The phenomenal flexibility of Flexenergy's Flexalen pre-insulated pipe helped to speed up the installation process and allowed for a reduction in the amount of joints required. In addition, the superior jointing technique of fusion welding enabled the pipework to be moved around the site without fear of joints breaking or leaking once buried in the ground.
Flexenergy's proactive approach to the project by visiting the site as the programme progressed to review and ensure that the pipe installations were fitted according to plan and on schedule paid dividends as the project was delivered on time.
Barratt Homes Senior Technical Manager, Richard Weaver, explained: "This project came with a unique set of circumstances that meant on site works had the potential to be considerably delayed. We were very aware that this aspect of the project could be an issue for us which, thanks to Flexenergy's professionalism and efficiency, was avoided. Flexenergy understood our objectives and ensured that they met with them as far as they could. We are delighted with the effort and resourcefulness shown by them and will welcome the opportunity to work with them again in the future".
Andy Watts, Regional Manager for Flexenergy, added: "Thanks to the superior flexibility of the Flexalen pre-insulated pipe system we were able to speed up the installation process by removing some fabrications from the project. Our ability to react to changes demanded by site issues ensured a speedy supply and installation programme. We were able to bring our approved installer, Radius, onto the project who know our product very well and have our confidence in installation quality. Close liaison between ourselves and Radius allowed Barratt London to concentrate on other parts of the project, whilst we planned the phases and delivered them in carefully coordinated sections as they were required and the storage space on site allowed".