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Press Release

The benefits of press fittings

Published: 15 February, 2016 in HVPmag.co.uk

With the popularity of press and push fittings on the rise within the British plumbing industry, we look at the installation benefits of press fittings and why they are, in many cases, preferable to the traditional braze fitting

Press fittings

Quicker than braze
While traditional methods still have their place in the market, the rise of press has in part been driven by an improved installation time when compared to braze.

Press fittings can make completion of a job up to three times faster than brazing. They can also reduce the amount of time that needs to be spent on site, as the site assessment and permits required when working with flame-based fittings are not required.

Improves site safety
Health and safety at work is paramount, whatever the industry. To undertake any welding works, the company installing must obtain a hot works permit in order to legally complete the job. When soldering, there is also a real risk that carbon deposits or flux may be left as a by-product of the installation


Peace of mind
One of the stand out benefits of press fittings, and particularly three point press variants, is that they offer an added layer of security and peace of mind for the installer, who is safe in the knowledge that the joint will be correctly sealed.

With traditional methods, there is a risk that the fitting could be left incomplete if the installer cannot get the solder to flow correctly around the joint, resulting in leaks