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I'm working on a house in Portsmouth where the front gutter instead of being on the outside of the wall, it's behind the front wall (ie, you can't see the eave of the roof) and the water drain through a downpipe situated inside the house. What is this type of guttering call? 

It's leaking into the house so I need to find out what it's called and how to fix it.

The photo is taken in the loft showing the leak.

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As Graham says it's a box gutter/gully.  It could be lined with anything although looking at the way the gutter is formed I think it's likely  to be felt.  It looks as though it is also leaking away from the outlet.  Only way you can be sure is if you or your contractor get up there and take a look.

 

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Thank you Graham and Martin, will have a look when I go down there next week with a tower to have a look. 

Looking at it, it seems whoever did it botched it by using a bit of rolled up felt as sprout instead of a proper one.

Really can't see the point of having a box gutter which goes thru the house instead of being on the outside wall.

Kam

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Take a look at the link below because part of the roof outlet is missing.

 

I would ask a reputable roofing contractors to install the correct fitting.

 

It will leak for ever and a day and cause wet rot if not corrected.

 

https://www.marleyplumbinganddrainage.com/products/rainwater-systems/pvcu-flat-roof-outlets/

 

Best of luck with the repairs

 

Mikey B

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Will take some more photos next week when I take the tower down.

Can't really say what's wrong (other than it looks like a botched job) yet. But from old receipts previous owner left, it looks like part of the roof has only been done about 4 years ago by a roofing company in Pompey. 

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