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Copper or Plastic?

When it comes to drainage pipework, pipes will typically be installed in copper or plastic. Although copper was traditionally used, as prices have risen in recent years, while plastic fittings has become more prevalent, this is no longer the case.

RGR’s engineers are comfortable installing in either copper or plastic, though the most common pipework we deal with is plastic. Plastic piping has the benefits of being cost-effective & quick to install (compared to copper).

While copper pipework costs more, there are certain sites, who specify only copper to be installed. Since copper has a very high melting point, in situations where the pipework is in a heated area it can be preferable to plastic piping. It can also handle substantially more wear and tear, and is generally more resilient than plastic.