When installing the tiles abutting the bonding gutter it may be necessary to remove tile nibs to enable the tiles to sit close over the bonding gutter upstands. It is also a good idea to use screws to secure the edge tiles, making sure the fixings do not penetrate the gutter lining, of course. Screws make it easier to pull the tiles closer to the battens, further reducing the amount of possible ‘kicking’ over the gutter upstands.
One of the biggest issues when installing bonding gutters is not the technical installation itself, but the disputes between neighbours regarding boundaries. Bonding gutters are normally positioned over the party wall between properties, combining with a firebreak detail, however this does not have to be the case. If there is a dispute regarding this, the bonding gutter can be installed on your side of the party wall to avoid a disagreement.
Anyone about to install a new roof adjoining a neighbour should first talk with their neighbour to explain and agree upon the installation process. If you have to install the bonding gutter wholly on your side of the roof then it is recommend you use the detail shown earlier in drawing number 2, as there is no need for any additional structure support for the bonding gutter itself.