"Our product testing techniques and experience gives JG Speedfit the confidence to increase our guarantee for manufacturing and materials from 25 to 50 years."
Products from PBPSA member John Guest Speedfit, manufactured in the UK, have always been stringently checked at every stage of production to make sure they meet the very high standards expected by customers. Fittings are weighed, measured and checked using robotic and visual technology, while every batch is tested before leaving the factory. Pipes are constantly measured to ensure correct dimensions and every batch is tested for pressure resistance.
Other tests at John Guest’s headquarters in West Drayton include subjecting pipes and fittings to fluctuating temperatures and pressures, in excess of the operating pressure. Products are also verified for resistance against water hammer, force, impact and chemical exposures. Lee Flood, Director of Quality at John Guest, said, “John Guest products have long been synonymous with quality and our guarantees reflect this.
Not only are our products designed and developed by our own experts here in the UK, but we have also invested heavily in technology and expertise to ensure that quality is built in at every stage of manufacture."
“Our push-fit plumbing range meets British and many other national and international standards but in addition, our testing techniques and product experience has now given us the confidence to increase our guarantee up from 25 years to 50 years.”
The 50-year guarantee is against material and manufacturing defects for products in John Guest Speedfit’s core plumbing range. It will apply to Speedfit Plumbing and Heating Products used in normal domestic cold and hot water supply and central heating systems installed in the UK, in accordance with John Guest’s published Technical Checklist and Instructions.
Products covered include:
- Plumbing Fittings Range (product codes prefixed PEM & PSE)
- Plumbing Manifolds (product codes prefixed SFM)
- Pipe Inserts (product codes prefixed TSM & STS)
- BPEX & BPB (Polybutene-1) Barrier Pipe
- Brass Threaded Adaptors and Couplers
As well as offering product guarantees, John Guest products are also certified for performance by many leading schemes, such as The British Standards Institute Kitemark, Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, KIWA (The Netherlands), DVGW (Germany) and IAPMO (The USA).