Copper Rain Chains
June 27, 2012
Copperform Australia Pty Ltd are best known as a specialist fabrication company who also install non-ferrous Copper, Titanium Zinc and Aluminium metal roofing & wall cladding as well as being a leading manufacturer and supplier of Copper, CopperPlus, Titanium Zinc and Stainless Steel rain water gutters, downpipes, flashings and accessories to the building industry.
Copperform Australia are now able to supply an extensive range of pure Copper Rain chains, and will soon be adding Copper wind chimes, Copper water features and other custom products for the Landscape and Garden market sectors.
Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional downpipes. Guiding rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downpipe into a pleasing water feature. From the soft tinkling of individual droplets to the soothing rush of white water, they are a treat to listen to.
Rain chains (‘kusari doi’ in Japanese) are not a new idea. For hundreds of years, the Japanese have used the roof of their homes to collect water, transporting it downward with chains and finally depositing the rain water into large barrels for household water usage. Japanese temples often incorporate quite ornate and large rain chains into their design.
The Japanese culture is steeped in rich history, and they are a people that place great value on continuing many of their traditions. This is why, on many of the homes owned by people of Japanese heritage, you will find a Japanese rain chain (or several). It fits in well with the architectural style and the other elements of home decoration in use, such as choice of wood, arrangement of furniture, etc. You will even see rain chains on some new homes being built today, as developers are seeing them as a way to distinguish their homes from the others that have the “traditional” downpipes.
For more information on rain chains and their many other uses decorative and functional, or any other copper products, contact Copperform Australia at
T: 07 3277 2233
F: 07 3277 2078
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