When a leading M&E firm undertook a redevelopment of an office building in Slough, converting it to 54 residential apartments, the latest innovation in metal push-fit fittings was instrumental in helping to complete the project ahead of the expected deadline. James Bell, Marketing Director at Reliance Worldwide Corporation (UK) Ltd (RWC UK), explains the multiple benefits that the SharkBite range brought to the company and its installers on site.
“When we first showed SharkBite to the firm, they immediately saw the benefits and were keen to use it. We worked closely with the Project and Compliance Manager and demonstrated how the range could save a huge amount of time on site and the additional advantages this would bring.”
The SharkBite range of ultra-low lead DZR brass fittings enables installers to make connections to five different types of pipe for any domestic or commercial hot and cold water application, enabling a significantly quicker and more efficient installation every time. In fact, research has revealed that metal push-fit fittings and valves with SharkBite technology are twice as fast to install as press fittings; three times faster than compression fittings and four times quicker that end feed fittings.
“Translated into real-time savings, one installer reported a saving of three hours’ labour on a combi boiler installation, reducing the total installation cost for the customer and releasing them to get to their next job. On a project of this scale, the time saving element alone justified the specification of SharkBite, but the additional benefits of a complete system solution, easy to insulate, ease of future maintenance and no hot works permit requirements made the range a clear winner on several different levels,” concludes James.
Interested to see if SharkBite fittings would work for your project? Find out more about our different SharkBite fittings on our ‘Plumbing Systems’ page or you can contact our customer services team using the below contact form.
Reliance UK has long been a top choice for washrooms in healthcare environments, offering a wide range of products specifically designed for care homes, hospitals and GP surgeries.
Reliance has further expanded its dedicated Healthcare range with three new TMV3 approved Caremix Prime Thermostatic Taps: the S3 Monobloc Tap, the T3 Wall Mounted Tap and the H3 2-Hole Deck Mounted Tap.
When designing products for healthcare environments, ensuring user safety is a critical factor. As such, the Caremix range incorporates specific features to help prevent infection and protect against scalding.
Utilising a highly resistant PVD coating to ensure a long life, each Caremix Prime Tap has a ‘cool touch surface’ to avoid scalding and a ‘Bioguard Spout’ to reduce residual water and splash contamination risks.
Reliance UK also understands that maintaining washrooms in healthcare facilities can take significant time and effort for Facilities Management Teams, and replacing malfunctioning equipment can be expensive. That’s why all Caremix products are designed around a unique Caremix Thermostatic Cartridge, making replacement quick, easy and cost-effective.
Think the Caremix Prime range could be the ideal solution for you? Want to find out more? Simply get in touch using the contact form provided below and one of our team will be able to help with any questions you may have.
Specialists in Healthcare sector washroom products, Reliance UK has revamped its Heatguard Bar Shower & Bath Shower Mixer range specifically designed for care homes, hospitals and GP surgeries.
When designing products for the Healthcare sector, user safety is always a key factor. Reliance UK has taken the time to review its reputable Heatguard Shower range, upgrading the portfolio to provide users with brand new features based on feedback from healthcare professionals.
Utilising a sleek new design, the Heatguard Shower range is now available with ‘cool touch’ technology to provide added protection for vulnerable users, extended handles and straight or curved spout.
Reliance UK also understands that maintaining washrooms in Healthcare facilities can take significant time, effort and expense for Facilities Management Teams. That’s why we’ve designed our Heatguard products with one-piece thermostatic cartridges at their heart, allowing them to be quickly and easily replaced rather than the whole unit.
Think the Heatguard Shower range could be the ideal solution for you? Want to find out more? Simply get in touch using the contact form provided below and one of our team will be able to help with any questions you may have.