Articles & Case Studies


Posted: Thursday 20th November 2014

With a large portfolio of products, a full design team and outstanding service from its representatives, a range of Marley Plumbing and Drainage’s products have been installed to a new block of rented flats, designed specifically to support the needs of older residents in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Donny Pollock, Project Manager from Cruden Building and Renewables Ltd, commented: “We were contracted by Dunbritton Housing Association on a design and build basis to construct the new 39 self-contained flats, which would provide flexible care solutions to ensure that older people can remain independent for as long as possible. Therefore a good quality drainage system was required – a solution that could be installed and forgotten about which could withstand high daily usage and ultimately meet the project’s budget.

“With a wide range of high quality products and a technical team that can provide schematic layouts in line with standard regulations from our CAD drawings and floor plans, we decided to install Marley’s soil and waste products.”

The schematic layouts produced by Marley’s technical team are formulated to give all the relevant product reference codes to make up the drainage design for a project.

Marley’s soil and waste products are manufactured to high standards, including BS EN 4514, BS EN 1329 and BS EN 1566, which meet the industry needs and provides the level of durability required. They also offer an alternative solution to cast iron. The lightweight construction of the products also results in easy handling on site, which ensures a quick and clean installation.

As well as requiring high quality soil and waste products, the project also needed an exceptional rainwater system. Therefore, aluminium rainwater products were chosen from Alutec’s large portfolio – providing a one-stop shop and an overall project solution from one manufacturer, Aliaxis.

Gregg Findlay, Managing Director of Tom Findlay Ltd, commented upon the installation of Marley’s products: “Throughout this project, we had no issues at all with the Marley Soil and Waste Systems and when it came to installing Alutec’s products, thanks to how light they were, they were easy to install. However, if we needed advice or had a technical query, our reliable Marley representative working on the project was on hand with sound information and expert answers to our questions.”

Marley’s Quantum sewer and Underground range were also specified for this project. The structured wall pipes of the products are suitable for public and large sewers at depths of up to 10m below ground, delivering the flexibility to tolerate ground movement without damage, whilst withstanding the combined effects of backfill and loading. What’s more, the large diameter pipes require fewer joints, which reduces the likelihood of leaks and blockages.

The Quantum Sewer pipe is lightweight, enhancing site handling and installation, cost effective and a modern alternative to clay or concrete pipes – ideal for this new build project. Additionally, the Quantum Sewer system has been proven that once installed, it is virtually maintenance free.

Donny continued: “Thanks to Marley’s high quality, extensive product offering and specification assistance, as well as the back-up of their representative, it allowed us to complete the project on time and provide ourselves and the end users with confidence that the products are truly long-performing.”

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