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Jesus College, Cambridge


The Harmer SML lightweight cast iron soil and waste system from Alumasc has been used at one of the UK’s most prestigious college buildings.

Jesus College in Cambridge was established between 1496 and 1516 and houses a variety of student facilities including high standard accommodation, catering, library and IT facilities. Due to high student numbers, the demand was for a reliable, low maintenance soil and waste solution that would deliver high levels of efficiency.

The Harmer SML system, was supplied to Jesus College via Alumasc’s local distributor BSS Drainage in Cambridge. Alumasc and BSS have enjoyed a long-standing relationship in the supply of Harmer Drainage Systems and Alumasc Rainwater Systems to a nationwide client-base.

The Harmer SML range has recently undergone a number of developments, which now present contractors and specifiers with a superb package of design and installation benefits. In addition, advances in cast iron technology have ensured that Harmer SML products are fully attuned to modern construction needs. The system is durable, recyclable, quick and easy to install and requires low maintenance.

Engineers and designers also have the reassurance that the new Harmer SML range meets the new UK requirement for CE Marking, while installers can further benefit from the introduction of new ductile iron brackets. These brackets can be used for vertical and horizontal rainwater stacks without the need for pipe stack supports – saving costs for both the contractor and end user. The brackets are manufactured in accordance with BS EN 877 – the European standard for lightweight cast iron pipes and fittings.

Manufactured in Germany to meet the highest quality and performance standards, Harmer SML also carries British Board Agrement Certification, 05/4191. The pipes and fittings meet the European Standard BS EN 877, further assured by the new CE Marking, showing full compliance with EU manufacturing, testing and technical performance requirements.


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