Groundbreaking research says England has a backlog of 3.91 million homes, meaning 340,000 new homes need to be built each year until 2031. To this end, award-winning developer Pye Homes has chosen John Guest as a main supplier for first-fix plumbing to its Hanborough Gate estate.
Ease of installation, reliability and customer support were crucial factors for Pye Homes, which is why they chose JG Speedfit.
The Oxfordshire-based developer has been building quality homes for over 90 years and Hanborough Gate will contain 169 houses once complete. The site, located on the western side of the village, will comprise of two, three and four-bedroom homes.
As well as speed, another key reason was to prevent theft of materials. “In some of our previous developments, theft of copper pipes became a serious issue, not only because of the cost of replacement but the damage and delays it caused,” said the Commercial Director of Pye Homes.
“Obviously, developments of our size could contain a lot of copper, and thieves can eventually make a lot of money during the course of the project. Now, with JG Speedfit’s products, this is much less of a problem.”
A range of JG Speedfit fittings and pipes have been specified at Hanborough Gate for the first fix stage. The houses are also fitted with John Guest’s smart heating controls, including JG Aura thermostats and TRVs (thermostatic radiator valves) to control underfloor heating as well as radiators.