Why use HS® Pipe rather than clay pipe?
If you could use a light-weight, push-fit, high-spec, uPVC system instead of heavy, awkward clay pipes, would you? That’s the question many of our customers have been asking themselves when considering our HS® Pipe range. Whilst clay sewer pipes are still an excellent choice, this product offers a number of additional benefits that can out-weigh traditional clay.
The solid-wall HS® Pipe system offers major Health & Safety advantages for installers, plus significant cost savings in materials, labour & plant, when compared to installing clay or concrete. The ease of handling and the subsequent reduction in plant and machinery, make the HS® range a very safe and economical adoptable sewer system.
In summary, when compared to clay drainage and sewer pipe systems, its benefits include:
- Faster to install
- Light-weight, rigid and robust
- Easy to handle and transport
- Cost saving
- Low risk of personal injury
- Simple to install
- WIS 4-35-01 certified for jetting
- Oil resistant push-fit ting-seal fittings
- Less plant, fuel and labour
Which water companies have approved its use?
A number of water companies have also approved the use of HS® Pipe system for adoptable and non-adoptable sewer schemes. These include:
- Anglian Water
- Northumbrian Water Ltd (NWL) – reviewed on a job-by-job basis
- Severn Trent
- Southern Water
- Wessex Water
What sizes are available?
We supply the HS® pipe system in a variety of diameters from 110mm to 800mm and can offer you a wide range of pipe lengths. The fittings include an integral secure FE® sealing ring. These are designed to withstand heavy loads and they can be installed at depths up to 6.0m. On pipes from 200mm upwards, there is a unique inner wall marking continuously on the axis at a 120° angle. This permanent embossed engraving is important because it enables pipe-related data such as manufacturer, nominal width, ring stiffness and production date to be read many years after installation.
To find out more about the benefits of HS® pipe when compared to clay pipe, call us on 0121 351 3230.