Anti-climb downpipe covers reduces unauthorised roof access

  • 27 Mar 2015

The recent case of an NHS trust being prosecuted and fined by the HSE after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof, highlights the risk to both service users and service providers of unauthorised access to roofs and other high level building areas.

Good practice would ensure that access to roof area is made as difficult as possible by using anti-climb products to prevent downpipes being used as a method of reaching dangerous heights.

Anti-climb downpipe covers for rainwater downpipes and soil pipes from Contour Casings

Contour Casings range of anti-climb downpipe covers

  • precision engineered from 2mm aluminium
  • can be powder coated to any colour to blend in with the building exterior or create a contrasting statement
  • can be warranted for up to 25 years
  • range includes chamfered and bullnose designs and sizes suit cast iron, plastic and aluminium rainwater and soil pipework
  • also available with access doors to enable rodding without having to remove the cover
  • can integrate with Contour’s anti-climb bullnose fascia system

The pipework protectors can be used in isolation to cover the lowest 2.5m or 3m of the downpipe, or as a whole system, including corners, Tee and stop ends to cover all exposed pipework.

Contour Casings,
Stafford Park 15,
TF3 3BB,

Phone: 01952 290 498
Fax: 01952 210 261

Visit Contour Casings' website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Hambleside Danelaw

A 'different mindset' means business growth - Hambleside Danelaw

A ‘different mindset’ is resulting in further business growth for the UK’s largest independent builders merchant, explains Hambleside Danelaw.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Ventilation

Gilberts Blackpool
Newton Waterproofing

Newton Waterproofing partners with leading specifiers

Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has launched a nationwide network of approved architects and specifiers

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing


WilkinsonEyre makes Vandersanden the educated choice for Queen Mary University

WilkinsonEyre has specified bricks and brick slips from innovation-led manufacturer, Vandersanden, to emphasise the horizontal volumes and architectural context of the contemporary, new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University in London.

Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls