We are house hunting and have seen a house that we like. It is new and about half finished.
The plumbing, including the central heating is all in plastic piping.
Is this just a cheap alternative to proper copper pipes, and will it last as long?
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Plastic piping is not significantly cheaper than copper; however the cost savings come from faster installation times as the pipes can be easily bent and the fittings are of a simple ‘push-fit’ type.
As to their length of working life I think that one can assume at least 100 years on the basis that the water companies are using them to replace main supply pipes.
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