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.
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