Plumbing

3 Essential Finishing Touches for Underfloor Heating Installations

November 21 2018

Effective underfloor heating (UFH) requires attention to detail. In the final stages of a project, it’s easy to forget the…

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Why should plumbing installers use push-fit MDPE fittings?

November 07 2018

A leak in the water main is never good news, particularly if it’s underground. For the homeowner, it signals a…

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What are the most unusual applications of John Guest’s Push-Fit Technology?

September 27 2018

Wherever you go around the world, you will find pipes. What is becoming more common however, is the use of…

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Why plastic push-fit plumbing is crucial in the utility room

September 24 2018

As plumbers and installers, we’re used to getting into tight and awkward positions. This is especially true of the utility…

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Bending to Your Will: How Flexi Hoses can Solve Second-fix Plumbing Problems.

August 24 2018

Overtime and stress are two words that plumbers know too well. In a survey by Watersafe, it was discovered that…

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Debunking the 4 most common myths about Underfloor Heating

August 09 2018

More and more people are turning to UFH (Underfloor Heating) to heat their homes in an efficient, cheaper and easier…

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How does the demand for purer water affect plumbers?

July 17 2018

We all know just how much pipework lurks under the kitchen sink. With so many second fix connections to install…

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Joist Cabling and Plastic Pipes – The Perfect Connection

July 04 2018

When fitting floors above ground level, wooden joists have been extensively used in the past by those in the construction…

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How to Prevent Backflow in the Home

June 20 2018

Backflow prevention is crucial to keep domestic water hygienic and safe as it can cause detrimental issues. The horror stories…

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The Future is Plastic Push-fit Plumbing: How to Save Time and Money During Installation

May 31 2018

Installers are traditionally loyal to the plumbing materials they’ve been brought up with. This is especially true of those who…

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Water Regulations Schedule 2.7: What you need to know

April 26 2018

Stop the press! Did you know that breaching WaterSafe regulations is a criminal offence? Offenders may face prosecution and can…

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Weird and Wonderful Applications of John Guest’s Push-Fit Technology

April 13 2018

All around the world, John Guest’s push-fit technology is changing the way pipe and tube connections are made. From the New Zealand coastline to the beating heart of the Thames Valley, John Guest is present in diverse applications.

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How to Keep Your Pipes Safe During Freezing Weather Conditions

March 16 2018

Water is an unusual element, we cannot live without it, however it can be destructive at its worst. It is…

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Why Manifolds Using Speedfit Technology are the Most Reliable and Efficient

February 05 2018

Speedfit Technology is well known in the plumbing industry for delivering reliable, leak-proof connections, that make installations easier, quicker and…

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7 Common Speedfit Plumbing and Heating Questions Answered

January 18 2018

As a world-leading plumbing systems provider of plastic pipes and fittings, every day we get plumbing and heating installation questions…

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5 Unusual Applications of John Guest Fittings & Pipes

December 07 2017

The John Guest Speedfit Technology in our fittings and pipes are known throughout the plumbing industry for delivering reliable, leak-proof connections. However, did you know that our technology is used in some really unusual areas?

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Why UFH Is the Most Effective Heating Source for Buildings

November 24 2017

Over the past few years, Underfloor Heating (also known as UFH) has undergone a bit of a transformation. From something that was once seen as a luxury, has grown in popularity and is now very much part of the mainstream.

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How to Ensure a Leak-proof Push-fit Connection

November 13 2017

After decades of successful performance, enhanced by ongoing innovation and improvement from our engineers, we’re confident that the JG Speedfit push-fit design is built to last and always creates a leak-proof push-fit connection when installed correctly.

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Part L for Installers – Good idea to play by the rules?

November 01 2017

By legislating for best practice in heating controls with Part L, energy savings can be maximised which is the purpose of legislation in the first place.

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Why Plastic Continues to Push Boundaries in Modern Kitchen Installations

October 16 2017

As kitchen installations become increasingly difficult, many installers are turning to plastic push-fit components for a professional and simple installation.

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What’s so super about Pipe Inserts anyway?

September 14 2017

Read about the importance of pipe inserts and superseal inserts, outlining everything you need to know about these essential push-fit plumbing products.

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New Installer Habits means New Plumbing Opportunities

August 15 2017

John Guest Speedfit explore how a plumbing installer can take their service to the next level by adopting a few simple habits such as using push-fit fittings.

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Efficient Planning to avoid common Underfloor Heating Mistakes

August 02 2017

John Guest Speedfit share some common mistakes that could lead to an ineffective Underfloor Heating system performance and how installers can avoid them.

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Future plumbing trends: what’s in the pipeline?

July 11 2017

If there’s one thing you can guarantee in the plumbing industry, it’s that change is always just around the corner….

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4 Ways Automotive Drives Plastic Plumbing

June 20 2017

The plastic plumbing industry owes a lot to this sector, especially when it comes to product quality. If you’re a loyal user of our Speedfit fittings and pipes, the automotive industry is constantly contributing to your reputation for high quality first-fix plumbing installations.

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5 ways JG Speedfit is helping you out of tight space plumbing projects

May 31 2017

We’ve all been there. You turn up to one of your first-fix plumbing projects only to discover that the space you have to work in is extremely tight and difficult to work in.

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5 Health Benefits of Underfloor Heating

May 11 2017

Installers have a responsibility to educate their customers about the positive health-related impact of underfloor heating in their home.

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Save Installation Time with Push-Fit Fittings

April 26 2017

Our JG Speedfit push-fit fittings are such great tools, reducing plumbing installation times by around 40% when compared to traditional fixing methods.

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Breathe New Life into Your Plumbing Techniques this Easter

April 12 2017

We explore some of the small things you can do which will have a big impact on your plumbing techniques over this Easter. Discover Speedfit Advice & Help.

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5 Reasons to Choose Plastic Plumbing Fittings & Pipe

April 03 2017

Bronze, copper and iron are out and plastic plumbing is in, as plumbers and installers continue to look for more durable and easy-to-install materials.

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Push-fit fittings aren’t just for Plumbing

March 17 2017

Would you be surprised to hear that beer, fibre optic internet and cars are all united through their use of the Push-fit Fittings Speedfit Technology?

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10 Minutes with the Plumber turned Editor

January 31 2017

Celia Matthews is the Managing Director of SNG Publishing and the founder of HIP Magazine. She is also a fully qualified plumber with her own plumbing and heating business.

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Become a Lord of the O-ring

January 25 2017

Become a Lord of the O-ring with our five facts   When it comes to championing great plumbing inventions, you’d…

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10 minutes with… Daniel Wilkes and Gary Walker

November 24 2016

Every year, JG Speedfit promotes its Layflat pipe giveaway. In previous years, lucky installers have won prizes including a brand…

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Plastic Push-fit Plumbing Fittings Myths

November 11 2016

With the rise of the plastic push-fit, many myths have surfaced over the years about their quality and performance. In this blog post, we find out why you shouldn’t always believe in what you hear when it comes to the plumbing device.

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Six Considerations for Smart Heating Installation

November 03 2016

Smart heating is fast becoming the norm, with every man and his dog wanting to be able to remotely control their heating, particularly as the cold winter nights draw in. However, when it comes to designing new house builds, or improving older homes, the energy efficiency of smart heating is just as valuable as the convenience it provides to the homeowner.

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Ten minutes with industry guru… Tim Pollard

October 14 2016

For our second Q&A session, we spoke to Wolseley’s Head of Sustainability, Tim Pollard, and asked him about what he thinks the challenges are for today’s installer market.

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Editor of ‘Installer’ tells us what’s in store for HVAC

October 03 2016

In the first of our Q&A series, we catch up with Mark McGettigan, Editor of Installer Magazine, to get his views on the challenges the HVAC industry is facing and what he feels the biggest challenges plumbers are facing.

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