A box gutter is given its name as it is usually “boxed” into the middle or edge of the roof. The gutter collects the water and disposes of it through the drainpipe. Box guttering is generally concealed as they are hidden by outside walls that are higher than the edge of the roof tiles or sheeting – that is, you can’t see them when you look at the home, so they are great if you don’t like the look of gutters for whatever reason.
Box gutters should have a minimum fall of 1 : 200
Box guttering need to be made from high quality materials – better than the roof itself where possible, so Zincalume or Colorbond are ideal. Different colour choices are available but because it is a concealed gutter for the most part, the choice of colour may not be important to you.