Category Archives: Drainage & Plumbing

Dallmer Drainage Products at KBB on Stand F80

Dallmer Ltd. now celebrating its centenary and still owned and run by the Dallmer family, will be showcasing several new products at the KBB exhibition at the NEC 2-5 March 2014.

New catalogue from T-T Pumps

T-T, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of pumps, controls, valves and ancillary equipment has launched a NEW 336 page catalogue. This comprehensive catalogue features all the standard products you come to expect from the company but also showcases a vast array of new products and more detailed information making product selection even easier for you!

New Grip Collars From Saint-Gobain PAM UK Ease Installation

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has introduced new stainless steel grip collars into its acclaimed Ensign cast iron above ground drainage range.

Swish Building Products Bucks The Trend At Ecobuild 2014

The use of low maintenance building products in refurbishment projects is well documented but using PVC-U in heritage or conservation areas is still an issue that holds much debate. Swish Building Products will be tackling critics and sceptics head on at Ecobuild 2014, proving that modern materials can work hand-in-hand with traditional design; combining the high performance, low maintenance characteristics of PVC-U with lasting good looks.

The new Rainwater & Drainage Bible from Hunter Plastics

Hunter Plastics, the rainwater and drainage specialist, has completely overhauled its Trade Price Guide that is set to become the new ‘bible’ for purchasing its guttering, soil and waste and underground drainage products. After months of research to understand how the Hunter Price Guide is actually used on site and to make orders, Hunter has come up with a completely redesigned layout plus photography throughout to make life easier.

Raychem single pipe DHWS HWAT solution specified for 25 Churchill Place

Pentair Thermal Management has provided its Raychem HWAT solution to Jointing Technologies for the DHWS system at 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf – the 23 story office tower Canary Wharf Contractors Limited has constructed for the EMA (European Medicines Agency’s) 25 Churchill Place is designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings at Canary Wharf and the Raychem HWAT system was chosen for its reliability, space saving benefits and to ensure the provision of instant hot water, maintained at a temperature of 55°C, at all point up to the outlets.

Hattersley Embrace BIM – The Future of Construction

Hattersley now offer an extensive range of valves as BIM ready product components, primarily available in the Autodesk Revit platform.

Dynamic valve system can generate up to 50% energy savings for pumps

Dynamic valve specialist Frese is now on their third generation of pressure independent control valves, a solution which ensure heating systems have the correct balance during operation and precise temperature control.

Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), Exeter University

Sustainable Geberit HDPE pipework has been used to construct a 35,000 litre rainwater harvesting system for the BREEAM rated ‘Outstanding’ Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI). Part of Exeter University, ESI leads cutting edge research into interdisciplinary solutions dealing with the problems of environmental change.

UK’s largest office park selects Lanes for drainage maintenance

Cobalt Park, the UK’s largest office park, has selected Lanes Group to provide reactive drainage maintenance support.

The prestigious office park, in North Tyneside, has chosen the Lanes Tyne and Wear regional depot in Newcastle to provide a call out service to unblock drains.

St Petrock’s Church, Parracombe

The contractor for the restoration of a historic church in Devon has opted to install the Classical Plus rainwater and guttering system from Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has secured a prestigious contract to supply its cast iron Timesaver below ground drainage range to the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Headache of low water pressure eased for architects and specifiers

Specifiers and architects who need to solve the problem of low water pressure in new or redeveloped housing now have the option of an all-in-one unit that provides low noise levels, ease of installation and automatic commissioning.

New range of energy saving water heaters from Stiebel Eltron

Stiebel Eltron has launched a new range of energy saving water heaters which allow users to take advantage of off-peak electricity tariffs.

Roof space used to discretely store rainwater

The new AquAttic rainwater harvesting system is a new innovation from Discrete Heat, which is cleverly designed to capture rainwater and store it in the roof space of a house or small building. It uses rainwater catchers on the roof and low profile water storage tanks fitted into the unused space in the eaves.

Kingspan Klargester’s New Shallow Dig Septic Tanks – making installation easier and cheaper

Kignspan Klargester, the global-leading specialists in the design and manufacture of off-mains drainage solutions, has launched the Sigma shallow dig septic tank – a cylindrical shaped tank with a lower-profile for quicker, cheaper, off-mains installations.

ACO Q-Brake Vortex and Q-Plate: High Performing Flow Control Solutions Designed to Lower Project Costs

ACO can now regulate any surface water flow before discharge into water course or sewer networks with its extended range of easy to install Q-Brake Vortex Flow control and Q-Plate orifice plate systems. Both the vortex and orifice plate technology from this enhanced range are designed for efficient handling of flows with easy installation and simple maintenance.

Kitemark Approval Confirms Manufacturers Leading Advantage in Press Fit Fittings

Following the announcement earlier this year that Pegler Yorkshire has acquired the prestigious Kitemark BS8537 approval for its XPress range of gas and water press fittings, the company is experiencing an increase in sales.

Maindy Park Campus, Cardiff University

The new build research centre is a five storey construction, comprising of a cancer research centre, the university’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute. The Hadyn Ellis Building, named after the late Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Haydn Ellis, is due to be unveiled in 2013.

Residential, Clifton Campville, Staffordshire

Kingspan Environmental’s Aeromax Plus air source heat pumps and Albion Aerocyl cylinders have been installed in a seven-house development created by Bromford Developments Ltd in the village of Clifton Campville, Staffordshire.

New VMZINC website goes live

The new VMZINC website, contains a wealth of new information on zinc roofing, façade and rainwater systems. It includes greater detail than ever before on handmade zinc ornaments, including those of standard and bespoke design for heritage and contemporary buildings.

Polypipe tops the class in new College development

A new centre for Environmental Technologies, at East Kent College, has benefitted from a bespoke geocellular drainage solution from Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic sustainable drainage and water management products.

Birmingham turns over a new leaf

Few buildings have attracted the same level of public attention in recent years as the opening of the new Library of Birmingham. The façade of the 11 storey, £189million building that was designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, has been likened by many to a wedding cake.

Attractive Rain Cups and Chains from Yeoman Rainguard

Yeoman Rainguard have added attractive Rain Cups and Chains to their range of rainwater systems. Manufactured from Copper, one of the few metals that is fully sustainable, the rain cups and chains prove to be an environmentally friendly, naturally durable, decorative addition to a project.

West Cumberland Hospital, Cumbria

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has further added to its supply contract to the new West Cumberland Hospital by agreeing a contract to supply shower gullies and floor drainage products from its new VortX range.

Kayflow launches SuperDeep guttering system

Kayflow, the rainwater, underground and soil systems specialist, has launched a new high strength, high volume guttering system, the SuperDeep 170. It has been designed to handle a much higher flow rate than standard guttering systems.

Alumasc Rainwater Launches New AX Extruded Aluminium Gutter System

As Britain says goodbye to summer and braces itself for the unpredictable conditions of autumn and winter, Alumasc Rainwater has launched its new AX Extruded Aluminium Gutter Systems.

Hansgrohe Tops the UK Charts with over 800 WRAS Approvals

Hansgrohe, the international bathroom specialist, now has over 800 WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved basin mixers, kitchen mixers, concealed and exposed bath and shower mixers – manual and thermostatic, bath fillers, hand showers and individual shut-off valves and diverter controls. This impressive figure is more than double the number of the next closest bathroom products manufacturer operating in the UK market.

Long life, low cost carbon steel

Leading pipe manufacturer, Geberit, is urging installers and specifiers to realise the benefits of carbon steel pipework; a cost effective product that is corrosion resistant in closed-circuit systems. A recent re-visit to Mater Hospital in Ireland, where Geberit Mapress carbon steel had been installed some 12 years ago, revealed corrosion free pipework, as effective as the day it was commissioned.

Tectite Flexible Metal System – A Plumbing Revolution by Pegler Yorkshire

Leading plumbing products and systems manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire has launched the future in domestic plumbing for the UK! The company has drawn on 125 years of British manufacturing to create the unique Tectite Flexible Metal system, a product like no other on the market.