Posted: Wednesday 16th November 2011

Marley Plumbing and Drainage is the only UK supplier to achieve Kitemark certification to BS EN 1519. The Marley Akatherm HDPE Drainage system received the certificate, licence number KM 545820, earlier this year.

The high-density polyethylene system offers specifiers and contractors confirmation of quality and a wider range of choice from just one supplier.

Marley Akatherm HDPE is manufactured to meet high standards of durability and reliability, offering an alternative solution to cast iron. It is particularly suited for commercial applications or where a product with high impact or abrasion resistance is required, such as hospitals, hotels, schools, as well as residential buildings. HDPE will also cope with temperature variations of -40°C to 100°C making it ideal for external as well as internal installations.

The combination of the excellent material properties of HDPE with homogenous welded joints provides greater installation flexibility with a wide range of jointing options. The various connection methods include electrofusion, butt welding and push fit expansion sockets depending upon the particular project requirements. This ensures a quick, clean, reliable and cost effective installation compared to cast iron in particular. Furthermore, the lightweight construction of the HDPE system results in additional cost savings in transport and handling.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this widely recognised assurance of quality for our product,” comments Fiona Bashford, Marketing Manager at Marley Plumbing and Drainage. “Marley Akatherm HDPE has a proven track record across Europe, providing specifiers complete confidence in its performance. Its inherent properties help to increase the overall product lifecycle expectancy and reduce maintenance and replacement costs across the system.”

The range covers an extensive package of pipes and fittings in the diameters 40 mm - 315 mm, with a wide range of complimentary fittings.

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