Because our pipes are usually hidden from our daily view, we may not think about just how important they are. A plumbing system is an intricate and intentional network of pipes and fittings from which all of your water and gas needs are provided. This system also serves to remove sewage and waste water as well as provide sanitary potable water to your home for drinking, bathing, toilets, etc. If you are considering getting a new plumbing system or are building a house, talk to your local plumbers to see what the best option for you is.
Collin’s Plumbing in Auckland are your best local maintenance plumbers, as we offer a range of the top name brands for plumbing pipes and have a team of maintenance plumbers who can install, maintain and service your pipes for any project systems.
Different Types of Pipes
While copper, cast iron and galvanised pipes were once the popular options; plastic pipes are now the product of choice. Other piping materials are still in use, but many local plumbers will suggest plastic because of its lightweight, anti-corrosion properties. While plastic is widely considered he best copper pipes still come in as a close second.
There is a range of different types of plastic compositions used for plumbing, such as PVC, CPVC, PEX or PB and composite or multi-layer. They are each used for different types of applications. For example, if you’re after pipes that best carry waste or rainwater, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is the way to go. However, if you want something that can distribute hot and cold water throughout your house, CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is your best bet.
Why choose plastic? They are becoming more and more popular because they do not corrode easily or at all, they are resistant to chemicals and they are rather easy to connect to one another and to fixtures. As long as your maintenance plumber ensures that the water pressure of your home matches the pressure and limitations of the pipes, you should have a well-working and long-lasting system on your hands.
These are the most common types of plumbing pipes in New Zealand and Australia as they can last a long time without aging or showing signs of corrosion. It is important to make sure that the copper your local plumber is using for your home meets the strictest AUS/NZ Safety Standards. If it’s locally sourced and good quality, you can rest assured that the network will carry both hot and cold water, as well as gas, very efficiently. They are also rather easy to install and connect to wall studs.
Collin’s Plumbing Pipes
At Collin’s Plumbing we make sure to only supply and install the best brand names from the top suppliers. Some of the suppliers and brands we use are:
- Plumbing World
- DLM Wallace
- Peter Cocks Hot Water Cylinders
- Aqua Clear
- Sunz Solar