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Rainwater Hoppers

Rainwater hoppers are an often-overlooked aspect of an effective guttering system. Hoppers are often thought to be an ornamental addition to a gutter system. But, there's more to hoppers than meets the eye, especially in properties in high precipitation areas. These funnel-shaped rainwater collectors divert water to a downpipe from the gutters. Although they have some aesthetic value, they are more functional than ornamental, which requires that you install the best rainwater hoppers with your gutter system for the best performance.

Why Do You Need Rainwater Hoppers?

Rainwater hoppers serve several purposes in the gutter system;

Increasing water flow

The downpipe's water carrying capacity is about 33% without a hopper. Hoppers can drastically improve the water carrying capacity of the pipe by up to 66%, which is the true purpose of the hopper.

When the hopper is fitted below the gutter, the hopper fills up with water because of the bottleneck effect and creates a syphonic system that causes the downpipe to run full of water. With a hopper, the downpipe can carry substantial quantities of water. This makes hoppers an invaluable asset to gutter systems on houses in areas that receive a lot of rainfall. The hopper can increase the efficiency of the gutter system in diverting away from the water instead of requiring the installation of larger gutters.

Merging two or more gutters

Ideally, at the end of every gutter, you need a downpipe. For smaller units, the number of downpipes can impact the aesthetic appearance of the building negatively.

Rainwater hoppers placed strategically can serve as gutters and divert the water into one downpipe. Ultimately, the hopper will reduce the cost of installation and equipment required while maintaining the effectiveness of the gutter system.

Besides using hoppers where multiple gutter runs are going into one downpipe, they are also used when the standard connection to a drainpipe isn't suitable for the application in question.

Curb appeal

Galvanised steel gutters might not come in the intricate designs that cast iron gutters are known for. But they still have an exceptionally smooth and straightforward appearance that adds to the overall beauty of the property, especially because you can find them in multiple RAL colours.

Benefits of Galvanised Steel Rainwater Hoppers

Hoppers are an integral part of your gutter system. You need to find top-quality hoppers that will last as long as your gutter system, if not longer. At the Steel Superstore, we have a vast range of galvanised steel rainwater hoppers, among the best in the industry. Here's why;

Superior corrosion resistance

Our galvanised steel rainwater hoppers range has a unique, self-healing zinc coat that prevents corrosion. Gutters are susceptible to corrosion because of the environment they work in. Improved corrosion resistance ensures the hoppers can keep working longer without leaks or damage.

Easy installation

The hoppers don't require tools or skills to install. They have a click-fit design that inserts into the downpipe for a leak-free and firm bond.


Steel is an eco-friendly material because it is 100% recyclable. There are high chances that even the hoppers you purchase are made from recycled steel sheets. When your hoppers and the rest of the gutter system get to their end of life, you can send them for recycling.


A good galvanised steel rainwater hopper can last up to 70 years or longer with minimal, regular maintenance. This is not just for the hoppers but galvanised steel gutters as well. You get maximum value for your investment because you get longer service from the hoppers.

Leading Galvanised Steel Rainwater Hoppers in the UK

The Steel Superstore is a leading supplier of rainwater collection systems in the UK. We specialise in gutters, downpipes, and other fittings, including hoppers from leading brands specialising in galvanised steel guttering like Lindab.

We have over 15 years of experience with expert-level knowledge of our range of products. We are passionate about delivering exceptional experiences to our clients through our products and services. Some of the reasons you should buy your rainwater hoppers from the Steel Superstore are;

Top-quality products

We never skimp on the quality of our rainwater hoppers. Our extensive stock selection is from reputable rainwater hopper manufacturers like Lindab, who have over 60 years of experience delivering high-quality, high-performance rainwater collection systems. These products have been tested with immense success, and we are happy to back their quality and longevity.

Speedy delivery

We have an extensive selection of Lindab rainwater hoppers in our warehouse, ready for delivery. We offer speedy delivery services for stock options with some ready-for-next-day delivery. We also guarantee short-turn around for customised and special designs. Whether you're facing a tight deadline or just putting in a last-minute request, you can rely on our efficient shipping and logistics departments to deliver your order on time and keep the project on schedule.


It's essential to have as much variety as possible to help you find the perfect fit for your project. Something as small as the colour of the hopper can drastically affect the appearance of the property. With the Steel Superstore, you will always have an extensive range of options in terms of size and colour. Our diversity makes it easier for us to cater to all clients' needs and guarantee the best results for every project.

Supply direct to trade and public

We supply directly from the foundry to the public or trade. By cutting out the middle man and storage expenses, we can offer you the best rainwater hopper prices you can find online. You also get freshly manufactured hoppers that haven’t been damaged by poor storage conditions and practices.

Lowest price guarantee

Our prices are unbeatable. We are sure of that. But if you find lower prices for Lindab rainwater hoppers or our other products, we are willing to match that price.

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