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Bypass diverter

The Problem

Downpipe often directed straight into a normal water butt. When the water butt is full the water butt will overflow water coming down the downpipe.

water butt by pass diverter for cut off downpipe

The Solution

This is a special Bypass Diverter for Rainwater Terrace that solves this problems.

Our special diverter feeds the rainwater into the top of the Rainwater Terrace as usual (pipe A) but we’ve added pipe (B) that takes any excess down to our outlet pipe (C).

This outlet pipe performs its usual function of stopping the stored water from stagnating.

The outlet can either be directed into a drain or taken elsewhere in the garden. We can supply whatever lengths of pipe you need to suit your situation. We also include a connector so that you can fit it to a hosepipe size pipe if that is more convenient. (Handy if you are connecting to a soaker hose)

This bypass kit for downpipes can be found here Bypass Kit

water butt bypass diverter setup

We kindly received some customer images of the before and after set up after they contacted us to discuss a new set up with a Rainwater Terrace water butt which would be fitted to a downpipe that had previously had a water butt fitted.

water butt before and after using a rainwater terrace

The images show the water butts fitted to both the front and back of the property using the existing downpipes that previously went directly into the top of a barrel style water butt.

water butt fitted to sawn off down pipe

 Our custom diverter that fits 65mm square and 68mm round downpipe is only available from www.rainwater-terrace.com. It is designed to accommodate downpipes that have been cut off to previously fit into the top of a water butt.

bypass diverter for water butt with short or cut off downpipe

 

 

Water butts that look great at the front of a house

When installing a water butt we often look for places that are hidden away for example behind a shed or greenhouse or down the side of a garage out of sight, this often means that the water butt and its store of fresh rainwater is simply forgotten about.

Rainwater Terrace water butts address this issue, our water butts look great installed or a patio or at the front of a property, they can be made in to a stunning feature by planting them with cascading trailing greenery and flowers.

water butt at the front of a house with planters and trailing flowers

Try planting up with plants that you would usually plant in a hanging basket such as :-

Lobelia richardii,

Petunia – trailing,

Calibrachoa,

Cape daisies,

Begonia – trailing,

Pelargonium – Ivy leaf,

Strawberries,

Creeping Jenny,

Dichondra 'Silver Falls’

Verbena, Fuchsia – trailing

Regular dead heading with ensure flowering all summer long keeping the water butt planters looking fantastic.

Rainwater Terrace water butt at the GIMA press event London

Rainwater Terrace water butts exhibited at the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Press Event  at the Business Design centre (BDC) Islington London on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

 

The Garden Press Event is firmly established as the launch of the gardening season, and a key date for all gardening journalists and media to attend.  It has inevitably become the launch pad for many new companies and products. (source GIMA)

 


Water butts at the GIMA press day in London 2018

 

 

Top selling UK water butt 2017

Rainwater Terrace water butt is a modular system which can be built up to a size, capacity and shape to suit the end user. Our best selling water butt changes from month to month but a present we have a long standing favourite which since the beginning of 2017 has been a popular choice with all customers.

New colour black & dark green is a favourite amongst gardeners across the UK

top selling uk water butt 2017

 

 

See how a Rainwater Terrace water butt works

Follow the flow of rainwater from 1-8 as the water butt fills up and then overflows back to the drain once full.

The through flow of water keeps your stored rainwater fresh.

Water butt diagram by rainwater terrace

Are you paying to water your garden?

It sounds crazy but you could be paying too much to water your garden. The average UK household bill for water has crept up to £393 per year. Much of this water is actually used outside to water plants,lawns and wash cars.

Most people don't know that if you install a water butt you can do all this for free, the savings soon mount up if you are watering hanging baskets, containers and garden boarders on a regular basis. A water butt can fill up over night with a good downpour, this water can then be used over the following week to keep plants well hydrated.

Rainwater Terrace water butts are simple to assemble and install, they look great too so they do not need to be hidden away. water butts that look great by rainwater terrace

Why you need a water butt

Rainwater is the best thing for our gardens, its natural, what our gardens are used to and best of all it is free!

With water meters being rolled out across the country and the price of water rising installing a water butt is a great investment. With Rainwater Terrace water buts not only are you saving valuable rainwater but you can create a stunning flower display or mini grow your own plot right on your doorstep. Rainwater Terrace really is the modern stylish way to save rainwater at home.

 

The stylish water but for your patio

No longer do you need to hide your water butt away behind your shed; out of site out of mind. You can have your Rainwater Terrace water butt standing proud on your patio within easy reach for watering hanging baskets, containers, garden plants and indoor plants.

Rainwater Terrace water butts have some clever features which make them fun & easy to use as well as practical additions to any garden.

  • The unique over flow system means that old rainwater is pushed out back down the drain when new rainwater enters the system meaning your water is always fresh.
  • Planters are self-watering and detachable meaning that they are easy to remove to replant or take inside to trim herbs from.
  • The clever flexible drain tubes allow you to fill a watering can in seconds no longer do you have to stand and wait for a slow leaky water butt tap.
  • The complete modular system lets you expand your rainwater saving capacity to suit your requirements. The modules can be put together to suit different sizes and shapes it is a totally customisable rainwater saving system.

Designed and manufactured in the UK you can be sure that you are getting a high quality product, all parts are made out of tough heavy gauge UV stable plastic suitable for all weather conditions.

 

 We have a shape size and colour of water butt to suit you.... 

a stylish water butt to suit a patio available in multuple sizes from 67 litres to 500 litres

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