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Pushing the boundaries - Tectite receives BSI kitemark standard

5 Apr 2017

Pegler Yorkshire, a leading manufacturer for the plumbing and heating industry, has raised the bar by being the first manufacturer to achieve the prestigious BSI Kitemark across its range of push-fit fittings.

Received for its Tectite Classic, Pro and Sprint ranges from 15 to 54mm the BS EN 1254-6:2012 certification assures plumbing and heating professionals of the quality and value of this product range. The range will now boast the esteemed Kitemark which demonstrates regular independent batch testing and auditing to assure the integrity of the products.

Eleanor Johnson, Push Fittings Product Manager for Pegler Yorkshire commented: “Receiving this endorsement from the world renowned BSI can only serve to reaffirm our commitment to customers for high performance and quality by providing the best products on the market.  And, to be the first manufacturer to attain this certification supports our stance of continually pushing the boundaries of connect and control systems and solutions that provide tangible benefits to not only our customers but the built environment as a whole.”

The Tectite range of fittings stretches across a global market and is used by plumbing and heating professionals operating within the domestic and commercial sectors.  Tectite has become the choice product for many installers due to its unique and unrivalled features such as grip first grab rings which prevent any risk of full bore blow offs, pre-lubricated seals for reduced insertion force and a cooper, DZR brass or stainless bodies.    The range is suitable for jointing with a wide range of tube materials, including copper, flexible metal, PEX and PB and a variety of steel including stainless and carbon.  Additional features include fixed non-demountable and demountable options.

Furthermore, Tectite offers speed of installation and therefore provides installed cost savings, it negates the need for a hot works permit which also saves time immediately after installation as the Tectite system is intrinsically clean, there is no need for adhesive curing or long flushing times. 

Eleanor continued: “The Pegler Yorkshire name is already synonymous with quality however, Kitemark certification for Tectite provides independent recognition that we strive to deliver high quality assured products, systems and solutions.  Our commitment to meet current and future standards is on-going therefore guaranteeing that we will continually strive to attain the latest and highest standards.”

“When specifying or installing a product it is imperative that customers understand the quality, and its intrinsic value.  Our research has shown that manufacturer’s guarantees coupled with recognised and highly acclaimed industry standards instantly reassure customers of the quality and reliability of a product,” concluded Eleanor.

Last year the company also received a special certificate from the BSI for having held the BSI Kitemark for over 70 years, one of only two companies in the world to do so.