Durapipe HTA provides a secure solution at Nightingale Primary Academy
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Durapipe HTA


Combatting metal thefts


Nightingale Primary Academy


Hydro Building Services

The Challenge

With metal thefts a threat to the construction of a new primary school in inner-city Leeds, a secure alternative to copper was required for the hot and cold water services pipe network.

The Solution

Durapipe HTA pipework was specified as a safe solution to feed the domestic hot and cold water system. Heating contractor Hydro Building Services did not want to use copper pipework for the hot and cold water services due to concerns of it becoming a target for theft and so selected Durapipe HTA as a safe alternative. The domestic hot and cold water services are mains fed and so Durapipe HTA, in sizes up to 63mm, was installed to transport water from the main storage tank in the plant room and distribute it to each of the classrooms and all communal areas.

There was a strict timeframe for the project and delays simply could not be afforded and so Durapipe HTA offered the added benefit of reducing the installation time compared with copper. Commenting on the specification, Simon Gibbins from Hydro Building Services said: “This was a vulnerable site due to its location, so we didn’t want to use copper as it could have attracted thieves. Durapipe HTA was an ideal alternative and was quick and simple to fit, aiding the installation process, which was a huge benefit on such a time critical project.”