Winner of a 2018 Australian Good Design Award, Dam Buster rain heads are fully engineered, National Construction Code certified, Deemed to Satisfy, AS/NZS3500.3 compliant rain heads which are revolutionising roof drainage right across Australia.
Dam Busters rain heads are totally different to all other existing products on the market, not only in Australia, but world wide.
Dam Busters 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.
Easily select Dam Buster rain heads and down pipe sizes by the flow rate using the Rain Head Selector. Simple - and with fully assured compliance.
Dam Buster rain heads were conceived by a roof plumber with over 30 years experience and are 100% compliant straight out of the box.
All Dam Buster rain heads are fully factory engineered for box gutter height, size of the primary overflow and also for width and depth.
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 unique box gutter seal and fix it on. That's it. Really easy. Really fast. And no audit or call back worries.
Dam Busters will work absolutely anywhere in Australia - whether it's Darwin cyclones, a huge Melbourne summer storm or Hobart town drizzle.
Dam Buster rain heads are also fully retro-fittable to existing installations, including to odd size box gutters, simply by using the adapter plate supplied in the box. All Dam Buster rain heads can also be quickly converted on site to suit eaves gutters if required.
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 and all Colorbond Matt finishes.
Custom colours and materials such as stainless steel are also available, including models for specialist, high risk buildings like prisons.
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:
Use of non-conforming rain heads can totally ruin your professional reputation and may also potentially cause you to suffer a 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 can also be used, reducing the visual blight that large, unsightly and non-conforming products produce.
In turn these benefits flow to the builder, developer and owner. They include:
- The building is cheaper to design and construct, but still fully compliant
- Less materials for construction = a more environmentally sustainable building
- Construction is faster and easier
- Compliance and storm protection are 100% assured
- Insurance premiums may be lower
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, Dam Busters are now the only logical, fully compliant choice of rain heads for informed home owners who want to keep their home safe, even in extreme conditions. 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, 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 - insist on fully engineered and compliant Dam Buster rain heads by name.
FOR OC AND PROPERTY MANAGERS:
All OC and property managers across Australia are absolutely sick of multi unit residential buildings flooding all the time.
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 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 and 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 rain heads on all of your jobs.
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 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.
High importance buildings need special care and attention. Just a few of these include hospitals, nursing homes, universities, research facilities, infrastructure assets, museums, art galleries, convention centres, sports stadiums and aquatic centres. All Risk Managers know the mess and disaster that flooding of any of these buildings can cause.
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 from storm events.
Don't buy or use cheap, vastly inferior, un-certified and non-compliant "junk" rain heads.
Dam Buster rain heads are an absolutely unique, world beating product - invented, designed, engineered, patented and 100% made right here in Melbourne, Australia from 100% Australian Bluescope steel products. We are also 100% Australian owned and operated.
Please support Australian design, enterprise, innovation and manufacturing. Buy Dam Busters.