News, Events & Case Studies

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Drainage Solutions at Yell Student House

As part of the £15 million redevelopment of the Yell House Building in Reading into student accommodation, Wavin has supplied a comprehensive range of drainage solutions which offered ease of installation, flexibility, low noise and proven performance. The former home of Yell (Yellow Pages) and located in the city centre, the six storey building on Queen’s Walk is being transformed by contractor Osborne on behalf of Crown Student Living into 284 flats, creating accommodation for 400 students from the University of Reading. Along with a landscaped piazza, a new two storey extension will feature a gym, cinema room and dance studio.
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Cotswold Barn Conversion - Hep2O Underfloor Heating

At a two-storey barn conversion in the Cotswolds, a comprehensive Hep2O underfloor heating system from Wavin has been specified to provide cost-effective and efficient heat distribution across both floors – helping the building to achieve BREEAM and CoSH targets for energy efficiency and thermal performance.
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Hep2O provides safe, secure plumbing solution at new capital residential development

For the fast track fit out of 255 apartments at a stunning new multi-million pound residential development in London’s King’s Cross, a plumbing system that could be installed quickly, had a proven track record and came with a comprehensive guarantee was required. Contractors SES specified the market leading Hep2O Push-Fit plumbing system, a solution that has a 50-year guarantee and enabled the contractor to fit up to nine apartments per week.
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Wolseley UK chooses SuperSleve for Sustainable Building Center

When Wolseley UK commissioned the construction of The Sustainable Building Center project in Leamington Spa, SuperSleve clay drainage from Hepworth was an obvious choice.
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Wavin engineers a calm-headed stormwater solution

Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems is providing a stormwater management solution for a tricky two-phase car park construction project at a head office and manufacturing facility in Wiltshire. The project required Wavin’s expert design engineers to demonstrate some lateral thinking in order to value engineer the original system design and provide a more cost effective and feasible solution.
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Wavin Drainage Solutions make the grade at new Travis Perkins Depot

For a new multi-million pound Travis Perkins Regional Distribution Centre in Coventry, the main contractor required versatile below ground drainage solutions which offered proven performance and ease of installation. Wavin met their requirements supplying more with 1700 linear metres of stormwater and foul drainage solutions.
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Wavin comes to the rescue at Pilsdon Community Farm

Wavin has donated OsmaDrain pipe, fittings and inspection chambers worth almost £6,000 to the Pilsdon Community – a working farm in Dorset that offers accommodation and employment for homeless people suffering from mental health issues.
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Wavin Acoustic Soil System - Doxford Park

At a £9 million care home development in Sunderland, sound proofing between apartments was a key requirement which led to the specification of the Wavin AS System, an internal drainage system which offered low noise, durability and ease of installation.
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South Queensferry

Built on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, a new 450 home development in South Queensferry, Edinburgh, required an underground drainage system that would address surface water run-off and alleviate flood risk. A combination of more than 6,000 AquaCell geocellular stormwater management units from Wavin proved the ideal solution.
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Recycled aggregate reduces environmental impact of Wolseley Sustainable Building Center

Following the decision by Wolseley UK and its appointed Consulting Engineer, Fulcrum Consulting, to specify Hepworth’s SuperSleve clay drainage system, Hepworth was asked to advise the sub-contractor on ways of improving the sustainability of the project on site.
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New installation of Wavin Q-Bic Plus

08 December 2016

In the wake of all the flooding in Europe recently, many residential and commercial buildings were hit hard by stormwater damage. The effects of climate change on rainfall levels and frequency has forced many municipalities and companies to consider long term solutions for water infiltration and attenuation. In Norway, Wavin has installed a Q-Bic Plus infiltration system at the new football stadium for Oslo's home team, Vålerenga.
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Landmark £60 Million Hilton Hotel Development

For a new £60 million hotel development in Bournemouth, the management and control of surface water required a proven long term solution which could work on a challenging sloping site. AquaCell Prime, a geocellular stormwater management unit from Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems, was up for the challenge.
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Humberside Police Headquarters - Redesigned to save time and reduce cost

Humberside Police HQ in Hull lies in an area particularly vulnerable to flooding. On June 23rd 2007 the worst happened and the site had to be evacuated. Within a year, plans were being developed to prevent a recurrence.
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Hospital drainage at full strength thanks to Hepworth SuperSleve Clay pipes

Offering inherent strength and low lifetime cost, Hepworth Clay drainage has been specified for the largest all single room hospital in the UK ensuring a major new healthcare facility will be operating at full strength when it opens in 2017.
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Hepworth Delivers Exacting Standards for Grade I National Trust Restoration Project

A Grade I listed Victorian mansion, which holds significant architectural and historical interest, is being transformed back to its former glory, thanks to the help of Hepworth Terracotta, a brand of Wavin, a market-leading supplier to the construction industry.
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Hep2O Low-Build Max provides perfect home heating solution

20 June 2016

For a domestic refurbishment project an alternative, cost effective heating solution to radiators was required. As this was a residential property an easy and quick to install system was essential in order to have as little disruption to the house as possible.
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Wavin Tigris K1 passes fast-track school build test

The Esker Education Together National School in Dublin was financed and constructed as part of the Department of Education and Skills’ Rapid Build Programme. The two-storey build consisted of 16 classrooms, six support teaching classrooms, a hall, library, staff room, two ball courts, a play area and associated ancillary accommodation. Construction was completed within the planned 34-week timeline, in time for the start of the academic year in September. More than 1,200m of Wavin Tigris K1 pipe was installed during a 16-week period.
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K1 solves plumbing issues at County Down monastery

The Tigris K1 Multilayer Press-fit plumbing system for potable, sanitary and heating applications has been installed throughout the site of a Monastery situated in the heart of Crossgar, County Down. Tigris K1, Wavin’s approach to above ground drainage and plumbing for industrial, public, commercial and multi-occupancy buildings, now forms the integral plumbing for a new heating system installed during the complete restoration of Tobar Mhuire, a 1950’s Passionist Order institution.
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Hepworth Clay – The long-term drainage solution for Scotland’s new blood centre

For the new £33m Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) Centre of Excellence near Edinburgh, the specification of clay pipes from Hepworth Clay as an underground drainage solution will provide durability, long term performance and a low lifetime cost.
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Hepworth Clay plays a part in new £200 million training ground

Built on an 80 acre industrial site in Manchester, a new £200 million state-of-the-art football academy and training ground is set to benefit from a durable underground clay drainage solution from Hepworth Clay which will offer low lifetime cost and a long service life.
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OSMA - The new name for Hepworth Plastics

17 April 2015

Some things are just better together. Like bacon and eggs, pancakes and maple syrup, tea and biscuits and now Hepworth Plastics and Osma!
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New OsmaDrain Rodding Point makes access easy

23 October 2017

Practical, innovative and cost-effective – the new OsmaDrain Square Top Rodding Point from Wavin is a money-saving, hassle-free alternative to inspection chambers or manholes for below ground drainage systems.
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New soil bends added to Wavin’s growing OSMA range

23 October 2014

The UK’s leading manufacturers of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems, Wavin, has extended its range of OSMA Soil & Vent Systems with the introduction of six new soil bends.
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OSMA UltraRib - Ultra Reliable, Ultra Efficient and Ultra Secure

02 July 2014

Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems continues to meet the rigorous demands of the UK gravity sewer industry with OSMA UltraRib. With a proven track record of over 25 years, OSMA UltraRib is still the number one choice for plastic sewer systems for installers and specifiers.
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Rebranding Ensures Hepworth Terracotta Is Fired Up In The Marketplace

14 January 2015

Following the successful rebranding of Hepworth Clay, its superior clay range Hepworth Terracotta is also set to re-energise the marketplace with a similarly styled rebranding treatment including updated product literature, banners and adverts, offering a renewed focus on customers, service and products.
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Rebranding Set To Reignite Hepworth Clay

23 April 2017

Hepworth is launching a major rebranding of their superior clay range, Hepworth Clay. Bringing the very best in clay drainage for the 21st Century, the updated brand signals a renewed focus on customers, products and service for the industry leader.
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Wavin adds two new gullies to OsmaDrain range

23 October 2014

Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems, has introduced two new gullies to its growing OsmaDrain range of below ground drainage systems for building, construction and utilities projects.
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Wavin launches three new OsmaDrain Waste Adaptors

23 October 2014

Wavin has expanded its OsmaDrain range of below ground drainage components with the introduction of three new waste adaptors–meeting the growing customer demand for versatile, high quality systems with simple push-fit applications.
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Wavin UK Announces Multi-million Pound Investment Programme

04 September 2014

Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of heating, plumbing and drainage products, has today announced a multi-million pound investment programme to create two dedicated manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham. The proposals follow a review of its manufacturing operations with the aim of ensuring that the company and its products continue to remain highly responsive and competitive in a rapidly changing market-place.
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Wavin's Online Stockist Locator Gives Customers Instant Access to the Right Products

15 July 2015

We have launched a Stockist Locator on our website which enables customers to quickly and easily find stockists who hold the exact product range they are looking for.
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Gear Up with Hep2O and win 100s of great prizes

11 September 2017

From September 11th and for 10 weeks, we give plumbers a chance to win great gears every week. Merchants can also win shopping vouchers and pizza treats on Fridays.
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Wavin widens its Soil & Waste range with HDPE

03 July 2017

Wavin has further enhanced its commercial soil and waste offering with the launch of its new HDPE pipes and fittings range.
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Hepworth Clay Is Fired To Perfection

04 April 2014

For the ultimate sustainable, durable, cost efficient and high performance drainage solution, the first choice for specifiers is the superior clay drainage range from industry leader Hepworth Clay. With a lifetime expectancy of over 100 years, the Hepworth range of clay drainage offers inherent strength and low lifetime cost making it the fit-and-forget choice for all future drainage specifications.
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Continuous Professional Development - Upgrade your skills (Book a CPD)

09 June 2015

Develop your knowledge and keep up to date with our range of CPD presentations.
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Request a free sample of Tigris-K1

09 June 2015

With proven success across Europe on commercial projects such as educational and health facilities, apartment buildings and hotels, the high performance Wavin Tigris K1 press-fit system is an adaptable, multilayer composite pipe system that has been designed to offer quick, safe and reliable connections each and every time.
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Wavin: Connect to Better solutions whatever your need

10 June 2015

Wavin, the leading provider of plastic pipe systems and solutions launches new branding concept: Connect to Better.
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Dive into Wavin's exciting new #WaterMattersUK campaign

15 October 2015

This autumn, Wavin is partnering with UBM - the company behind Building Magazine, BD Online, Ecobuild and Barbour ABI - to bring you Water Matters, an exciting new programme that opens up the conversation on water management issues and trends in the built environment.
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Wavin adds new white fittings to growing OSMA range

23 October 2014

Wavin has extended its OSMA range of plastic drainage systems with the launch of twelve new white fittings for external soil stacks, meeting the growing customer demand for versatile, attractive and high quality fittings for new builds and renovations.
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Wavin launches MyPortal to offer users a wealth of knowledge

07 March 2016

Launching at this year’s Ecobuild, MyPortal (myportal.wavin.co.uk) is an industry-leading, interactive platform through which users can access a range of valuable tools including comprehensive eLearning modules and a Community Forum, with more features to be introduced later in the year.
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Wavin launches new range of OSMA boss connectors

23 October 2014

Wavin, a leading manufacturers of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems, has added to its growing OSMA range with the launch of new clip and patch bosses. Making it easier for plumbers to connect new waste drainage into existing stacks, the nine new products include both clip boss and patch boss options for retrofit applications.
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Wavin launches Revit® piping packages

03 May 2016

Wavin announces the launch of its new Building Information Modelling (BIM) content packages for plumbing and drainage. Built in Revit, these content packages contain intelligent assistance which help the Revit modeller to acheive a 100% 'as-built' design.
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Wavin launches Q-Bic Plus modular stormwater system

14 October 2016

Q-Bic Plus is our next generation of stormwater management system. The expertise we have gained through 15 years of innovation in infiltration and attenuation units worldwide has been embedded into every aspect of Q-Bic Plus. It offers significantly enhanced design freedom, easy and speedy installation and seamless access for inspection, cleaning and maintenance.
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Flood Defences: understanding the drivers behind government policy

19 June 2017

Transport, energy and digital are all important infrastructure needs. But what about flood defence? Wavin, together with the New Civil Engineer, presents an indepth white paper on the subject.
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We are delighted to announce Hep2O’s sponsorship of BT Sport Score this season

11 August 2017

From Saturday 12 August, Hep2O will be sponsoring the programme’s idents, focusing on the ‘unsung heroes’ of community football clubs.
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Exemplar Sustainable Park Wins Wavin AquaCell Competition

27 February 2015

Betteshanger Sustainable Parks has been awarded Wavin’s Ecobuild AquaCell competition 2015. This is a magnificent endorsement of a £40 million highly ambitious project designed to regenerate a part of East Kent that has suffered a series of economic setbacks commencing with closure of Betteshanger, the last Kent coalfield, in 1989. The project will create 1,000 jobs thus giving the long-awaited and much needed socio-economic boost to the entire area.
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Wavin celebrates its humanitarian commitment to wastewater management

22 March 2017

The lack of clean water and sanitation facilities is a major cause of disease for countries like Bhutan, a small land-locked nation in the Eastern Himalayas of Asia. In celebration of World Water Day 2017, Wavin shares the story of how expertise and innovation in wastewater management can help to transform vulnerable communities into healthy, vibrant and empowered villages – with access to clean and safe water, proper sanitation and hygiene.
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Hepworth Clay Awarded DIN Plus Certification

03 June 2014

Hepworth Clay, the UK’s leading manufacturer of clay drainage systems, is proud to announce that its products have achieved DIN Plus Certification from DIN CERTCO.
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MKM Building Supplies Adds Hepworth Clay To Its Product Range

13 October 2014

MKM Building Supplies, the UK’s largest independent builders merchant, has added clay drainage from Hepworth to its offering to help strengthen its civils product range at its Sheffield (South) branch.
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Wavin Announces 'Take Off With Osma' Winner

24 April 2015

Wavin is pleased to announce that Keith Hughes from Dyfed has won £1000 worth of holiday vouchers as part of the ‘Take Off With Osma’ 2015 competition.
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Hepworth Welcomes New Faces to Reignite Clay Business

06 June 2014

Hepworth Clay has announced the appointment of two new Clay Sales Managers – Dave Sanders and Andy Nichols – who will play a key role in driving sales growth to the company’s clay business.
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Wavin Launches Aquacell Competition

09 December 2017

Leading plumbing and drainage manufacturer Wavin has launched a competition to win 200 AquaCell modular stormwater management units – plus a £10,000 cheque towards groundworks and installation as well as complementary systems. The winning project will be showcased at Ecobuild 2015 (3rd to 5th March 2015, ExCeL London), where Wavin is sponsoring the water seminar theatre in the south hall.
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NEW course added to MyPortal: Osma Rainwater

14 July 2016

We’re delighted to announce the addition of a new eLearning course – Osma Rainwater – to MyPortal.
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