Hep2O PUSH-FIT PLUMBING
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Hep2O® Push-Fit Plumbing fittings are packed with unique features that make fitting easier quicker and more secure for installers. It is the only system with joint recognition and secure demounting and comes with a 50 year guarantee.
Hep2O® is the premier flexible pipes and push-fit plastic plumbing system from Wavin. Hep2O® is suitable for domestic hot and cold water supply including potable water and central heating.
The system comprises flexible straight coil polybutylene pipework connected to polybutylene fittings that incorporate an integral push-fit mechanism.
Hep2O® is fully compatible with existing cooper pipe systems too.
Hep2O plumbing is easy to fit, and includes groundbreaking features such as the secure HepKey™ demounting system and In4Sure™ technology that actually tells you when the pipe’s fully inserted.
Unlike other forms of flexible coiled plastic pipes, Hep2O® pipes utilising straight coil technology do not return to a coiled state when uncoiled from the convenient SmartPackTM dispensers. Instead remains straight with no loss of flexibility.
These characteristics provide a significantly faster, safer and more cost effective installation when compared to rigid plumbing pipe systems.
A 50 Year Guarantee. Hep2O® continues to set the pace in product development, with innovation responding rapidly to careful research into changing market requirements. It is the most comprehensive, sophisticated flexible push-fit plumbing range available and, uniquely in the industry is backed by a 50 year guarantee.
View the Wavin Ranges on BPi:
- Wavin Group Entry
- Osma Above & Below Ground Drainage
- Hep2O Underfloor Heating & Cooling Systems
- Hepworth Clay & Terracotta Drainage
- Warmafloor Underfloor Heating
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HEP2O’S STATE OF THE NATION 2020: WHAT CUSTOMERS REALLY THINK OF PLUMBERS
Leading push-fit plastic pipe brand, Hep2O, has launched State of the Nation 2020, with the research delivering some fascinating findings for the UK’s plumbers. Wavin, who manufacture Hep2O, scoured the country to understand what customers really think of plumbers and how the current pandemic has affected their trust in this essential trade. Overall plumbers get a thumbs up, with the majority of homeowners (a whopping 73 per cent) still happy to invest in plumbing work and to welcome plumbers into their homes.
The State of the Nation survey asked homeowners the questions that plumbers have always wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask, including would you leave a plumber alone in your house, do you attempt your own plumbing work and where do you find a new plumber?
The final results provide some useful insights into how plumbers should be working with their customers. Just over a third of people (35 per cent) prefer to find a plumber through recommendations from friends or family, meaning a good reputation and word of mouth is key. When it came to the most important factors homeowners look for in a plumber, cost and recommendation came out top, with just under half of respondents (49 and 48 per cent respectively) saying they were their top priority. The research also shows that if plumbers are planning on emailing their customers, then they shouldn’t! Most (57 per cent) want tradespeople to pick up the phone for a chat to talk about work. And when it comes to leaving plumbers alone in their home it seems that there’s a mutual trust, as 82 per cent said they would fully or somewhat trust them.
Not only did the research provide some practical advice, it also shines a light on the brilliant work and talented tradespeople out there. 75 per cent of homeowners stated that they have always been happy with their plumbing work and haven’t needed to complain about a service.
Karen Stables, Marketing Manager at Wavin said: “We want to help installers by helping them to understand their customers even better. We know that plumbers are busy people so there’s rarely a chance for them to stop and take stock of the industry as a whole. In the current environment it’s more important than ever that tradespeople are able to maintain and grow their business, and this research will provide some key insights to help them improve their customer’s experience and win more jobs.”
The survey is just the beginning for State of the Nation 2020. We also put the findings to key influencers in the plumbing community to find out what they really think. Our video series brings their thoughts to life, it really explores the different topics and looks at practical ways this information can be used. Some key themes emerged so we’re launching two masterclasses focusing on promoting your business and financial management tips, run by experts in these fields, which will be launched across our social channels in the coming weeks.
Hep2O couldn’t address the biggest topics of 2020 without mentioning COVID-19. During lockdown, additional research was carried out to find out how safe customers feel having tradespeople in their house, whether they view plumbers as keyworkers, and what safety measures they would expect plumbers to have in place throughout the pandemic.
A huge 75 per cent said they would want plumbers to abide by social distancing, 73 per cent would ask them to wear masks and 45 per cent would prefer if they wore gloves Even though the majority were happy to have plumbers in their homes at the moment, 27 per cent of customers still aren’t comfortable. Despite this, there is clear admiration for the trade as 82 per cent said they viewed plumbers as keyworkers throughout the pandemic.
To watch the full State of the Nation video and catch a glimpse of some familiar plumbing faces, click here or visit: https://www.wavin.com/en-gb/sotn
HEP2O PROVIDES SAFE, SECURE PLUMBING SOLUTION AT NEW CAPITAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
HEP2O PROVIDES SAFE, SECURE PLUMBING SOLUTION AT NEW CAPITAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
For the fast track fit out of 255 apartments at a stunning new multi-million pound residential development in London’s King’s Cross, a plumbing system that could be installed quickly, had a proven track record and came with a comprehensive guarantee was required. Contractors SES specified the market leading Hep2O Push-Fit plumbing system, a solution that has a 50-year guarantee and enabled the contractor to fit up to nine apartments per week.
Building P1 is part of a 67-acre King’s Cross mixed-use development featuring offices, homes, shops, hotels, leisure and community facilities. With such a huge project to fulfil, clients Argent and Network Rail needed to ensure the homes were habitable as quickly as possible. In order to facilitate their requirement, contractor SES selected Hep2O Push-Fit pipework to link Heating Interface Units to kitchen and bathrooms throughout the building.
The Push-Fit Hep2O includes unique features that enable quick and easy installation with a secure fitting. When pipework or fitting is securely in place it emits a ‘rumble’ signal to denote a perfect fit. In another innovative security feature, the Push-Fit’s fittings are easily adjusted with a HepKey demounting system to prevent tampering or accidental demounting to ensure the installation is totally secure. The system also works superbly well with copper and plastic, making it ideal for a variety of applications across both new build and refurbishment projects
Chris Rose, SES Senior Project Engineer, commented: “With traditional copper pipework, even with a near perfect installation, you’re going to get leaks. We’ve not had a single leak with Hep2O. It was very quick and easy to install and because it is plastic it gave us a lot more flexibility. It meant we were able to meet the strict deadline and complete up to nine apartments per week.”
Hep2O pipework ensured a straightforward installation due to being lightweight, easy to cut and handle. The pipework can withstand point loadings and if necessary, be installed by just one person. As a result, SES comfortably completed the Building P1 project to their 12-month deadline.
Chris Rose added: “It’s the first time we’ve used Hep2O on a major project, but we’ll be drawing on our experience at King’s Cross to use it again on similar projects. It was fantastic, and so much quicker to install than copper pipework.”
Hep2O should still be insulated, but once in place keeps its flexibility in temperatures as low as –15°C, which significantly reduces the risk of burst pipes, making it ideal for new build and renovation projects.