04 April 2014

Hepworth Clay Is Fired To Perfection

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.

Hepworth has been in the business for 150 years, building a reputation for perfect vitrified clay pipes and proven joints from a manufacturing site in South Yorkshire.  Hepworth’s hallmark of precision manufacturing ensures clay is fired to perfection which guarantees a consistent quality, standards compliance and total service support.

Suitable for use in adoptable sewers, commercial and industrial construction, highways and general building works, the Hepworth SuperSleve system is available in 100mm, 150mm, 225mm and 300mm diameters and consists of plain ended or socketed pipe fittings, with additional push fit flexible couplings.

The durability of clay pipes is as much an advantage during its service life as it is for installation. With a lifetime jetting guarantee, Hepworth pipes are able to withstand jetting pressure of 7,500psi, at 20 gallons per minute held static for five minutes, allowing blockages to be cleared with reduced risk and in less time.

“We are delighted that our superior clay drainage systems continue to be a market leader,” said Paul Wydell, Product Group Manager at Hepworth Clay.  “Clay is a 100% natural material and is one of the few materials used for thousands of years for the same purpose. When combined with our manufacturing expertise, Hepworth Clay can quite simply future-proof drainage.”

Clay drainage pipes also allow specifiers to reduce installation costs as well as environmental impact by minimising the volume of primary aggregate needed from
quarries. Clay pipes have tremendous compressive strength which allows for their installation with reduced amounts of granular bed and surround, recycled material or even reused as-dug material if suitable.

For drainage solutions that are as impressive in the ground as they are on paper, market leader Hepworth Clay offers a complete range of clay drainage systems, no matter what the application.  For more information call 0844 856 5152.