Ryman Sutcliffe Village, NZ

Established in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1984, Ryman Healthcare draws on over 30 years of experience offering high quality retirement living options for its residents. Ryman has expanded also into the Australian market and operates 32 Retirement Villages overall in New Zealand and Australia, providing homes for over 10,500 residents and employing 5,000 staff.



Ryman Healthcare – Bert Sutcliffe Village

The village in Birkenhead, New Zealand is named after the legendary New Zealand cricketer, Bert Sutcliffe. The $120 million retirement village consists of 227 residential apartments and 83 serviced apartments. It also caters for up to 100 residents in its care centre.

Sutcliffe village consists of 227 residential apartments, 83 serviced apartments and a care centre for up to up 100 residents.

Ryman villages provide a range of retirement living and care options, including independent townhouses and apartments, serviced apartments and a care centre providing the very best of rest home, hospital and dementia level care.

With the rapid growth of the Ryman retirement villages, PBPSA member company, Dux Industries Ltd is proud to have been an integral part of many of the villages built in New Zealand, including the Bert Sutcliffe village.

With the expert skills of John Ingleton and his team from IPL (Independent Plumbers Limited), they have installed the Dux SecuraGold fittings made from polybutene-1 and Dux PB1 piping into 12 Ryman retirement villages to date.

All future Ryman plumbing and piping by IPL will utilise the Dux Secura PB1 system.

Previously, Ryman villages used plumbing from an alternative system and material, however IPL quickly realised the quality, efficiency and extensive configuration options that could be achieved with the Dux PB1 piping system. All future Ryman villages receiving plumbing and piping by IPL will utilise the Dux Secura PB1 system.

IPL were one of the original users of the Dux Secura 12mm system and together with the Secura Manifold fitting, have provided residents with quick and efficient access to hot and cold water in their Ryman village homes. IPL have used a combination of Secura 12mm, 15mm & 20mm pipe and fittings within the Ryman village plumbing and piping system installations.

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Polybutene-1 is often referred to as Polybutene, Polybutylene, PB-1 or PB.

Polybutene-1 is not sold by PBPSA members for use in pipe applications intended for use in North America, and those parties require their customers or distributors not to sell products made from PB-1 into pipe applications for North America.

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