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Is there too much plastic in the built environment?

In a recent article by the Copper Sustainability Partnership and in conversation with Paul Hagar from Safe Piping Matters it suggests that there is a huge number of risks associated with the vast amount of plastic pipe within the built environment and being specified for use (https://www.installeronline.co.uk/do-we-need-to-reduce-plastic-pipes-in-the-built-environment). The industry is under scrutiny because of the […]

What are press fittings?

The use of fittings is essential in the installation of pipework, even in flexible pipe, micropore or plastic pipe. This is because all pipe has resistance, whether it is hard-hard table X or polybutylene, PEX or PEX-AL-PEX. The installation in both a domestic and commercial application demands tight bends, coupling of pipework for long runs […]

Flexible Gas Pipe

Why choose Gastite? If you are installing gas into a domestic or commercial building there is only one choice for the right piping and that is Gastite. There is over 30 million buildings in the UK with 7.35 billion square feet being commercial property floorspace the application for easy to use, quick and fast gas […]

What are the anti-microbial benefits of copper

Anti-microbial properties of metals There is scientific evidence to show that certain metals alloys containing copper have antiviral and antimicrobial properties that creates a protective nature to surfaces. Copper ions damage the cell membranes of bacteria, viruses and fungi while being completely safe to touch for humans (Wayne, 2020). In fact the US Environmental Protection […]

Is Copper is a sustainable resource?

Applications and source of copperThe applications for copper is immense and it is one of the most commonly used basemetals and a reliable indicator of our economic health (Fastmarkets, 2022). One of theleast know applications is its importance in the renewable energies production andspecifically battery production for EV cars and technology surrounding the storage ofenergy, […]