Best practice for a safe and effective clay pipe installation

Getting trench preparation right is one of the key elements of ensuring a successful clay pipe installation. However, a best practice approach to cutting, backfilling and pipe jointing must encompass critical Health & Safety considerations, writes Paul Wydell, Product Manager, Hepworth Clayware. Contractors are faced with a range of challenges when it comes to installing below-ground drainage, balancing the need […]

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Vitrified clay drainage products – sustainable from start to finish

Engineers, contractors and clients are increasingly being required to focus on sustainable solutions which offer whole-life value in below ground drainage. Most construction industry projects now have sustainability goals to a greater or lesser degree. For example, those seeking BREEAM certification must achieve credits for project sustainability including factors such as lifecycle assessment, responsible sourcing and resilience. As well as […]

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What does the future look like for SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)?

The UK’s inability to cope with excess rainfall has always been a contentious issue and one that’s been in the news again recently following the House of Commons’ rejection of the Lords’ amendment on SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems). The affect of flooding in the UK As part of our Water Matters campaign in October 2015, we held a debate on […]

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New FEUGRES Website

The New FEUGRES website – European Association of Clay Pipe Makers’‎ has been re-launched. FEUGRES is the Brussels-based European Association of the Clay Pipe Industry. Its primary role is to promote the material “vitrified clay” in sewage technology and the consequent public relations work. Throughout Europe, FEUGRES has dialogue with planners, users and decision makers within public clients and aims to […]

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Sewers for Scotland

All new sewer designs have to be in accordance with the updated ‘Sewers for Scotland’ guide which you can download here.

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Naylor Industries announce new £2.1m Shuttle Kiln

Autumn 2014 saw increasing construction activity on Naylor’s Cawthorne site as the company’s new £2.1m energy efficient shuttle kiln and dryer approached completion. The new kiln which was commissioned in November 2014 is 38 metres long, takes 36 kiln cars and increases Naylor’s capacity by 5,000 tonnes.  

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Hepworth Clay increase team

Hepworth Clay has announced the appointment of two new Clay Sales Managers – Dave Sanders and Andy Nichols – who will play a key role in driving sales growth to the company’s clay business. As part of the company’s Clay Reignite campaign, both will be responsible for providing a primary focus on clay products in order to maximize clay sales […]

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Hepworth: Rebranding set to reignite Hepworth Clay

Wavin has launched a major rebranding of its superior clay range, Hepworth Clay. Bringing the very best in clay drainage for the 21st century, the updated brand signals a renewed focus on customers, products and service fro Wavin. With this major new rebranding, Hepworth Clay will be reignited in the market place with product specification support and new dedicated clay […]

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MKM Building Supplies adds Hepworth Clay to its product range

MKM Building Supplies, the UK’s largest independent builders merchant, has added clay drainage from Hepworth to its offering to help strengthen its civils product range at its Sheffield (South) branch. The range addition follows MKM’s Sheffield (South) branch identifying a market opportunity by the lack of local product choice for their key civil engineering customers. MKM’s Sheffield (South) branch chose […]

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Hepworth Clay Drainage is fired to perfection

For the ultimate sustainable, durable, cost efficient and high performance drainage solution, the first choice for specifiers is the superior clay drainage range from industry leader Hepworth Clay.  With a lifetime expectancy of over 100 years, the Hepworth range of clay drainage offers inherent strength and low lifetime cost making it the fit-and-forget choice for all future drainage specifications. Hepworth […]

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