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Rainwater Solutions is a brand operated by GM8 Group Ltd. GM8 Group Ltd was founded in June 2018 with the mission of bringing together a variety of brands and products which encourage more people to embrace sustainable living by helping them reduce their impact on the environment.

We are a thriving family-run company based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We have a passion for designing and providing reliable rainwater harvesting systems that help reduce energy costs and benefit the environment by collecting rainwater. 

The story of Rainwater Solutions (formerly named Gutter Mate and rebranded in 2020) is one that began one leafy autumn day in the garden of Haydon Robinson, the founder of Rainwater Solutions. As a former engineer, finding solutions to problems has always been in Haydon’s nature.  

There were two problems Haydon encountered in the hours he spent maintaining his home and garden. The first was having to make the treacherous journey up the ladder to clean his guttering and remove blockages, especially in autumn when high winds and leaves are aplenty. The second: although Haydon was already recycling rainwater by capturing it in a standard water butt, the water butt was also full of leaves and moss. This caused further aggravation as it was impossible to remove the debris without emptying the collected rainwater from the water butt. 

Collectively these two problems lead Haydon to his moment of epiphany. He searched the market for a solution, but the truth was that he couldn’t find any affordable and compact products that would collect and filter rainwater before entering his water butt. 

He knew from the amount of debris entering his water butt, that rainwater was flushing debris down his downpipe. With this in mind, Haydon designed a rainwater harvesting solution which would change the process of rainwater catchment for the better. 

In true entrepreneurial spirit, Haydon invented the Gutter Mate Rainwater Diverter & Filter that uniquely diverts and filters rainwater before it enters the water butt, tank or barrel. The patented filter diverter is a simple and incredibly effective solution which: 

  • Helps to keep your gutter clean of debris, moss and leaves
  • Prevents blockages occurring in your soakaway
  • Prevents blockages occurring in your water butt, tank or barrel 
  • Provides you with filtered rainwater which can be recycled for use in your garden and home

Haydon then went on to create a Fine Mesh for the Gutter Mate which provides a higher degree of filtration, allowing rainwater to be reused for domestic and commercial purposes, both inside and outside buildings. 

The Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter has revolutionised the way that rainwater can be collected, stored and recycled. 

Some of its accolades include: 

  • In 2012 it was awarded the Green Apple Environment Award
  • 2011 Environmental Award Winners at the Hertfordshire Green Business Awards

The Gutter Mate Rainwater Diverter & Filter offers you a peace of mind solution to rainwater collection and is industry approved. This product is: 

  • Approved by the Water Technology List
  • Recommended by Waterwise; the leading authority on water efficiency in the UK
  • Recommended by WHICH?

Since 2004, Rainwater Solutions has helped thousands of people to save water and money across the UK and beyond. Today we are an industry leader in both advising and selling rainwater harvesting systems for domestic and commercial buildings: new and old. You can view our case studies here. 

With the expert knowledge of our Director and Founder, Haydon Robinson, we can offer unrivalled advice coupled with the best quality products at competitive prices. Our product range is continually expanding, and we endeavour to offer the best new and existing products available within the water recycling industry.  

Whether you’re a water recycling novice or veteran, Rainwater Solutions is both an authoritative voice and a valuable resource that can assist you in recycling rainwater from domestic properties, eco new-builds, schools, factories, commercial buildings, farms and horticultural nurseries.  

Even though we’re an online business we are easily accessible either by phone or email. We endeavour to provide a personable and professional service, providing excellent pre and after care help. 

For any queries including bespoke rainwater harvesting solutions and packages, speak to Haydon and our other experts and call us now on 01462 429 758 (Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm) or email us at [email protected]. 

If you would like to read more about our commitment to the environmental cause, head over to our Organic Living page. 

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