Copper can withstand high pressures and temperatures, along with the ease of jointing, bending and clipping, making it the ideal pipework material for wet central heating systems.

Oxygen ingress can cause problems for some ferrous (iron and steel) components in heating systems.  Copper offers complete impermeability to oxygen.

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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.