(19)
(11)EP 3 143 220 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
27.11.2019 Bulletin 2019/48

(21)Application number: 15732458.3

(22)Date of filing:  12.05.2015
(51)Int. Cl.: 
E04D 13/072  (2006.01)
F16B 43/02  (2006.01)
F16B 1/00  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/NL2015/050330
(87)International publication number:
WO 2015/174831 (19.11.2015 Gazette  2015/46)

(54)

DEVICE FOR FIXING A GUTTER TO A BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WITH SUCH A DEVICE

VORRICHTUNG ZUM BEFESTIGEN EINER ABLAUFRINNE AN EINEM BAUWERK UND BAUWERK MIT SOLCH EINER VORRICHTUNG

DISPOSITIF DE FIXATION D'UNE GOUTTIÈRE À UNE STRUCTURE DE BÂTIMENT ET STRUCTURE DE BÂTIMENT COMPRENANT UN TEL DISPOSITIF


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 14.05.2014 NL 2012816

(43)Date of publication of application:
22.03.2017 Bulletin 2017/12

(73)Proprietor: Jarola Vision B.V.
7775 AC Lutten (NL)

(72)Inventor:
  • DE WILDE, Gerrit Jan
    NL-7788 AH Anerveen (NL)

(74)Representative: Slikker, Wilhelmina Johanna et al
Arnold & Siedsma Bezuidenhoutseweg 57
2594 AC The Hague
2594 AC The Hague (NL)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 0 317 032
FR-A- 1 474 956
FR-A1- 2 769 934
US-A1- 2011 014 010
FR-A- 884 660
FR-A- 1 497 813
GB-A- 670 947
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description


    [0001] The invention relates to a device for fixing a gutter to a building construction, the device comprising:
    • a fixing member for arranging fixedly on the building construction;
    • a support member releasably connectable to the fixing member for supporting the gutter, the support member comprising two connecting elements extending at an angle to each other, wherein:
      • a first connecting element of the two connecting elements is configured to be connected releasably to the fixing member and, in the situation arranged on the building construction, extends substantially parallel to the building construction, and
      • the second connecting element is configured to be connected to the gutter and, in the situation arranged on the building construction, extends substantially vertically.


    [0002] FR 1 474 956 discloses a device for fixing a gutter to a building construction, said device having a support that is attached to the building construction.

    [0003] FR 1 497 813 discloses a device for fixing a gutter to a building construction, said device having two curved clamps that are attached to the building construction.

    [0004] FR 884 660 discloses a washer for fixing corrugated sheets in the construction of sheets.

    [0005] The device according to the preamble is known for instance from the European patent publication with number EP 0 317 032 B1.

    [0006] It is an object of the invention to improve the device of EP 0 317 032 B1. It is a particular object of the invention to improve the device of EP 0 317 032 B1 such that it can be utilized more flexibly, for instance for several types of building construction.

    [0007] This object is achieved with a device according to any of the claims 1-7 or a combination thereof.

    [0008] A building construction is understood to mean any construction to which a gutter can be fixed. A building construction is particularly understood to mean a (sloping) roof, more particularly a (corrugated) sheet roof or trapezoidal sheeting.

    [0009] The fixing member can be attached fixedly to the building construction using fixing means, for instance though not limited thereto, in the form of a bolt and nut.

    [0010] The device according to the invention comprises a fixing element comprising a peripheral edge, wherein the peripheral edge has a shape adapted to the building construction.

    [0011] Such a peripheral edge with a shape adapted to the building construction provides the advantage that the fixing element can be connected to the building construction so as to fit substantially against it. Because the fixing element fits against the building construction, the fixing element can be firmly connected thereto.

    [0012] According to the invention two first opposite sides of the peripheral edge have a shape adapted to a first type of building construction and two second opposite sides of the peripheral edge have a shape adapted to a second, other type of building construction.

    [0013] The two first opposite sides of the peripheral edge more particularly have a shape adapted to a first type of building construction for the purpose of arranging the fixing element in a first orientation on the first type of building construction, and the two second opposite sides of the peripheral edge have a shape adapted to a second, other type of building construction for the purpose of arranging the fixing element in a second orientation on the second type of building construction.

    [0014] An advantage of such a peripheral edge is that the fixing element can be disposed substantially fitting on two different types of building construction and can therefore be connected firmly thereto. The fixing element can be arranged for this purpose in two different orientations on the building construction, wherein in a first orientation of the fixing element the first sides of the peripheral edge fit substantially against the building construction of the first type, and in a second orientation of the fixing element the second sides of the peripheral edge fit substantially against the building construction of the second type.

    [0015] The first type of building construction can for instance, though not exclusively, be a corrugated sheet and the second type of building construction can for instance, though not exclusively, be a trapezoidal sheet. It will be apparent that the fixing element can be made suitable for any type of building construction by selecting a suitable shape of the peripheral edge.

    [0016] In order to indicate the suitable placing orientation per type of building construction the fixing element comprises a first marking for indicating the first placing orientation of the fixing element for the first type of building construction and a second marking for indicating the second placing orientation of the fixing element for the second type of building construction.

    [0017] In yet another embodiment of the device according to the invention the two first opposite sides have a substantially circular or oval free edge or recess therein, which free edge or recess forms a fitting surface for fitting at least partially against the first type of building construction.

    [0018] Such a circular or oval free edge or recess in the edge forms a circular or oval fitting surface for at least partial fitting against a circular or oval surface of the building construction, whereby this fixing element is particularly suitable for fixing to a corrugated sheet. The radius and/or dimension of the circular or oval free edge or recess in the edge is preferably selected such that it is suitable for different types of corrugated sheet of different radii and/or dimensions. That is, the radius and/or dimension of the circular or oval free edge or recess in the edge is selected in accordance with the largest available radius and/or dimension of a (standard) commercially available corrugated sheet. For corrugated sheets of a smaller radius and/or dimension than the radius and/or dimension of the circular or oval free edge or recess in the edge, the free edge or recess will not fit with its whole fitting surface against the corrugation of the corrugated sheet but only with a part thereof. Applicant has found that, even in the case of partial fitting, a sufficiently strong connection can be provided between the fixing element and the corrugated sheet.

    [0019] The two second opposite sides can have a substantially straight free edge or recess therein, which free edge or recess forms a fitting surface for at least partial fitting against the second type of building construction.

    [0020] Such a straight free edge or recess in the edge is suitable for a building construction with an at least partially straight or flat surface, such as a flat plate or trapezoidal sheet. The dimension of the straight free edge or recess can here also be selected in accordance with a dimension of a profile of the building construction.

    [0021] In yet another embodiment of the device according to the invention the fixing element comprises a number of strengthening ribs disposed parallel to the second opposite sides and extending over a least a part of the length of the fixing element.

    [0022] Such strengthening ribs extending parallel to the second opposite sides provide the advantage that they impart stiffness to the fixing element in a direction substantially at a right angle to the strengthening ribs, and impart some flexibility to the fixing element in a direction substantially parallel to the strengthening ribs. The fixing element, and in particular the substantially circular or oval edge or recess in the edge, can hereby be shaped to some extent to the first type of building construction.

    [0023] In yet another embodiment of the device according to the invention the fixing member comprises a second fixing element configured to be disposed on a side of the building construction opposite the (first) fixing element and to be connected to the (first) fixing element such that the building construction extends between the (first) fixing element and the second fixing element.

    [0024] Because the building construction extends between the (first) fixing element and second fixing element disposed on either side thereof, a firm connection can be realized between the fixing member and the building construction.

    [0025] In practical manner the second fixing element can comprise a receiving space for receiving the first connecting element of the support member. Because the first connecting element of the support member is received in the receiving space of the second fixing element, the support member can be easily connected to the fixing member.

    [0026] Using the device according to the invention a gutter can be disposed in simple manner at a freely chosen sloping incline in that the second connecting element has an angle relative to the first connecting element which is suitable for suspension of the gutter. The first connecting element extends substantially parallel here to the building construction and the second connecting element extends substantially vertically.

    [0027] The fixing element and/or the second fixing element and/or the support member can for instance be manufactured from plastic or metal. In order to provide the required strength the support member is embodied in practical manner from steel with a thickness of 2-6 mm, for instance 4 mm.

    [0028] For substantially vertical arrangement of the second connecting element the angle between the two connecting elements must be correctly chosen. This is achieved in that the angle between the two connecting elements is adapted to the angle of inclination of the building construction. The angle between the two connecting elements is equal here to the obtuse angle between the building construction and the vertical.

    [0029] The fixing member and the support member of the device according to the invention can for instance be supplied separately of each other to a user, wherein a number of support members with mutually differing angles between the two connecting elements are made available to the user so that the user can select and use a support member with a correct angle between the two connecting elements for his/her building construction.

    [0030] In an embodiment of the device according to the invention the two connecting elements are connected to each other such that the angle between the two is adjustable.

    [0031] Such a device provides the advantage that the support member is suitable for building constructions with any random angle of inclination, wherein the angle between the two connecting elements is set subject to the angle of inclination of the relevant building construction. The two connecting elements can for instance be connected pivotally to each other.

    [0032] In yet another embodiment of the device according to the invention the first connecting element comprises an elongate slot, wherein the first connecting element can be connected to the (first) fixing element and optionally the second fixing element by arranging a bolt in the slot via an opening in the (first) fixing element and securing the bolt at a chosen position in the slot using a nut.

    [0033] The slot provides the advantage that the connecting element can be connected at a suitable location to the (first) fixing element.

    [0034] For connection of the gutter to the device according to the invention the second connecting element comprises an elongate slot, wherein the gutter can be connected to the second connecting element by arranging a bolt connected to the gutter in the slot and securing the bolt at a chosen position in the slot using a nut.

    [0035] The gutter can for instance be connected for this purpose to a per se known and freely available fixing bracket, which fixing bracket has at least one opening which can be disposed in register with the slot of the second connecting element so that the bolt can be arranged through the opening and the slot and can be firmly attached using a nut. This slot also provides the advantage that the fixing bracket can be connected at a suitable location to the second connecting element.

    [0036] The invention also relates to a building construction comprising a number of fixedly arranged devices as described above distributed along the length of the building construction, wherein the number of devices together support a gutter.

    [0037] The invention will be further elucidated with reference to the figures shown in the drawing, in which:

    figures 1A-1C show respectively a perspective view (figure 1A), a perspective cut-away view (figure 1B) and a perspective exploded view (figure 1C) of the device according to the invention;

    figure 2 shows a bottom view of a fixing member according to the invention;

    figure 3 shows the device of figure 1 in a situation fixed to a first type of building construction; and

    figure 4 shows the device of figure 1 in a situation fixed to a second type of building construction.



    [0038] Figures 1A-1C show a device 1 for fixing a gutter to a building construction. Device 1 comprises a fixing member 2 which can be attached to the building construction and a support member 3 which is connected to fixing member 2 and which can support the gutter. As shown in figures 1A-1C, support member 3 comprises two connecting elements 4, 5 extending at an angle to each other, wherein a first connecting element 4 is connected to fixing member 2 and wherein second connecting element 5 can be connected to the gutter using a fixing bracket (not shown). The fixing bracket can be a generally commercially available fixing bracket which can be attached to support member 3 with two bolts and nuts at a chosen position in a slot 7 in the second connecting element 5 thereof. The angle 6 between the two connecting elements 4, 5 is adapted to the angle of inclination of the building construction such that first connecting element 4 extends substantially parallel to the building construction and second connecting element 5 extends substantially vertically, see also figures 3 and 4. Since in view of rain and other precipitation the building construction is normally disposed sloping downward to at least some extent, the angle 6 is usually greater than 90°. The angle 6 can particularly lie between about 100° and about 160°.

    [0039] As shown in figures 1A-1C, 3 and 4, fixing member 2 comprises a first fixing element 8 and a second fixing element 9. First fixing element 8 comprises a peripheral edge 10 with a shape adapted to building construction 13, 14. Two first opposite sides 11 of peripheral edge 10 have a shape adapted to a first type of building construction 13 and two second opposite sides 12 of peripheral edge 10 have a shape adapted to a second, other type of building construction 14. In the shown embodiment the first type of building construction 13 is a corrugated sheet roof and the second type of building construction 14 is a trapezoidal sheet. The two first opposite sides 11 have a substantially circular recess 15 which, with a correct first orientation of first fixing element 8, lies against a wave-like peak of building construction 13, see figure 3. Because circular recess 15 lies against the wave-like peak, a firm connection to building construction 13 can be provided. The two second opposite sides 12 have a substantially straight free edge which, with a correct second orientation of first fixing element 8, lies against a block wave-like peak of building construction 14, see figure 4. Because the straight edge of the second opposite sides 12 lies against the flat block wave-like peak, a strong connection to building construction 14 can be provided. In order to determine the correct first or second orientation the first fixing element 8 comprises respectively a first marking 16 and a second marking 17. First marking 16 is a wave shape for the purpose of indicating that in the first orientation the first fixing element 8 is suitable for fitting against a corrugated sheet roof, and second marking 17 is a block wave shape for the purpose of indicating that in the first orientation the first fixing element 8 is suitable for fitting against a trapezoidal sheet.

    [0040] Second fixing element 9 comprises a receiving space 18 for receiving first connecting element 4 of support member 3. In order to be received therein the first connecting element 4 can be arranged by sliding in receiving space 18. As will be apparent from figures 3 and 4, first fixing element 8 and second fixing element 9, when arranged on building construction 13, 14, will be disposed on either side of building construction 13, 14.

    [0041] Attachment of support member 3 to building construction 13, 14 takes place by sliding first connecting element 4 into receiving space 18 of second fixing element 9. The first connecting element can be arranged here at any desired and suitable distance in receiving space 18. First and second fixing elements 8, 9 are then disposed on either side of building construction 13, 14, after which a bolt 19 is arranged through a circular opening 20 in first fixing element 8, an elongate slot 21 of first connecting element 4 and an elongate slot 22 of second fixing element 9. Bolt 19 is then secured using a nut 23. Using the elongate slots 21, 22 the first fixing element 8 can be connected at a suitable position in slots 21, 22 to first connecting element 4 and second fixing element 9. It is noted that the above steps for fixing support member 3 to the building construction can be performed in any suitable sequence.

    [0042] Figure 2 shows an underside of first fixing element 8. This shows that first fixing element 8 comprises a number of strengthening ribs 23 disposed parallel to the second opposite sides 12. Strengthening ribs 23 impart stiffness to first fixing element 8 in a direction substantially at a right angle to strengthening ribs 23 and some flexibility in a direction substantially parallel to strengthening ribs 23. The second opposite sides 12 can hereby be displaced to some extent toward each other, whereby the radius of circular recess 15 can decrease to some extent and thus be adapted to some extent to a radius of the wave-like peak of a corrugated sheet roof.

    [0043] It is noted that the invention is not limited to the shown embodiments but also extends to variants within the scope of the appended claims.

    [0044] It will thus be apparent to the skilled person that, although the support member is shown with a fixed angle between the two connecting elements, the two connecting elements can alternatively be connected to each other such that the angle between the two is adjustable.


    Claims

    1. Device (1) for fixing a gutter to a building construction (13, 14), the device comprising:

    - a fixing member (2) for arranging fixedly on the building construction;

    - a support member (3) releasably connectable to the fixing member (2) for supporting the gutter, the support member (3) comprising two connecting elements (4,5) extending at an angle (6) to each other, wherein:

    - a first connecting element (4) of the two connecting elements is configured to be connected releasably to the fixing member (2) and, in the situation arranged on the building construction, extends substantially parallel to the building construction, and

    - the second connecting element (5) is configured to be connected to the gutter and, in the situation arranged on the building construction, extends substantially vertically,

    characterized in that the fixing member (2) comprises a fixing element (8)with a peripheral edge (10), wherein:

    - two first opposite sides (11) of the peripheral edge (10) have a first shape adapted to a first type of building construction (13), so that the fixing element (8) in a first placing orientation can be connected to said first type of building construction (13) so as to fit with said two first opposite sides substantially against it; and

    - two second opposite sides (12) of the peripheral edge (10) have a second shape different from said first shape and adapted to a second, other type of building construction (14), so that the fixing element (8) in a second placing orientation can be connected to said second, other type of building construction (14) so as to fit with said two second opposite sides substantially against it, and wherein

    the fixing element (8) comprises a first marking (16) for indicating the first placing orientation of the fixing element (8) for the first type of building construction (13) and a second marking (17) different from said first marking (16) for indicating the second placing orientation of the fixing element (8) for the second type of building construction (14).
     
    2. Device as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two first opposite sides (11) have a substantially circular or oval free edge or recess (15) therein, which free edge or recess (15) forms a fitting surface for fitting at least partially against the first type of building construction (13).
     
    3. Device as claimed in claim 1 or 2, wherein the two second opposite sides (12) have a substantially straight free edge or recess therein, which free edge or recess forms a fitting surface for at least partial fitting against the second type of building construction (14).
     
    4. Device as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the fixing element (8) comprises a number of strengthening ribs (23) disposed parallel to the second opposite sides (12) and extending over a least a part of the length of the fixing element (8).
     
    5. Device as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the fixing member (2) comprises a second fixing element (9) configured to be disposed on a side of the building construction opposite the fixing element (8) and to be connected to the fixing element (8) such that the building construction extends between the fixing element (8) and the second fixing element (9), and, optionally, wherein the second fixing element (9) comprises a receiving space (18) for receiving the first connecting element (4) of the support member (3).
     
    6. Device as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the angle (6) between the two connecting elements (4, 5) is adapted to the angle of inclination of the building construction, or wherein the two connecting elements (4, 5) are connected to each other such that the angle (6) between the two is adjustable.
     
    7. Device as claimed in any of the foregoing claims 1-6, wherein the first connecting element (4) comprises an elongate slot (21), and wherein the first connecting element (4) can be connected to the fixing element (8) and optionally the second fixing element (9) by arranging a bolt (19) in the slot (21) via an opening (20) in the fixing element (8) and securing the bolt (19) at a chosen position in the slot (21) using a nut (23).
     
    8. Building construction, comprising a number of fixedly arranged devices (1) as claimed in any of the claims 1-7 distributed along the length of the building construction, wherein the number of devices (1) together support a gutter.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Vorrichtung (1) zum Befestigen einer Ablaufrinne an einem Bauwerk (13, 14), wobei die Vorrichtung aufweist:

    - ein Befestigungselement (2) zum festen Anordnen am Bauwerk;

    - ein Halterungselement (3), das lösbar mit dem Befestigungselement (2) verbindbar ist, um die Ablaufrinne zu halten, wobei das Halterungselement (3) zwei Verbindungselemente (4, 5) aufweist, die in einem Winkel (6) zueinander verlaufen, wobei:

    - ein erstes Verbindungselement (4) der beiden Verbindungselemente ausgestaltet ist, um lösbar mit dem Befestigungselement (2) verbunden zu werden, und in der Situation, in der es an dem Bauwerk angeordnet ist, im Wesentlichen parallel zum Bauwerk verläuft, und

    - das zweite Verbindungselement (5) ausgestaltet ist, um mit der Ablaufrinne verbunden zu werden, und in der Situation, in der es am Bauwerk angeordnet ist, im Wesentlichen vertikal verläuft,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Befestigungselement (2) ein Befestigungselement (8) mit einer Umfangskante (10) aufweist, wobei:

    - zwei erste gegenüberliegende Seiten (11) der Umfangskante (10) eine erste Form haben, die für einen ersten Typ von Bauwerk (13) angepasst ist, sodass das Befestigungselement (8) in einer ersten Positionierungsausrichtung mit dem ersten Typ von Bauwerk (13) verbunden werden kann, um so mit den beiden ersten gegenüberliegenden Seiten im Wesentlichen dagegen einzupassen; und

    - zwei zweite gegenüberliegende Seiten (12) der Umfangskante (10) eine zweite Form haben, die sich von der ersten Form unterscheidet, und für einen zweiten anderen Typ von Bauwerk (14) angepasst ist, sodass das Befestigungselement (8) in einer zweiten Positionierungsausrichtung mit dem zweiten anderen Typ des Bauwerks (14) verbunden werden kann, um so mit den beiden zweiten gegenüberliegenden Seiten im Wesentlichen dagegen einzupassen; und wobei

    das Befestigungselement (8) eine erste Markierung (16) aufweist, um die erste Positionierungsausrichtung des Befestigungselements (8) für den ersten Typ von Bauwerk (13) anzugeben, und eine zweite Markierung (17), die sich von der ersten Markierung (16) unterscheidet, um die zweite Positionierungsausrichtung des Befestigungselements (8) für den zweiten Typ von Bauwerk (14) anzugeben.
     
    2. Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei die beiden ersten gegenüberliegenden Seiten (11) eine im Wesentlichen kreisförmige oder ovale freie Kante oder Aussparung (15) darin haben, wobei die freie Kante oder Aussparung (15) eine Passfläche zum Einpassen wenigstens teilweise gegen den ersten Typ von Bauwerk (13) bildet.
     
    3. Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei die beiden zweiten gegenüberliegenden Seiten (12) eine im Wesentlichen gerade freie Kante oder Aussparung (15) darin haben, wobei die freie Kante oder Aussparung eine Passfläche zum Einpassen wenigstens teilweise gegen die zweite Art von Bauwerk (14) bildet.
     
    4. Vorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das Befestigungselement (8) eine Anzahl von Verstärkungsrippen (23) aufweist, die parallel zu den zweiten gegenüberliegenden Seiten (12) angeordnet sind und über wenigstens einen Teil der Länge des Befestigungselements (8) verlaufen.
     
    5. Vorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das Befestigungselement (2) ein zweites Befestigungselement (9) aufweist, das ausgestaltet ist, um an einer Seite des Bauwerks gegenüberliegend dem Befestigungselement (8) angeordnet zu werden und mit dem Befestigungselement (8) verbunden zu werden, sodass das Bauwerk zwischen dem Befestigungselement (8) und dem zweiten Befestigungselement (9) verläuft und optional wobei das zweite Befestigungselement (9) einen Aufnahmeraum (18) aufweist, um das erste Verbindungselement (4) des Halterungselements (3) aufzunehmen.
     
    6. Vorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Winkel (6) zwischen den beiden Verbindungselementen (4, 5) an den Neigungswinkel des Bauwerks angepasst ist, oder wobei die zwei Verbindungselemente (4, 5) miteinander so verbunden sind, dass der Winkel (6) zwischen den beiden einstellbar ist.
     
    7. Vorrichtung nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche 1 bis 6, wobei das erste Verbindungselement (4) einen Längsschlitz (21) aufweist, und wobei das erste Verbindungselement (4) mit dem Befestigungselement (8) und optional mit dem zweiten Befestigungselement (9) verbunden werden kann, indem eine Schraube (19) im Schlitz (21) über eine Öffnung (20) im Befestigungselement (8) angeordnet wird und die Schraube (19) an einer gewählten Position im Schlitz (21) mittels einer Mutter (23) befestigt wird.
     
    8. Bauwerk, das mehrere fest angeordnete Vorrichtungen (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 7 aufweist, die entlang der Länge des Bauwerks verteilt sind, wobei die mehreren Vorrichtungen (1) miteinander eine Ablaufrinne halten.
     


    Revendications

    1. Dispositif (1) pour fixer une gouttière à une construction de bâtiment (13, 14), le dispositif comprenant:

    - un organe de fixation (2) pour un agencement à demeure sur la construction de bâtiment;

    - un organe de support (3) pouvant être raccordé de façon libérable à l'organe de fixation (2) pour supporter la gouttière, l'organe de support (3) comprenant deux éléments de raccordement (4, 5) s'étendant à un angle (6) l'un par rapport à l'autre, dans lequel:

    - un premier élément de raccordement (4) des deux éléments de raccordement est configuré pour être raccordé de façon libérable à l'organe de fixation (2) et, dans la situation agencée sur la construction de bâtiment, s'étend sensiblement parallèlement à la construction de bâtiment, et

    - le second élément de raccordement (5) est configuré pour être raccordé à la gouttière et, dans la situation agencée sur la construction de bâtiment, s'étend sensiblement verticalement,

    caractérisé en ce que l'organe de fixation (2) comprend un élément de fixation (8) avec un bord périphérique (10), dans lequel:

    - deux premiers côtés opposés (11) du bord périphérique (10) ont une première forme adaptée à un premier type de construction de bâtiment (13), de sorte que l'élément de fixation (8) dans une première orientation de placement puisse être raccordé audit premier type de construction de bâtiment (13) de façon à correspondre auxdits deux premiers côtés opposés sensiblement contre celui-ci; et

    - deux seconds côtés opposés (12) du bord périphérique (10) ont une seconde forme différente de ladite première forme et adaptée à un autre et second type de construction de bâtiment (14), de sorte que l'élément de fixation (8) dans une seconde orientation de placement puisse être raccordé audit autre et second type de construction de bâtiment (14) de façon à correspondre auxdits deux seconds côtés opposés sensiblement contre celui-ci, et dans lequel

    l'élément de fixation (8) comprend un premier marquage (16) pour indiquer la première orientation de placement de l'élément de fixation (8) pour le premier type de construction de bâtiment (13) et un second marquage (17) différent dudit premier marquage (16) pour indiquer la seconde orientation de placement de l'élément de fixation (8) pour le second type de construction de bâtiment (14).
     
    2. Dispositif selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les deux premiers côtés opposés (11) ont un bord libre ou un évidement (15) sensiblement circulaire ou ovale en leur sein, lequel bord libre ou évidement (15) forme une surface de correspondance pour correspondre au moins partiellement contre le premier type de construction de bâtiment (13).
     
    3. Dispositif selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans lequel les deux seconds côtés opposés (12) ont un bord libre ou un évidement sensiblement droit en leur sein, lequel bord libre ou évidement forme une surface de correspondance pour correspondre au moins partiellement contre le second type de construction de bâtiment (14).
     
    4. Dispositif selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'élément de fixation (8) comprend un certain nombre de nervures de renforcement (23) disposées parallèlement aux seconds côtés opposés (12) et s'étendant sur au moins une partie de la longueur de l'élément de fixation (8).
     
    5. Dispositif selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'organe de fixation (2) comprend un second élément de fixation (9) configuré pour être disposé sur un côté de la construction de bâtiment à l'opposé de l'élément de fixation (8) et pour être raccordé à l'élément de fixation (8), de sorte que la construction de bâtiment s'étende entre l'élément de fixation (8) et le second élément de fixation (9), et, facultativement, dans lequel le second élément de fixation (9) comprend un espace de réception (18) pour recevoir le premier élément de raccordement (4) de l'organe de support (3).
     
    6. Dispositif selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'angle (6) entre les deux éléments de raccordement (4, 5) est adapté à l'angle d'inclinaison de la construction de bâtiment, ou dans lequel les deux éléments de raccordement (4, 5) sont raccordés l'un à l'autre de sorte que l'angle (6) entre les deux soit ajustable.
     
    7. Dispositif selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes 1 à 6, dans lequel le premier élément de raccordement (4) comprend une fente allongée (21), et dans lequel le premier élément de raccordement (4) peut être raccordé à l'élément de fixation (8) et facultativement au second élément de fixation (9) en agençant un boulon (19) dans la fente (21) via une ouverture (20) dans l'élément de fixation (8) et en assujettissant le boulon (19) à une position choisie dans la fente (21) à l'aide d'un écrou (23).
     
    8. Construction de bâtiment, comprenant un certain nombre de dispositifs (1) agencés à demeure tels que revendiqués à l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 7 distribués suivant la longueur de la construction de bâtiment, dans laquelle le certain nombre de dispositifs (1) supportent ensemble une gouttière.
     




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