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The Versatility of the Gutter Mate Filter and Diverter

Customer Review

When building our completely off-grid house, we were reliant upon collecting rainwater which is stored in a very large, underground tank. This is then pumped into the house, on-demand, after first going through a water treatment plant.

Our main concern, given the abundance of trees on our land, was to ensure that the underground tank didn’t get clogged with leaves and debris coming down the gutters and fall pipes.  Whilst there are devices that can be put into the gutters themselves, these can’t stop everything. (Also cleaning gutters involves steps or ladders, which can be dangerous.  The cleaning of the Gutter Mate is done with your feet firmly on the ground).

Searching for a solution on the internet, I came across Gutter Mate and purchased seven (7) sets, one for each fall pipe on our house and outbuildings.  They have worked like a dream, stopping large amounts of debris from polluting our underground tank.  One of the main advantages is that they are so very easy to clean.

Simon was able to position the Gutter Mate almost at ground level which enabled him to just look down into the filter to inspect for debris.  Cleaning was a 30 second job.  Because of the design of the Gutter Mate, the diverter outlet was capped off with the blanking cap provided and the main outlet from the filter was used taking all the flow from the downpipe.

The use of the GutterMate Filters has eliminated the need for the filter in the underground tank and the associated issues with cleaning such a filter.  With the GutterMate Filter anyone can inspect and clean the filter, this is not the case with in tank or underground filters.

This is a very good product and the support from the Company has been first class.

By Simon Cutting, Guttermate Customer

Gutter Mate Wins Best Recycling Project at Herts Green Awards

Gutter Mate, the UK’s No1 rainwater diverter system has won the Best Recycling Project at the Herts Green Awards 2011.

Despite being in a very competitive category, the Hitchin based business was announced as the winner at a special awards ceremony held at Knebworth Barns last Tuesday, 25th October. It was also a finalist for the Green Innovation prize.

“We are absolutely delighted” said Mark Robinson of Gutter Mate who collected the award. “We’re tremendously proud that our hard work has been recognised in this way.”

Haydon Robinson, Gutter Mate’s inventor, recognised the growing need for an affordable, practical answer to harvesting  and recycling rainwater. He also wanted to avoid using ladders to keep his own gutters clear. This gave him the idea of Gutter Mate.

Gutter Mate filters all the rain water flowing down the downpipe, protecting your drains and soakaways from debris. This is truly unique to Gutter Mate. It automatically diverts rainwater and when your water butt is full there is an automatic overflow mechanism, helping to maximise rainwater collection effortlessly . Gutter Mate’s filter is approved by the Water Technology List.

“It is such a simple yet clever idea,” adds Mark. “The filtered water can be used for jobs such as washing the car or watering the garden – it helps the environment and your water bills.”

Haydon unfortunately missed the ceremony. “We’re working hard on developing new products at the moment. I’m sure we’ll have a break to celebrate as soon as he’s back!” said Mark.