Plumbing

The legal side of lead pipes – What installers need to know

It is widely accepted that the consumption of lead can have adverse effects on health if too much enters the body. In most cases, it’s small amounts of lead consumed over time that build up and result in ongoing health problems. John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), takes a look […]

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Rail workers threaten to strike over Legionella fears

Rail workers on Thameslink services are threatening to strike over fears of a Legionella outbreak. Rail Union RMT said that it has declared a dispute over a potentially lethal Legionella outbreak on Thameslink trains and is prepared to ballot for strike action if GTR and Siemens don’t take urgent action to resolve the crisis. To […]

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Bathroom trends for 2021 and beyond

It’s hardly a surprise, after the year that was 2020, homeowners in the UK have developed a passion for home improvements. With bathroom renovations taking centre stage, Joe Donofrio, Showroom Director at Wolseley Plumb & Parts, explores the latest trends that installers should be aware of. What’s driving the trends? According to the Halifax House […]

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How to install Showerwall’s High Pressure Laminate (HPL) wall panelling system

Quick and easy to fit, wall panelling can create a stylish look in shower enclosures or over baths without the time and hassle of tiling. Steph Harris, product manager at Showerwall, takes us through how to fit its High Pressure Laminate (HPL) wall panelling system in an over the bath setting. If you’re looking to […]

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Rubber expansion joints – What installers need to know

Flexible pipe connectors are normally used to allow movement, due to connection to moving equipment, or to allow for thermal expansion. This reduces pipe stress and if correctly designed can reduce the risk of noise from vibrating pipes. In many installations, if a joint or connector were to burst, the cost in damages could be […]

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