Disman Profisel Underfloor Heating Installation

Thanks to Globe Gas for all of the coverage on @Twitter over the last week or so. Simply posting images of their brilliant installation of the Disman Profisel 18mm high density cement boards and 12mm multilayer pipe underfloor heating system really got the message out there. Lots of comments and positive feedback, both from the Twittersphere and from Lee and Steve the installers themselves.

@lee84_swifty UFH overlay system from @bhivesupplies assisted by my new apprentice 🤣🤣 Steve @BoilerfitNW my first UFH so quite a proud moment for me. @warmyourhome @yourserviceldn

For more information on this system and all of the other options avaialble in our range, please get in touch…. 01245 860589 or email your drawings to admin@bhiveunderfloor.co.uk

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Buteline Plumbing Systems

B-Hive Supplies & Buteline Plumbing Systems

 

B-Hive & Buteline are going from strength to strength. In the past 12 months, B-Hive’s relationship with the guys and girls at Buteline UK has developed into a genuine partnership. Whilst B-Hive is one of the few stockists of the product in the immediate area around Chelmsford, servicing trade clients over the counter, we have also grown our on-line presence and seen significant increases in client numbers across the UK. Keen pricing and excellent stock levels allow B-hive to turn orders around quickly and ensure the users have the products they require, when they require them. Added to this, our FOC delivery on orders over £300.00 net, this really sets us apart from the usual suspects. For more information on the Buteline Plumbing System, see below, or go to https://www.bhiveunderfloor.co.uk/buteline-67-c.asp

Introduction to Buteline

Buteline polymer tee & elbow fittings

Buteline fittings are integrally strong and durable, moulded from thermoplastic and pre-fitted with annealed aluminium sleeves.

These maintenance-free plumbing fittings fittings, once jointed with Buteline Polybutene-1 pipe, form a unique and technically superior joint. Users will find the total concept much quicker and more economical than other available systems. Buteline also have several innovative polymer alternatives to traditional brass fittings available, unique fittings that serve the same purpose (with some improvements in the case of the Bute-1) but allow for peace of mind and a potential cost-saving of up to 45%!Designed using hydraulic engineering concepts proven on high pressure hydraulic fitting-to-hose connections, Buteline fittings have an outstanding feature which enable them to overcome high stresses experienced in installation and while in service. The aluminium rings transfer all loads applied on the tail section to the strongest section of the fittings, thereby eliminating the risk of failure.

Buteline fittings are available in 4 sizes — 10mm, 16mm, 22mm and 28mm.

Fittings are technically superior, giving superb performance and durability over the long term with over 50 years of service life.

Main Advantages of Buteline Fittings

  • Lightweight, slim-line, one-piece design (no O rings or inserts), easy to use compared to bulky brass fittings
  • Post-clamp flare provides visual indication of joint completion
  • Able to provide metal-free contact with water supply, better hygiene, no leaching of harmful substances
  • Corrosion resistant, no scale build-up
  • Use is not geographically restricted by geothermal conditions or hard water regions
  • Easier to install, no time-wasting with bulky tools, sliding sleeves, brazing, or searching around for lost copper rings!

Tests are carried out in accordance with relevant national and international requirements. Equivalent hoop stress pressures for up to 14.7MPa and forces of up to 13,100N are used in determining the strength and resistance to pull out of assembled joints. Test temperatures range between 20°C and 95 ± 1°C.

 

The Technically Superior Joint… Explained

  1. 8mm WIDE FORGED CLAMP Minimum working stress applied (approx. 0.5 ton per sq. in.) allowing pipe material to “flow” into insert tail grooves.
  2. 2mm WIDE FLARE No stress from clamping transmitted to insert tail or pipe at end of fitting. End of metal sleeve cannot impinge into pipe, even in bending.
  3. TAPERED ENTRY, SMOOTH BORE Minimise resistance to water flow.
  4. METAL REINFORCING SLEEVE Guarantees no stress break in this critical area.
  5. FULL LENGTH ALUMINIUM SUPPORT Provides additional rigidity and resistance to pull-off. Seals against dirt and moisture.
  6. SEALING RIBS Narrow lands with wide grooves, ensure clamp stress is transferred into the pipe joint efficiently.

2018 Winter Ruck Sack Project

B-Hive Supplies are proud to be associated with Cool To Be Kind, a Chelmsford based community group focused on helping those of us who sleep rough on our streets.

Following last years success, we are again reaching out to our community to request your help. We need your ruck sack contributions!!!

Cool To Be Kind aims to provide help and support to rough sleepers in the South East. We offer this help and support via our outreach teams, distributing food and clothing twice a week and offering friendship and regular contact. The rucksacks are an essential part this outreach and with the winter weather fast approaching, your contribution could make an enormous and direct difference to real people in our region.

What are we looking for?

Hats
Socks
Soaps
Tooth paste & Tooth Brushes
Sleeping bags
Spoons
Fleeces
Underwear
Tins of food
Flasks
Gloves
Rucksacks

If some or all of these items could be placed within a ruck sack in advance, that would be fantastic. If you would like to contribute just a couple of items, we’d be more than grateful. We can then package them as required. (Please note, knives, forks, aerosols and perishable foods cannot be used).

Contributions can be sent to us at B-Hive Supplies in Chelmsford, or if you are unable to drop them of, we can arrange collection.

Delivery Address: B-Hive Supplies – Unit 6 Beehive Business Centre, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 9TE (Please call in advance to give us the heads up – 01245 860589)

For more information about Cool To Be Kind and the work we do, please go to www.c2bk.co.uk

New Rems Tooling Offer

Morning all, just to let you all know we’ve just placed the all new REMS tooling offer live on the B-Hive site.

Robust, reliable, well priced and available form UK stock, these tools really are the ideal companion to our Mulilayer Pipe & Press-Fit (MLCP), Pegler Yorkshire Xpress and Buteline plumbing offerings. All jaw profiles also available. If you don’t see the jaw profile you need on the site, please get in touch and we’ll price it for you there and then.

REMS Mini-Press S 22 V ACC – 578015 – 57816

REMS Mini-Press Radial Pressing Machine – 578012 – 578×02 – 571014 – 571×02

REMS AKKU Press Li-LON 14.4v – 571013 – 574×01 – 571014 – 571×02

For more information and pricing please go to the site or call us on 01245680589.

All New B-Hive App

Introducing the all new B-Hive mobile App. Packed with all the information and links you could need to our products and pricing right in the palm of your hand.

Click on the below link or image from your mobile device for easy access exactly what you need when you need it.

https://bhivesupplies.beezer.com/

 

 

 

A few recent reviews left by clients on the site or social media…… Trumpet well and truely blown!!!

Melvin C, Chelmsford

“From start to finish these guy had everything covered. They were able to answer all of my questions, provide the type of system I wanted, create the design and supply the kit without any issues at all. I’d be more than happy to put my name to any recommendation for B-Hive Underfloor heating. Many thanks guys.”

XXX Plumbing & Heating

Got to say massive thanks to . We needed a couple of mlcp fittings and were miles from any suppliers so he got in the van himself and dropped them down. Top service. Great products too. Cheers Team B-Hive!

👍🏻🙌🏻

ANON Plumbing & Heating

Mlcp from . Good kit, good service.

3 recommendations in a week ain’t bad going……

That is all.

 

 

 

Underfloor Heating In Chelmsford

It’s good news for the plumbers and heating engineers of Chelmsford. B-Hive Underfloor has opened a new trade counter just off Beehive Lane in the City Centre. Stocking pretty much anything you’d need for a new, replacement or repair of an wet underfloor heating system, we also stock multilayer pipe and press fittings, the excellent Buteline plumbing system, Heatmiser thermostats, tools and other plumbing essentials. Standard and designer radiators are available to order as well as boilers, heat pumps, cylinders and anything else you’d buy at a standard plumbers merchants.

Product, Price, Service are the rules we stand by. If you’ve got a ‘like for like’ price from anywhere else, including the internet, we will match or beat it…. as long as we’re not losing money!!!

With 14 years experience in the trade, our guys have the experience needed to help you with any questions you may have and are happy to speak with the trade or the public.

So, pop along and see us or give us a call on 01245 860589 to arrange an appointment or site visit. Alternatively, take a look at www.bhiveunderfloor.co.uk for an overview of our product offer.

We look forward to hearing your knock at the red door……..

 

August Featured Product – Flexigas Pipe & Fittings

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In a new monthly “Featured Product” we will be looking a little deeper into the features and benefits of specific products within the B-Hive Supplies portfolio. Hopefully, this can help our prospective and existing clients further understand the technologies and better determine which products are right for them and their projects.

The inaugural featured product is our Flexigas semi-ridged gas pipe and fittings. New to the UK market in terms of it’s branding, this type of product has been a available here for a number of years now. Brands such as Gastite, Tracpipe and have made large movements to aid the installers and specifiers with flexible gas pipe and fittings. Enabling faster installation in both new build and refurbishment without the need for time consuming braised fittings, many installers use it as a matter of course.

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During our research into the product before taking it on, our team discovered four main objections to the use of Flexible gas pipe;

1. Many installer insist on using the tried and tested, traditional copper installation simply because they have been doing it that way for years.

2. The specification of the project design simply says that copper is to be used on all gas pipework.

3. The Cost. Up until now the cost to the installer of Flexible gas pipe, as especially the associated fittings, has been prohibitive. Compared to the cost of copper, the capital costs versus time saving benefits just didn’t add up.

4. I can’t get hold of it. As the demand for this type of product increases more and more plumbers & builders merchants will stock the product but for the time being, many places have to order it in.

For those traditionalists insistent on using copper we can only spout the key features and benefits, something outside of our influence will be the only thing that changes their mind on that one. For the specifiers, a greater knowledge of the product, the better marketing of the product, the better sharing of the testing and technology will be the way forward for the manufacturers sales team.

Cost. We agree that the costs of the existing brands in the market has been too high for too long. Whilst Flexible gas pipe is a huge move forward in product technology, it should not be so expensive in the UK market. Flexigas is not expensive by comparison. Copper will always be the main competition but, put simply, Flexigas, when the capital costs versus time saving benefits are recognised by the specifiers and installers is in with a genuine shot.

For more information on this product or anything else in the B-Hive product portfolio, please call us on 01245 490 401, click on one of the images below, or go to www.bhivesupplies.co.uk

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