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HD Sharman Ltd.
High Peak Works,
High Peak,
Derbyshire SK23 0HW

Support & training

Installing our gutter and roof systems

Correct installation methodologies prescribed by Sharmans are critical to the lifetime performance of our gutter and roof refurbishment systems. Our Trained Contractor network receive comprehensive installation training and ongoing site support is provided by our team of Technical Services Managers. Moreover, a programme of site inspections and or audits is applied on all projects as a prerequisite to release the system guarantees.



Purpose built training centres

We have two purpose built training facilities – one at our head office in Derbyshire and another in Wiltshire. At both, contractors learn from our experienced Training team about key system components and the installation methods required to secure the system’s guarantee. Training programmes include a blended and interactive programme:

  • A review of the key system gutter and roof profiles
  • Hands-on practical application and fitting skills using purpose built demonstration rigs
  • Hot air gutter welding techniques for bespoke moulded components
  • The 12 Golden Rules of Plygene Gutterline installation with supporting videos
  • Digital support tools for installers
  • Site inspection and certification requirements to secure the system guarantees
  • Practical hands-on survey guidance


Ongoing training support

In addition to the initial contractor Training Programme, ongoing contractor support is provided by a wealth of on line tools that are available to download from our web site including video footage for each of the installation Golden Rules, a full suite of technical product data sheets, health and safety data sheets, Guarantee requests, survey and measuring guides, and associated marketing materials for the end user client.

Download our Plygene Gutterline system guide

Sharmans is committed to quality, not just of our system but its installation too. In support of this we have a system guide that includes installation Golden Rules which must be followed and certified by a Trained Contractor in order to ensure the highest quality of installation and request the system guarantee from our Technical Services team.

Training videos to support you

The Plygene Gutterline system
Format: Video

Function: See how our system works

Installation video – 12 Golden Rules
Format: Video

Function: A video to support installation

Installation video Golden Rule 1
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 1: Preparation

Installation video Golden Rule 2
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 2: Pin outer thimbles

Installation video Golden Rule 3
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 3: Envelope fold the stop ends

Installation video Golden Rule 4
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 4: Angle Blanks

Installation video Golden Rule 5
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 5: Always use the proprietary cutting tool

Installation video Golden Rule 6
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 6: Insert split thimbles at 45 degrees

Installation video Golden Rule 7
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 7: Ensure the liner is pressed firmly along the crease lines

Installation video Golden Rule 8
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 8: Mechanically pin the liner around the outlets

Installation video Golden Rule 9
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 9: All welds must be free from moisture

Installation video Golden Rule 10
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 10: Trap or fix the liner

Installation video Golden Rule 11
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 11: Trap or fix the wind uplift restraints

Installation video Golden Rule 12
Format: Video

Function: Golden Rule 12: Probe test all welds

Book a training course

We run regular training courses at our purpose built training centres in Derbyshire and Wiltshire.

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Join the UK Network of Trained Contractors.

Refresher training programmes

If you would like to arrange a refresher training course, contact us now.