2018 AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN WINNERDam Buster Rain HeadPlumbing and Building Products

2018 AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN WINNER

Dam Buster Rain Head

Plumbing and Building Products

All Dam Buster rain heads are independently AHSCA tested and fully certified products

All Dam Buster rain heads are independently AHSCA tested and fully certified products

Engineered Protection

Winner of a 2018 Australian Good Design Award, Dam Buster rain heads are fully engineered, certified, AS/NZS3500.3 compliant rain heads that are revolutionising roof plumbing right across Australia and New Zealand.

Dam Busters rain heads are totally different to all other products on the market because they incorporate a range of unique, patented design features that combined, actually work to meet and exceed all current Australian and New Zealand roof plumbing standards.  

Unlike non-compliant, inferior rain heads, Dam Busters also provide enormous overflow capacity in extreme rain conditions.  Even if the down pipe is totally blocked, Dam Busters can get all of the water safely away from the building without any risk of internal flooding.   

FOR PLUMBERS:  

Conceived by a roof plumber with over 30 years experience, Dam Buster rain heads are AS3500.3 compliant straight out of the box.  With Dam Busters there's no time wasted cutting slots or holes (except for the down pipe pop).  All Dam Busters are factory engineered for box gutter height, size of the primary overflow and also for both rain head width and depth.  Correctly installed, you just can't go wrong using Dam Buster rain heads.

The Dam Buster design example found in the Product Selector also gives you a really simple way to calculate which particular size Dam Buster you need for your job - but if you still aren't sure you can ask us to help you at very modest cost. 

Always had trouble fixing or sealing your existing rain heads?  All Dam Buster box gutter versions have an innovative inbuilt box gutter seal to totally prevent leaks at the back, plus all models have in built attachment points on the sides to make fixing really easy and fast. 

Dam Busters are incredibly simple to install.  After you've cut the pop out and applied some silicone in key locations, you just slide the Dam Buster into position over the box gutter and fix it on. That's it.  Really easy.  Really fast.  And fully compliant. 

Dam Busters will work anywhere in Australia - whether it's Darwin cyclones, a huge Melbourne summer storm or Hobart town drizzle.  

They are also fully retro-fittable to existing installations and to odd size box gutters; just use the adapter plate supplied in the box at no extra cost to get the job done straight away.   All box gutter Dam Buster versions can also be quickly converted on site to eves gutter versions.  

Standard finishes are:

  • Zincalume (all sizes)
  • Colorbond Woodland Grey 
  • Colorbond Monument
  • Colorbond Night Sky
  • Colorbond Dune
  • Colorbond Surf Mist

* Colorbond factory colours are only available in 200mm and 300mm sizes.  Larger sizes can be powder coated to any colour in the Dulux range including the full range of Colorbond colours. 

Custom designs, colours and materials are also available including models for specialist, high risk buildings like prisons.

Using Dam Busters, suddenly roofing jobs become really simple.  They will cost a little bit more up front than what you are buying now, but they are so simple to install you will easily recoup the savings in labour costs before you even start thinking about the savings on zero call backs and potential audit or claims dramas with the regulators and insurance companies. 

Dam Busters protect your backside, wallet, licence, reputation and insurance - including for years after the job has been finished.  They are engineered peace of mind for roof plumbers. 

FOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS:

Don't let a cheap component chosen by someone else ruin your professional reputation.  The enormous and completely safe rain water handling performance capacity of Dam Buster rain heads even in extreme rain conditions provides unprecedented storm security plus enormous flexibility in design options by:

  1. Minimising visual impact on the building - less rain heads and therefore less down pipes allows your design to really shine
  2. Smaller box gutters can be used - all Dam Busters have enormous flow capacity during normal operation plus at least 16 l/sec overflow capacity
  3. Fewer box gutters can potentially be used for your project = more flexibility in design
  4. Smaller rain heads can also be used - in many cases the size difference to conventional products is enormous and that reduces the visual blight that large, unsightly products produce. 

In turn these benefits flow to the builder, developer and owner.  They mean:

  1. The building is cheaper to design and construct but still fully compliant
  2. Less materials are needed for construction
  3. Construction is also faster
  4. But compliance and storm protection are 100% assured

FOR HOME OWNERS:  

Plagued by leaks, mould patches, ceiling collapses and other dramas during storm and heavy rain conditions?  Maybe your insurer has refused to pay a claim or won't fix damage until you correct roof plumbing defects involving rain heads?  Dam Buster rain heads can solve all of these common problems and are easily retrofitted by any competent roof plumber. 

Dam Busters easily deal with anything from cyclones downwards.  Dam Busters stop dead any leaks caused by cheap, defective and non-compliant rain heads - the sort normally fitted to modern homes.  Don't worry about how much you paid for your house either - even a $50M house will typically be fitted with non-compliant rain heads.  

If you think it might not affect you, unfortunately defective rain heads are absolutely everywhere because until Dam Buster rain heads came along, not a single company in Australia was making any that actually complied with the mandatory national standard AS/NZS3500.3.  That means if your house has rain heads, they almost certainly won't be compliant and in many cases, they also won't have been installed correctly either - and that's likely why your house is leaking. 

As the new gold standard, Dam Busters are now the only logical choice for rain heads for informed home owners.  They are really easy to install and a wise, low cost and simple investment in storm security for your entire home, family and possessions. 

FOR LANDLORDS AND INVESTORS: 

Non-compliant, cheap and nasty roof plumbing is a disaster waiting to happen for everyone involved. Your investment, your tenants, their businesses, your rental income, your reputation and your insurance policy all need to be protected from a storm flooding disaster. 

The chaos and financial loss that major building flooding causes can be simply eliminated by choosing Dam Buster rain heads on your property.  Retrofitting is easy and installing on new buildings is absolutely simple. 

Don't accept inferior, non compliant and defective products just because they are cheap - insist on the only fully engineered and compliant Dam Buster rain heads by name

FOR OC AND PROPERTY MANAGERS:  

Are you sick of multi unit residential buildings flooding all the time, the ongoing complaints from tenants about leaks, mysterious stains that keep appearing and even the more spectacular ceiling collapses and building floods? Are you enduring pressure from owners about the constant costs being incurred and the endless battles with your trade providers who can't actually find anything wrong but just keep pouring on the silicone?

Property Managers and Owners Corporations, along with building owners themselves, can very easily find themselves on the end of expensive litigation for 'leaky building syndrome' claims if they have failed to take effective action to stop leaks and therefore prevent health risks to occupants and also damage to property.  

Many multi unit residential developments now have massive water damage insurance claim excesses due to repeated claims having to be made because of leaks caused by defective plumbing work like non-compliant rain heads.  The next step could be the insurance company completely refusing to renew cover on the building, leaving absolutely everyone stranded in no-man's land. 

The answer is easy: eliminate the source of the problem and protect yourself by formally recommending owners replace all non-compliant rain heads with Dam Busters.  Insist on them by name and make sure you don't get offered any untested imitations.

FOR BUILDERS AND INSURANCE REPAIRERS: 

Worried about the constant and expensive calls backs about leaks from roofing defects, some of which seem to be unfixable?  Sick of subcontractor plumbers saying they have fixed something but they actually haven't?  Are your roof plumbing installations actually complaint with AS/NZS3500.3 when independently audited?  Have you already been caught up in a 'leaky building' type litigation disaster and beaten around by the lawyers and even your own insurance company?? 

Cheap rain heads are exactly that - cheap.  Unless accompanied by an engineers performance certificate they aren't compliant and are a major flooding or leak risk for all builders.  Fixing the problem is simple: protect your own valuable reputation and the reputation of your client insurer by insisting on the installation of only genuine, fully engineered, tested, certified and compliant Dam Buster rain heads on all of your jobs.  

FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES AND LOSS ADJUSTERS:  

If your claims department has paid out a claim where defective rain heads were the cause, you should insist the insured replace them with genuine Dam Busters at their own cost.  Specify them by name and make sure the work is done within a stated time frame.  By doing so, you eliminate the risk of another claim. 

We at Dam Buster also encourage corporate partnerships with all major insurance companies to prevent what we see as totally avoidable, hugely expensive water damage losses involving non-compliant rain heads across Australia. Insurance companies can in turn partner with their own clients to support the installation of this ground breaking, high performance, fully engineered and certified, 100% Australian designed and made product.   Please contact us for more information about these options. 

FOR RISK MANAGERS

Eliminate many of the risks of internal building floods by removing existing non-compliant rain head products and then installing Dam Busters on all of the properties you are responsible for.  Dam Busters can be simply retrofitted to any existing building as well as fitted to new ones. 

Over the years we've seen great advances in security alarms, deadlocks, video surveillance, sprinkler systems and through other innovations to eliminate risks or reduce the cost of claims but  Dam Buster rain heads are the first major innovation to actively prevent water damage losses caused by unacceptable rain head defects. 

Don't buy or use cheap, vastly inferior, un-certified and non-compliant "junk" rain heads.  

Dam Buster is an absolutely unique, world beating product - invented, designed, engineered, patented and 100% made right here in Melbourne, Australia.  

Please support Australian design, enterprise, innovation and manufacturing.  Buy Dam Busters. 

CUTAWAY REVEALS THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNAL WEIR AND BOX GUTTER SEAL DESIGN OF THE 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE DAM BUSTER RAIN HEAD

CUTAWAY REVEALS THE REVOLUTIONARY INTERNAL WEIR AND BOX GUTTER SEAL DESIGN OF THE 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE DAM BUSTER RAIN HEAD

LOOKS LIKE A NORMAL RAIN HEAD BUT MUCH SMARTER

LOOKS LIKE A NORMAL RAIN HEAD BUT MUCH SMARTER

THE OPTIONAL TOP TRIM PIECE JUST SLIPS OVER THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IF NEEDED TO PROVIDE A MORE TRADITIONAL APPEARANCE - AND IS SIMPLY DONE ON SITE BY THE INSTALLING PLUMBER.

THE OPTIONAL TOP TRIM PIECE JUST SLIPS OVER THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IF NEEDED TO PROVIDE A MORE TRADITIONAL APPEARANCE - AND IS SIMPLY DONE ON SITE BY THE INSTALLING PLUMBER.

ROUND OR RECTANGULAR SECONDARY FRONT OPENING OPTIONS ON ALL MODELS

ROUND OR RECTANGULAR SECONDARY FRONT OPENING OPTIONS ON ALL MODELS

DAM BUSTERS CAN BE MADE IN ANY COLOUR AND ALSO MADE OUT OF VIRTUALLY ANY FLAT METAL OF YOUR CHOICE

DAM BUSTERS CAN BE MADE IN ANY COLOUR AND ALSO MADE OUT OF VIRTUALLY ANY FLAT METAL OF YOUR CHOICE

DAM BUSTERS ARE SIMPLE TO INSTALL AND LOOK FANTASTIC

DAM BUSTERS ARE SIMPLE TO INSTALL AND LOOK FANTASTIC

SPECIALIST MODELS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH RISK BUILDINGS SUCH AS CUSTODY FACILITIES

SPECIALIST MODELS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH RISK BUILDINGS SUCH AS CUSTODY FACILITIES

UNFORTUNATELY DEFECTIVE RAIN HEADS ARE EVERYWHERE INCLUDING BOTH PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

UNFORTUNATELY DEFECTIVE RAIN HEADS ARE EVERYWHERE INCLUDING BOTH PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

A SINGLE DEFECTIVE RAIN HEAD CAUSED THIS VERY COSTLY LEGAL & INSURANCE DISASTER

A SINGLE DEFECTIVE RAIN HEAD CAUSED THIS VERY COSTLY LEGAL & INSURANCE DISASTER

 

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