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Kitemark Accreditation Extended Across Entire Product Range


Pegler Yorkshire has extended its BSI Kitemark accreditation by receiving certification for its Copper press fit range in new sizes up to 108mm, complementing its earlier accreditation for its copper products in smaller sizes.

The company had previously received the accreditation for its XPress Copper water and gas press fitting ranges in sizes 15-28mm and now can offer the same quality and reassurance for its products in sizes up to 108mm. The BS 8537:2010 certification assures plumbing and heating professionals of the quality and value of this product range. Pegler Yorkshire’s certification also assures that the press fittings are approved for use with copper tubes which meet requirements of BS EN 1057. The complete range will now boast the esteemed Kitemark which demonstrates regular independent batch testing and auditing to assure the integrity of the products.

“The Pegler Yorkshire name is synonymous with quality and we are delighted to be the first manufacturer in the UK to offer the entire range of Copper press fittings,” said Phill Jackson Marketing and Business Development Director Pegler Yorkshire. “It only serves to reinforce our commitment to our customers and our drive to provide the best quality products on the market.”

Hilary Roberts, Product Manager for Kitemark at BSI said: “Kitemark is one of the UK’s most trusted marks, symbolising a company’s dedication to delivering comprehensive and robust standards of quality and safety. For Pegler Yorkshire the BSI Kitemark will help assure customers that the products offered by the company are independently and robustly audited on a regular basis and that products are manufactured with due diligence to an excellent standard of quality and safety, every time.”

The XPress Copper range of fittings stretches across a global market and is used by plumbing and heating professionals operating within the domestic and mechanical and engineering sectors. The XPress Copper range has become the choice product for many due to its unique and unrivalled features such as an approved gas and water range up to 108mm; solar options and a chrome plated range ideal for exposed pipe works. This should not detract from the Leak Before Press (LBP) feature; which provides instant identification of joints that have been assembled correctly but mistakenly left unpressed, the size and breadth of the range; which comprises over 780 fittings in a size range from 12mm to 108mm, and its heat free jointing properties.

For the installer XPress offers speed of installation producing installed cost savings. Additionally, XPress also saves time immediately after installation as the XPress system is intrinsically clean, there is no need for adhesive curing or long flushing times also negating the need for hot work permits which reduces the risk of fire on site. Furthermore, a range of XPress branded tooling to aid the installation process and which has been designed to give installers complete peace of mind.