Copper tube is available in a wide range of sizes, from 6 mm up to 219 mm, and is manufactured in accordance with the European Standard EN 1057.

It is produced in a number of tempers, including soft (annealed), half-hard and hard, and it is available in coils and straight lengths depending on size and temper. Copper tube is also available with a factory applied plastic covering and with a chrome plating for decorative applications.

European copper tube and fittings

EN Standards have been written to harmonise standards for copper tube and fittings across Europe.  This means that products from different manufacturers can be used in the same plumbing system as they all have standardised dimensions.

Copper tube

EN 1057 Copper and Copper Alloys.  Seamless, Round  Copper Tubes for Water and Gas in Sanitary and Heating Applications specifies the requirements for copper tubes from 6mm up to 267mm diameter:

Copper fittings