with a distinctive grey appearance using post production recycled material. Geoff Barnett, production manager explains the benefits of this approach “Using recycled material makes perfect sense for Freefoam as our co-extrusion process allows us flexibility. We know that when reprocessed correctly post production material is just as good as virgin material and manufacturing products from recycled material means we make considerable energy savings”

Freeflow rainwater system is available in square line, half round, ogee and deep style with each system co-extruded with a white interior and a range of exterior colours – Freefoam’s innovative solution to the problems associated with rapid heat absorption and expansion of gutters. It has been designed for reliable, leak-free performance and quick installation. Freeflow products come in a range of standard colours including white, black and brown and caramel, with an impressive 30 year guarantee on the white range and 10 year guarantee of the coloured range. 

Colin St John, UK General Manager, comments: “This product is a perfect illustration of our commitment to both the environment and to product quality. For us using sustainable materials is an integral part of our operation but it must not compromise our standards. The use of both recycled and virgin material allows us to offer a truly sustainable solution minimising environmental impact without compromising product performance, strength and reliability”

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For further information and images please contact: Louise Sanderson 01604 591110 

About Freefoam

Freefoam is a leading manufacturer of PVC-U and PVC-UE building products for roofline and rainwater applications including a wide range of fascias, soffits, rainwater systems, external cladding and interior decorative panelling. Freefoam’s PVC roof trim products offer house builders, local authorities, developers and installers a low-maintenance alternative to conventional timber fascia and soffit. In addition, Freefoam’s products are stylish, versatile and come in a large range of colours and designs to add style and definition to domestic and commercial buildings. The Company was founded in Cork, Ireland in 1990 and co-ordinates manufacturing and sales for the Irish and Continental markets. Its subsidiary company in Northampton, Freefoam Plastics (U.K.) Ltd., manages the manufacturing, distribution and sales activities for the UK market. Freefoam supports the excellence and innovation of its products through its proficient and professional service, ensuring that it delivers what customers need, when they need it, and this includes service, advice and support.

Freefoam employs over 200 staff throughout Europe and considers its role within the community as vital to its success. To ensure minimal adverse effects on the local environment the manufacturing process is subjected to continual review. It operates to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards for continuous improvement across all operations, processes and procedures to ensure that its customers receive the highest level of quality and service.

In addition, Freefoam has been a leading advocate of lead-free environmentally friendly manufacturing of PVC roofline products for many years, thus enabling the Company to offer a 30 Year Extended Guarantee against discolouration on registered installations.

The Freefoam roofline is certified by both the British and Irish Agreement Boards (the BBA and IAB). 

For further information on Freefoam products please contact us on +44(0)1604 591110 or email us at Alternatively visit our website at

600450 Sustainable Rainwater Range from Freefoam
Date: 10 November 2011
Source: Freefoam

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