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Hep2o factory tour
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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Q-Bic Plus maintenance
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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Sewers for Adoption 8 in a nutshell

The pre implementation version of Sewers for Adoption 8 was published in July 2018 and the full version is expected to be implemented in mid 2019. It is likely to have a significant impact on the use of SuDS in the UK. SuDS are [...]

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Brownfield site
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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Sustainable approach to drainage
How Wavin is helping to achieve government’s ambitious vision for surface water management

In July 2018, The governments Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs (DEFRA) released an action plan for surface water management. The plan creates an ambitious vision for an understanding of the risks and developing the [...]

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Wavin Revit
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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86% of plumbers would recommend a career in the trade
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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Five reasons to visit Wavin at Ecobuild 2018

Industry heavyweights. Sustainable solutions. Innovation. All in one place.

From the latest tech, the most innovative materials, curated exhibitors, to the freshest thinking, Ecobuild 2018 will be packed with [...]

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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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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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Accurate BIM Revit files
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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What’s causing the construction industry skills shortage?

It’s no secret that the construction industry - including the provision of plumbing engineers - is in the midst of a skills shortage. With recent research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) showing that the crisis is [...]

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BIM Revit project
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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CIRIA C737
How does CIRIA C737 impact the design of modular geocellular drainage systems?

As a member of the BPF Pipes Group and manufacturer of a range of plastic water management and drainage solutions, we join them in welcoming the recent publication of CIRIA C737.

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What does the future look like for SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)?

The UK’s inability to cope with excess rainfall has always been a contentious issue and one that’s been in the news again recently following the House of Commons’ rejection of the Lords’ amendment on SuDS (Sustainable Drainage [...]

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