An established plumber can help you choose the right pipe materials for your property and budget. Choosing the correct pipe could save you money and reduce long-term costs.
Our promise is to always be fair honest and open on pricing. Piping materials can vary so much in price based on not only local prices but also the stock market. It would be unfair of us to mislead you with a roundabout price when several unforeseeable issues could present themselves on inspection. Therefore, it's key we carry out a survey offering the best price and material for you.
One of the most expensive plumbing options, copper pipes are highly durable and resist corrosion much better than other metal pipe choices. Copper is safe for hot and cold-water supplies and can stand up to high pressure, making it an ideal choice for refrigerant lines and underground service conduits.
The high cost of stainless-steel pipe materials makes it a less popular choice for plumbing repair and replacement. Stainless steel is preferred, however, for areas in which corrosion is a major concern and strength is a priority for property owners.
Designed to stand up to high pressure and to carry large amounts of liquid, cast-iron plumbing fixtures are often used as main sewer lines to commercial buildings and for water distribution in these facilities. These pipes offer superior fire resistance and noise-suppression capabilities for waste disposal in apartment buildings and condominium complexes.
Rustproof and corrosion-resistance, brass pipes and fittings are among the most durable and longest lasting choices for commercial plumbing installations. Brass also threads easier than stainless steel pipes and can be used to convey both hot and cold water supplies safely.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes are commonly used in both residential and commercial applications. This material can react poorly to extended exposure to heat or to ultraviolet light, which restricts its use primarily to indoor applications and drainage applications. PVC pipes are usually rigid and require fittings to achieve turns and to avoid obstacles. Unlike PEX pipes, PVC materials will split or break rather than expand in freezing temperature conditions.
Whether you are looking to service your boiler, replace your boiler or move from ‘oil to gas’ it is essential to find the right heating engineer to undertake any work. A professional heating engineer will provide you with all the information and advice you need to consider your options. They will supply quotes and provide peace of mind that all work is carried out to proper standards.
It is essential you use a Gas Safe registered engineer to install, service or check gas appliances including boilers. To carry out work on gas installations and appliances safely and legally, gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
A number of our key locations are listed below, but if you're unsure from our locations map whether we can send an engineer to your home, please contact our customer service team on 01225 240 230.