Speedfit News

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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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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Why Homeowners Should Invest in Underfloor Heating

March 20 2018

Underfloor heating (UFH) has never been more affordable and attractive to homeowners and renovators. It is hidden away from view, cheaper, and more energy efficient. However, it is often misunderstood and shrouded in mystery.

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Common Underfloor Heating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – While Commissioning

February 26 2018

Once installed correctly it’s time to turn on the Underfloor Heating (UFH) system. But very often, even when the right…

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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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Typical Underfloor Heating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – During Installation

January 10 2018

In our previous blog post on common UFH mistakes, we discussed why proper planning for Underfloor Heating (UFH) installation is so important, but it’s not just at the early stages where mistakes can be made.

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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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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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4 Reasons to Embrace New Bathroom Plumbing Techniques

September 27 2017

Imagine where we’d all be if nobody ever embraced change. All our roads would still be straight, we’d be commuting on horse-back rather than cars.

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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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3 Key Pipe Considerations when Installing Underfloor Heating

August 24 2017

What’s the biggest change to the plumbing industry over recent years, we’re willing to bet it’ll say Underfloor Heating installation. Discover our Layflat Pipe for UFH projects.

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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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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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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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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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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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5 Reasons Your Plumbing Business Should Hire An Apprentice

March 02 2017

The UK government recently confirmed new reforms to its apprenticeship funding system, making £60 million available to help young people…

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3 Ways CAD is Helping to Make UFH Installation Easier for Everyone

February 17 2017

We understand that an installer’s job is difficult enough without having to make changes half way through a job. Often…

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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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Stay Classy, 2016

December 22 2016

Wow, what a year it’s been! Between Brexit, Donald Trump and Leicester City winning the Premiership, the one thing that…

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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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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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