8 - Uniformity

Copper tubes and fittings are made in accordance with European Standards, resulting in quality products

Wherever you source your copper tubes and fittings you can be sure that the individual components of a copper pipework system will be interchangeable with those of other manufacturers. You can rest assured that the copper components will be universally available throughout Europe now and in the future.

In the case of plastics systems you cannot always mix system components from different manufacturers - you cannot guarantee that the pipework system will operate safely. When refurbishing or extending a plastics system some years after the initial installation, you may have to search for the original system manufacturer to source new components.  In addition, not all plastics components are available in all plumbers' merchants.  


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2016/17 Copper Matters newsletter, topics include: skills competitions; hygienic copper used on an award winning bus; the copper roof on the new Design Museum; updated technical information on the website.