This sunroom is interesting because:

  1. The long edge attached to the house is lower below the gutter.

  2. Then it has multiple edges with a pointed top (cathedral?).

How does the water run off? Especially the edge at the attachment to the house?

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    Are you able to go look around the back of the conservatory ? The distinctive grass colour suggest its a touched-up real-estate agent kind of photo. The two whitish blobs on the upper and middle fence rail make no sense - it's been "tweaked"
    – Criggie
    Feb 14 at 11:38
  • The colours have definitely been punched up, but I'd briefly considered those 3 bits on the fence as some kind of brace for where it changes direction. The angles all match. (I'd not looked any further into it at the time)
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 14 at 12:16
  • To me it looks like there's definitely gutter, you can see the under mount gutter brackets. Looks like something like this: lowes.com/pd/Raingo-PVC-Gutter-Bracket/3099101 Feb 14 at 16:17

I'd say it has guttering… but perhaps nowhere to go.

The moulding round the top edge certainly looks gutter-shaped, it has sealed corners, all very 'guttery'.
What it doesn't seem to have is a fall-pipe, so it will either just fill up if those gutter-ends are sealed, or pee down onto the paving if they're not. It also seems designed that the rear face is just going to slosh water against the 'porch' section of the house extension.

It could potentially go right the way round, but the only indication of that is that the interior of the soffit section remains uniform. That, unfortunately doesn't tell us whether or not the outside is uniform. There is potential that it does if you look at the apparently larger gap back to the extension wall in the rear corner. There looks to be room enough for gutter. It would still have no apparent way to drain.

The porch itself seems to have correct guttering & fall-pipe (you can just see a bit of it at the far side & it looks like the same design as the neighbours', it runs to the side of the house. It could potentially be from the conservatory gutter, or the porch, or perhaps both at a push.

I don't see any part of the structure that could have cleverly-hidden integral fall-pipe. None of the uprights are big enough & none of them run down to the ground.

If that was an estate agent's or builder' photo I'd demand to see from more angles. I'd really also like to see one from the top of a ladder looking at that joint to the 'porch'.

One last observation. The door doesn't seem to open onto the paved area. There looks like an accidental half flag of overlap, but mainly it looks like that grass is going to take some footfall, come rain, come shine.

Couple of zoomed images of salient points…

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  • Concur - there are three separate constructions, the original house, the lean-to part, and lastly the conservatory. Can see the join in the black foundation bricks by the door. So the higher gutter would likely be done right originally. Need a look around the back.
    – Criggie
    Feb 14 at 11:34
  • that's a corner. the profile is too extreme for an end, see the nearby clip.
    – Jasen
    Feb 15 at 4:43

I would say NO.

That's just the answer for the outside part. The part connect to your house... I don't know because I can't see.

Gutter have downspouts and openings, this does not. You aren't giving the great up close picture so I am generalizing. It could be a gutter that is very very very custom, but that's a 1%.

You don't really need a gutter on it - sure preferred but its not end of world stuff like not blessing your plumbers putty before putting it into a sink. Now the house to sunroom thing is a different question, you need pictures, and is way more serious.


There may be gutters on the house-side of the sun room and the space needed to accommodate them has a filler piece to the door.

Or there may be a roof rain diverter that shields the entry by pushing water to the sides.

The down spouts may be integrated into the structure or just not in view because of the photo angle.

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