Winner of a 2018 Australian Good Design Award, Dam Buster rain heads are fully engineered rain heads which are revolutionising roof drainage right across Australia.
Dam Buster rainheads are totally different to all other existing products on the market, not only in Australia, but world wide. That's because Dam Busters provide enormous and safe overflow capacity in absolutely extreme rain conditions. Even if the down pipe is totally blocked, Dam Buster rainheads can still get all of the water safely away from the building without any risk of internal flooding.
Dam Buster rain heads were conceived by a roof plumber with over 30 years experience, are incredibly simple to install and will perform straight out of the box without any modifications or adjustments.
All Dam Buster rain heads are fully factory engineered for box gutter height, size of the primary overflow and also for width and depth. No complex calculations required - just work out the flow rate in the box gutter being serviced and go from there. Further information about how to calculate flow rates and product sizes can be found at Technical Downloads
Dam Busters will work absolutely anywhere in Australia - whether it's Darwin cyclones, a huge Melbourne summer storm or Hobart town drizzle.
Dam Buster rainheads are also fully retro-fittable to existing installations, including to odd size box gutters, simply by using the adapter device (optional extra).
Custom materials and finishes such as stainless steel, Colorbond Ultra and copper are also available, and we also have models for specialist, high risk buildings like prisons.
Because each Dam Buster rainhead is a piece of engineering excellence and also certified model by model, we do not generally make custom sizes however our engineers can adjust some aspects of our design for customised purposes for architects or unique building designs without compromising the fundamental hydraulic operations and certification. Please Contact Us for more information about customisation options.
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 along with all other building professionals.
FOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS:
The use of non-conforming rain heads can totally ruin your professional reputation and may also potentially cause you to be involved in a harrowing Professional Indemnity claim.
The fully certified and completely safe rain water handling performance capacity of Dam Buster rain heads provides not only full conformance and unprecedented storm security for your amazing project, but also enormous flexibility in design options by:
- Minimising visual impact on the building - less rain heads and therefore less down pipes allows your design to really shine.
- Smaller box gutters can potentially be used - all Dam Buster rain heads have enormous flow capacity during normal operation plus all models have at least 16 l/sec overflow capacity.
- Fewer box gutters may also be possible = more flexibility in design.
Physically smaller rain heads than other typical rain heads can also be used, reducing the visual blight that large, unsightly and non-conforming products produce. In turn significant benefits flow to the builder, developer and owner and these include:
- The building is cheaper to design and construct, but still fully compliant.
- Less materials for construction = a more environmentally sustainable building.
- "Do it Right the First Time" avoids costly and embarrassing fixes, plus saves huge environmental impact on rework and resultant damage repairs
- Construction is faster and easier for everyone.
- Compliance and storm protection are 100% assured.
- Insurance premiums may even be lower for the owner and/or the policy easier to place
- Insurance claims for box gutter water damage can be eliminated
FOR LANDLORDS AND INVESTORS:
Non-compliant, non-conforming, 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 also easy and installing on new buildings is a breeze.
Don't accept non-conforming and highly defective products on your building just because they are cheap or being installed by someone who isn't familiar with the mandatory codes - insist on fully engineered and compliant Dam Buster rain heads by name.
FOR BUILDERS AND INSURANCE REPAIRERS:
Troubled by 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 and the NCC when independently audited?
Are your people actually using conforming building products?
Have you already been caught up in a 'leaky building' type litigation disaster and beaten up by the lawyers or even your own insurance company?
Cheap rain heads are exactly that - cheap. Unless accompanied by an engineers performance certificate and NCC Conformance Certification, they aren't compliant and will be a major flooding or leak risk.
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 products on all of your jobs.
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.
As the new gold standard and 'must have' roof drainage product, Dam Busters are now the only logical choice of rain heads for informed home owners who want to keep their home safe, even in extreme conditions.
All Dam Buster products are really easy to install and are definitely a wise, low cost and simple investment in storm security for your entire home, family and possessions.
FOR OC AND PROPERTY MANAGERS:
All OC and property managers across Australia are absolutely sick of multi unit residential buildings leaking every single time it rains.
There's the ongoing problems of leaks, mysterious stains that keep appearing and even the more spectacular ceiling collapses and building floods, then the endless pressure from owners and tenants about the constant costs and inconvenience being incurred, not to mention the endless battles with your trade providers who can't actually find anything wrong - but just keep pouring on the silicone and sending in the bills. It's a nightmare.
Property Managers and Owners Corporations, along with building owners themselves, can also very easily find themselves on the end of expensive litigation for 'leaky building syndrome' claims if they have failed to take effective and prompt action to stop leaks and therefore prevent health risks to occupants, along with damage to property.
Eliminate the source of the problem and protect yourself by formally recommending in writing that 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 INSURANCE COMPANIES AND LOSS ADJUSTERS:
When an insurer 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. This small step will eliminate the risk of another claim and could even allow more favourable renewal terms.
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 our ground breaking, high performance, fully engineered and certified, 100% Australian designed and made products.
For centuries insurance professionals have recognized the value of prevention. Sprinkler systems and burglar alarms are extremely common examples of this - but nothing has ever been done about roof drainage losses, which make up an ever growing portion of all water damage claims. With the Dam Buster product range, many of these problems can be entirely eliminated without requiring massive Government Committees, fights over responsibility or Royal Commissions - it only requires common sense. Dam Buster products are available NOW and are the obvious solution to many of the water damage claims currently plaguing the industry.