REHAU BUILDING SOLUTIONS

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Suppliers of: District Heating, Pre-insulated Pipes, Heat Pumps, Chilled Ceilings, Underfloor Heating, Sub-surface heating & cooling, Radiant Heating & cooling, Heating Controls, Sewer pipes and chambers, stormwater management, plumbing systems, Acoustic Drainage

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REHAU Building Technology

District Heating

District heating (heat networks) is the concept of one large centralised boiler instead of individual boilers. Heat is then transported via pre-insulated district heating pipes into each building. REHAU offer 2 pre-insulated pipes:

RAUVITHERM is the only PE-Xa district heating pipe manufactured in the UK which saves an estimated 29% on CO² emissions. Ideal for district heating, biomass, biogas and heat pump applications.  Available in UNO 25-125mm and DUO 25-63mm.

RAUTHERMEX offers huge advantages over traditional steel pipework due to the speed and ease of installation. The high performance PU foam makes it ideal for large district heating over long distances where heat losses are critical.  Available in UNO 25-160mm and DUO 20-75mm.

BIM Files for RAUVITHERM & RAUTHERMEX - Click here

RAUTITAN plumbing system  is a universal system for drinking water and heating, RAUTITAN is the first choice for modern installations and consists of pipe, fitting and a compression sleeve that creates a permanently sealed joint. REHAU gives water quality the highest priority and for that reason, launched the lead-free gunmetal (RX+) fitting, to far exceed drinking water regulations. Coupled with a tried and tested joint used over 850,000,000 times worldwide.

Cavity-free – No room for germs. The tightness of the RAUTITAN connection technology effectively prevents microbial contamination –officially verified by the Fraunhofer Institute. So your customers can rely on optimal drinking water hygiene.

RAUPIANO PLUS acoustic soil and waste system is the ideal solution for your building drainage, offering 17dB sound insulation, fire protection and a good night’s sleep for your building‘s occupant.

  • 30% faster installation
  • Superior sound dampening
  • Up to 35% space saved
  • 120 minute fire protection
  • Up to 30% cost savings
  • High chemical resistance
  • Highly durable and reliable
  • 2 bar pressure rated

Sub-surface Heating & Cooling

REHAU offer a number of solutions for sub-surface heating and cooling, from domestic systems to industrial and commercial solutions. Our offering for the commercial market includes our Chilled ceiling and TABS (Thermally Activated Building Structures) solution for buildings.

Heating & Plumbing          

REHAU offers RAUTITAN, comprising Flex and Stabil polymer pipes, a new universal 10 bar pipework solution designed specifically for drinking water and heating systems. The flexible PE-Xa RAUTITAN pipework system delivers on durability, corrosion resistance and ease of installation, and is available in both coils and straights, and also as a pre-insulated pipe system, offering installers a solution for virtually every application. The Flex range, a five layer polymer pipe, is available from 16-63mm and the multilayer Stabil pipe range is available from 16-40mm.

REHAU has recently launched a new acoustic drainage pipe to the portfolio – RAUPIANO. RAUPIANO Plus pipes feature a unique multi-layer composition which reduces noise without the need for additional pipe lagging (17dB sound level). The pipe’s inner layer is made of polypropylene (PP) and is designed to be abrasion resistant and low friction to reduce blockages and extend life span; the middle layer is made of mineral-reinforced PP for sound absorption and stability; and the outer PP layer is impact resistant, shockproof and UV/weather resistant.

Further information, case studies and latest products can be found via our REHAU website or via the BPi Download Library. 

ACOUSTIC BRACKETS Pipe .
ACOUSTIC DRAINAGE PIPES Part E Compliant .
ACOUSTIC DRAINAGE PIPES Silent Drainage Low Noise Waste Pipes and Fittings
BOILERS DOMESTIC Weather Compensation Sensors .
CABLE CONDUITS Wiring Halogen Free
CABLE MANAGEMENT . .
CABLE MANAGEMENT Accessories .
CABLE MANAGEMENT Perimeter Systems .
CABLE TRUNKING Aluminium .
CABLE TRUNKING Bench Trunking .
CABLE TRUNKING Cornice .
CABLE TRUNKING Data Trunking Systems Antimicrobial
CABLE TRUNKING Data Trunking Systems Data Outlet
CABLE TRUNKING Fire Resistant 120 Minutes / Preservation of Function 90 Minutes
CABLE TRUNKING Fire Resistant 90 Minutes / Preservation of Function 30 Minutes
CABLE TRUNKING Mini Trunking .
CABLE TRUNKING Multi-Compartment .
CABLE TRUNKING Perimeter Trunking .
CABLE TRUNKING Power Poles / Power Posts .
CABLE TRUNKING PVC Rigid
CABLE TRUNKING PVC-u Coloured
CABLE TRUNKING PVC-u Curved
CABLE TRUNKING PVC-u Rigid
CABLE TRUNKING Slotted Panel Wiring Systems .
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted .
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Aluminium
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Aluminium / Wood Veneer Lid
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Bench Angled Units
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Commercial
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Decorative Finish
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Fire Protection BS 476:1987 Part 21
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Halogen Free
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Metal
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Multi-Compartment
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Powdercoated Steel
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Slimline Systems
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Steel
CABLE TRUNKING Three Compartment .
CEILING PANELS Chilled Ceilings Plasterboard with Integrated PE-Xa PEX-a Pipe
CEILINGS Chilled Systems Plasterboard with Integrated PE-Xa PEX-a Pipe
CENTRAL HEATING System Fittings Flexible Pipe
CENTRAL HEATING Systems Underfloor
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS . .
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS Thermostats .
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS Thermostats Wireless Radio Internet Controlled
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS Weather Compensation Sensors .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe BS 7291
COMPRESSION FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe BS EN 1264
COMPRESSION FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe WRAS Approved
COOLING SYSTEMS Concrete Core Cooling Thermally Activated Building Structure (TABS)
COOLING SYSTEMS Passive Cooling .
COOLING SYSTEMS Radiant Cooling Systems Chilled Ceilings
COOLING SYSTEMS Radiant Cooling Systems Plasterboard with Integrated PE-Xa PEX-a Pipe
COOLING SYSTEMS Structural Concrete Slabs with Integral Pipes .
COOLING SYSTEMS Underfloor .
DISTRICT HEATING Hot Tapping Systems TUV SUD Certified
DISTRICT HEATING Systems .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP Domestic
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP Geothermal Bedrock Energy Sources
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP Pre-Insulated Header Pipes
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground to Air Heat Exchangers .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground to Air Heat Exchangers Earth Tubes
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground to Air Heat Exchangers Passivhaus Certified
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground to Air Heat Exchangers Pre-Heating/Pre-Cooling Ventilation Air
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Horizontal Collectors .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Probes .
HEAT EXCHANGERS District Heating and Cooling Applications .
HEAT PUMPS Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .See Also GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING:
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Heating / Hot Water / Ventilation
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Networked Control Systems
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Smart Device Controls
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Whole House
HEATING CONTROLS Electronic .
HEATING CONTROLS Programmable .
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Monitoring and Control Smart Device Controls
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Monitoring and Control Web Enabled Smart Device Linking
HEATING CONTROLS Room Controllers .
HEATING CONTROLS Room Controllers Web Enabled Smart Device Linking
HEATING CONTROLS Wireless WiFi Enabled
HEATING FITTINGS Flexible Pipe .
MANIFOLDS Underfloor Heating .
PILE Casings .
PIPE BRACKETS .
PIPE BRACKETS Acoustic .
PIPE FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe .
PIPE FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe WRAS Approved
PIPE FITTINGS Plastic .
PIPE INSULATION . .
PIPE INSULATION Sleeves .
PIPES Chilled Water .
PIPES Flexible .
PIPES Flexible Barrier Pipe PEX P-EX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe-in-Pipe
PIPES Flexible Barrier Pipe PEX P-EX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pre-Insulated
PIPES Flexible Hot and Cold Water .
PIPES Flexible Hot and Cold Water PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pre-Insulated
PIPES Flexible Hot and Cold Water WRAS Listed
PIPES Flexible Oxygen Diffusion Tight .
PIPES Flexible Oxygen Diffusion Tight DIN 4726 and DIN 4727 (Oxygen Permeability)
PIPES Flexible PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene .
PIPES Flexible PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene BS 7291
PIPES Flexible PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene BS EN 1264
PIPES Flexible PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Potable Water
PIPES Flexible Pipe in Pipe Underscreed Installations
PIPES Flexible WRAS Approved .
PIPES Foodstuff Distribution .
PIPES Hot and Cold Water PE-X PEX WRAS Approved
PIPES Hot and Cold Water PE-X PEX (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)
PIPES Hot and Cold Water Pre-Insulated Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion Plants
PIPES Hot and Cold Water Pre-Insulated Biomass Boilers
PIPES Hot and Cold Water Pre-Insulated District Heating
PIPES Hot and Cold Water Pre-Insulated External Distribution
PIPES Hot and Cold Water Pre-Insulated Heat Pumps
PIPES Pre-Insulated .
PIPES Pre-Insulated Flexible
PIPES Pre-Insulated PE-Xa PEX-a
PIPES Pre-Insulated PE-Xa PEX-a DIN EN 15632
PIPES Pre-Insulated PE-Xa PEX-a DIN EN 16892/93
PIPES Pre-Insulated PE-Xa PEX-a Twin Pipes
PIPES Pre-Insulated Pipework
PIPES Tarmac Collector Pipes Melted Tarmac Installation
PIPES Underfloor Heating .
PIPES Underfloor Heating AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
PIPES Underfloor Heating BS 7291
PIPES Underfloor Heating BS 7291 Kitemarked
PIPES Underfloor Heating Kitemarked Kitemark Standard
PIPES Underfloor Heating PEX PE-X Cross-Linked Polyethylene
PIPES Underfloor Heating Push-Fit Press-Fit
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated DIN 4109
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated EN 14366
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated Mineral Reinforced Polypropylene
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated Sound Absorbing Low Noise
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated Sound Insulation
SOIL PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated VDI 4100:2012
SPORTS FIELD Heating .
THERMOSTATS . .
THERMOSTATS Commercial Public Rooms
THERMOSTATS Hot Water Programmable
THERMOSTATS Protective Covers .
THERMOSTATS Remote Sensing .
THERMOSTATS Room .
THERMOSTATS Room Battery Powered
THERMOSTATS Room Electronic
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable Wireless Radio Controlled WiFi
THERMOSTATS Room Tamper Proof
THERMOSTATS Room Wireless
THERMOSTATS Tamper Alarmed Cover .
THERMOSTATS Wireless WiFi Enabled
THERMOSTATS Wireless Radio Controlled Computer Controlled
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Accessories .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Aluminium Plated Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Commercial Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Commercial Systems Residential Commercial
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Components .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Networked Control Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Wireless Controls Radio Controlled
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls WiFi Enabled Smart Device Controls
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Domestic Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Floating Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Foiled Polystyrene .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Geothermal Energy Sources Ground Energy Heat Sources
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Hydronic Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Industrial Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Insulated .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Load Bearing Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Low Temperature Water .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Manifolds .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pipe Clips .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pipe Fixing Systems Clip Rail Systems Plates and Sheets
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pipes See Also PIPES: Underfloor Heating
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Plywood Panel Combined Pipe and Panel
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Screeded Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Solid Floor Constructions .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Sprung Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Structural Concrete Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Suspended Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Systems DIN 4726 .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Tacker Sheet Installation Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermostats .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermostats Electric Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Batten Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Flooring .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Joists .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Water Distribution .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Wet Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Wiring and Control Centres .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Zonal Regulation Units .
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic DIN 4109
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic EN 14366
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Part E Compliant
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated Insulation Low Noise
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic VDI 4100:2012
AWADUKT THERMO Ground to Air Heat Exchangers
COMPACT DATA Data Trunking
COOLBOARD Radiant Chilled Ceilings
MAX Perimeter Trunking
PROFILA Cable Trunking
PROFILA 2 Perimeter Trunking
PROFILA 3 Perimeter Trunking
PROFILA DATA Data Trunking
RAILFIX Underfloor Heating Rails
RAUBIO Anaerobic Digester Plant Heating Systems
RAUBIO FIX Pipe Fixings
RAUFIX Underfloor Heating Rails
RAUGEO Ground Source Heating and Cooling Systems
RAUPEX Industrial Pipe Systems
RAUPIANO PLUS Acoustic Drainage Pipes
RAUTHERMEX DUO Pre-Insulated PE-Xa Pipes
RAUTHERMEX UNO Pre-Insulated PE-Xa Pipes
RAUTHERMO Cable Trunking
RAUTITAN Drinking Water and Heating System
RAUTOOL Pipe Fitting Accessories
RAUVITHERM Pre-Insulated PE-Xa Pipes
RAUVITHERM COOL Insulated Header Pipes for Ground Source Heatpumps
REHAU EVERLOC Pipe Connectors and Fittings
REHAU INTELLIGENT Heating and Cooling System Controls
REHAU NEA SMART Underfloor Heating Controls
REHAU NEXUS Hot Tapping Systems
REHAU TABS Passive Concrete Core Cooling Systems

REHAU: RESPONSE TO SIXTH CARBON BUDGET

December 2020

REHAU: RESPONSE TO SIXTH CARBON BUDGET

The Sixth Carbon Budget, required under the Climate Change Act, provides ministers with advice on the volume of greenhouse gases the UK can emit during the period 2033-2037. The Sixth Carbon Budget report is based on an extensive programme of analysis, consultation and consideration by the Committee on Climate Change and its staff, building on the evidence published last year concerning the UK’s progress toward Net Zero carbon emissions.

Comment from Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical for REHAU Building Solutions:

“The clouds are starting to part as we near the end of 2020 for many reasons, not least because of today’s announcement relating to the sixth carbon budget from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – particularly section two of the report, relating to buildings.

“REHAU most welcomes the specific focus on scaling up the market for heat pumps as a critical technology for decarbonising space heating, while maintaining quality. Additionally, expanding the rollout of low-carbon heat networks in heat dense areas like cities, using anchor loads such as hospitals and schools, is news to be celebrated.

“The roadmap of recommended dates demonstrate we need to move at pace. For example, all new build homes to have a heat pump or low carbon heat network and all new district heat connections to be low carbon by 2025. Heat pump sales must then be reaching 1m by 2030 with 5.5m heat pumps installed.

“We know these are viable technologies, but to see this advocated in black and white within the CCC’s official recommendations is exactly the sort of clarity we need. This follows the Government announcing its specific aim to install 600,000 heat pumps annually by 2028 last month, which was also a very encouraging sign.

“It is clear that the public and industry are behind moving towards zero carbon but there needs to be increased public awareness of how this can be achieved. One of the major challenges lies around skills, as the existing workforce may not possess all the skills necessary for operating low-carbon and low-flow temperature installations. It’s key that the Government now address these policy gaps and review what incentives may be needed to meet their green targets.

“Both sustainability and knowledge-sharing are driving forces within REHAU's own strategy, which is why we back these initiatives whole-heartedly. Our continuing professional development (CPD) programme has been a huge focus throughout this turbulent year, and is being revamped and expanded for 2021 with renewable technologies remaining at its heart. We believe this guidance is invaluable to the educational process.

“In summary, there can be little doubt that ambitious targets like net zero challenge industry to do more, and this report really does help visualise the practical steps to be taken.”



Rehau - Edinburgh hotel gets the silent (pipework) treatment

December 2020

When tasked with installing the soil and wastesystem for a prestigious new hotel, contractors Emtec required a solution that would provide great acoustic performance and not disturb guests. Furthermore, the materials required to construct the prospective system needed to be readily and consistently available to meet the project's ambitious 8-month build time.

Part of a regeneration project in Edinburgh's New Fountainbridge district, the 262-room Moxy Hotel from Marriott International is situated on the former Scottish & Newcastle Fountain Brewery site, alongside offices, cafés, co-working spaces and a restaurant.

For any hotel, the visible furnishings and decoration be of the highest calibre for the guests' comfort. However, all aspects under the surface must also match these standards and offer best possible performance. To keep quality high and installation time to a minimum, Emtec chose polymer specialist REHAU to provide soil and wastepipework for the project.

Keep the noise down

Noise from a hotel's building services are expected to be minimal. To achieve this, the rooms were constructed offsite as prefabricated 'pods' with extensive soundproofing. These pods would then be installed, coupled at their connection points to the structure and service points.

To avoid any disturbance from water running through the system, the soil and wastesolution needed to offer excellent levels of acoustic performance. On top of this, it had to be adaptable enough to connect to the outlet of the prefabricated room unit. Faced with the challenge of finding a solution that could meet these demands, Emtec used REHAU's acoustic soil and wastesystem, RAUPIANO.

Ideal for multiple occupancy buildings like hotels, it combines sound-absorbing multi-layer technology, elbow joints with thicker walls, and patented acoustic brackets in a system with 17 dB sound rating, meaning vibrations or system noise do not disturb occupants. Not only did it match up to the building's acoustic requirements, but also helped tackle challenges posed by the offsite-manufactured rooms.

"RAUPIANO was not only a good choice because of its performance, but also because of how compatible it is with other pipework," said Andrew Currie, Project Manager at Emtec. "Sometimes with prefabricated units like these there can be lots of adaptations required, which uses more components and takes lots of time. The REHAU solution, by contrast, was able to be installed easily without giving us more work to make it fit."

Speedy installation

With any development, there is pressure on contractors and developers to complete all works to tight deadlines. On a site with many different trades working in tandem, the quicker the installation is for each contractor, the more likely it is the project will be completed on time. As well as its easy connection to prefabricated units, the contractors were able to quickly install the rest of the system, avoiding any holdups that would let them miss the deadline.

"We had quite a quick turnaround for this project," added Currie. "RAUPIANO was very quick to install once you are familiar with it, so it helped to get the system in place quickly. Even the bracketing system was simple and fast to install, and because no extra tools were needed to fasten them, it made the entire process even quicker."

Always available

Another potential obstacle for many developers and contractors is the supply of materials. If resources are not available throughout the project, ensuing halted work could risk costly delays. With a tight deadline for completion, Emtec needed a ready supply of RAUPIANO pipework throughout.

"After we discussed with Emtec its requirements for the build, we made sure that there was enough RAUPIANO stock that we could earmark for the project," said Mark Taylor of REHAU. "Not only did we hold the stock for the job at our Manchester warehouse, we also made sure there was enough supply to a local merchant so it was available either the same day or next throughout the project."

Alongside its stock availability, REHAU's onsite training and attentive service throughout the project also impressed Emtec, and ensured installation time was minimised and delays avoided.

"The service from Mark and the team was great and we were able to get the team quickly up to speed installing the system," said Currie. "This, coupled with the ease and speed of installation and good supply of materials meant we were able to install the soil and waste pipeworkby within 6 months, well in time for the project's June 2020 completion date."

For more information about REHAU's acoustic soil and wastesystem RAUPIANO, visit www.rehau.uk/raupiano

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