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[February 2015] Gusto Direct Ltd has begun to operate www.freerain.co.uk on behalf of Rototek Ltd.  Gusto Direct Ltd is also in Gusto Group as is Rototek Ltd.

[June 2014] New ecommerce website opened.

[April 2014] Big news, due to some restructuring within the Gusto Group, Freerain became a trading name of Rototek Ltd, the manufacturing company responsible for making the rainwater harvesting tanks.

[October 2013] Based on the trade industry figures, the number of domestic rainwater systems sold is back on the increase, following the recession.

[August 2013] We are pleased to be working with Accolade Building Services on the New Burlesdon Community Centre project.

[July 2013] Following feedback from our customers we have decided to revert back to a normal geographic telephone number.

[March 2013] We exhibited at Ecobuild, our first national show for some years. It was great to see so many customers new and old over the three days.

[January 2013] Freerain Ltd becomes an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company.

[December 2012] Freerain begins to deliver systems into an award winning development in Bristol

[November 2012] Following a successful year, Freerain has announced agent/installer training dates for 2013

[November 2012] The new domestic system (3rd generation) launched, details to follow on the main domestic systems page shortly.

[August 2012] Freerain's office operation has now completed the move.

[August 2012] Freerain sales and admin staff are due to leave their historic base within the offices of the Gusto Group and move to the tank manufacturing facility to join up with the production and fulfillment staff. Our telephone and contact details will be updated shortly.

[July 2012] The 3rd generation of Freerain domestic rainwater systems are in their final testing stage, with an expected launch in the Autumn.

[May 2012] Now the weather has turned from drought to floods, specifiers and consultants turn their attentions to SUDS.

[March 2012] With the news that much of the Midlands and South of the UK will be affected by hosepipe restrictions, a new range of above ground rainwater tanks has been launched. See the Above Ground Garden Section for more information.

[January 2012] New installation and partnering workshops begin

[December 2011] Factory tours are now available by appointment

[November 2011] Freerain's manufacturing operations move to a new larger site.

[September 2011] Supplied an above ground system to the Coca Cola company at their Northampton works.

[September 2011] updated WRAS regulations with regard to internal and external pipe marking for rainwater came into force.

[August 2011] New header tank system added to the range.

[March 2011] New garden underground systems launched and webpage updated.

[February 2011] New domestic range has been launched and the domestic rainwater harvesting page has been updated.

[January 2011] Happy New Year from Freerain. New training dates added for those wishing to become Agents/Partners - See Wholesale and Reselling page for more details.

[December 2010] Cracking end to the year, with several large contractors placing orders for early 2011 delivery.

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[August 2010] More selected past commercial rainwater harvesting projects added. case studies page

[July 2010] Hosepipe bans are in force in the North West after a single dry season, this just shows how fragile our water supply in the country is. The most interesting aspect of this story is the fact that its not the South East. Read more here.

[May 2010] Look out for exciting new develops from Freerain shortly, there will be an updated monitoring system for our commercial systems and a new range of UK manufactured tanks.

[December 2010] Despite the difficult economic conditions in the building industry, Freerain Ltd has just delivered a record number of rainwater harvesting tanks for a single month.

[July 2009] Freerain Ltd nominated for a local business award.

[April 2009] Record number of school contracts secured.

[March 2009] We (Freerain Ltd) are proud to announce that we have been awarded "Investors in People"

[March 2009] The new British Standard "BS8515:2009 Rainwater Harvesting Systems" has finally been published and this will hopefully lead to increased standards and practices within the rainwater harvesting industry. Freerain's systems are fully compliant. For details and ordering of this publication see the British Standards website

[November 2008] Freerain was a finalist for the Green Business Award, presented by the British Chamber of Commerce. Held recently at the Natural History Museum.

[November 2008] Freerain attends the East Midlands EXPO 2008 event at the Lincolnshire Showground. The venue was especially fitting as it has been recently constructed to a very high environmental/sustainable standard. Freerain also supplied the rainwater harvesting systems. See the full story here

[October 2008] Wolds college opens with a Freerain rainwater harvesting system installed. See the full story here

[May 2008] Launch of the new underground 1000 litre storage tank. This low cost system is designed to meet the needs of the DIYer/gardener. Can be installed easily and uses a downpipe filter and a stainless steel submersible pump. see the Rain King page for more details

[December 2007] Partner scheme reaches thirty members and with continued strong interest for the days in the new year

[October 2007] Partner accreditation scheme launched.

[September 2007] Update of the Commercial rainwater systems on the website. See the case studies page

[July 2007] Despite the recent heavy rain, record domestic rainwater systems sales are made.

[March 2007] Freerain Ltd reports record sales for the year ending financial year ending 2007.

[January 2007] With continued growth in the industry, the Freerain team expands again. With Richard Andrew, Ruth Wells and Mark joining. See About Us for more details.

[March 2006]Press Release-Upton Development full story here

[March 2006]Press Release-Answer to hosepipe bans full story here

{March 2006]Press Release-Answer to gardeners water shortages full story here

[September 2005] Freerain wins two prestigous contracts to supply the MoD.

[July 2005] Freerain wins innovation award.

[March 2005] Our technical staff exchange ideas in Germany at the ISH Exhibition.

[February 2005]. Record number of systems delivered.

[January 2005] The Freerain team expands with the appointment of Marcus Fox, as the Business Development Manager.

Other Rainwater News

[February 2006] River Thames so dry aquatic life is under threat full story here

[January 2006] Above inflation price hikes full story here

[April 2005] 11.8% average rise in water bills comes in to effect, with Thames over 20%.

[November 2004] The cost of water is increasing, throughout the UK.

[August 2003] Freerain win the Environment Agency 2003 Water Efficiency awards.

Freerain is a trading name of Rototek Ltd and operated by Gusto Direct Ltd
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