UNDERGROUND PIPEWORK INSTALLATION. Woodford Plastics Utilities team install Gas, Water, Sprinkler, Fire Hydrant and other PE mains on sites throughout the UK.  We are certified by both Gas & Water authorites and operate fully trained personnel.

Polyethylene (PE)
Ductile Iron

  • Water Mains.
  • Gas mains.
  • Fire hydrant & Sprinkler mains.
  • Fuel mains - Dual Contained.
  • Low Temperature / Chilled Water mains - Preinsulated.

Our Water & Gas main Engineers are highly trained and implement the latest equipment when carrying out installation, commisioning, and repair works.

GAS MAINS. Undergound gas pipes were traditionally made of iron or steel, sometimes encased in black bitumen or black PVC. During the 1970's new steel pipes were encased in yellow PVC sheathing and subsequently yellow PE pipe came into use.

WATER MAINS. Older water service pipes were laid in lead, copper, galvanised steel or black PE. Since 1980 most water service pipes are now laid in blue PE

We offer a wide material range option for underground water mains, including materials for contaminated ground, Ductile Iron etc.

  • Polyethylene
  • Ductile Iron
  • Sizes from 25mm to 1200mm
  • Pressures upto 32 bar
  • Blue and black colours (Potable and non-potable)
  • Barrier pipe, eg; Protectaline, for contaminated ground.
  • Valves supplied and installed
  • Bib taps and watering points
  • Water meters
  • WIAPS registered

We install, test, and purge undergound gas mains, including supplying our customers a complete repair and emergency repair service.

  • CORGI registered
  • Specialising in low pressure applications
  • Live break ins
  • Valves supplied installed
  • Governers supplied and installed
  • Meter housings
  • Meter pipework
  • Building entry pipework
  • Gas surveys

Working closely with both mechanical contractors and the fire Engineering specialist companies, we have a long and widely ranging experience in installing undergound fire services.

  • Fire hydrant mains
  • Sprinkler mains
  • Tank infills
  • Valves supplied and installed
  • Fire hydrant chambers and covers supplied and installed
  • Fire hydrant marker posts and No. sets supplied and installed
  • Type 2 and pillar type fire hydrants supplied and installed
  • FM approved systems supplied and installed

Duel contained PE pipework for the conveyance of fuels and other potentially toxic substances underground.

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Good permeation resistance
  • Strong & ductile
  • Protect the environment
  • 10 bar to full vacuum rated
  • In built leak detection available
  • Minimal flow resistance

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Pre-insulated underground pipework for the conveyance of hot and cold water for heating and cooling systems.

  • Can be used with temperatures upto 95 deg C
  • Potable water
  • Chilled water
  • Single, twin, and quad pipe sections
  • Flexible and corrosion resistant
  • Long coil lengths
  • 6 or 10 bar operating pressurs.

We provide a one stop shop for your underground mains requirements as we offer a wide range of services to complement the installation works, such as:- 

  • Installation
  • Testing
  • Chlorination
  • Purging
  • Live tappings
  • Repairs
  • Emergency call out repairs
  • Civil works

All of our site engineers are fully trained and experienced in all aspects of the works that we carry out. This includes Water & Gas authority approvals and certification, City & Guilds and other training body approvals and cerification for welding and mains latying.

Woodford Plastics invests heavily in training its personnel to ensure that we all work safely, proffesionally, and in an ecconomical manner.

Training not only produces safety, it also produces quality.

We provide full Health & Safety audits and include standard control documentation such as method statements, risk assessments, and quality plans when working on site.

Woodford Plastics takes its Health & Saferty responsibilities extremely seriously and we are proud of our very low accident rates. We work very closely with our employees and our clients to ensure that we are always working as sefely as is possible.

Woodford Plastics is commited to continual improvement within its H&S policies and prcedures

  • Joint Consultation
  • Monitored operations
  • Instruction & training
  • Employee welfare
  • Surveys and inspections
  • Risk assessments
  • Environmental Management
  • COSHH risk assessments
  • Health survaillance
  • Waste Management
  • Accident Management & minitoring
  • Membership of trade associations/organisations
  • Safe systems of work
  • Comprehensive method statements
  • Control measures

Woodford Plastics, unlike some of our competitors, also operate a large fabrication workshop with the facility to fabricate fittings at short notice. We also carry a large amount of stock pipes & fittings enabling us to re-act very quickley in emergency breakdown situations.

We understand how time is money, and we also understand the other serious consequnces of a loss of service, such as invalid insurance, loss of produce, etc. Be it a water main, gas main, hydrant main, or sprinkler main, please contact our sales department for further infoamation.

We only install high quality approved materials. Our list of approved suppliers encapsulates a wide range of material options. We work closely with our suppliers, and our customers, to ensure that the work we carry out is mangaed as smoothly and cost effectively as possible using quality materials.

We operate throughout the country, and run a fleet of vans which are all fully equiped with the latest welding and installation equipment and manned by fully skilled and certified engineers