Copper pipework is ideal for domestic gas installations. It is reliable, durable, impermeable, lightweight and fits into tight spaces. Copper can be joined using a number of proven jointing techniques.
BS 6891:2015 – Specification for the installationand maintenance of low pressure gas installation pipework of up to 35mm (R11/4) on premises - gives information on materials, design and installation techniques for gas systems. The main jointing technique used in domestic gas installations is capillary soldering and joints should be completed in the accepted way.
Many of the fatalities and injuries caused by domestic fires could be prevented by the installation of a domestic fire sprinkler system.
Copper tube to EN 1057 is the ideal material to use for the pipework. Compared to the other pipework materials, copper has a smaller outside diameter and low friction losses. It requires relatively few supports, being light and easy to handle and joint, especially in confined spaces. Its excellent reliability and durability ensures that copper systems have a long trouble-free service life.
Copper pipework can be used for both domestic and commercial fire sprinkler systems.
Designed to detect and control fire automatically in the early stages, sprinklers limit the growth of fire and minimise potential smoke, fire and water damage. When a fire starts only the sprinkler heads affected by the heat of the fire operate. The sprinkler heads are extremely reliable and are only activated by temperature, not smoke. Sprinklers should ideally be used throughout the whole building.