Keep Your Gutters Clear of Leaves and Debris – with a Porcupine!

June 27, 2017

Are you still climbing up a ladder every autumn to clear your guttering of moss and leaves? Tedious business, isn’t it! Well, now there’s a simple but ingenious answer.

TBS stocks the Porcupine, from Brett Martin – a very effective way of keeping virtually any domestic gutter system clear of debris. It sits in your gutter and fills the available space.

Its high quality polypropylene filaments are securely fixed to a central rust-free, stainless steel core. They let water run along the gutter but keep leaves out.

The Porcupine is practically maintenance-free. It’s easy to install, too: just push each length between the gutter and the roof tiles. It comes in 2m lengths, so you do need to calculate the total length of your gutter run and do the maths. Each length costs £8.30 + VAT.

That may sound a bit steep, but compare it with the cost of hiring someone every year to come and do your guttering – while the Porcupine will still be sitting there when Fulham win the FA Cup!

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You could use them as interesting party wear? Or probably not…

PD1018_large.ashxAnd while we’re at it, if your guttering is looking old and getting a bit disjointed, now would be a great time to replace it.

TBS sells Brett Martin pipe, gutter and fittings in roundstyle (black, white, brown and grey)


squarestyle (black, white, brown)


and deepstyle (black, white).  We also stock the rise and fall brackets to get everything draining at the right angle.


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