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Posted: Wednesday 8th August 2012

Utilising the technical design service from Marley Plumbing & Drainage has enabled United House to make significant savings in materials and labour costs on a multiple occupancy new build in Tottenham Hale. Marley's expert team was able to provide a solution that rationalised the number of soil stacks, reducing roof penetrations by 20 and requiring 35% less pipework.

United House is constructing 388 housing units for the Hale Village development on behalf of Newlon Housing.

Faced with an initially complex public health system design, contracts manager Jerel Haffenden tasked Marley with revisiting the soil and waste layout on a ten-storey block to simplify the installation and reduce costs.

Said Nigel Ward, Senior Site Manager at United House: "Marley's technical team was able to advise on bathroom and kitchen layouts and the use of AAVs (Air Admittance Valves) in line with legislative requirements to achieve a design that was easier to install, used less materials and necessitated less ancillary work such as roof and floor penetrations, set-out steel work, fire protection and 'boxing in'.

"The design meant significant cost savings and a much faster first fix."

Marley Plumbing & Drainage provides expert guidance on achieving a best value fix that meets all necessary Building Regulations, British Standards and legislation.

A full design service is available using clients' CAD drawings or optimised floor plans to produce schematic layouts formulated to give all the relevant product reference codes that make up the soil drainage design for a particular project.

The isometric layout drawings show the whole system and identify all the pipes and fittings required, selected from Marleyís range to serve the sanitary appliances. This is backed by a comprehensive waste range with solvent, push fit and compression jointing to suit the requirements of different installations - from a quick repair to a multi-storey new build development.

Nigel Ward concluded: "I've been so delighted by Marley's dedicated service and technical advice I have already instructed the team on further blocks on the Hale Village development and will also be utilising the technical services for further projects elsewhere."

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