CPDA members given tour of W T Knowles & Sons Limited site

CPDA member W T Knowles & Sons Limited hosted a visit of fellow CPDA members to their factory in Elland which included a tour of the site and detailed explanations about the traditional processes involved to make the clay products. W T Knowles & Sons Limited has been manufacturing and supplying an extensive range of clay chimney pots and cowls since […]

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Inspecting sewers from the inside!

Always wanting to continue research into drains and sewers one of our members, Hepworth Clay took a tour underground to inspect the sewers of Antwerp from the inside. The sewers, otherwise known as De Ruien, are a shadow of the rich history above ground. Sewers, streams and fortifications have crisscrossed Antwerp ever since the Middle Ages. This network of both natural […]

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Feugres Meeting

CPDA Council members Mike Shaw and Edward Naylor represented the UK industry at the recent council meeting of Feugres – the European Clay.

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Perfect Pipes at Naylor Industries

CPDA member Naylor Industries were pleased to find some fabulous pictures taken on their Cawthorne site earlier in the year have been entered into the 9th annual Manufacturing Photo Competition run by trade body, the EEF. This year the competition asked photographers to capture the bright future of British Manufacturing and champion the next generation of talent and technology in the […]

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HEPWORTH CLAY LAUNCHES CLAYWARE EXPERIENCE CENTRE TO EDUCATE INDUSTRY

  Clay drainage manufacturer and CPDA Member, Hepworth Clay, has officially opened its Clayware Experience Centre at its Hazlehead manufacturing site near Sheffield. The Centre has been designed to educate visitors about the benefits of clay for drainage pipes and systems for both adoptable and commercial projects. As a 100% natural material with total end-of-life recyclability, Hepworth Clay aims to […]

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No Dig 2018 – Trenchless Technology Exhibition

Representatives of CPDA member Naylor Clayware exhibited their Denlok Vitrified Clay Jacking Pipes along with other products at No Dig Live, the 14th biennial trenchless technology exhibition which took place at Peterborough showground from 18-20 September.

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Ceramic video

The European trade body of the Ceramics industry is Ceram Unie which has just produced a short video explaining the far-reaching role of ceramics; please click the link below if you would like to see it.

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OBITUARY – COLIN BLAND (1933 – 2017)

Clay Pipe Development Association Engineer and Director of Technical Services 1956 -1999 FCIWEM – Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management FRSH – Fellow of the Royal Society of Health Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators Past Chairman of the Chimney Development Association Colin Edward George Bland died peacefully on 30th July 2017. Educated […]

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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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