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Wavin Hep2O Van Tips for Plumbers

In our latest series, Van Tips we have caught up with some popular plumbers on social media to find out what are their top tips for running a plumbing business.

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Behind the Build with Wavin – Health and Safety Series

In Wavin's Behind the Build series we take a look at some considerations for heath and safety, an important issue for construction professionals. From the use of BIM (Buidling Information Modelling) to supporting your teams mental [...]

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Is planning permission required for new driveways?

With the large number of home improvements happening in recent times particularly during lockdown, it is likely that some may not have complied with relevant planning regulations. If unsure it is always best to double check to make [...]

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New Osma Rainwater with Recycore Technology

We are now rolling out our new Osma Rainwater gutter and downpipe, manufactured using Recycore technology for a higher level of recycled PVC-U, helping to deliver a more sustainable solution.*

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Putting Hep2O to the test with Hepsperiments

Hep2O is our market leading push-fit pipe system! You may well already know that Hep2O is a plastic pipe system and so does not get a scale build, reduces the risk of burst pipes through corrosion. Infact we are so confident in our [...]

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Plumbing considerations for property managers post covid

The covid pandemic had a dramatic impact on the usage of office buildings in the UK and around the world. First with lockdowns and orders to work from home where possible and subsequently, with changes in working patterns which mean [...]

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How can BIM improve health and safety on construction sites?

If you’re a construction manager, then there’s a good chance you’ll have access to BIM technology on your projects, but did you know you might not be using it to its full potential.

Here, we share some ideas on [...]

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Mental wellness for construction professionals

The construction industry is grappling with a growing mental health crisis, with research suggesting that around 97% of workers are experiencing stress and 26% have had harmful thoughts. Unfortunately, it’s not an issue that’s [...]

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New Rootseal Technology: a Q&A with Steve Jeffries

In this post, we catch up with Steve Jeffries, our Product Manager for Foul Water systems to discuss an exciting new addition to the Wavin OsmaDrain system.

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Hints and tips for trouble-free Hep₂O installation

These simple and effective precautionary steps will help you to avoid problems and ensure trouble-free installation of Hep₂O. Do you have tips you’d like to share with other plumbers and installers? Let us know on Facebook and [...]

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Hep2O for a safe, secure plumbing installation – An alternative to copper plumbing

Copper pipe remains a hot property for thieves, with local authority housing projects among the most vulnerable targets.

Plastic systems such as Hep2O lack the scrap value that makes copper a desirable commodity for [...]

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All you need to know about Hep2O push-fit plastic plumbing pipe

A question plumbers often ask us is the difference between Standard and Barrier pipe. Our push-fit plastic plumbing system Hep2O is available in straight lengths or coils in both Standard or Barrier pipe, both of which are accepted by [...]

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Wavin Solutions Shore Up a Luxury Coastal Development

The race to tackle the UK’s national housing crisis is well underway, with residential developers working hard to meet the growing demand for affordable homes. Projects need to be delivered on time and within budget to hit the [...]

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Why we are committed to training plumbers worldwide

As obvious as clean water and wastewater removal are to most of us, we barely think about what’s behind the toilet flush or what goes down the drain. Out of sight, out of mind. It’s not until our toilet clogs or our tap bursts [...]

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Underfloor heating: the right choice for your heating system

The most common heating method used across homes in the UK is radiators. Cast-iron radiators have been commonly used in the UK since the 1930s and have successfully heated homes for generations. However, as the economy and society [...]

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Underfloor Heating: Common Myths Busted

There are lots of common misconceptions when it comes to the use, installation, and effectiveness of underfloor heating. In many instances, these misconceptions are ill-informed and not true. In this blog, we will be debunking some of [...]

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How water efficiency could be vital to avoid a drinking water crisis in UK

Water is the most abundant resource on the earth, covering 70% of the planet. Yet we are facing a drinking water crisis where over one-quarter of the population do not have access to safe drinking water. Even in the UK, where rain [...]

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How can sustainable drainage systems help to improve water quality?

How can sustainable drainage systems help to improve water quality?

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The role of wetlands in sustainable drainage systems

Wetlands are important ecosystems for biodiversity and are among the most ecologically abundant places on earth. Freshwater wetlands are a natural habitat in the UK, but their importance goes beyond just the wildlife they support. [...]

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Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Working in construction can be challenging with long hours, tight deadlines, financial pressure and working away from home. All of these combined with personal circumstances such as bereavement, divorce and physical illness can take [...]

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Amphia Hospital in city of Breda, the Netherlands

Prefabricated construction – whether an entire building, home or plumbing pipe system – is beginning to increase in popularity and use. Modularity, speed of installation, cost-savings, and sustainability are just some of the key [...]

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Making cities future-proof – Building the next generation of sewers in Dubai

A renewed and profound commitment to collaborate with administrators, engineers, designers and installers to help make cities truly future-proof, with comfortable and energy-efficient buildings.

Wavin's new purpose goes [...]

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A more secure pressure testing method – right out of thin air

Throughout most of Europe, pipelines are traditionally pressure tested using water. However, according to some experts, air pressure testing can be a more secure pressure testing method, reducing the risk of both Legionella and water [...]

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All you need to know about Wavin Hep2O’s New Chrome Upstand

All you need to know about Wavin Hep2O’s New Chrome Upstand

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How can SuDS help with the mitigation of and the adaptation to climate change? Image
How can SuDS help with the mitigation of and the adaptation to climate change?

Climate change is a major issue facing governments, businesses, and individuals. As highlighted at the recent COP26 conference, it is now vital and urgent that we find ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change to avoid the [...]

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Pride of Plumbing: Ben Faherty’s story

Pride of Plumbing: Ben Faherty’s story

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The Future of Plastic in the Construction Industry

As the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the world looks on to see how climate change can be brought under control with measures implemented by the 200 countries that are attending.
Somewhere amongst the headline [...]

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What COP26 could mean for the construction industry?

What COP26 could mean for the construction industry?

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The heat is on to find a replacement for gas boilers

The heat is on to find a replacement for gas boilers

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The City growing greener with Wavin’s TreeTanks

The City growing greener with Wavin’s TreeTanks

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Why more women plumbers are needed

Why more women plumbers are needed

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Pride of Plumbing: James Crabb’s story

Pride of Plumbing: James Crabb’s story

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Biodiversity Net Gain: The Construction Industry’s Environmental Promise

Biodiversity is the animals and plants we see around us every day, the variety of which in some habitats is incredible. Environmental concern has been growing with the construction industry about the number of habitats that are [...]

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Pride of Plumbing: Dan Ford’s story

Pride of Plumbing: Dan Ford’s story

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Are government planning reforms the answer to the housing crisis?

New government planning reforms mentioned in the Queen’s speech in May are designed to make the planning process quicker and more streamlined. However there has been criticism from the construction sector, local authorities and the [...]

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Pride of Plumbing: Greg Roe’s story

Over the past six months we’ve been scouring the nation to find the best stories the industry has to offer for our Pride of Plumbing campaign. After tonnes of nominations and a rigorous judging process, we’re now excited to [...]

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The impact of pandemics on urban planning and construction

The impact of pandemics on urban planning and construction

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Building better with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building better with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Why sustainability is vital for the future of the social housing sector

Tackling climate change has never been higher on the national news agenda. With Sir David Attenborough’s most recent documentary, A Life on our Planet, revealing to the nation – and the world – the shocking truth about what life [...]

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The Social Housing Revolution

There has been a significant period of change and innovation in the social housing sector. This is driven by a number of key factors: a critical need to do more, ambitious plans to create better homes, and new freedoms and [...]

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Water Stocks – Make It Rain – Rethinking The Value Of Water

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but will fall from the sky by 2040.

‘What type of water do you run?’ won’t sound as strange a question in about twenty years time. Water is heading in the same direction as [...]

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Government’s Storm Overflows Task Force to improve sewage pollution in the UK

In January 2021, the Storm Overflows Taskforce, a joint industry and government group made up of Defra, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Consumer Council for Water, Blueprint for Water and Water UK agreed a new objective to prevent [...]

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How Covid-19 Has Impacted the Social Housing Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of the housing sector. Not only has it stalled new developments, but a recent report claims the pandemic has exposed the UK’s housing system as being fundamentally [...]

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Osma DeepLine range now available in new Anthracite colour

Wavin’s Osma Deepline high capacity rainwater system is now available in a new Anthracite grey colour, RAL 7016. The new colour option compliments the current trend for architectural features such as windows, doors, soffits in the [...]

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Our cities are talking to us, let’s have a listen

Our cities face many challenges due to climate change, in the future as well as right now. Let’s dive into why we should cherish our cities, and what we can do to broaden our understanding of what is happening to our cities.

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Noise reduction for soil and waste systems

In this post, we look at the issue of noise in soil and waste systems including what causes it, how to use Fraunhofer IBP reports and how to reduce noise.

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Plumbing and drainage in multi-occupancy housing

In June 2020, prime minister, Boris Johnson announced a £5 billion new deal to build homes and infrastructure to help combat the impact of Covid-19 on the economy. With high competition for development land and a growing need for [...]

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Sustainability in the construction industry: 5 key drivers for 2021

There is no doubt that sustainability in the construction industry is going to be a key theme for 2021. In late 2020 the UK government announced it’s 10 point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ signalling a renewed focus [...]

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All Change with StormForce at Hatfield Station

Hatfield Station is one of the busiest commuter hubs in the UK. With two regular services an hour into the capital each day and further direct links as far as Cambridge, this station makes the Hertfordshire town a popular thoroughfare [...]

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How to install a clay drainage system

When installing a clay drainage system, there are best practices that will help to ensure a safe and effective installation. In this blog post, Paul Wydell, Product Manager for Hepworth Clay explains how health and safety [...]

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Plumberparts and Top Plumbing Influencers Visit Hep2O

Hep2O gave James Lawrence of Plumberparts.co.uk and other top plumbing influencers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to its UK HQ in Doncaster.

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What are British Standards?

British Standard refers to the specification of recommended procedure, quality of output, terminology and other details, in a particular field making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials. This [...]

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Sewers for Adoption 8th Edition: Q-Bic Plus modular stormwater management system is adoptable!

Wavin’s Q-Bic Plus flexible stormwater management system fits perfectly with the new Sewers for Adoption 8th edition guidance which is expected to be implemented in mid 2019. This guidance, for the first time, includes standards for [...]

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How green is plastic pipe?

There are growing concerns about plastic pollution and single use plastics choking the world’s oceans. Plastic has become public enemy number one with public and environmental organisations calling for governments to legislate [...]

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The Sustainability of Hepworth Clay

Hepworth Clay is a highly sustainable choice for a below ground drainage system. It provides superior performance in housing, adoptable, commercial, industrial and road drainage applications whilst offering a durable, long lasting and [...]

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How the Osma Acoustic Coupler can reduce noise and installation time for soil stacks

The National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation acknowledges that noisy pipework can cause misery for home owners. In fact they found that 15% of all noise complaints made by home owners in detached properties were caused by the [...]

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Installing sewer pipes and drains on contaminated land and brownfield sites

In 2017 brownfield registers came into effect, a new measure by the government aimed at unlocking brownfield sites for the development of thousands of new homes. This initiative combined with the ever growing need for new housing [...]

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Effective rainwater systems for homes – Q&A with Steve Skeldon

In this Q&A, Above Ground Product Manager at Wavin, Steve Skelton gets to the bottom of some of the most common questions about rainwater systems and explains how builders can ensure the best possible results for the homes that they [...]

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Bytes and mortar: Wavin plays a part in smart construction for the future

The government aims to revolutionise the UK construction industry driving a 50% increase in the speed of new build projects with the most significant investment in a decade.

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Plumbers pipe up – State of the Nation results are in!

At Hep₂O, we are continually looking to better understand and support the plumbing community. That’s why we recently carried out a survey with a large selection of the UK’s plumbers, to find out what really makes them tick and [...]

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Underfloor Heating System Selector

Selecting an underfloor heating system can be tricky – with so many different options available, it’s often hard to know which one is best for your project.

Follow the flowchart to find out which underfloor heating [...]

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What is the future of drainage?

When I’ve asked people this question, I’m generally greeted with a blank face. It is a tough one, to be fair. With environmental disasters on the rise and stormwater management being a greater priority than ever for governments [...]

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Wavin leads the way on BIM with new BSI kitemark™

Wavin has become the first company in its sector to achieve the new BSI Kitemark™ for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Objects.

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What is urban flooding and how does it affect us?

Climate change is altering precipitation patterns across Europe and across the globe. Every year, rainstorms and flooding events are increasing in both frequency and severity and, in recent years, the end of May/early June mark the [...]

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How to split pipes into actual optimal lengths using Wavin’s Revit content

Wavin Revit content packages are easy to use, providing BIM modellers with a hassle-free building construction tool that can quickly and seamlessly transition from a 3D model to the real build. With integrated intelligent assistance, [...]

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How to control water flow using Wavin + Mosbaek Vortex Flow Control Valves

Our recently WRc Approved, vortex flow control valves enable precise control of stormwater discharge and can be used in a range of applications. Here’s all you need to know about how they can support your next water management [...]

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Five ways to reduce urban heat stress

Last month saw the UK sizzle with some of the the hottest days recorded in 40 years and as heatwaves swept the country, cities were hit the hardest.

Urban landscapes of asphalt, brick, metal and dark rooftops soak up [...]

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How to install a six boss soil manifold

The latest article in our 'how to' series talks you through how to install a six boss soil manifold.

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How to deal with eccentricity in Wavin’s Revit families for BIM

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Revit families available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. In this fourth article, we look at how to use eccentricity.

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How to use reducers and the Wavin validation view in Revit

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Revit families available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. In this third article, we look at using reducers and the Wavin [...]

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How to use bends in our Revit families for BIM

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Revit families available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. In this second article, we look at how to insert and validate bends [...]

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What makes Wavin’s Revit content unique?

Featuring automatic routing preferences and a fully integrated Bill of Materials, our Revit content takes the hassle out of BIM by giving you a high level of detail and accuracy every time.

Here are some key features [...]

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How to import Wavin content packages in Revit

In this series of articles, we take you through some of the basic steps to ensure you get the most from the Wavin content packages available in the BIM Centre of MyPortal. We’ll start by looking at how to import our packages in [...]

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All you need to know about underfloor heating Image
All you need to know about underfloor heating

Boasting even heat distribution and increased energy efficiency, underfloor heating is a popular choice for many homeowners. But what are the practicalities of this type of installation, and how does it compare to the more [...]

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Connect Hep2O to Tigris K1 for large scale and commercial plumbing projects

When designing a plumbing and heating system for your next commercial project, you may have already chosen Tigris K1 as your first choice for multilayer pipes and fittings. But did you know you can also quickly and easily connect [...]

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New installation of Wavin Q-Bic Plus

In the wake of flooding in Europe recently, many residential and commercial buildings were hit hard by stormwater damage. The effects of climate change on rainfall levels and frequency have forced many companies to consider long term [...]

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When should AquaCell soakaways be used?

Recent changes to legislation along with an increase in flooding have forced building developers to reconsider how water is managed within their developments. In turn, this has prompted designers to rethink how to manage water using [...]

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How to connect Hep2O to a radiator

With autumn on the horizon, we’ve taken several calls from plumbers about connecting our Hep2O push-fit plumbing system to radiators. Here’s all you need to know.

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How a new standard in accessibility enhances stormwater management

London’s Flood Expo 2016 (October 12th & 13th) is the largest event of its kind to present solutions to the epic flooding problems plaguing the world over. Industry leaders in flood prevention showcase the latest, cost-effective and [...]

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How do plastic and copper plumbing systems compare? Image
How do plastic and copper plumbing systems compare?

Search any plumbing related forum and you’re sure to find heated debate on plastic vs copper plumbing systems. It’s a subject that every installer has an opinion on (and is keen to share!), usually preferring to use one material [...]

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How to guarantee a secure connection with Hep2O

One of the features that makes our Hep2O push-fit plumbing system so popular with installers is the In4Sure ‘rumble’ sensation that indicates the pipe has been connected successfully. Not clear what In4Sure means? Here’s all you [...]

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How to install our new Low Build Max underfloor heating panels

Our new low build panel underfloor heating system is easy to install, reliable and delivers a high performance. Follow our step-by-step guide for a speedy, simple installation.

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Wavin Revit content packages for BIM exceed expectations

Our newly-launched BIM Revit content packages are creating quite a stir in the construction industry. The ability to create precise designs, quickly and easily, has been well received by users since content was made available in May. [...]

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Plastic and copper plumbing systems – Your questions answered Image
Plastic and copper plumbing systems – Your questions answered

Our Hep2O push-fit plastic plumbing system has many unique features, one being that it can be used in conjunction with traditional copper plumbing systems.

We’re often asked how the two systems can work together, so [...]

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How to install land drainage

As a leading supplier of plastic pipe systems, we're often asked for guidance on best practice for installing land drainage. In this blog post, Martin Lambley, Product Manager for Foul, Utilities and Water Management, provides an [...]

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Tigris K1 press-fit plumbing system – Your questions answered Image
Tigris K1 press-fit plumbing system – Your questions answered

We've had a few questions about our press-fit plumbing system Tigris K1 recently, so we sat down with Product Manager Kate Armstrong to answer them.

If you have a question you'd like answered, leave a comment and we'll [...]

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Welcome to the Wavin BIM Centre

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Building Information Modelling (BIM) content package for plumbing and drainage.

Built in Revit, this new and innovative intelligence-based system will remove [...]

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What does a manifold do? Your questions answered Image
What does a manifold do? Your questions answered

We're often contacted by plumbing installers working on underfloor heating projects asking us to clarify points around manifolds and how they should be used, so we sat down with our Technical Team to answer some of your more common [...]

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Save time and money with Tigris K1 press-fit plumbing system

Wavin Tigris K1 is widely specified across Europe and is the number one choice for many large scale industrial and commercial projects. Quick and easy to install, this press-fit plumbing system has been designed to save you both time [...]

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Why choose HepvO? The benefits of a waterless plumbing trap Image
Why choose HepvO? The benefits of a waterless plumbing trap

As any good plumber knows, traditional water-traps can lose their seal due to evaporation, siphonage, leaking or movement. An innovative waterless-trap, HepvO doesn't encounter any of these issues and is suitable for use on a range of [...]

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Concern for overall construction slowdown in Q1 tempered by rises in commercial and infrastructure [...]

Amid global and sector-specific economic challenges, the construction sector saw growth forecasts downgraded during a subdued first quarter of the year. However, slow but sustainable growth is still expected by industry forecasters [...]

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How to choose the right AquaCell unit for your next drainage project Image
How to choose the right AquaCell unit for your next drainage project

Wavin AquaCell units are a tried and tested modular technique for managing excessive rainfall and can be assembled to create an underground structure as either a temporary attenuation tank or infiltration soakaway.

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How Wavin’s Revit package can save you time and hassle in BIM Image
How Wavin’s Revit package can save you time and hassle in BIM

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is set to transform the construction industry, with increasing numbers of projects being 3D modelled to save substantial costs by optimising designs at an early stage.

With [...]

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What does BIM mean for the trade counter? Image
What does BIM mean for the trade counter?

Steve Skeldon, Wavin's Above Ground Product Manager, explores the implications, impact and potential outcomes for merchants and end users within the drainage industry.

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How much underfloor heating do I need? Your FAQs answered Image
How much underfloor heating do I need? Your FAQs answered

Following the recent launch of our HepCalc tool, which helps you plan your next underfloor heating project, we’ve had a lot of questions about underfloor heating in general, so we sat down with our technical experts to answer them.

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What are SuDS?

December 2015 was the wettest month on UK record and saw over 16,000 homes flooded, highlighting the fact that our towns and cities aren’t well equipped for high levels of water and prompting the question – ‘How can the UK be [...]

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How to demount Hep2O

One of Hep2O’s unique advantages is that, once fitted, the joint is safe and secure and cannot be tampered with. Of course, there are instances when a joint needs to be demounted or adjusted, so we have three options for ensuring a [...]

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OsmaDrain makes a difference at Pilsdon Community Project

The Pilsdon Community is a small working farm that offers accommodation and work for homeless people suffering from mental health issues.

As part of its redevelopment led by construction charity CRASH – including a [...]

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How Sewers for Adoption 7 [SfA7] affects specification of Inspection Chambers Image
How Sewers for Adoption 7 [SfA7] affects specification of Inspection Chambers

The specification of the appropriate Inspection Chamber has become even more difficult following the publication of Sewers for Adoption 7 [SfA7].

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Choose the right Inspection Chamber for your next project

The amount of choice available when it comes to choosing an Inspection Chamber can be daunting, so we’ve put together a simple step-by-step selection guide to help you.

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Beat the freeze this winter with Hep2O

In recent years, the UK has experienced far greater weather extremes than we’ve been used to, which has resulted in record-breaking flooding and incomparable nationwide freezes.

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Wavin Acoustic Soil – The quiet hero of internal drainage systems

At Doxford Park residential village – a £9 million care home development in Sunderland – sound proofing between apartments was a key requirement, with a quiet drainage system a high priority.

This led to the [...]

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How to: Safely clear guttering debris

At this time of year, high winds can bring heavy debris which can clog gutters and downpipes. If not cleared, rainwater can overflow the gutter and start causing damage to the property.

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How to establish the correct location of AAVs (Air Admittance Valves) Image
How to establish the correct location of AAVs (Air Admittance Valves)

Online plumbing forums often carry discussion about the location of 4” AAVs (Air Admittance Valves) inside buildings in relation to spillover levels.

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Gutter maintenance: Leave it to the experts

It was interesting to read this week that The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) are running a National Maintenance Week campaign, promoting the need to look after buildings, ancient and modern.

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Top tips for installing an underfloor heating staple system

We recently sent James at PlumberParts.co.uk some of our underfloor heating products and, in these new videos, he shows how to fit a staple system in his own new extension. Watch now and see just how simple it is to install.

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Push-Fit Hep2O: Your plumbing FAQs answered

We've compiled the most frequently asked questions about our push-fit plumbing system, Hep2O. If you have a question that isn't answered in this article, get in touch with us. We're always happy to help.

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Raising the bar for plastic Inspection Chambers – Testing, installation and maintenance. Image
Raising the bar for plastic Inspection Chambers – Testing, installation and maintenance.

In this article, we take a closer look at the regulations around Inspection Chambers and the impacts these have on maintenance, testing and installation.

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Noise Reduction for new builds. Does compliance always equal performance?

How do compliance and performance compare? And what are the issues we still encounter when planning and developing new builds and reduction of noise.

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How to install Underfloor Heating – Pocketed Polystyrene System

How to install Underfloor Heating – Pocketed Polystyrene System

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Plastic or Copper Plumbing?

Plastic or Copper Plumbing?

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A Remedy For Falling Into The Trap Of Bathroom Pressure Fluctuations

A Remedy For Falling Into The Trap Of Bathroom Pressure Fluctuations

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How to install Hep2O – Best practice for a trouble free installation

How to install Hep2O – Best practice for a trouble free installation

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OSMA HepvO Soil & Waste – Waterless Trap System Overview

OSMA HepvO Soil & Waste – Waterless Trap System Overview

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The Need For Focus On Acoustics In High Density And High-Rise Residential Settings

The Need For Focus On Acoustics In High Density And High-Rise Residential Settings

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Bringing faded guttering back to life

Bringing faded guttering back to life

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How to install an Inspection Chamber

We're often asked for guidance on installing an Inspection Chamber. This article and the accompanying video cover the steps you need to take to ensure a secure installation.

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Preventing risks of Legionella using continuously operated recirculating plumbing systems

Legionnaire’s Disease, a type of pneumonia, is caused by a bacterium called legionella pneumophilia which grows in the long-term stagnation of water, among other environments. Use of a continuously operated recirculating plumbing [...]

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Plotting A Plumbing System’s Lifespan

Plotting A Plumbing System’s Lifespan

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