VIEGA’S SMARTPRESS PIPING SYSTEM USED ON A BERKELEY GROUP RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Viega’s Smartpress range has been installed at the Royal Warwick Square apartment complex, a new build development from the prestigious residential developer Berkeley St. Edward, part of the Berkeley Group.
Viega’s Smartpress system in various sizes from 16 to 40mm was used throughout the development on the potable, boosted cold and heating system pipework.
After discussions with Chris Boakes, Specification Sales Manager at Viega, the team at Berkeley St. Edward selected Viega’s Smartpress as the pipe system could offer excellent leak prevention and it would also help to reduce the total number of joints required.
The simplicity of the cold applied Viega’s Smartpress multilayer piping system means it does not require the use of an O-ring, taking away the need for complex calibration and cutting installation time by as much as 30%. It also provides installation flexibility by allowing easy shaping of the pipe for corners and around wall details on site. This in turn reduces the number of fittings required, compared to a metal system. The stainless-steel fittings also feature Viega’s renowned SC-Contur technology, which is designed to clearly indicate any unpressed connections during a leak-test.
Given the luxury specification of the apartments, understandably, reducing the risk of any leaks that could cause damage to the building was crucial. Viega’s Smartpress system was the ideal solution because it is an advanced multilayer, flexible pipe that can bend around structures. By reducing the number of joints required, it significantly minimises the chance of any leaks occurring.