AU2018206720A1 - Gutter Spacer Clip - Google Patents

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AU2018206720A1
AU2018206720A1 AU2018206720A AU2018206720A AU2018206720A1 AU 2018206720 A1 AU2018206720 A1 AU 2018206720A1 AU 2018206720 A AU2018206720 A AU 2018206720A AU 2018206720 A AU2018206720 A AU 2018206720A AU 2018206720 A1 AU2018206720 A1 AU 2018206720A1
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A gutter spacer clip 18 is disclosed. The clip includes two arms 36, 38 that, in use, contact opposite 5 surfaces of a gutter rear wall 20, 22, with a first arm 36 being positioned between the gutter rear wall 22 and a fascia 8 and determining a gap between these components. A second arm 38 of the clip includes a formation 42 that is adapted to cooperate with the gutter rear wall to 10 retain the clip on the gutter rear wall. 10476107_1 (GHMatters) P90342.AU.3

Description

Field of the Invention
The invention relates to a gutter spacer clip that is adapted to fit over and be retained on a rear wall of a gutter to space the gutter from a roof fascia so that there is a gap between the gutter and the fascia.
The invention also relates to a guttering assembly that includes a gutter, a gutter bracket mounting the gutter to a roof fascia, and a gutter spacer clip fitted over and retained on a rear wall of the gutter and spacing the gutter from the fascia so that there is a gap between the gutter and the fascia.
The invention also relates to a building that includes a guttering assembly mounted to a fascia on a wall and/or a roof of the building.
Background of the Invention
Guttering for collecting rainwater from a roof of a building generally includes a gutter in the form of an open-top channel located below a perimeter of the roof so that rainwater running off the roof is collected in the guttering. The open-top channel is formed with a front wall disposed away from the roof and a rear wall which is mounted to the building, for example via a fascia which, in turn, is attached to an upper edge of the building below the perimeter of the roof. The front and rear walls are joined by a pan and, collectively, form the channel. Drainage openings are formed in the pan to allow rainwater collected in the guttering to escape via downpipes to storm water drains or other water collection or disposal systems. In order to ensure that rainwater runs into the guttering, the guttering is arranged such that the roof
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- 2 extends over the rear wall of the gutter and into a region above the channel.
The front and rear walls of the gutter extend 5 upwardly from the pan. When the front wall is higher than the rear wall it conceals the edges of the roof from view for aesthetic reasons. In the event that drainage apertures in the pan become blocked, the channel may fill with rainwater to the extent that rainwater overflows the rear wall and fascia to enter the building. This is a problem, both in terms of water damage to the building and in terms of inconvenience to the building occupants.
The invention is concerned with providing a gutter spacer clip that can space a gutter away from a fascia and thereby minimise the possibility of overflow from a guttering into a building.
Reference to any prior art in the specification is not, and should not be taken as, an acknowledgment or any form of suggestion that this prior art forms part of the common general knowledge in Australia or any other country.
Summary of the Invention
The invention provides a gutter spacer clip that is adapted to fit over and be retained on a rear wall of a gutter to space the gutter from a roof fascia so that there is a gap between the gutter and the fascia, the gutter spacer clip including two arms that, in use, contact opposite surfaces of the gutter rear wall, with a first arm being positioned between the gutter rear wall and the fascia and determining the gap between these components, and with a second arm including a formation that is adapted to cooperate with the gutter rear wall to retain the clip on the gutter rear wall.
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The gutter spacer clip is not adapted to mount the gutter to the fascia. The gutter spacer clip is designed to be used with a separate gutter bracket designed to mount the gutter to the fascia.
The length of the first arm of the gutter spacer clip may be selected to be substantially the same as the height of the gutter rear wall to ensure that the gap between the gutter and the fascia is maintained for the whole height of the gutter rear wall.
The first arm of the gutter spacer clip may include one or more than one line of weakness extending across the width of the first arm to allow sections of the length of the first arm to be detached from the first arm to adjust the length of the first arm, for example as may be required to match the length of the first arm to the height of the gutter rear wall.
The length of the first arm of the gutter spacer clip may be selected so that the first arm is a longer arm than the second arm.
The length of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be selected so that, in use, the formation of the second arm cooperates with the gutter rear wall to retain the clip on the gutter rear wall at an upper section of the gutter rear wall.
The formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be located at the end of the second arm.
The formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be in the form of a C-shaped rib extending across the width of the second arm.
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- 4 The formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be any other suitable formation, such as dimples or other projections.
The gutter rear wall may include a rib extending along the length of the gutter.
The gutter spacer clip and the rib of the gutter rear wall may be formed so that, in use, the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the rib to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
The rib of the gutter rear wall may be formed and positioned to act as a support for the gutter spacer clip to facilitate the clip supporting the gutter on the fascia and allowing for the fall of the gutter to be set as required so that water can flow along the gutter or a downpipe.
The gutter rear wall may include an upper lip (which may also be described as a return) extending along the length of the gutter.
The gutter spacer clip and the lip of the gutter rear wall may be formed so that, in use, the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the lip to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
The gutter rear wall may include any other suitable formation, such as dimples or other projections on the rear wall, that can engage or be engaged by the formation of the second arm of the clip to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
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- 5 The gutter spacer clip may be made from a resilient material.
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The arms of the gutter spacer clip may be adapted to 5 clamp onto oppositely-facing surfaces of the gutter rear wall and thereby contribute to retaining the clip on the gutter rear wall. The arms may be resilient and adapted for such clamping action due to the resilience of the arms. The arms may be otherwise formed to provide the clamping action.
The invention also provides a guttering assembly for a building, the guttering assembly including a gutter, a plurality of gutter brackets mounting the gutter to a roof fascia of the building, and a plurality of the gutter spacer clip described above fitted over and retained on a rear wall of the gutter and spacing the gutter from the fascia so that there is a gap between the gutter and the fascia.
The gutter spacer clip is not adapted to mount the gutter to the fascia. The separate gutter bracket is designed to mount the gutter to the fascia.
The length of the first arm of the gutter spacer clip may be selected to be substantially the same as the height of the gutter rear wall to ensure that the gap between the gutter and the fascia is maintained for the whole height of the gutter rear wall.
The first arm of the gutter spacer clip may include one or more than one line of weakness extending across the width of the first arm to allow sections of the length of the first arm to be detached from the first arm to adjust the length of the first arm, for example as may be required to match the length of the first arm to the height of the gutter rear wall.
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The length of the first arm of the gutter spacer clip may be selected so that the first arm is a longer arm than the second arm.
The length of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be selected so that, in use, the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip cooperates with the gutter rear wall to retain the clip on the gutter rear wall at an upper section of the gutter rear wall.
The formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be located at the end of the second arm.
The formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be in the form of a C-shaped rib extending across the width of the second arm.
The formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip may be any other suitable formation, such as dimples or other projections.
The gutter rear wall may include a rib extending along the length of the gutter.
The gutter spacer clip and the rib of the gutter rear wall may be formed so that the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the rib and thereby contributes to retaining the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
The rib of the gutter rear wall may be formed and positioned to act as a support for the gutter spacer clip to facilitate the clip supporting the gutter on the fascia and allowing for the fall of the gutter to be set as required so that water can flow along the gutter or a downpipe.
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The gutter rear wall may include an upper lip extending along the length of the gutter.
The gutter spacer clip and the lip of the gutter rear wall may be formed so that, in use, the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the lip to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
The gutter rear wall may include any other suitable formation, such as dimples or other projections on the rear wall, that can engage or be engaged by the formation of the second arm of the clip to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
The gutter spacer clip may be made from a resilient material.
The arms of the gutter spacer clip may be adapted to clamp onto oppositely-facing surfaces of the gutter rear wall and thereby contribute to retaining the clip on the gutter rear wall. The arms may be resilient and adapted for such clamping action due to the resilience of the arms. The arms may be otherwise formed to provide the clamping action.
The gap between the rear wall and the fascia may be at least 1 mm.
The gap between the rear wall and the fascia may be 1-2 mm.
The gutter may include an open-top channel formed by front and rear walls linked by a pan for allowing rainwater to run from the roof into the channel.
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- 8 The rear wall of the gutter may extend to a height above the pan that is less than the height of the front wall above the pan.
The gutter bracket may be any suitable bracket.
The present invention also provides a building that includes the above-described guttering assembly mounted to a fascia on a wall and/or a roof of the building.
The building may include a plurality of the gutter spacer clips at spaced intervals along the length of the gutter.
The building may include a plurality of the gutter brackets at spaced intervals along the length of the gutter.
Brief Description of the Drawings
The invention is now described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:
Figure 1 is a diagrammatic vertical cross-section through one embodiment of a guttering assembly in accordance with the present invention, which includes one embodiment of a gutter spacer clip in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the gutter spacer clip shown in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a side view of the gutter spacer clip shown in Figures 2 and 3;
Figure 4 is a diagrammatic vertical cross-section
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Figure 5 is a perspective view of another, although not the only other, embodiment of a gutter spacer clip in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 6 is a side view of the gutter spacer clip 10 shown in Figure 5.
Detailed Description of the Embodiments
The guttering assembly 10 in accordance with an 15 embodiment of the invention is shown in Figure 1 mounted to a fascia 8 of a building (not shown), with a roof 6 of the building extending to a position to deliver rainwater into the guttering assembly 10.
The guttering assembly 10 shown in Figure 1 includes:
(a) a gutter 12, (b) a plurality of gutter brackets 14 (only one of which is shown in the Figure) mounting the gutter to the fascia 8, and (c) a plurality of gutter spacer clips 18 (only one of which is shown in the Figure) fitted over and retained on the gutter 12 and spacing the gutter 12 from the fascia 8 so that there is a gap, typically of the order of 2 mm, between the gutter 12 and the fascia 8.
The gutter brackets 14 and the gutter spacer clips 18 are spaced apart along the length of the gutter 12. The spacing may be any suitable spacing.
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The gutter 12 includes a front wall 20, a rear wall 22, and a pan 24 linking the front and rear walls 20, 22 and thereby forming an open-top channel. The front wall
20 includes an inturned lip 28 extending along the length of the gutter 12. This reinforces the front wall 20 and cooperates with the gutter brackets 14 to mount the gutter 12 to the fascia 8. In addition, the rear wall 22 includes a rib 34 extending along the length of the gutter
12. The rib 34 reinforces the rear wall 22 and cooperates with the gutter spacer clip 18 to retain the clip on the gutter 12, as is described further below. The rib 34 acts as a support for the gutter spacer clip 18 to facilitate the clip 18 supporting the gutter 12 on the fascia 8 and allowing for the fall of the gutter to be set as required so that water can flow along the gutter to a downpipe (not shown).
The gutter 12 may be formed by roll-forming metal strip that is coated with a corrosion-resistant medium.
The gutter 12 may be formed from plastics material or any other suitable material.
The gutter bracket 14 is a conventional bracket made by bending a length of steel into the shape shown in Figure 1. The gutter bracket 14 is shaped so that a forward end 26 thereof can engage and retain the inturned lip 28 of the front wall 20 of the gutter 12 and a rear section 30 thereof can fit over and by nailed or otherwise fastened to a top wall 32 of the fascia 8. The gutter bracket 14 may be any other suitable shape and be formed from any suitable material.
The guttering 10 also includes one or more downpipes (not shown) extending downwardly from the pan 24 for allowing rainwater that collects in the gutter 12 to flow from the gutter via openings (not shown) in the gutter 12
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- 11 to stormwater drains or storage tanks (not shown) or other suitable rainwater collection or disposal systems.
Accordingly, rainwater falling on the roof 6 flows 5 under the influence of gravity downwardly along the incline of the roof 6 and into the channel defined by the gutter 12. In this manner, rainwater is collected in the guttering 10 for transfer to drainage pipes that lead to, for example, stormwater drains or storage tanks.
The above-described construction of the gutter 12 and the gutter bracket 14 of the guttering assembly 10 and the above-described construction of the fascia 8 and the roof 6 are entirely conventional.
The gutter spacer clip 18 is essentially a peg-shaped member that is formed from plastics material or any other suitable material, such as steel. The gutter spacer clip 18 is designed to fit over the rear wall 22 of the gutter
12 and to space the gutter 12 from the fascia 8 so that there is the gap shown in Figure 1 between the rear wall of the gutter 12 and the fascia 8. Typically, the gutter spacer clip 18 is 2-3 cm wide. It can be appreciated that providing a plurality of the gutter spacer clips 18 at spaced intervals, typically at least 12 cm spacings along the length of the gutter 12 results in a plurality of regions between the gutter 12 and the fascia 8 through which rainwater overflowing the rear wall 22 can flow downwardly to the ground rather than into the building.
Accordingly, water damage is minimised due to the regions between the gutter spacer clips 18 allowing water overflow.
With particular reference to Figures 2 and 3, the gutter spacer clip 18 includes two arms 36, 38 that, in use, contact opposite surfaces of the gutter rear wall 22 (as shown in Figure 1).
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The arrangement is such that a first arm 36 is adapted to be positioned between the gutter rear wall 22 and the fascia 8 and thereby determine the spacing and therefore the gap between these components.
The length of the first arm 36 is selected to be substantially the same as the height of the rear wall 22 of the gutter 12 so that the gap between the gutter 12 and the fascia 8 is maintained for the whole of the height of the gutter rear wall 22.
The length of the second arm 38 is shorter than that of the first arm 36.
The second arm 38 includes a rib 42 in the form of a C-shaped formation at the end thereof that, in use, cooperates with the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22 to retain the clip 18 on the gutter 12.
More particularly, the positions and the profiles of the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22 and the rib 42 of the second arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18 are such that the rib 42 rides over the rib 34 when the gutter spacer clip 18 is pushed downwardly onto the gutter rear wall 22 to position the gutter spacer clip 18 onto the gutter rear wall 22.
The gutter spacer clip 18 is formed as a resilient member. As a consequence, the initial contact of the downwardly moving second arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18 with the rib 34 causes the second arm 38 to be deflected outwardly. As downward movement continues , after the rib 42 of the gutter spacer clip 18 passes over the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22, the resilience of the gutter spacer clip 18 deflects the second arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18 inwardly so that the rib 42
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- 13 becomes located below the rib 34. It can be appreciated that in this location of the rib 42 of the gutter spacer clip 18, the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22 acts as a barrier to upward movement that would disengage the gutter spacer clip 18 from the gutter rear wall 22. More specifically, in order to disengage the gutter spacer clip 18 from the gutter rear wall 22, it is necessary for any upward force to be sufficient to move the second arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18 outwardly over the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22 against the resilience of the gutter spacer clip 18.
In effect, the resilience of the gutter spacer clip 18 provides the clamping force for retaining the clip 18 in position on the gutter 12 and the arrangement of the rib 34 and the rib 42 of the gutter spacer clip 18 further contributes to retaining the gutter spacer clip 18 in position on the gutter 12.
The shape of the C-shape of the rib 42 of the gutter spacer clip 18 is such that there is a smooth as opposed to a sudden outward and then inward deflection of the formation as it moves over the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22 to minimise the possibility of damage to the surface of the gutter rear wall 22 that may affect the corrosion performance of the gutter 12.
In addition, it is noted that the length of the second arm 38 may be selected as required, having regard to the shape and size of the rib 34 of the gutter rear wall 22, so that the forces required to deflect the second arm 38 are within an acceptable range.
The gutter spacer clip 18 may be any suitable dimensions. Typically, the clip 18 is 2-3 cm wide and the longer arm, namely the first arm 36, is 5-7 cm long.
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- 14 One of the features of the guttering assembly of the invention, which is evident from the embodiment described with reference to the Figures, is that the gutter spacer clip 18 is not adapted to mount the gutter 12 to the fascia 8 and is a separate component to the gutter bracket
14. As a consequence, each of the gutter spacer clip 18 and the gutter bracket 14 can be optimised for their primary functions, one to act as a spacer and the other to mount the gutter 12 to the fascia 8.
In addition, providing separate components simplifies manufacture of the components.
With reference to Figure 4, the embodiment of the 15 guttering assembly in accordance with the present invention shown in the Figure is identical to the embodiment shown in Figure 1 except that the rear wall 22 of the gutter 12 has an inturned upper lip (which may be described as a return) 44, instead of the rib 34 as shown in Figure 1, that engages with the rib 42 of the gutter spacer clip 18 to retain the gutter spacer clip 18 on the gutter 12.
With reference to Figures 5 and 6, the embodiment of the gutter spacer clip 18 in accordance with the present invention shown in these Figures is identical to the embodiment shown in Figures 2 and 3 except that the Figures 5/6 embodiment includes one or more than one line of weakness 46 extending across the width of the first arm
38 of the gutter spacer clip 18 to allow sections of the length of the first arm 38 to be detached from the first arm 38 to adjust the length of the first arm 38. The length adjustment is useful to make it possible to match the length of the first arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip
18 to the height of the gutter rear wall 22, whereby a single as-manufactured gutter spacer clip 18 can be used with a range of different gutter sizes. In the embodiment
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- 15 shown in Figures 5/6, there are two lines of weakness 46, with each line of weakness being in the form of aligned recesses 48 extending across the width of the first arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18. The spacing of the lines of weakness 46 is selected having regard to the dimensions of known gutters 12.
Many modifications may be made to the embodiments of the present invention described above with reference to the Figures without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
By way of example, whilst the embodiments of the gutter spacer clip 18 shown in the Figures include a second arm 38 having a rib 42 in the form of a C-shaped formation, it can readily be appreciated that the invention is not confined to this shape of formation and extends to any shape of formation that forces the second arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18 to deflect outwardly when the gutter spacer clip 18 is pushed onto the gutter rear wall 22. It is noted that in many situations it will be preferable for the formation to be shaped so that there is a smooth as opposed to a sudden outward and then inward deflection of the formation as it moves over the rib 34 or the return lip 44 of the gutter rear wall 22 to minimise the possibility of damage to the surface of the gutter rear wall 22 that may affect the corrosion performance of the gutter 12.
By way of further example, whilst the gutter rear wall 22 of the gutter 12 includes a rib 34 in the case of the Figure 1 embodiment and a return lip 44 in the case of the Figure 4 embodiment that cooperate with the ribs 42 of the second arm 38 of the gutter spacer clip 18, the present invention is not so limited and extends to any suitable formation that can cooperate with the clip formation 42. Other suitable formations include dimples or
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- 16 other projections on the gutter rear wall 22.
By way of further example, whilst the embodiment of the gutter spacer clip 18 shown in the Figures includes a first arm 36 that has a constant thickness along the length of the arm 36 so that there is a constant gap width between the gutter rear wall 22 and the fascia 8, it can readily be appreciated that the invention is not confined to this arrangement and, by way of example, extends to first arms 36 that are wedge-shaped so that the gap width increases along the length of the arms 36. This feature is advantageous in terms of assisting in preventing entrapment of debris, such as leaf litter, in the gap between the gutter rear wall 22 and the fascia 8.
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  1. CLAIMS :
    1. A gutter spacer clip that is adapted to fit over and 5 be retained on a rear wall of a gutter to space the gutter from a roof fascia so that there is a gap between the gutter and the fascia, the gutter spacer clip including two arms that, in use, contact opposite surfaces of the gutter rear wall, with a first arm being positioned
    10 between the gutter rear wall and the fascia and determining the gap between these components, and with a second arm including a formation that is adapted to cooperate with the gutter rear wall to retain the clip on the gutter rear wall.
  2. 2. The gutter spacer clip defined in claim 1 wherein the length of the first arm of the gutter spacer clip is selected to be substantially the same as the height of the gutter rear wall to ensure that the gap between the gutter
    20 and the fascia is maintained for the whole height of the gutter rear wall.
  3. 3. The gutter spacer clip defined in claim 1 or claim 2 wherein the first arm of the gutter spacer clip includes
    25 one or more than one line of weakness extending across the width of the first arm to allow sections of the length of the first arm to be detached from the first arm to adjust the length of the first arm.
    30
  4. 4. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims wherein the length of the first arm of the gutter spacer clip is selected so that the first arm is a longer arm than the second arm.
    35 5. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims wherein the length of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip is selected so that, in use, the
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    - 18 formation of the second arm cooperates with the gutter rear wall to retain the clip on the gutter rear wall at an upper section of the gutter rear wall.
  5. 5 6. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims wherein the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip is located at the end of the second arm.
    10 7. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims wherein the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip is in the form of a C-shaped rib extending across the width of the second arm.
    15 8. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims wherein the gutter rear wall includes a rib extending along the length of the gutter and the gutter spacer clip and the rib of the gutter rear wall are formed so that, in use, the formation of the second arm of
    20 the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the rib to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
    9. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of claims 1 to 7 wherein the gutter rear wall includes an upper lip
    25 extending along the length of the gutter and the gutter spacer clip and the lip of the gutter rear wall are formed so that, in use, the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the lip to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
    10. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims being made from a resilient material.
    11. The gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the
    35 preceding claims wherein the arms are adapted to clamp onto oppositely-facing surfaces of the gutter rear wall and thereby contribute to retaining the clip on the gutter rear wall.
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    12. A guttering assembly for a building, the guttering assembly including a gutter, a plurality of gutter brackets mounting the gutter to a roof fascia of the
    5 building, and a plurality of the gutter spacer clip defined in any one of the preceding claims fitted over and retained on a rear wall of the gutter and spacing the gutter from the fascia so that there is a gap between the gutter and the fascia.
    13. The guttering assembly defined in claim 12 wherein the gutter rear wall includes a rib extending along the length of the gutter and the gutter spacer clip and the rib of the gutter rear wall are formed so that the
    15 formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip engages and cooperates with the rib and thereby contributes to retaining the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
    20 14. The guttering assembly defined in claim 12 wherein the gutter rear wall includes an upper lip extending along the length of the gutter and the gutter spacer clip and the lip of the gutter rear wall are formed so that the formation of the second arm of the gutter spacer clip
    25 engages and cooperates with the lip to retain the gutter spacer clip on the gutter rear wall.
    15. The guttering assembly defined in any one of claims 12 to 14 wherein the arms of the gutter spacer clip are
    30 adapted to clamp onto oppositely-facing surfaces of the gutter rear wall and thereby contribute to retaining the clip on the gutter rear wall.
    16. The guttering assembly defined in any one of claims
    35 12 to 15 wherein the gap between the rear wall and the fascia is at least 1 mm.
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    - 20 17. The guttering assembly defined in any one of claims 12 to 16 wherein the gutter includes an open-top channel formed by front and rear walls linked by a pan for allowing rainwater to run from the roof into the channel
    5 and the rear wall extends to a height above the pan that is less than the height of the front wall above the pan.
    18. A building that includes the guttering assembly mounted to a fascia on a wall and/or a roof of the
    10 building.
    19. The building defined in claim 18 includes a plurality of the gutter spacer clips at spaced intervals along the length of the gutter.
    20. The building defined in claim 18 or claim 19 includes a plurality of the gutter brackets at spaced intervals along the length of the gutter.
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