Polypipe sustainability brochure

Polypipe sustainability brochure
Plastic Piping Systems
...less to do more
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Sustainability
Sustainable Development
‘Development that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs’.
The Brundtland Commission report of 1987 ‘Our Common Future’ (commissioned by the United Nations General Assembly).
Pages 3-5
Polypipe Sustainable
Solutions
Pages 6-7
Sustainable Materials
Pages 8-9
Sustainable Processes
Pages 10-13
Sustainable Indoor
Environments
Pages 14-17
Water Management
Pages 18-19
Case Studies
“In 2004, more than a quarter of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions - a major cause of climate change - came from
the energy we use to heat, light and run our homes. So it’s vital to ensure that homes are built in a way that minimises
the use of energy and reduces these harmful emissions. The construction and use of our homes has a range of other
environmental impacts created for example through water use… which can be significantly reduced through the
integration of higher sustainability performance standards within the design of a home”.
Source: Department for Communities and Local Government. December 2006.
Sustainability isn’t just a pipe dream... at Polypipe we’re making it happen!
Polypipe Sustainable Solutions
Today there is a growing recognition of the need to install more environmentally sustainable product systems in all areas of building and
construction, including the development of new homes and the refurbishment of the UK’s existing housing stock. Similarly with
commercial and infrastructure construction schemes, whether the motivation comes from higher energy costs, greater regulation or
greater corporate responsibility, clients and their specifiers are demanding greater levels of sustainability within their projects.
Polypipe has developed an unrivalled range of system solutions to meet these evolving needs, whether the need is to create low carbon,
energy efficient Sustainable Indoor Environments or to deal with the pressing issues surrounding the preservation and Management
of Water as a precious commodity, or simply minimising the impacts from our Built Environment.
Sustainable Indoor
Environments
Polypipe Sustainable Solutions
Underfloor Central Heating Linked to LZCT (e.g. ground source heat pumps)
Overlay Central Heating Linked to LZCT (e.g. ground source heat pumps)
Geothermal Piping Systems for ground source Heat Pumps
Ducting for Exhaust Air Systems
Enabling Low
or Zero Carbon
Technology
(LZCT)
Energy
Conservation
and Retention
Healthy Living
Environments
dB12 Acoustic Soil and Waste System
Ducted and Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Cavity Closers for Windows, Doors and Abutments
Insulated Loft Hatches
Floor Muffle Sound Reducing Strip
Water Management
Water Quality
Terrain HydroMax Siphonic Rainwater Management System
Modular Attenuation and Soakaway
Large Diameter Piping Attenuation Systems
Flow Control and Water Filter Treatment
Sewer Systems
Polyguard Potable Water Barrier Pipe
Hot & Cold Water and Heating Systems Supply Pipe
Minimising
Impacts
Eco-Vat Rainwater Harvesting System
Gravity Drainage Systems
Rainwater
Management /
Recycling
Built
Environment
Polypipe’s “Code Breaking” Sustainable Residential Solutions
Polypipe design and manufacture products that
meet and exceed the requirements in the Code
for Sustainable Homes, the UK’s national
standard for the design and construction of
sustainable new homes.
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4 SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
1. Polyplumb Underfloor Heating Systems
enable the use of low and zero carbon technologies
such as ground source and air source heat pumps to
help achieve code levels 4, 5 and 6 and earn extra
credits available in Ene7.
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2. Overlay Central Heating System allows on-site
micro energy renewable technologies (Low or Zero
Carbon) such as air and ground source heat pumps
to be used in existing buildings.
3. Polypipe Geothermal Piping for use in conjunction
with ground source heat pumps.
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4. Domus Modular Ducting Systems for use in
conjunction with exhaust air systems.
5. Domus Ventilation Systems provide maximised air
flow in buildings to meet the requirements of Building
Regulations including safety and fire standards.
6. TDI Cavity Closers effectively address thermal
bridging in the building fabric improving insulation
performance by 25% over current Part L1A Building
Regulation requirements in line with Code Level 3***
for Energy.
7. Polypipe Insulated Loft Hatches reduce heat
loss in ceilings.
8. TDI Floor Muffle strip reduces the impact of sound
transfer in floors meeting the 41dB requirement in
Building Regulations.
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9. Eco-Vat Rainwater Harvesting System
can reduce average per capita water
consumption in households by at least 50%
aiding achievement of Code Levels 4, 5 and 6
for both internal and external potable
water use reference Wat 1 and Wat 2.
10. Polystorm and Polystorm LITE
modular cells for attenuation and infiltration
applications to meet mandatory Code entry
requirements and comply with Surface Water
Run-Off category Sur 1.
11. Polyguard Potable Water Barrier Pipe System
prevents permeation of contaminants in “Brownfield”
development sites.
12. Polypipe’s Gravity Drainage Systems provide a
sustainable and safe means of drainage in all residential
applications, reducing leakage and ensuring end of
life recyclability.
13. Polypipe’s Hot & Cold Water Systems utilise
Polybutene pipes that are lightweight in transport and
energy efficient in their manufacture and performance.
Polypipe’s Sustainable Commercial and Infrastructure Solutions
Polypipe manufacture a range of
commercial and infrastructure solutions
that meet and exceed the building
regulations surrounding sustainability.
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1. Polyplumb Underfloor Heating Systems
allow on-site micro energy renewable technologies
(Low or Zero Carbon) such as air and ground source
heat pumps to be used.
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2. Overlay Central Heating System allows on-site
micro energy renewable technologies (Low or Zero
Carbon) such as air and ground source heat pumps to
be used in existing buildings.
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3. Polypipe Geothermal Piping for use in
conjunction with ground source heat pumps.
4. Domus Modular Ducting Systems for use in
conjunction with exhaust air systems.
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5. Domus Ventilation Systems provide maximised
air flow in buildings.
6. TDI Cavity Closers effectively address thermal bridging
in the building fabric improving insulation performance by
25% over current Part L1A Building Regulation.
7. Terrain Acoustic dB12 provides a complete acoustic
drainage system specifically designed to eliminate
the effect of noise.
8. Ridgistorm-XL large diameter pipe solution ideal
for large scale attenuation projects.
9. Eco-Vat Rainwater Harvesting System
can reduce average per capita water consumption
for both internal and external potable water use.
10. Terrain HydroMaxTM Siphonic
Roof Drainage and Rainwater
Harvesting System for efficient
rainwater management and recycling on
large scale commercial developments.
11. Polystorm and Polystorm LITE
Modular Cells for attenuation and
infiltration applications.
12. Polyguard Potable Water Barrier
Pipe System prevents permeation of
contaminants in “Brownfield”
development sites.
13. Gravity Drainage and Sewer Systems
provide a sustainable and safe means of drainage in
all commercial and infrastructure applications,
reducing leakage and ensuring end of life recyclability.
14. Hot & Cold Water and Heating Systems
Supply Pipe utilise pipes that are lightweight in
transport and energy efficient in their performance.
15. Cable Management and Duct Systems
incorporate recycled materials where regulations allow.
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Plastics… Less to do More
6 SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
Plastics are among the most researched materials
in the world and rapid technological and
manufacturing developments made in recent
years have allowed for continuous innovation.
For example wall thicknesses for water pipes have
decreased by one third in the last 20 years, while
product performance has improved.
Plastics use less than 4% of the world’s
total oil output and are integral to
sustainable development.
‘With the
support of WaterAid,
more than 5.5 million
people have gained access
to safe, clean water thanks to
the use of plastic pipes’
APME (Association of Plastics
Manufacturers in Europe), ‘Plastics:
At Work for a Sustainable Future’
Thinner, Lighter and More Robust
Thinner, lighter and more robust than most
traditional materials, plastics help reduce energy use
- and therefore greenhouse gas emissions - because
they are lightweight in production, transport
and use. A plastic pipe used in infrastructure
applications is typically only 6% of the weight of its
concrete equivalent. This lightweight construction
also reduces the need to use heavy mechanical
equipment during the installation process - again
reducing carbon emissions.
Carbon Efficient
Using plastics also reduces the need for quarrying
activities. And, because of their lightweight nature, the
carbon footprint from transporting them is smaller.
‘From the view of the total life cycle, plastics can… be
considered as one of the most energy efficient materials.’
(‘The Contribution of Plastic Products to Resource Efficiency’, Final Report, Gesellschaft fuer
Umfassende Analysen/Corporation for Comprehensive Analyses, Vienna, January 2005).)
Flexibility... Less Leakage
No Corrosion and Chemically Resistant
Plastic pipes offer a big advantage in relation to buried
installations because the flexibility of the pipe system is more
able to cope with ground movement. Recent investigations have
confirmed that the flexibility of plastic pipes, in combination with
the longer pipe runs, fewer joints and higher integrity joints,
results in better performance in practice ensuring, for example,
that breakage and consequent leaking of joints is very unlikely,
which is obviously better for the environment.
Unlike many traditional pipe materials, plastic pipes are not subject to
corrosion, and offer excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals.
Correctly installed, plastic pipes require little or no maintenance in
normal use, they do not rust, pit or scale. Their smooth non-porous
bore guards against stubborn blockages on the inner pipe wall.
The total piping system is designed to meet specified long-term
performance requirements, ensuring complete integrity and
leak-free operation.
Plastics - A Recyclable Material
Plastics are used to make long-lasting products. And, in addition to
their longevity, plastics are perfectly fit for recycling after use.
For example, PVC compounds are 100% recyclable - physically and
chemically. And, because PVC is a thermoplastic material, it can be
re-processed to be used in plastic products whether from site off-cuts
or end of life recycled material.
Polypipe is a group sponsor of Vinyl 2010, the formal industry body
set up by the plastics sector to research, promote and support the
adoption of best environmental practice and sustainable development.
One initiative is Recovinyl, a commitment by the entire European PVC
sector to demonstrate that PVC has a sustainable future, bringing both
economic and environmental benefits.
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Polypipe’s Commitment to
Sustainability
8 SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES
At Polypipe, managing the potential
environmental impact of our activities
is an integral part of our business and
we are very proud of our environmental
track record.
We are committed to reducing material
usage and waste and to recycling as much
as possible. Finding sustainable product
solutions is another of our ongoing
commitments. These commitments apply
from materials use through to processes,
recycling, waste policy and transport.
Investment
A large proportion of Polypipe’s
3-year £60 million capital investment
programme has been in new plant and
machinery. A key consideration was our
wish to reduce energy and raw material
consumption and increase output. On a
single manufacturing site we replaced 17
injection moulding machines with new
machines saving between 18 and 20%
on energy costs.
Our Philosophy:
Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle
Using Recycled Materials
Polypipe uses thousands of tonnes of reprocessed materials every year, either from our
own in-house recycling operations or as bought-in materials. Our usage policy ensures
that we maximise the amount of recycled materials used without compromising product
performance, quality and durability.
We achieve this by ensuring that:
• We recycle our own in-house waste, as well as processing recycled polymer
where product standards allow - including site off cuts and post-consumer waste
• Where we are unable to recycle material, manufacturing waste is returned
to the process elsewhere.
Using recycled materials, re-using waste and offering fully recyclable products is putting
Polypipe at the head of the field in our sector.
• Our floor heating systems are based on standard pipe sizes ensuring zero
waste from otherwise unusable short lengths
• Overlay floor heating panels are manufactured using recycled materials
• Our Civils cable management systems are manufactured from recycled materials
• Where performance parameters allow, products are manufactured
entirely from recycled material.
By focusing on small processes that we can establish in-house to help reduce waste,
we are contributing to the bigger picture.
Water Usage
Energy Reduction
Through substantial investment in our water
supply systems within our manufacturing
units including the use of advanced filtration
systems, we are able to re-use water utilised
in our manufacturing processes reducing
our overall water consumption.
Our commitment to energy efficiency helps reduce our carbon emissions as well as
improve our business performance. In our main manufacturing sites over the last
4 years we have reduced our energy usage by 10% per tonne of output.
Transport
Plastic products are substantially lighter
than alternative construction materials,
which means that Polypipe uses less fuel
to transport them than traditional
material manufacturers.
In addition, low-rolling resistance tyres fitted
to our vehicles mean potential fuel savings
of 5%, while rev limiters reducing speed
from 56mph to 54mph saves a further 5%.
Our use of bio diesel fuels further helps
reduce our carbon footprint.
In addition, the consolidation of a number
of our manufacturing and operating sites
has allowed us to reduce the amount of
intersite miles our logistics fleet travel.
At Polypipe we use sustainable and environmentally aware manufacturing processes
wherever possible to reduce our energy consumption, including:
• Insulated heater jackets on extruders and injection moulders to minimise
heat loss and energy input
• Low-energy lighting in our offices and manufacturing facilities
• Sub-metering on all production lines to monitor energy consumption
• Insulated barrels on extrusion lines
• Variable speed drives used on machinery to ensure most efficient energy usage
Environmental Management Systems
It’s one thing to comply with existing regulations, but
to exceed them in preparation for future legislation is
typical of Polypipe’s innovation and forward thinking.
Polypipe is proud to have achieved ISO 14001
accreditation at a number of our main sites
which means that our environmental management
system has been independently assessed by the
British Accreditation Bureau and met all the
necessary standards.
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THE
BIGGER
PICTURE
10 SUSTAINABLE INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS
Sustainable Indoor Environments
Not only is the public becoming increasingly environmentally conscious,
but there is increasing legislation around carbon emissions including the
introduction in 2006 of the UK Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes.
There is therefore a growing demand for homes that offer reduced
environmental impact, lower running costs and features that enhance
health and well being.
Used in association
with an air source heat
pump, underfloor heating
cuts energy consumption
by 20%. Substitute a ground
source heat pump and the
savings jump to 30%
Energy Efficient Under Floor Central
Heating Systems
The use of under floor heating typically allows room temperatures to be
reduced by 1°-2°C when compared with radiators, while still providing the
same level of comfort. Each 1°C reduction in room temperature reduces
fuel consumption by 6%. This means it is cheaper to run and gives the
house a reduced carbon footprint.
As underfloor central heating is the enabler to maximise the use of low or
zero carbon technologies for heat generation such as air source heat
pumps or geothermal systems, it is key to sustainable indoor environments.
At Polypipe we manufacture the most complete range of floor heating
systems for every application. Solid floor systems provide “thermal mass”
solutions and incorporate our unique floor panel, which enhances
performance and requires less screed material than other systems.
The patented Overlay system provides a unique retro fit underfloor system,
unlocking for the first time the massive potential for energy efficient under
floor central heating in existing dwellings.
Eu-ray Research Report
Results from a recent study show that
underfloor central heating is more energyefficient than radiator heating using 5% less
energy than radiators. However, if a building
uses a heat pump, instead of a boiler, the
energy saving capability of underfloor central
heating becomes much greater. Used in
association with an air source heat pump,
underfloor heating cuts energy consumption
by 20%. Substitute a ground source heat
pump and the savings jump to 30%
(Energy performance calculations based on CEN standards developed for the
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), European Association for
Surface Heating and Cooling (Eu-ray), 2007)
Ground Source Heat
Pumps - Geothermal
Piping Systems
Geothermal heating systems,
(ground-source heat pumps), work on
the simple principle that the ground
below the “frost line” (normally
around four feet in depth) is a
constant temperature year round.
Heat can be taken from the ground
and transferred through a heat pump
to the heating system in the dwelling.
Polypipe’s range of Geothermal Piping
Systems meet the increasing demand
for ground source heat pumps.
Exhaust Air Ducted
Ventilation Systems
Using exhaust air in dwellings allows you
to recover and reuse heat and control
the quality of air in a house.
These systems can supply both domestic
hot water and heating from the energy
recovered from exhaust air controlled
domestic ventilation.
Polypipe offers the widest range of
ducted systems in the UK to meet the
increasing demand for and efficient
running of exhaust air systems.
Case Study
BRE iHUB Visitor Centre
The Building Research Establishment has
recently opened its iHUB Visitor Centre for its
Innovation Park. Polypipe’s underfloor central
heating system has been chosen for the new
build section and Polypipe’s ‘Overlay’ retro-fit
system for the refurbishment of the existing
part of the building. Both of these systems
are powered by an Air Source Heat Pump.
Additionally, Polypipe’s Eco-Vat Home rain
water harvesting system has been chosen
to collect rain water from the roof area and
recycle and re-use for toilet flushing and
irrigation. The Polyfit hot and cold water
supply system has also been installed.
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Eliminating the Effect of Noise
Terrain Acoustic dB12
The sound of water travelling though a building
can be very intrusive. In order to meet sound
control within Building Regulations, additional
materials and labour are usually required,
increasing the cost and time on site.
The Terrain Acoustic dB12, a complete acoustic
drainage system specifically designed to eliminate
the effect of noise, is a simple, quick and cost
effective solution, which substantially beats the
sound performance criteria. It creates a high
quality durable and reliable system, and is ideally
suitable for:
• Mixed development
• Hospitals
• Hotels
• Schools
• Commercial Applications
TDI Floor Muffle Sound
Reducing Strip
Polypipe has
always led the way in
manufacturing quality
products to meet and
exceed ever changing
regulations
The TDI floor muffle is a noise
reducing solution for the domestic
environment. The 20mm thick enclosed
sound-reducing strip is simply stapled to
the top of joists and sits between the timber
floor joists and the floorboards. When tested at
the BRE no further insulation was required to achieve 41dB as
required by Building Regulations.
It is quick to install, with no special tools required and complies
with current Building Regulations and is BBA certified.
“Build Tight, Vent Right…….”
Ventilation
Polypipe manufactures high quality Domus branded domestic and
commercial ventilation products that provide a ‘one stop shop’ solution to
meet the requirements of the Building Regulations for domestic housing,
and light industrial and commercial premises.
Features of the Domus range include channels and pipes manufactured
with flame retardant plastics to meet the relevant international standards
and usage of recycled, non corrosive plastics to ensure safe and
sustainable ventilation solutions.
Insulation
Polypipe manufacture a comprehensive range of products designed to
provide complete and economical solutions to cold bridging and other
insulation problems.
The new 0.25 range is specially designed to help meet the energy saving
requirements for the achievement of code levels within the Code for
Sustainable Homes and has been fully assessed by the BBA. Polypipe
TDI Cavity Closers effectively address thermal bridging in the building
fabric improving insulation performance by 25% over current Building
Regulation requirements. In addition TDI’s Insulated Loft Hatch also
reduces heat loss through ceiling apertures and complies with the extra
20% energy efficiency required by the conservation of fuel and power
approval document L1A, April 2006.
Plastic Piping Systems
...less to do more
Polypipe
sustainable indoor
environmental solutions can
help meet the Merton Rule
by providing at least 10% of
predicted energy requirements
through incorporating
renewable energy production
equipment on larger
developments.
Sustainability
14 WATER MANAGEMENT
Water Management
Solutions
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)
include rainwater harvesting, soakaway
and attenuation solutions designed to
prevent surface water from entering
the existing drainage system or
watercourse unchecked. Implementing
SUDS contributes significantly towards
sustainable developments and planning
authorities now expect planning
applications to show how a more
sustainable approach to drainage is to
be incorporated into the development.
Rainwater Harvesting
The Eco-Vat rainwater harvesting system, together with
other water saving solutions such as low flush toilets,
are examples of a range of solutions that Polypipe can
offer to help alleviate water shortages.
Rainwater harvested from an Eco-Vat system
can easily replace 50% of the domestic demand
for non-potable water for applications such as
toilet flushing. In Commercial, Industrial and Retail
applications the cost of water, combined with increased
demand and larger roof catchment areas, mean that
short pay backs can be achieved.
Eco-Vat can now also be linked to the new Polypipe
HydroMax Siphonic Rainwater System for optimised
rainwater management in commercial applications.
Soakaways
Soakaways allow water to infiltrate back into the
ground, recharging ground water and reducing
treatment of surface water run off. Traditional rubble fill
or granular soakaways typically have a 30% void ratio.
The latest technical solutions, such as the Polystorm
modular units, have a 95% void ratio. This allows
soakaways to be downsized, reducing site excavation
and disposal costs, not to mention reducing the energy
expended by construction activity.
Rainwater
harvested from an
Eco-Vat system
can easily replace
50% of the domestic
demand for
non-potable water
Polystorm Modular Attenuation Systems
If ground conditions prohibit the use of a soakaway solution,
the next step is to consider an attenuation structure which
acts as a storage device for the stormwater, releasing it back
into the drainage network or watercourse at a predetermined
discharge rate through the use of a flow control device within set
Environment Agency parameters.
Polystorm and Polystorm Lite are modular cell solutions which,
when wrapped in an impermeable membrane, form a leak-tight
tank structure for stormwater storage. Polystorm & Polystorm Lite
both benefit from a high void ratio of 95% allowing maximum
storage capacity from minimum space.
The Polystorm modular attenuation systems and Ridgistorm
XL piped systems (see page 16) can both be combined with
prefabricated silt traps and the bespoke Stormcheck flow control
chamber to provide an effective attenuation solution.
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)
SUDS best practice limits the flow of rainwater which runs
off-site or is piped away, protects local watercourses from the
contamination carried in surface run-off, encourages natural
groundwater recharge (where appropriate), and reduces the
likelihood of downstream flooding.
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Ridgistorm-XL Piped Attenuation Solutions
Polypipe can offer both modular cell and piped attenuation solutions.
Ridgistorm-XL is the latest innovative solution to SUDS and stormwater
management requirements. Ridgistorm-XL offers a large diameter pipe
solution ideal for use in large scale attenuation projects.
The Ridgistorm-XL system is much lighter than rigid
alternatives such as concrete pipes and comes in
6m lengths as standard, reducing the number of
joints in a pipeline, therefore providing quick and
easy installation.
Because it is light, Ridgistorm-XL can be stored
and handled safely on site and further health
and safety benefits are offered by the patented
electro-fusion jointing process which minimises the
time an operative needs to spend working in
confined spaces.
Ridgistorm-XL offers the most advanced large
diameter plastic pipe solution available in the UK
for use in:
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Surface water drainage
Large-scale attenuation structures
Specialist pipeline applications
Foul sewers
Bespoke large diameter manholes and chambers
Ridgistorm features include:
• Bespoke pipe profile providing individual
stiffness class - engineered to suit
any application.
• A robust, durable and adaptable solution
in comparison to rigid materials such as
concrete and steel.
• Due to its longer lengths and lighter weight,
it can be 70% cheaper to transport than
equivalent concrete pipes and can be handled
and stored much more safely on-site.
Due to its
longer lengths and
lighter weight,
it can be 70%
cheaper to transport
than equivalent
concrete pipes
Sewers
Together, Polysewer and Ridgisewer make the
largest range of WIS 4-35-01 Kitemarked
structured wall pipe systems in the UK. In fact
Ridgisewer is the only Kitemarked structured wall
alternative to concrete pipes. Both Polysewer and
Ridgisewer have the traditional benefits of plastic
pipe systems e.g. strength and durability, but weigh
as little as 6% of rigid pipes providing for easier
handling and thus quicker and safer installation.
Polyguard
Throughout the UK there are many development
sites that have previously been contaminated by
industrial use, otherwise known as Brownfield sites.
These sites have been exposed to organic, inorganic,
corrosive and toxic elements which can contaminate
mains water supply. Polyguard is designed to ensure
the safe delivery of drinking water through
such redeveloped Brownfield land.
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Overlay Fits with Edwardian Splendour
Built at the turn of the last century, the Royal Masonic School for
Boys at Bushey is the true epitome of Edwardian architectural
elegance and is part of a four-year refurbishment project to
create 300 luxury apartments within the complex.
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One of the many problems when converting an early 20th
Century school, even one as grand as this, was to banish the
comparatively spartan conditions imposed on boys at the time
and replace them with high levels of comfort demanded for
modern living. The introduction of the Overlay underfloor central
heating system was crucial in order to leave walls uncluttered by
radiators and to obtain even heat throughout each room.
The great advantage of Overlay was that it provided a high load
bearing system only 18mm thick laid on top of an existing floor.
Polyplumb UFCH Benefits Barn Conversion
With a footprint of less than 200 sq.m. living space in this barn
conversion was restricted and so, in order to maximise the floor
area and leave walls uncluttered, underfloor heating was
specified from the outset. The Polyplumb System was selected
for its efficiency, speed of installation and sustainable credentials.
The hall and kitchen areas downstairs utilised the ultra-flexible
polybutene pipe in a solid concrete floor, whilst the configuration
used for the suspended floors upstairs utilised heat spreaders on
battens before the pipe was again walked in from the coil.
Hybrid Polystorm Solution for
RAF Development
Incorporating both the
Polystorm and Polystorm
Lite sustainable drainage
solutions, the project
at RAF Northolt,
Cambridgeshire was
part of the £600 million MoD Single Living
Accommodation Modernisation Scheme (SLAM)
designed to deliver living accommodation for
MoD personnel.
The original project specification was changed
from a concrete box culvert due to issues with
rising material costs and concerns over the
performance of the product in times of highflow water run-off. However, a solution was
needed that was capable of storing the required
water capacity whilst accommodating difficult
site constraints. The modular construction of
Polystorm and Polystorm Lite allowed Polystorm
cells to be connected together to cope with the
uneven burial depths on-site and a bespoke
designed manifold system was also incorporated
to improve hydraulic performance.
Soakaway Solution for
New School Extension
A hybrid soakaway solution using the
Polystorm and Polystorm Lite modular
cells was used at the development of
a new school building in Doncaster to
cope with varying burial depths
on-site. The adaptability of the
Polystorm and Polystorm Lite cells
enabled the different products to be
installed on top of one another to
offer a sustainable water management
solution for the landscaped area.
In order to accommodate difficult site
constraints the Polystorm soakaway
solution was designed as two separate
tanks, balanced by Ridgidrain pipe, plus
a catch pit to prevent the ingress of
debris and silt into the modular system.
100,000 litre Rainwater
Harvesting Solution for
Bristol College
A bespoke
100,000 litre
Eco-Vat rainwater
harvesting system
with tank and leaf
filter were supplied
for the new college building at Brislington
Enterprise College in Bristol as part of the
UK’s Building Schools for the Future
programme. Installed to cope with rainwater
from the schools 5000 square metre roof
area, the tank stores and filters rainwater
before it is used for toilet flushing within the
new development.
The Eco-Vat Rainwater Harvesting tanks
reduce mains water consumption and is
one of the few on the market to be
BBA approved, providing significant cost
savings on water bills. It is calculated that
the Eco-Vat system installed at Brislington
Enterprise College will save the Local
Authority over £10,400 per annum.
Polypipe Achieves
Code Level Six
Polypipe Eco-Vat rainwater harvesting
system has been installed at the first
commercially built Code Level Six houses
at Upton Northampton by Mansell
Partnerships for English Partnerships.
The system will help achieve the Code’s
reduction in potable water usage
requirement of 80 litres per person
per day.
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France
Tel: +33 (0)164 025242
Fax: +33 (0)164 025434
Polypipe Italia
Pianmercato 5C-5D
16044 Monleone di Cicagna (GE)
Italy
Tel: +39 (0)185 92 399
Fax: +39 (0)185 92 699
Useful Website Links
Polypipe Janoplast
F-68580 Seppois-Le-Bas
Alsace
France
Tel: +33 (0)389 089120
Fax: +33 (0)389 076002
Polypipe MP
Z.I. Les Paluds
672 Av. de la Fleuride
F-13400 Aubagne
France
Tel: +33 (0)442 824040
Fax: +33 (0)442 824041
Polypipe Terrain
New Hythe Business Park
College Road
Aylesford
Kent ME20 7PJ
Tel: +44 (0)1622 795200
Fax: +44 (0)1622 792564
Polypipe TDI
Unit 3 Unity Complex
Dale Road North
Darley Dale
Derbyshire DE4 2HX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1629 733177
Fax: +44 (0)1629 732779
Polypipe Ulster
Dromore Road
Lurgan
Craigavon
Co. Armagh BT66 7HL
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)28 38 881270
Fax: +44 (0)28 38 882344
Polypipe Ventilation
Bearwalden House
Bearwalden Business Park
Royston Road
Wendens Ambo
Saffron Walden
Essex CB11 4JX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1799 540602
Fax: +44 (0)1799 541143
Oracstar
Weddell Way
Brackmills
Northampton NN4 7HS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1604 702181
Fax: +44 (0)1604 701743
Robimatic
Sandall Stones Road
Kirk Sandall Industrial Estate
Kirk Sandall
Doncaster DN3 1QR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1302 790790
Fax: +44 (0)1302 790088
www.bpf.co.uk
www.pbpsa.com
www.teppfa.org
www.plastic-pipes.com
www.plasticseurope.org
www.recovinyl.com
Broomhouse Lane, Edlington, Doncaster DN12 1ES, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1709 770000 Fax: +44 (0)1709 770001 www.polypipe.com
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