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 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
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
8mm WIDE FORGED CLAMP Minimum working stress applied (approx. 0.5 ton per sq. in.) allowing pipe material to “flow” into insert tail grooves.
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.
TAPERED ENTRY, SMOOTH BORE Minimise resistance to water flow.
METAL REINFORCING SLEEVE Guarantees no stress break in this critical area.
FULL LENGTH ALUMINIUM SUPPORT Provides additional rigidity and resistance to pull-off. Seals against dirt and moisture.
SEALING RIBS Narrow lands with wide grooves, ensure clamp stress is transferred into the pipe joint efficiently.
So, we seem to be having quite a few “Do you do….?” questions regarding our underfloor heating offer. Just to clear things up, we decided to borrow a few images from one of our suppliers to outline the full breadth of our offer….. By the way, if you don’t see what you need, get in touch, we’ve pretty much got a solution for every scenario.
If you have any questions or would like data sheets for your own sales or hand over pack, please let us know.
Otherwise, keep on fitting, and we hope to hear from you soon.
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.
The Disman Aqualay Underfloor System is easy to install.
Aqualay Master Panels are used to cover the majority of the floor area to be heated. Universal Panels are used as pipe
return ends and for areas with complex layouts allowing the pipe route to be positioned without compromise.
The panels can be fitted onto a wide range of substrates including concrete, screed, asphalt, chipboard and plywood. These panels are not designed to span across floor joists and must be fully supported by the floor which they are to cover. The panels
can be fixed using flexible cement based tile adhesive or low expansion PU Foam with screws and washers. The panels provide
an insulated floor surface with pre-set channels for pipe work.
When the water pipes have been fitted and tested, preparation of the Disman Aqualay surface for the final floor finishes can begin.
The Disman Aqualay Underfloor Heating System Solution is a high performance pipe carrier panel designed for use with Wet/water based systems.
The Disman Aqualay panels are produced with pre-set pipe channels set *100mm, and 150mm centres and comprise of 3 different panel options;
Disman Aqualay Master Panel
Disman Aqualay Universal Panel
Disman Aqualay Multiflow Panel
Each panel offers uniquel designed benefits that make Disman Aqualay a superlative system for underfloor heating.Disman Aqualay over-lay panels are designed to provide a durable overlay pipe routing system for use with low pressure water heating and cooling systems. Disman Aqualay provides benefits such as insulation against downward heat loss, heat transfer across pipework centres, improves warm up time to floor finishes and provides controlled spacing for pipe-work. The Disman Aqualay is available with pipe channel centres set at *100mm for 12mm diameter pipe and with 150mm centres for Disman underfloor heating pipe diameters of 12mm and 16mm.
Disman Aqualay Master Panels are manufactured using high density extruded XPS as its core element finished with a hard wearing cementitious surface. Running through the body of each Master Panel is a series of highly effective heat transfer cores, manufactured from a unique conducting cement compound designed to transfer heat from the water pipes to the panel surface. The patented Master Panel is unique in structure, providing insulation against downward heat loss whilst at the same time effectively transferring heat from the water pipe to the floor surface.
Disman Aqualay Universal Panels are manufactured using a lightweight polycement based compound as its core element. These panels provide installers and designers total flexibility for complex pipe route layouts. Disman Aqualay Universal Panels effectively transfer heat across the floor surface, however they don’t offer the same level of insulation as the Disman Aqualay Master Panel.
Disman Aqualay Multiflow Panels are manufactured using high density polystyrene with cement reinforced surfaces. The
eight channels of the Multiflow are designed to retain heat within the water pipe ensuring heated water is directed efficiently to the required heating zone.
“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.”
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Got to say massive thanks to @bhivesupplies. 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!
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……..