copper

FOI request reveals UK’s copper and lead theft hot spots

New research from Roofing Megastore reveals the cities and towns in the UK which have the most reported building material thefts over the past five years.   The data, which was obtained from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the UK’s police forces, revealed the areas of the country which are at most risk of having popular building materials […]

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Copper vs Plastic – An Installer’s view

In the latest issue of his exclusive blog for Installer, Heating Engineer and regular columnist Andy Gibbs takes a look at one of the hottest industry debates: It’s absolutely no mistake that even in the title of this article copper is written ahead of plastic. When it comes to copper or plastic pipe there really is […]

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How to bend copper pipe right – A guide for heating and plumbing engineers

Despite the increasing presence of plastic piping, copper remains the first choice for many plumbers and heating engineers. Kim Morris looks at how using the right methods for bending copper pipe can save time, money and effort during an installation. Copper pipe has been used in the UK for such a long time that it […]

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New research reveals that copper theft is “a significant problem”

With the value of raw materials regularly increasing, M&E specifiers and contractors are being urged to consider traditional pipework alternatives in order to reduce risk of theft. This warning comes from polymer specialist, REHAU, as it prepares to unveil a major new piece of research highlighting copper theft as a significant problem among M&E professionals. Out […]

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How to bend a crossover copper pipe

This video covers the process of bending a crossover on 15mm and 22mm copper pipe. We cover marking the pipe up, bending it into position and measuring it out.

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