Wavin’s Hepworth Clay brings it home for new housing development

Commissioned by developers Anwyl Homes and Bellway to provide a tried and tested below-ground sewerage system for a large housing development in Llay, Wrexham, civil engineering experts, Hollingsworth Brothers worked with Wavin to deliver the ideal solution. 

With over 7,000m of pipe required for the road and sewer drainage systems of the 350 home development, Hepworth Clay was quickly identified for the project. Geraint Dodd, buyer at Hollingsworth Brothers explains: “We knew this was going to be a large, 48-week project so we wanted a product we knew and we trusted.

“We’ve worked with Hepworth Clay products for a number of years on various roads and sewer schemes and knew it would be perfect for the requirements.”

Suitable for adoptable, domestic, commercial or industrial drainage, Hepworth SuperSleve Clay pipes and fittings are all made in the UK, provide high durability and longevity. With over 150 years’ expertise working with the material, using locally sourced raw clays and moorland rainwater in the production process SuperSleve offers an impressive environmental profile.

Clay pipes are known for their longevity and, on sites such as these, are ideal with their particularly low maintenance requirements. This project opted to use a range of Hepworth Clay products from 150mm to 300mm diameter pipes. 

The product was supplied by specialist civils and drainage merchants, Keyline. Chris Pancutt, Keyline’s Deeside branch manager, said: “Hepworth Clay is a popular choice for contractors around this area, and we often find that clay drainage is specified from the beginning of a project. We’ve worked with Hollingsworth Brothers for a number of years on various projects, so we knew this solution would be a great fit for the team.”

Paul Wydell, product manager for Clayware at Wavin, said: “Clay systems offer a fantastic sustainable, durable, and cost-efficient solution for big sites such as this. The wide recognition of the products features, and benefits provides for easy specification, installation and adoption by the regional water and sewerage company. 

“Hepworth Clay’s SuperSleve has a unique manufacturing process, enabling the production of a high strength product with thinner walls than other clay or concrete pipes, making them lighter and easier to install, which saves time on site and increases productivity.”
Paul Wydell , Wavin Product Manager, Clayware