Plastic piping systems are used in a wide variety of applications in building and construction. The BPF Pipes Group subdivides the products into Civils and Utilities (below ground pressure and non-pressure) and Building (above ground).
Improvements in manufacturing and installation technology, expertise and costs, flexibility, longevity, noise and heat insulation properties, good safety record and adherence to published standards have resulted in an increased market share within these areas.
From European legislation such as the Construction Products Regulation to UK regulations (Building Regulations, Water Byelaws etc.) the legislation covering the production and use of construction products, including piping systems, is eternally evolving.
The BPF Pipes Group works closely with Industry regulators, testing bodies and related trade bodies and associations to ensure quality is maintained, new applications are rigorously tested and all stakeholders are fully informed about relevant ways of working and installation standards.