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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Zone your home in time for winter

October 29 2019

Building your future family home, or a property to retire in? In our latest blog, we share tips on how…

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What can plumbers learn from electricians?

December 02 2019

As economic, environmental and industry trends drive the built environment, we’re shifting towards a new era of plumbing, but old…

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RWC supporting essential trades during COVID-19

April 06 2020

During times of crisis, even when most people are asked to stay indoors, there are certain services that need to continue running to keep the public safe, healthy and connected. These range from utilities and internet connectivity right through to plumbing and heating and clean water supply. These are essential services and play a critical role in ensuring that the world continues to spin.

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COVID-19: How can installers stay safe?

April 07 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis further develops, it is crucial that installers keep themselves and their customers protected and safe while carrying out essential work on site.

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How installers can protect people and the NHS with TMVs

April 17 2020

The coronavirus outbreak, otherwise known as the COVID-19 pandemic, has really brought some unprecedented times with it. Healthcare systems around…

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10 essential plumbing products for emergency repair and maintenance jobs

April 23 2020

As the nation enters unchartered waters with lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential that we keep plumbing and heating systems in homes and buildings safe, stable and fully operational during these times.

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What can installers do at home during COVID-19 lockdown?

May 01 2020

We’ve written a list of some things plumbing and heating installers can do in the comfort of your own home, as we continue to battle through the pandemic.

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Preventing Legionnaires outbreak after lockdown – Part 1

May 12 2020

After the lockdown is lifted it is imperative that plumbing and heating systems are properly flushed to prevent Legionnaires’ Disease.

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Protecting vulnerable people from plumbing and heating risks amidst a crisis

May 18 2020

Plumbing and heating installers must look at how to prevent vulnerable people from common plumbing and heating issues amidst COVID-19.

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Fast track domestic plumbing with smarter solutions

July 03 2020

As lockdown continues to ease and the nation gets back to work, many plumbing and heating installers are facing a…

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Leak proof plumbing for new builds part 1: MDPE Fittings

October 27 2020

As the UK government looks to ‘build back better, build back faster, build back greener’, new build homes will undoubtedly…

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Top tips for a successful underfloor heating installation

November 19 2020

Without a doubt, the popularity of underfloor heating (UFH) is rising. With more and more developers specifying this heating technology…

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Three top tips on installing PRVs

February 24 2021

The primary purpose of installing a pressure reducing valve (PRV) is to ensure homeowners’ water systems are kept safe, stable…

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Spotted – RWC’s John Guest products around the world!

July 29 2021

Widely known for our plumbing and heating solutions within domestic, commercial and public buildings, you may not expect to find…

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