Plastic pipework solutions provide cost-effective alternative to copper
Plastic pipework ranges HTA and SuperFLO, manufactured by Durapipe UK, have been specified for a new dementia care development in Milton Keynes.
Flowers House is a dementia care scheme in Bletchley Park
Flowers House is a 34-bedroom sheltered housing scheme in Bletchley Park, part of a £3.2m project to support dementia sufferers and their families.
As part of the development, Anders Heating was tasked with providing pipework solutions to service the hot and cold water requirements of the building. HTA pipework was specified to transport all hot water services, while SuperFLO was specified to transport cold water to the flats.
Commenting on the installation, Anders Heating director, Tim Anders, said: “We have been impressed with the pipework’s ease of installation and quality; the Durapipe pipework solutions are high-performing systems and a great cost-effective alternative to copper.”
HTA and SuperFLO have enhanced corrosion and limescale resistant properties, increasing the lifespan of the pipework and avoiding costly maintenance and replacement work. Their lightweight nature, combined with quick and simple cold weld jointing technique, which eliminates the need for hot works or skilled welders, further reduces the installation cost and timescale of projects.
In addition, Durapipe SuperFLO is specially designed to cater for chilled or boosted cold water applications within the building services sector and offers wide operating temperatures so the pipework remains tough and durable down to -40°C.