Durable Rainwater Drainage

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Modern drainage becoming a part of history with its installation at one of Scotland’s most famous castles. 


ULMA Architectural provides drainage solutions for a variety of applications and is known throughout the drainage industry for their high-quality and reliable products. To tell us more about ULMA trench drain systems, Irene has provided TDS a guest blog regarding one of these dependable items, the M100 Linear Shallow Drain Channel.

Durable rainwater drainage

Throughout our 30 years in the industry, we have carried out drainage projects of all kind: large ones, small ones, simple and complicated ones, some far away and others closer… and we could go on forever, yin and yang, black and white, light and dark, sky and land…

I could give you hundreds of examples of places where they have been installed, but the project that we’re talking about today is one of a kind because the location is one of the most iconic yet it will also be the smallest project that we’ve ever worked on.

The place, I am sure you’ll agree, is special for many reasons.

Edinburgh Castle, one of the most famous castles in Scotland. It is located on the top of a rugged hill in the heart of the city and has a rich history that dates back over a thousand years.

At the bottom of the stairs leading to the towers, they needed to install low-profile channels for a pedestrian area. This area is not open to the public and the only foot traffic that will go over them is pedestrians and employees.

Edinburgh Castle

At the spectacular Edinburgh Castle, we installed M100 channels from the MINI family with stainless steel IN100UCA grating.

That’s what we’re here to talk about today, the benefits offered by stainless steel grating, which was installed at the castle.

If only they had known about this material 1,000 years ago!

Everyone would have been a knight in shining armor

What are the benefits of using stainless steel grating for rainwater drainage?


We will outline some of them here:

  1. Durability: stainless steel known for its high resistance to rust and for its ability to withstand adverse environmental conditions. Stainless steel grating guarantees a long service life without deterioration, which reduces the need for regular replacement.

  2. Easy maintenance: the smooth and rust-resistant surface of stainless steel makes it easier to clean and maintain the grating. It can be pressure washed with water, helping to maintain its functionality and appearance over time.

  3. Appearance: stainless steel grating provides a clean and modern aesthetic, which can improve the appearance of rainwater drainage areas. This is particularly important for urban and commercial areas that require a neat aesthetic, and an iconic castle is the best example of this.

  4. Sustainability: stainless steel is a 100% recyclable material, which means that drainage grating of this kind can be recycled at the end of its service life. This contributes towards sustainability and waste reduction.

  5. Lightness: it is a lightweight material with high mechanical resistance, making it fast and easy to install.

In summary, a stainless steel grating for rainwater drainage offers durability, easy maintenance, aesthetics and sustainability.

These benefits make it a popular option for drainage applications in various environments.

We are sure none of your projects involves castles, but you might find the stainless steel grating option useful in certain projects where durability, aesthetics and easy maintenance are essential.

The experts at TDS can help you find the right drains to fit your plan and budget. Contact us for a free quote or for further information on drainage solutions visit TrenchDrain.com or DrainageKits.com.

You can also visit our virtual trade showroom that focuses on drainage solutions in areas with residential or commercial patios, sidewalks and courtyards.

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