Country retreat After three months looking, Nick Bates finally found the perfect spot to indulge his passion for breeding horses, at Waiau Pa, south of Auckland. Nick had firm ideas on the style of home he wanted to build; a rustic- contemporary look with plenty of wood and black to capture a Cape Cod feel. To complete the look, Nick chose Marley Stratus Design Series® spouting and RP80® downpipes in Ironsand® because it doesn’t rust, is UV resistant and has a 15-year guarantee. He opted for the Typhoon® profile because it suited the house’s board and batten exterior, and the external brackets which, he says, make it very easy to clean. On top of all that the Ironsand® works beautifully with the Resene Blackjack exterior. did you know... that the Marley Stratus Design Series® comes in two spouting profiles: Typhoon® and Stormcloud® ? Typhoon® has a higher capacity half round shape, designed with a high front to conceal untidy rooflines. It can be fitted with internal or external brackets and comes in five colours: Black, Grey Friars® , Ironsand® , Titanium metallic and Copper metallic. Stormcloud® has a quarter round shape which frames your house with clean, strong lines and has internal brackets. It comes in three colours: Black, Grey Friars® and Ironsand® . Marley’s popular RP80® 80mm round downpipes are available in all five Stratus Design Series® colours to complement the spouting profiles. All Marley Stratus Design Series® systems are made in New Zealand from uPVC so will never rust, are UV resistant with fade- resistant colours, and are guaranteed for 15 years. At the end of their lifespan the products are fully recyclable.  Coastal care The owners of this Tutukaka home, Shaun and Margaret, spent a lot of time getting their design just right, to make the most of the property’s stunning ocean views while ensuring it would stand up to the elements. To make sure their spouting didn’t detract from the tough but elegant design of their new home, the couple opted for Marley Stratus Design Series® Typhoon® spouting in metallic Titanium, with matching RP80® downpipes. Says Shaun: “We took into account our long-run mono-pitch roof design over four sections and levels, the salt-laden air and long, hot sunny summer days. Marley’s uPVC spouting solved it all for us. No concerns about metal corroding, and it could cope with Northland’s heat and high UV at the same time.” Back to black Does any country in the world love black more than us? For the past couple of years, we’ve also been embracing it more and more on our home exteriors. And now that stunning, dramatic colour scheme can be complemented further with a new black colour for spouting and downpipes in the Marley Stratus Design Series® . The black spouting comes with the same durability guarantees as the rest of the Marley Stratus Design Series® range and is the perfect option to ensure your spouting adds another sleek layer of design and finishing to your home, without detracting from its architectural style. Titanium metallic Ironsand® Grey Friars® Copper metallic Black Resene Quarter Tea Resene Grey Friars Titanium Ironsand Black Typhoon Stormcloud special feature