Cast iron soil pipes have been around since the Industrial Revolution. They are known for their strength and durability and are commonly used in public areas where damage can be a problem. They are a perfect choice for domestic period or heritage properties to compliment the character in conservation areas.

During the Industrial Revolution cast iron was used for many products, it was the material of the time and some castings can still be seen to this day.

Soil pipes made from cast iron are not only strong but they provide good sound insulation. With plastic pipes sound transmission can be heard from the material inside the pipe with cast iron you get a suitable noise barrier from the pipes contents.

Safe & Secure

Soil pipes made of cast iron are also safer than alternatives as cast iron is fire resistant.

Properly installed cast soil pipes ae extremely secure and will require very little maintenance other than a visual inspection. The fixings/brackets are generally integral to the pipe and they will not twist or drop during the lifetime of the installation.


Cast iron soil pipes can be painted to match the surroundings and compliment an historic or heritage building. They require little maintenance and generally will last the life of a building with annual maintenance inspections.

Used in many contemporary design projects the look and feel of cast iron products contribute to the character of the building.


Although installation of cast iron soil pipes can be more expensive than plastic alternatives because of the longevity they cost significantly less over time.

Unlike many plastic products cast iron is 100% recyclable so is also a good choice for the environment. New products can be made entirely out of scrap iron recovered from previous cast iron products.

Cast Iron Rainwater Maintenance

In addition to the paint quality there are is maintenance which needs to be considered. Cast iron drainage systems, like any other quality products, require ongoing maintenance. This maintenance is straight forward, uncomplicated and only required once a year. We recommend this is carried out in late autumn after leaf fall and before winter sets in. There are four simple checks;

Check gutters are not blocked with leaves, moss debris etc. If they are a brush should be enough to remove them.

Check fittings and brackets are still secure.

Check the paint finish is showing no signs of rust. If there is, sand down the affected area to bare metal, clean, dry and apply touch up paint to the area.

Check there are no leaks, where the gutters are jointed to other gutters or fittings, with a simple visual inspection.

These inspection requirements should apply whatever rainwater system you choose because regardless of what you might be told, no gutters or pipes are maintenance free.

Cast Iron Products

We provide quality cast iron products for domestic and commercial installations

Cast Iron Gutter & Pipes

We provide a wide range of stock and commonly used items with all fittings and accessories.

Cast Iron Soil Pipes

Cast Iron soil pipes, fittings and sockets

Bespoke Rainwater

Ornamental and one off castings, particularly for restoration and heritage projects

Cast Iron Radiators

Quality made period conservation and heritage cast iron heating products