PRODUCT GUIDE 2020 - 2018 & 2019 - Smith Brothers Stores Ltd

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PRODUCT GUIDE 2020 - 2018 & 2019 - Smith Brothers Stores Ltd

           of the Year

          2018 & 2019
PRODUCT GUIDE 2020 - 2018 & 2019 - Smith Brothers Stores Ltd
1st Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                     Walter Smith

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          SINCE 18

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     OUR STORY                                                                                                                                                                                        CONTENTS
     SMITH BROTHERS                                                                                                                                                                                   04    ABOUT SBS

                                                                                                                                                                                     2nd Generation
     Smith Brothers (Leicester) Limited (SBL)                                                    The company was founded by Walter Smith and his photo along
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sidney Smith
                                                                                                 with other pictures from the earlier days of operation are often                                     20    METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
     was originally founded in 1897 and                                                          displayed around our various locations to remind everyone of
     has a collection of companies operating                                                     our heritage. SBS currently has 4th and 5th generation family
                                                                                                 members working within the business & had been trading for 10
     within its structure, with SBS Ltd being                                                    years prior to incorporation in 1907. The certificate celebrating                                    34    PLASTIC PIPE SYSTEMS
     one of them. Throughout its history it has                                                  100 years of trading is proud and cherished within the company’s
                                                                                                 history. The strength of the business is down to the core structure
     maintained family ownership status under                                                    and cash flow management which has been maintained from the
     the total control of family members and                                                     outset ensuring a long & successful history. The strict management
                                                                                                                                                                                                      44    VALVES & DRAINAGE
     an independent Chief Executive.                                                             of the financial principles the company follows means that even
                                                                                                 when the economy is far from stable, SBS is still secure and well
                                                                                                 placed to capitalise in such markets, nothing could highlight the
                                                                                                 issue more than our turnover and branch expansion from 2006.
                                                                                                 Major strides have been made over our 120 plus year history to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      52    COMMERCIAL HEATING & PLANT
                                                                                                 develop with market requirements and demands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      62    AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERANT

                                                                                                                                                                                     3rd Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                      70    ANCILLARIES & CONSUMABLES
                                                                                                                                                                                     John Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                      77    RENEWABLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                      82    TOOL HIRE

                                                                                                                                                                                                      85    VITAL STATISTICS

                                                                                                                                                                                                      120   GENERAL INFORMATION

     Disclaimer: As much information has been given and believed correct at time of publication, however the literature is for guideline use only. For complete accuracy, always
     check the product with an SBS representative. Missing information was either not available or disclosed, confirm with manufactures for full and accurate information as it is
     your responsibility any products meet the necessary requirements. Any reliance placed upon this information will be totally at the user’s risk.

Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                                                                             
PRODUCT GUIDE 2020 - 2018 & 2019 - Smith Brothers Stores Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ABOUT SBS
                 1897 PRESENT                                                                                                                                               2013
                                                                                                                                      2011                                  SBS transport becomes
                                                                                                                                                                            FORS accredited across

                      1907                                                                                                             SBS Bristol opens for                the national network
                                                                                                                                       business, which can                  demonstrating the commitment                  SBS transport get
                                                SBS decide to
                                                                                                                                       service the South                    to safety and the environment.                upgraded to the
                      Smith Brothers            expand for the
                                                                                                        2009                           West. Leeds have six figure          Patented WRAS approved                        silver standard FORS
                      becomes                   first time opening
                                                                                                                                       investment covering their            Aquatechnik multilayer system                 accreditation.
                      incorporated              a branch in                  Logo is
                                                                                                                                       roof in 200+ solar panels            comes exclusively to SBS                      The hiab crane is improved on
                      to Limited company.       Northampton.                 redesigned                 SBS opens its
                                                                                                                                       generating annual yields             giving a great alternative to                 the HGV/LGV giving greater
                                                                             to incorporate             7th Branch
                                                                                                                                       nearing 50,000 kWh.                  traditional steel or copper.                  lifting capacity.
                                                                             our yellow                 which is based
                      1897                      1978
                                                                                                                                                                            Tool hire through HireStation
                                                                             diamond                    in Thurrock and
                                                                                                                                                                            can now be ordered online
                                                                             which is still             the Leeds branch
                      Smith                     Smith Brothers               present today.             relocates moving
                      Brothers is               expand                                                  to a brand new
                      established               Leicester by                                            purpose built
                      by founder                purchasing units                                        22,000 sq ft unit.
                      Walter Smith.             on adjacent road,
                                                Batten Street.

04               1800s                      1900s                                                       2000s                                                                                                                                                         05

                 1902                                                     2004                   2006
                 Smith Brothers move             1989                     SBS completes          The previously                  2012                                                        2016
                 from Saffron Lane to                                     the purchase           acquired company
                                                                                                                                                              2015                                                           2019
                                                 SBS begin
                 Aylestone Road                                           of Apex Ltd in         Apex changes its                Southampton                                                 New branches
                                                 recording details
                 which was occupied                                       Peterborough giving    name to SBS and joins           becomes the most                                            Heathrow, Cardiff
                                                 on a computer
                 up until 2016. Blaby is                                  better coverage        the expanding branch            southern branch              New I.T. system is             & Merseyside open               SBS takes on another
                                                 system starting the
                                                                          with distribution      network. SBS opens at           situated in Eastleigh. The   launched to help with          taking the expansion to         country expanding its
                 now the location of             move away from the
                                                                          available across       Oldham servicing the            new redesigned website       all aspects of the             12 branches over two            sales force in to Northern
                 Head Office.                    paper based routine.
                                                                          the East of England.   Lancashire & North West         is launched along with       business from sales            countries. SBS Leicester,       Ireland. Relocations happen
                                                                                                 area. Shortly after the         a new circular logo.         through to accounts.           Bristol and HQ relocate         at Birmingham, Oldham and
                                                                                                 Oldham branch, SBS              Partnership with MEP         After 18 months of             to larger more modern           Thurrock to larger premises due
                                                                                                 Leeds followed in 2007,         (HireStation) is announced   bespoke development and        premises. SBS brings            to growth. Smith Brothers are
                                                                                                 taking the network of           to assist customers with                                    Isotubi, 316L Stainless
                                                                                                                                                              6 months of staff training,                                    included in The Sunday Times
                                                                                                 branches up to five.            tool hire.                   the move sets the next level   Press-Fit system to the         Grant Thorton Top Track 250,
                                                                                                                                                              of foundation and shows        UK up to 108mm.                 win Wholesaler of the Year
                                             Postcodes were                                                                                                   our desire to constantly                                       for second year running, are
                                             introduced and
                                                                                                                                                              adapt for the needs of our                                     included in the Leicester version
                                             Sidney Smith gave                                                                                                customers.                                                     of Monopoly and climb to 51st
                                             the parent company
                                             the famous 'wrong'
                                             postcode of LE2 7PB.
                                                                                                       SBS opens its 6th
                                                                                                       Branch based in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2018                     in the Top 200 Companies in
                                             Wrong because it didn't                                   Smethwick which is                                                                           The most northern
                                             mirror the adjacent                                       well placed to service                                                                       branch to date is
                                             buildings, but instead                                    the Birmingham & West                                                                        opened in Gateshead,
                                             his house located 900                                     Midlands region. 2008                                                                        Newcastle, along with
                                             yards away. The incorrect                                 also sees the launch of                                                                      a tube distribution
                                             postcode stood the test of                                SBS on the web.                                                                              centre in Birmingham.
                                             time up until 2019 when                                                                                                                                Smith Brothers wins the
                                             it changed to LE2 7QJ.                                                                                                                                 coveted award of Wholesaler/
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distributor of the Year at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chelsea Harbour Hotel in

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                 DEFINING                                                                                              YOU,                            BETTER TO...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ABOUT SBS
                                                                                                                       NOT THE

                 OUR BUSINESS

                 SBS is one of the oldest and, more recently, one of the
                 largest independent merchants operating from within the                                                                                                                                                                                            BE INDEPENDENT?
                 UK directly focusing on supplying to the commercial and                                                                                                                                                                                      Smith Brothers remain flexible
                 industrial mechanical services sector.                                                                                                                                                                                                          and decisive responding to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            every situation by having no ties
                                                         The core business specialises in the           SBS can offer added value over its                                                                                                          and remaining off the political merry-go-
                                                         distribution of pipework, valves, air          competitors in a multitude of ways. By                                                                                                  round which can plague multi-billion pound
                                                         conditioning along with all associated         drawing from our close relationships with                                                                                             companies. Customers aren’t just an account
                                                         fittings and ancillaries. The business has     our carefully selected and quality assured                                                                                        number, we genuinely hope you grow alongside
                                                         extensively increased both its product         suppliers, by maintaining excellent stock      HAVE HISTORY?                                                                  ourselves creating history and success together. Our
                                                         portfolio and geographical coverage            levels at all branches and thus reducing                                                                                  objectives will always be to surpass expectations for our
                                                                                                                                                       Being an established merchant
                                                         since the turn of the millennium. With         supplier lead times. In turn we can                                                                                      customers, staff, industry and not simply the shareholders.
                                                                                                                                                       in the industry means we have years
                                                         branch coverage across the spine of            provide unrivalled levels of service           of experience to draw on. The company
                                                         England and Wales, including Head              along with competitive pricing.                has a large portfolio of testimonials and                                    INDIVIDUALS NOT ACCOUNT
                                                         Office based in Blaby Leicester, we
                                                         are able to meet our customers service
                                                                                                        Our investment strategy for sustainable        case studies from customers and projects alike,                                 NUMBERS & CASH COWS
                                                                                                        growth, along with our commitment              highlighting the added value we can give our
                                                         commitments, our brand promise since                                                          customers. While reputation is an intangible concept,
                                                                                                        to the branch expansion programme
                                                         1897. SBS should be the number one                                                            it can often be seen as a company’s greatest strength.
                                                                                                        and product range development, are
                                                         choice for the mechanical services                                                            Nothing demonstrates Smith Brothers reputation better than
06                                                                                                      just some of the reasons behind the                                                                                                                                                              07
                                                         contractor that relies on quality of service                                                  our continued growth since the turn of the millennium.
                                                                                                        unprecedented success of the business,
                                                         combined with competitive pricing.
                               OPEN                                                                     resulting in turnover increasing to over
                                                                                                        £115 million per annum today.                  WITH OVER 100 YEARS OF
                               1897                                                                     Through the development of our people          EXPERIENCE, COMES EXPERTISE
                        ONE OF THE OLDEST AND
                                                                                                        and product range, with the support of
                                                                                                        our suppliers, shareholders and parent
                                                                                                                                                       AND CREDIBILITY
                         LARGEST INDEPENDENT

                             MERCHANTS                                                                  company, we shall maintain our desire to
                                                                                                        surpass our customers’ expectations with
                                                                                                        a level of service that will continually add
                                                                                                        value to their changing needs…
                                                                                                        Steve Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    REMAIN UNDER FAMILY OWNERSHIP?
                                               DEPOTS INCLUDING HQ                                      Managing Director                                                                                    Having 5th generation family members in the business
                                                & TUBE DISTRIBUTION                                                                                                                                       gives the stability and commitment to our customers and staff
                                                      CENTRE                                                                                                                                          that Smith Brothers will be around for another 100 years and is not

                                                                                                                                                                                                       merely an evolving purchasable asset. The company is going from
                                                                                                                                                                                                    strength to strength capitalising on its strong financial position opening
                                                                                                                                                                                                   eight branches, two distribution centres and relocating six branches since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the recession back in 2007!!

                              STOCK LEVELS
                                                                            PER ANNUM                                                                                                                           YOU WILL NEVER HEAR;
                                                                                                        “WE SHALL                                                                                             “SORRY, BUT THAT’S NOT IN
                                                                                                        MAINTAIN OUR                                                                                            MY JOB DESCRIPTION”
                                                                                                        DESIRE TO SURPASS
                                               COMPETITIVE PRICING
                                                                                                        OUR CUSTOMERS’

                                                  & QUALITY
                                                    SERVICE                                             EXPECTATIONS WITH

                              no.                                                                       A LEVEL OF SERVICE
                                                                                                        THAT WILL
                             CHOICE FOR                                                                 CONTINUALLY
                          MECHANICAL SERVICE
                            CONTRACTORS                                                                 ADD VALUE TO THEIR
                                                                                                        CHANGING NEEDS”
                                                                                                        Steve Smith, Managing Director

            Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ABOUT SBS
                 BRANCH EXPANSION PROGRAMME                 INCREASING GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE            SUSTAINABILITY                           TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT                         Our dedicated transport team ensure all      NATIONAL PRODUCT SPECIALIST
                                                                                                                                                                                               branches have a range of transportation
                 The head office and tube distribution      Giving better flexibility for our           Like most companies, we are keen to      To maintain service excellence significant                                                 The business growth and product
                                                                                                                                                                                               options, from large lorries with Hiab
                 centre are strategically placed in Blaby   customers, wherever the project             grow and continue to capitalise on       investment has been made into our                                                          range expansion has meant investment
                                                                                                                                                                                               cranes or tail lifts to small box vans. To
                 and Smethwick respectively. Our            is located.                                 our successes, however SBS will never    transport department giving greater                                                        in specialist personnel working in a
                                                                                                                                                                                               meet small back orders or final balances
                 carefully selected branch locations give                                               jeopardise current business operations   flexibility for our customers. Our fleet of                                                national role overseeing product sales
                                                            ADDING DEPTH TO STOCK                                                                                                              to complete a project, we also offer
                 us a great presence across the spine                                                   by over-stretching ourselves for         vehicles have continually reduced CO 2                                                     and responsibility. For the customers this
                                                            In both quantities & range, shortening                                                                                             a courier service to make sure our
                 of England and Wales. The coverage                                                     a quick success.                         emissions over the years making sure                                                       has meant more knowledgeable staff
                                                            lead times for our customers.                                                                                                      customers are never let down.
                 and geographical positions are heavily                                                                                          our vehicles conform to the ‘low emission                                                  along with a key person as one point of
                 based around being able to support our     IMPROVING THE TRANSPORT CAPABILITIES                                                 zone’ which started operation in 2008         Our high standards have been                 contact. For product areas like pumps,
                 customers with the high level of service                                                                                        administered by the Transport for             externally verified by ‘FORS’, a fleet       a key contact is vital to ensure success
                                                            With a larger fleet we can manipulate
                 which have formed our foundation                                                                                                London. The guidelines mean our vehicle       operator recognition scheme. The             from quote to delivery with detailed
                                                            the vehicles to maximise our
                 of 120+ years of successful trading.                                                                                            fleet conform to the Euro 6 standards set.    scheme aims to improve safety and            product knowledge to answer any
                                                            operational capacity.
                 SBS have and will continue to make                                                                                                                                            reduce environment impact with our           questions which may arise.
                                                            WIDENING KNOWLEDGE                                                                   Our branches are following suit               transport giving SBS tangible evidence
                 efforts widening our network with the
                                                                                                                                                 improving their green credentials. The        of our hard work and development in          The product areas with national
                 expansion programme aiming to:             With all staff, we actively encourage
                                                                                                                                                 latest branch relocation (Rainham) has        this area. More recently our vehicles        specialists are highlighted below
                                                            sharing of best practice, product
                                                                                                                                                 six EV charging points. Other areas of        have been fitted with audio indicator        and they are available for site visits,
                                                            knowledge and continued training.
                                                                                                                                                 the business which have improved are;         siren, side and rear cameras along with      meetings or simply on call to offer
                                                            STAFFING                                                                             introduction of the bike2work scheme,         in-cab recording which has resulted in       support when and however it is
                                                            Various staff are trained in multiple job                                            purchases of hybrid vehicles and              SBS being upgraded to Silver standard        required;
08                                                          roles along with being able to cover                                                 paperless technology.                         on the scheme in 2017. Look out for                                                                    09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pumps
                                                            in different branches if emergencies or                                                                                            the FORS sticker when you next see
                                                            operational demands require.                                                                                                       an SBS vehicle.                              • Air Conditioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Isotubi, Frabo & AQ MLCP System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • A-C & Refrigeration Ancillaries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Renewables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SBS PROMISE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We make no secret of the promises we make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to our customers when talking to the building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      services industry. By being transparent it not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         only guarantees stakeholder backing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       but also notifies our support network from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suppliers to delivery drivers, the level of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 performance we expect.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Our promises breakdown into 3 areas;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           STAFF            STOCK           SERVICE

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                                                                                                                                                                               ABOUT SBS
                 KNOWLEDGE & COMMITMENT

               STAFF                                      STOCK                                       SERVICE
               One of the key areas to our success        Whilst others may look to reduce stock      No secret has ever been made that our
               has been the investment in people          levels to improve cash flow or minimise     vision since the company was founded
               throughout the business. Committed,        investment, SBS still remain committed to   was to offer value through service.
               helpful and product knowledgeable          hold high levels of core product stock.     Making sure our customers never fall
               staff with excellent reputations within    This ensures we are able to support our     short on their commitments, which will      SBS ALWAYS
               the industry have been key to              trade counters whilst being able to draw    hopefully lead to them having a long
               maintaining our success.                   from such reserve to support different      and successful trading history like         AIM TO KEEP
               Building upon those foundations the        stages within a project or even a site      ours. We have personnel dedicated
               business works closely with suppliers so   ‘take off’. Our service and stock has on    to making sure all our branches have       THE CUSTOMER
               information, training and relationships    many occasions fulfilled project work or    the facilities on hand to meet demands
               are maintained at a high level for the     back orders after customers have been       of the external climate. Whether it       INFORMED FROM
               benefit of the customer. With over 100     let down elsewhere. On average each         be branch cranes, mezz floors, extra
               years of experience, comes expertise       branch hold a minimum of one million        racking or extra investment in vehicles   START TO FINISH.
               and credibility.                           product stock holding, with the business    to increase delivery options and reduce
                                                          having over 20,000+ stocked product         lead times, SBS will do whatever
                                                          lines nationwide.                           is required. Smith Brothers keep the
                                                                                                      customer informed from start to finish
                                                                                                      aiming to supply, support and surpass
                                                                                                      your expectations.
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                 BIRMINGHAM                         BRISTOL                                     CARDIFF                                    HEATHROW (LONDON WEST)                    LEEDS                               LEICESTER
                 Unit 4 Alpha Park                  Unit B St Vincents Trading Estate           Unit 2 Dominions Way Trading Estate        Unit 2 Pier Road                          Unit 1 Quantum Business Park        99 Commercial Square
                 Bevan Way                          Feeder Road                                 Newport Road                               Feltham                                   Pontefract Road                     Freeman's Common Industrial Estate
                 Smethwick                          Bristol                                     Cardiff                                    Greater London                            Stourton                            Leicester
                 West Midlands                      BS2 0UY                                     Wales                                      TW14 0TW                                  Leeds                               LE2 7SR
                 B66 1BZ                                                                        CF24 1RF                                                                             LS10 1AX
                                                    T: 0117 947 1111                                                                       T: 0203 856 5620                                                              T: 0116 222 7355
                 T: 0121 555 1900                   E:                        T: 0292 167 1250                           E:                     T: 0113 201 4222                    E:
                 E:                                                        E:                                                                 E:
                                                    OPENING TIMES                                                                          OPENING TIMES                                                                 OPENING TIMES
                 OPENING TIMES                                                                  OPENING TIMES                              Monday to Friday                          OPENING TIMES
                                                    Monday to Friday                                                                                                                                                     Monday to Friday
                 Monday to Friday                   Trade Counter 7am to 5pm                    Monday to Friday                           Trade Counter 7am to 5pm                  Monday to Friday                    Trade Counter 7am to 5pm
                 Trade Counter 7:30am to 5pm        Sales Office 8am to 5pm                     Trade Counter 7:30am to 5pm                Sales Office 8am to 5pm                   Trade Counter 7am to 5pm            Sales Office 8am to 5pm
                 Sales Office 8am to 5pm                                                        Sales Office 8am to 5pm                                                              Sales Office 8am to 5pm
                                                                                                                                           KEY INFORMATION                                                               Saturday
                                                    KEY INFORMATION                                                                                                                  Saturday
                                                                                                KEY INFORMATION                                                                                                          8am to 11:30am Trade Counter Only
                 KEY INFORMATION                                                                                                           • Vast Daikin stocks with air 		          8am to 11:30am Trade Counter Only
                                                    • Large modern trade counter
                 • M
                    odern facility due to                                                      • Air conditioning & ancillary stockist     conditioning ancillaries                                                    KEY INFORMATION
                                                    • Easy reach to M32, M4 & M5                                                                                                     KEY INFORMATION
                   recent relocation                                                            • Q
                                                                                                   uick access to centre of Cardiff
                                                    • Stocks well in excess of one million 		                                              • Strategic west London location                                              • Large Daikin and air conditioning
                                                                                                  and A48                                                                            • E
                                                                                                                                                                                        xcellent location just off
                 • Easy reach into the heart         including air conditioning ancillaries                                                                                                                               ancillary stock
                    of Birmingham                                                               • Stainless press-fit stockist             • Ultra modern unit with large trade 		     junction 44 of M1
                                                                                                                                             counter and car park                                                        • 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0 minutes from J21 of M1 located
                 • All key product lines stocked                                                                                                                                    • Large trade counter                 near stadiums of LCFC &
                    in depth                                                                                                                                                                                               Leicester Tigers
                                                                                                                                                                                     • 2
                                                                                                                                                                                        2,000+ sq ft unit powered by
                                                                                                                                                                                       over 200+ solar PV panels         • Same day deliveries available on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           request (extra charges may apply)

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                 MERSEYSIDE                           NEWCASTLE                                NORTHAMPTON                             OLDHAM                                  PETERBOROUGH                           RAINHAM (LONDON EAST)
                 Unit 6 Turbine Road                  Unit C11 The Avenues                     Unit 3 Reynoldston Close                Units A & B, Vulcan Business Park       Empson Road                            Unit 3 Avocet Park
                 Tranmere                             Eleventh Avenue North                    Brackmills Industrial Estate            Derker Street                           Eastern Industry                       Ferry Lane North
                 Birkenhead                           Team Valley                              Northampton                             Oldham                                  Peterborough                           Rainham
                 Wirral                               Gateshead                                NN4 7BX                                 OL1 4AS                                 PE1 5UP                                Essex
                 CH41 9BA                             NE11 0NJ
                                                                                               T: 0160 476 3621                        T: 0161 621 6288                        T: 0173 331 1711                       T: 0170 868 9900
                 T: 0151 541 6440                     T: 0191 917 9922                         E:                E:                     E:              E:
                 E:              E:
                                                                                               OPENING TIMES                           OPENING TIMES                           OPENING TIMES                          OPENING TIMES
                 OPENING TIMES                        OPENING TIMES                            Monday to Friday                        Monday to Friday                        Monday to Friday                       Monday to Friday
                 Monday to Friday                     Monday to Friday                         Trade Counter 7.30am to 5pm             Trade Counter 7:30am to 5pm             Trade Counter 7:30am to 5pm            Trade Counter 7am to 5pm
                 Trade Counter 7:30am to 5pm          Trade Counter 7:30am to 5pm              Sales Office 8am to 5pm                 Sales Office 8am to 5pm                 Sales Office 8am to 5pm                Sales Office 7:30am to 5pm
                 Sales Office 8am to 5pm              Sales Office 8am to 5pm                  Saturday                                Saturday
                                                                                                                                       8am to 11:30am Trade Counter Only       KEY INFORMATION                        KEY INFORMATION
                                                                                               8am to 11:30am Trade Counter Only
                 KEY INFORMATION                      KEY INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                               • Stainless specialists                • Ideal location for trade counter
                 • H
                    andpicked start -up team         • C
                                                         lose by to A1 and 5 miles away       KEY INFORMATION                         KEY INFORMATION                                                                   collections in to London from
                                                                                                                                                                               • A
                                                                                                                                                                                  ble to cover the East of England
                   with a combined 150+ years           from city centre                       • R
                                                                                                  enewable unit with both a biomass   • L arge warehouse with a wide range                                             the east
                                                                                                                                                                                 as far as Ipswich & Norwich
                   industry experience                                                           & PV solar panel installation            and in-depth stock
                                                      • Over 22,000 sq ft of premises                                                                                                                                 • S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ame-day and Saturday morning
                                                                                                                                                                               • Extremely efficient trade counter
                 • S
                    trategically located by the                                               • Out of hours secure collection box    • Excellent at project take offs                                                 deliveries available (extra charges
                                                      • M
                                                         odern unit with large car park and
                   Birkenhead tunnel to service the                                                                                                                                                                     may apply)
                                                        warehouse space                        • Located 5 minutes of J15 off M1       • Easy reach to M62 & M60
                   North West & North Wales
                                                                                                 just of the A45                                                                                                      • Large modern unit newly relocated
                 • Ultra modern facilities

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                 SOUTHAMPTON                             HEAD OFFICE                            TUBE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
                 Unit 3 St. Georges Industrial Estate    Unit V2 Winchester Avenue              Unit 1 Alpha Park
                 Goodwood Road                           Blaby                                  Bevan Way
                 Boyatt Wood                             Leicester                              Smethwick
                 Eastleigh                               LE8 4GZ                                Birmingham
                 Southampton                                                                    B66 1BZ
                                                         T: 0116 222 7330
                 SO50 4NT
                                                         E:               OPENING TIMES
                 T: 0238 062 3070
                                                         OPENING TIMES                          Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm
                                                         Monday to Friday                       KEY INFORMATION
                 OPENING TIMES                           Distribution Centre 7am to 5pm
                 Monday to Friday                        Accounts 7:30am to 5pm                 • Surplus tube stock at central
                 Trade Counter 7am to 5pm                                                         location for easy distribution
                 Sales Office 7:30am to 5pm              KEY INFORMATION
                                                                                                • Focus on stainless, steel and carbon
                                                         • Inter-branch transport system         tube in 3 & 6 metre lengths
                 KEY INFORMATION
                                                            to support the branch network
                                                                                                • Two full length tube bays
                 • Early opening hours
                                                         • M
                                                            ultiple departments under one        fully stocked
                 • Located just off M3 & near M27          roof, all customer focused helping
                                                           to deliver service excellence
                 • M
                    oving to newer, bigger and better
                   premises in 2020                      • No trade counter or order facility
                                                           by customers from this location
                                                                                                                                                   D RA I NA G E SY STEM S

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STAKEHOLDER TESTIMONIALS                                                                                                 CASE STUDIES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ABOUT SBS
                                                   JCW have been well supported by Smith Brothers Stores for a number
                                                                                                                     CUSTOMER                 BUXTON CRESENT SPA & THEMAL SPA
                                                   years. Their Leicester branch have provided us with expertise, pre-sale
                                                                                                                                                                                Vinci Contruction UK ran the                  ensuring the associated energy
                                                         knowledge, on-time deliveries and excellent technical after care.                     OWNER                                                                          costs are minimised. The PEX-Al-PEX
                                                                                                                                                                                project on the hotel, spa and
                                                         This family owned business goes the extra mile to make sure our                       HIGH PEAK BOROUGH & DERBYSHIRE
                                                                                                                                                                                pump room which now runs                      construction provides long life and
                                                           expectations are met and beyond. I would definitely rate them                       COUNTY COUNCIL                                                                 durability with excellent warranties
                                                                                                                                                                                a visitor experience for the                  to give the client and public-sector
                                                                   five out of five stars for their excellent service. We have                 CLIENT
                                                                                                                                                                                general public.
                                                                                                                                               VINCI CONSTRUCTION UK                                                          bodies piece of mind.
                                                                                     been dealing with SBS now for 6 years.
                 SUPPLIER                                                                                                                      LOCATION                         Having been empty for many years              Utilising the ‘Multicalor’ pipe, which
                                                                                                                                                                                the restoration and redevelopment             is available on coils (with no re-coil/
                                                                                                                                               BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE
                 5 years into our partnership                  Mick Stevenson, National Installations Manager,                                                                  of the Hotel & Spa was a major                memory when straighten) up to
                                                                                                                                               PROJECT DURATION                 project. It presented considerable
                 with Smith Brothers Stores, I                                       JCW Energy Services Ltd.                                  40 WEEKS                         construction challenges involving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              32mm diameter, has enabled the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              routing of pipes to be made with
                 have nothing but praise for their                                            Customer rating:                                 PROJECT VALUE                    specialist contractors trusted in             minimal disturbance to existing
                 professional approach and endeavour                                                                                           46 MILLION                       returning this magnificent building to        structure. Although the pipe is
                 across all aspects of the organisation.                                                                                                                        its former glory. Retaining original and      flexible enough to facilitate this,
                                                                                                                                               CONTRACTOR                       important features required careful           due to its 5-layer composition with
                 The directors and internal staff; whom I am                                                                                   IMTECH                           planning during the project works.            a fully welded aluminium centre
                 speaking to on a weekly basis are a credit to                                                                                 SERVICES USED                                                                  core, it retains sufficient rigidity so
                                                                                                                                                                                It was partly due to the specific
                 the business and really give the business a personal                                                                          MECHANICAL & PLUMBING            challenges of the project that Imtech,        as to prevent excessive expansion
                 touch. Coupling this with the procedures that they                                                                                                             the M&E services provider, decided            usually associated with a non-metallic
                 have in place ensure our partnership remains extremely                                                                   PRODUCTS SUPPLIED                     to incorporate the Aquatechnik Safety         pipework system. The end result is
                                                                                                                                                                                System into their solution for the            an impressive building conforming to
18               successful. Over the past five years I have worked with SBS                                                              • Aquatechnik System                                                                modern building standards.
                                                                                                                                                                                heating and potable water distribution
                 on various innovative projects which have been incredibly                                                                • MEP Tool Hire
                                                                                                                                                                                system. The unique features of the
                 successful and I look forward to many more successful                                                                                                          system satisfied the challenges of
                 years with them.                                                                                                                                               the project due to its ability to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                the demands of long pipe runs with

                                 Simon Barber, Sales Manager,
                                                                                                              STAFF MEMBER                                                      minimal joints, along with easy
                                                                                                                                                                                and quick installation. The full-bore
                                                                                                       SBS work in ways which are                                               fitting system provides improved
                                 Blue Rock Systems Ltd.
                                                                                                       fresh, inventive & innovative.                                           flow rates over other similar systems
                                 Supplier rating:                                                  Responsibility is given to all staff
                                                                                              to empower us to take ownership of
                                                                                          any promises we make. We can pick up
                                                                                        the phone to any Director at any time and
                                                                              decisions are made quickly, efficiently and without
                                                                                                                                               PRINT HALL - LEEDS CITY COLLEGE
                                                                                 fuss. The flexibility given to staff ensures a rapid                                           With the building still being
                                                                          response to any important customer requirements. The                 LEEDS                            relatively new the work
                                                                   team at Leeds has grown from the initial 5 staff to now over                                                 required was to complete
                                                                                                                                               PROJECT DURATION
                                                                 35, I still work with the same people I did 14 years ago!! We                 6 WEEKS (PHASE 1)                unfinished snagging work
                                                           were originally just work colleagues & acquaintances, but over time                                                  along with updating the
                                                       have now become firm friends, we all work hard and enjoy socialising                    SEWELL GROUP                     existing system to perform to
                                                     after work too. I’ve found over the years that treating people as you wish                                                 the required standard.
                                                                                                                                               MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR
                                                    to be treated yourself has created a vibrant workplace where all staff feel                G&H GROUP OF COMPANIES           The greatest challenge was completing
                                                valued and an essential member of the SBS team. The resulting environment (I                                                    work within the schedule given meaning
                                                                                                                                               PROJECT VALUE                    merchant deliveries and stock had to be
                                         believe) has more than contributed to the growth & success we have all experienced                    0.6 MILLION                      spot on to meet such demanding time
                                          here at Smith Brothers along with making the workplace an enjoyable place to be.                                                      scales. The first challenge was to identify
                                                                                                                                               SERVICES USED
                                                                                                                                               MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL          the services already in place to avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                duplication and install complementary
                                                  Peter Bradshaw, Commercial Manager (Leeds), Smith Brothers Stores Ltd.                                                        systems or adapt existing ones wherever
                                                                                                                                          PRODUCTS SUPPLIED
                                                                                                           Staff rating:                                                        possible to make them more efficient
                                                                                                                                          •   Press-fit Copper                  and avoid unnecessary additional costs.
                                                                                                                                          •   SBS Dosing Pot                    The project was completed on time
                                                                                                                                          •   Brannan Gauges                    and within budget which helped the
                                                                                                                                          •   Bracketry                         contractor secure a subsequent further
                                                                                                                                                                                3 phases at the college.

            Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                                                                                                                                        STEEL TUBE
                                                                                                                                SBS distribute both cold formed and hot finished tube
                                                                                                                                of the highest standard (EN10255/EN10217-1) both
                                                                                                                                robust and reliable to meet all requirements relevant to its
                                                                                                                                application or pressure. Remaining true to only offering
                                                                                                                                quality products, our stocked steel tube is British Standard,
                                                                                                                                duel certified CE-marked to meet the construction products
                                                                                                                                directive (CPD) and pressure equipment directive (PED). API

                     METAL PIPE
                                                                                                                                tube available in shed 40, 80, 160 and standard weight
                                                                                                                                plain ended in full randoms.

                                                                                                                                SIZE:          EN10255: 8mm (1⁄4”) to 150mm (6”)
                                                                                                                                               API: 8mm (1⁄4”) to 900mm (36”)

                                                                                                                                CONNECTION: Screwed & socketed, plain end, grooved
                                                                                                                                FINISH:        Galvanised, red, self colour (upon request)
                                                                                                                                LENGTHS:       Full & half randoms available
                                                                                                                                WEIGHT:        Medium, heavy

                                                                                                                                For tube size, weight & thickness refer to the vital statistics section.

     20              SUBSTANCE BEING TRANSPORTED.                                                                                                                                                                        21


                                                                                                                                        MALLEABLE IRON FITTINGS
                                                                                                                                A comprehensive range of British Standard (BS EN 10242)
                                                                                                                                malleable iron fittings are available from stock including
                                                                                                                                one’s which are kite-marked certified if required.

                                                                                                                                SIZE:          6mm (1⁄8”) to 150mm (6”) depending on fitting
                                                                                                                                CONNECTION: Taper/taper and taper/
                                                                                                                                            parallel threads available
                                                                                                                                TEMPERATURE: -20˚C to 320˚C
                                                                                                                                PRESSURE:      25 bar (max working pressure)
                                                                                                                                FINISH:        Black, galvanised

                                                                                                                                For comparison code numbers of each fitting please
                                                                                                                                view the vital statistics section.

                                                                                              STAINLESS STEEL TUBE & FITTINGS
                                                                                              COPPER TUBE
                                                                  STEEL TUBE                  ENDFEED/ENDBRAZE
                                                                  MALLEABLE IRON FITTINGS     SOLDER RING
                                                                  FLANGES                     COMPRESSION
                                                                  WELDING FITTINGS            PRESS CONNECTION SYSTEMS
                                                                  MILD STEEL & FORGED STEEL   EXPANSION & FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS
                                                                  VICTAULIC                   PRIMOFIT
                                                                  FLEXIBLE GAS PIPING         PUSH-FIT SYSTEMS

FLANGES                                                                              VICTAULIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                          An extensive variety of flanges from stock in both black and galvanised              SBS offers grooved piping products for HVAC and Building Services (heating, cooling, chilled and potable) through
                          finishes. Upon request larger sizes can be made for any bespoke solution.            Victaulic, which includes pipe couplings and fittings, butterfly and ball valves, strainers, check valves, circuit balancing
                          Accompanying joint rings, nuts & bolts and flange packs are also available.          valves and pipe end grooving equipment. Since 1919, Victaulic’s pipe joining and flow control solutions have optimised
                                                                                                               construction productivity and reduced risk, ensuring projects are completed safely, on time and within budget. Driven by a
                          SIZE:          Flanges: 15mm ( 1⁄2”) to 900mm (36”)                                  spirit of continuous innovation, Victaulic’s portfolio of 100,000+ products and patented technologies promote freedom of
                                         Gaskets & joint rings: 15mm (1⁄2”) to 900mm (36”)                     design, as well as simplified inspection and maintenance for the life of any system.
                          CONNECTION: Screwed, slip-on, weld-neck, blank to BS10, ANSI,                        With more than 4,000 employees and 55 international facilities, Victaulic helps customers in over 120 countries succeed
                                      EN 1092-1 (BS4504) plate, forged                                         in the global construction industry. From the tallest buildings to the deepest mines, customers trust the products used to
                          FINISH:        Black, galvanised                                                     increase overall system durability in the most demanding construction projects and operating conditions.

                          For flange charts please refer to the vital statistics section.                      SIZE:           Diameter: 32mm (11⁄4”) to 305mm (12”)
                                                                                                               CONNECTION: Grooved
                                                                                                               TEMPERATURE: -30˚C to 120˚C

                                                                                                                                                                                          FLEXIBLE COUPLINGS – FOR EXPANSION,
                                                                                                               RIGID COUPLINGS – FOR GENERAL USE                                          DEFLECTION AND OR VIBRATION ATTENUATION
                                                                                                                   QuickVicTM –             Small Diameter         Large Diameter –             QuickVic –           Small Diameter         Large Diameter –
                                                                                                               Installation-ReadyTM           Style 07                   AGS                Installation-Ready         Style 77                   AGS

                                  WELDING FITTINGS
                                                                                                                 Style 107N RIGID               RIGID                 Style W07           Style 177N FLEXIBLE          FLEXIBLE                Style W77
                                                                                                                   dn50–dn300                dn25–dn40             dn350–dn2000               dn50–dn200               dn20–dn40            dn350–dn2000
                                                                                                                     2" – 12"                 1" – 1½"               14" – 50"                  2" – 8"              & dn250–dn300            14" – 78"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ¾" – 1½" & 10" – 12"

                          A wide selection of butt weld fittings from stock to BS EN10253 (BS1965)
     22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23
                          to ASTM A234WPB (BS1640) in standard Weight and XS.

                          SIZE:       15mm ( 1⁄2”) to 600mm (24”)
                          WEIGHT:     Medium, heavy, standard weight & XS                                      Painted or Galvanised     Painted or Galvanised   Painted or Galvanised    Painted or Galvanised   Painted or Galvanised   Painted or Galvanised
                                                                                                                  EPDM or Nitrile           EPDM or Nitrile         EPDM or Nitrile          EPDM or Nitrile         EPDM or Nitrile         EPDM or Nitrile
                                                                                                                     Gasket                    Gasket                  Gasket                   Gasket                  Gasket                  Gasket
                                                                                                                 Tech Sub – 06.21          Tech Sub – 06.02        Tech Sub – 16.11         Tech Sub – 06.24        Tech Sub – 06.04        Tech Sub – 16.12

                                                                                                               FITTINGS & FLANGE CONNECTIONS (¾” – 24”)

                                                                                                               All fittings and flange         No. 10                   No. 11                  No. 12                  No. 13                  No. 20
                                                                                                               connections are                90° Elbow                45° Elbow              22½° Elbow              11¼° Elbow               Equal Tee
                                                                                                               available Painted
                                                                                                               or Galvanised, Tech
                                                                                                               Sub – 07.01, unless

                                  MILD STEEL & FORGED STEEL
                                                                                                               otherwise stated.

                          A full range of mild steel BS EN10241 (BS1740) fittings in stock with availability    No. 25 – Grooved         No. 29T – Threaded            No. 50                  No. 51                    No.60             No.60 – End Cap
                                                                                                                  Reducing Tee              Reducing Tee          Concentric Reducer       Eccentric Reducer            End Cap             with BSP Outlet
                          of forged steel fittings to ANSI B16.11 (BS3799).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Concentric or
                          SIZE:          Mild steel: 6mm ( ⁄8”) to 150mm (6”)

                                         Forged steel: 15mm ( 1⁄2”) to 100mm (4”)
                          CONNECTION: NPT, BSP, socket weld end connections
                          FINISH:        Mild steel & forged steel
                                                                                                                  No. 40 – Nipple              No. 80                Style 920N                Style 741               No. 41-DN
                                                                                                                                            Female Thread            Mechanical-T           Flange Adaptor              or 45RE
                                                                                                                  Groove x Male
                                                                                                                   Thread BSP             Adaptor Groove x        BSP Female Thread
                                                                                                                                          Female Thread BSP

                                                                                                                                                                 Painted or Galvanised   Painted or Galvanised    Painted or Galvanised
                                                                                                                                                                   Tech Sub – 11.02        Tech Sub – 06.06         Tech Sub – 07.01

                     Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                                                                                    
FLEXIBLE GAS PIPING                                                               STAINLESS STEEL TUBE & FITTINGS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                          TRACPIPE (OMEGAFLEX)                                                                  Smith Brothers supply all of the commonly required forms of stainless steel with a
                                                                                                                full range of pipe, fittings, flanges and fixings for a wide range of applications.
                                                                                                                In addition to a comprehensive range of standard products, specific items often
                          TracPipe stainless steel semi-rigid gas piping system is used on commercial           referred to as ‘specials’ can be ordered with numerous specialist products and
                          and residential projects for LPG or natural gas from the meter to the appliance.      alloys satisfying the needs of a broad range of industries.
                          TracPipe is BSi Kitemarked and approved to BS7838 and EN15266, and
                          is supplied in long lengths, which can be bent by hand (so no elbows are              Tubes sold are from companies conforming to BSI standards and virtually all tube
                          required, and the number of joints is greatly reduced). The AutoFlare end fittings    will be embossed with the following information;
                          are simply attached without any special tools or hot work.                             • Nominal pipe size (nominal bore)
                          TracPipe is considered a faster and easier install option when compared to             • Schedule (wall thickness)
                          copper or steel, reducing the total cost of the installation. The flexible system
                          allows for simple routing through buildings with pre-marked metre markings for         • Specification
                          easy measuring of coils.                                                               • Grade
                                                                                                                 • Method of manufacture (seamless or welded)
                          SIZE:          12mm (DN12: 3⁄8”) to 50mm (DN50: 2”)                                    • Heat number
                          CONNECTION: AutoFlare                                                                  • Manufacturer’s name or symbol
                          PRESSURE:      Working pressures to 75mbar for: 1st (manufactured gases),
                                         2nd (natural gases), 3rd (LPG-propane, butane) family gases
                          FINISH:        Yellow
                          LENGTHS:       Various length coils
                                                                                                                ASTM A312 Welded Pipes Grades 304 and 316L
                                                                                                                 • 6mm (¼”) to 300mm (12”) NB schedule thicknesses from Sch. 5s to Sch. 80
     24                   GASTITE                                                                                                                                                                                   25
                                                                                                                ASTM A269 Seamless Pipes Grades 304 and 316L
                                                                                                                 • Metric and Imperial sizes
                          The flexible gas piping system is able to transport natural gas or liquefied
                          petroleum gas to appliances. Simple hand tools such as tubing cutters, wrenches       EN10217-7
                          and utility knives are all that are needed to work with the system, which is fully
                          approved to BS7838 with Kitemark certification. Gastite offers flexibility and         • 60.3mm to 323.9mm (OD) Hygienic Pipes to BS4825 and ISO
                          durability with easy routing through complex building structures and designs             standards, Descaled and Polished finishes Gr 316
                          with coils pre-marked by the metre for easy measuring and installation.                • ½” to 6” OD
                          SIZE:          12mm (DN15: ½”) to 50mm (DN50: 2”)
                          APPLICATION:   CSST
                          FINISH:        Yellow
                                                                                                                BSP threaded fittings to ISO 4144 150lb
                          LENGTHS:       Various length coils
                                                                                                                Butt-Weld fittings to ANSI B16.9

                          GFS (GAS FLEX SYSTEMS)                                                                Flanges to ASA/BS10/BSEN1092-1 Slip-On Weld and BSP
                                                                                                                Hygienic Fittings with IDF and RJT connections BS48258 pt 5 and BS4825 pt 4

                          GFS stainless steel semi-rigid gas piping system is used on commercial and
                          residential projects for LPG or natural gas from the meter to the appliance. It has
                          a unique patented Push & Seal design and is also BSi Kitemarked and approved          We also supply stainless steel;
                          to BS7838 and EN15266 standards. It is supplied in long coils, can be bent
                                                                                                                 • Ball Valves (2 piece and 3-piece)
                          by hand, no elbows are required, and the number of joints is greatly reduced.
                          The fittings are simply attached without any special tools or hot work.                • Dosing Pots and Filtration
                          The flexible system allows for simple routing through buildings with                   • Grooved Systems (Victaulic)
                          pre-marked metre markings for easy measuring of coils.
                                                                                                                 • Press Connection Systems (Isotubi)
                                                                                                                 • Nuts, Bolts, Support Systems and Ancillaries
                          SIZE:          15mm (DN15: ½”) to 50mm (DN50: 2”)
                          PIPES:         Stainless steel 1.4404
                          APPLICATION:   GAS
                          CONNECTION: Patented Push & Seal fittings
                          FINISH:        Yellow
                          LENGTHS:       Various length coils

                     Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                          PLUMBING                                                                                         Manufactured in copper and brass, the WRAS approved product complies
                                                                                                                           with international standards being made to EN 1254 (BS864). Each fitting
                          Plumbing copper for both commercial and domestic use
                                                                                                                           is made within an ISO9001 environment and comes with a 25 year guarantee
                          is all supplied to EN 1057 (BS2871) in plain tube and
                                                                                                                           against manufacturing defects when installed in accordance with the
                          coils, as well as plastic coated and chrome plated options
                                                                                                                           manufacturer’s guidelines.
                          when required. Strength and reliability is assured with
                          virtually all stocked copper supported by Kitemark, ISO
                          9001 and CE certifications along with a minimum 25                                               SIZE:       Endfeed: 6mm to 54mm
                          year guarantee, meaning Smith Brothers sources quality                                                       Endbraze: 67mm to 159mm
                          copper from leading manufacturers.
                                                                                                                           CONNECTION: Endfeed

                          SIZE:         6mm to 219mm
                          FINISH:	Chrome plated, plastic coated, table Y, table X,
                                   table W, medical gas, MiniBore
                          LENGTHS:	3m, 6m lengths, various other coils & lengths
                                    available upon request

                                                                                                                                   SOLDER RING
                          AIR CONDITIONING                                                                                 The WRAS approved fittings are manufactured in copper and brass, complying
                          Refrigeration and air conditioning copper all complies to                                        with international standards and made to EN 1254 (BS864). A ring of high
                          EN 12735-1 supported by an ISO 9001 environment and                                              quality lead free solder is located in each fitting which comes with a 25
                          are designed specifically for the industry being cleaned,                                        year guarantee against manufacturing defects when installed in accordance
     26                   nitrogen-purged and capped before SBS receive delivery.                                          with manufacturer’s guidelines. Each fitting is made within an ISO9001                          27
                          Available in both straight lengths and coils to various gauges                                   environment ensuring quality management is present.
                          (SWG), it is available along with a range of ancillaries and
                          refrigerant gas to support your air conditioning installation
                                                                                                                           SIZE:       6mm to 67mm
                          and maintenance projects.
                                                                                                                           CONNECTION: Solder ring
                            • COILS:                ” to   ”
                            • GAUGE:            19 to 22
                            • LENGTHS:             ” to 4 ”
                            • GAUGE:            11 to 21
                            • COILS:            6m, 15m & 30m
                            • LENGTHS:          3m & 6m
                          FIELDS OF APPLICATION                                                                            Compression fittings create a mechanical joint when tightening the nut,
                                                                                                                           compressing the ring onto the tube. This range of fittings can be used with
                            • Drinking water                      • Sanitation
                                                                                                                           a variety of materials including light gauge plain and chrome plated
                            • Gas                                 • Air Conditioning                                       copper tube, stainless steel, carbon steel tube, PEX, PB and polyethylene pipe.
                                                                                                                           The fittings are WRAS approved to EN1254 (BS864) and come with a full
                            • Central heating                     • Refrigeration
                                                                                                                           manufacturer’s guarantee.
                            • Hot & cold water

                          For tube thickness and maximum working pressures please refer to the vital statistics section.   SIZE:       6mm to 159mm
                                                                                                                           CONNECTION: Compression

                     Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                                    
PRESS CONNECTION SYSTEMS                                                                                                                               PRESS CONNECTION SYSTEMS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                          Smith Brothers offer a comprehensive and flexible range of press systems for all modern building services providing customers
                          with an easy, fast, cost effective and reliable jointing solution. Leak path, heat free and long guarantees are a few features of
                          the technology which can be used in a wide variety of applications. With stainless, copper and carbon systems along with
                          the ability to press on to 4” NB thick walled steel, the scope for application is wider than ever. If a multi-layer press system is                    With over 30 years of stainless steel manufacturing and global experience, Isotubi offer a stainless steel press solution for
                          required, view the Emmeti product or the flared mechanical system Aquatechnik. Both are located within the plastic pipe                                both gas and water (BSi & WRAS Approved) through their Numepress system which meets EN 10312 standards. It is
                          system section.                                                                                                                                        available from 15mm to 168.3mm with a maximum working pressure of 16 bar along with a 25 year warranty.
                          Typical Applications; Heating, Drinking Water, Fire Protection, Gas, Solar, Compressed Air, Oil                                                        The M profile product is suitable, providing the correct O-ring is used, for steam, drinking water, solar, gas, compressed
                                                                                                                                                                                 air and other applications.
                          Please note: Jaw profiles can vary between manufacturer and some ranges are limited on size. Refer to pipe application tables in vital statistics to
                          compare all press systems available.                                                                                                                   With annual press fitting production approaching four million from the factory based in Barcelona, Spain, quality is assured
                                                                                                                                                                                 with Isotubi, a global brand and leader in stainless steel.

                                                                                                                                                                                 KEY INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                                 TUBE:                  6m lengths available in 304 and 316L
                          VIEGA                                                                                                                                                  FITTINGS:              316L
                                                                                                                                                                                 BLACK (EPDM) O-RING:   -20°C to 110°C
                          The V profile system has a wide application range with SC-Contur
                          (leak-path) feature and includes Megapress, capable of pressing thick                                                                                  GREEN (FKM) O-RING:    -20°C to 200°C
                          walled steel pipe up to 4” NB with the facility to also transport gas                                                                                  RED (FKM) O-RING:      -10°C to 200°C
                          (HNBR yellow o-ring).
                                                                                                                                                                                 YELLOW (HNBR) O-RING: -20°C to 70°C

                          MEGAPRESS (STEEL)
     28                   The only thick walled press system available with sizes from ” to 4”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 29
                          which can be used on seamless, welded, black, galvanised, epoxy-resin
                          coated and industrially painted pipes. Comes with 25 year warranty,
                          will work up to a maximum pressure of 16 bar and can also be used on
                          gas applications.

                          TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                          BLACK O-RING:         -5°C to 110°C
                          YELLOW O-RING:        -20°C to 70°C (only up to 2”)

                          PRESTABO (CARBON)
                          Cost effective system with a size range of 12mm to 108mm. Temperature
                          capacity going from -5°C to 110°C with pressures up to 16 bar and 5
                          year warranty.

                          SANPRESS INOX (STAINLESS)
                          WRAS approved and gas safe (FKM yellow o-ring) with a 25 year
                          warranty with a size range of 15 to 108mm.
                          TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                          BLACK O-RING:         -5°C to 110°C up to 16 bar
                          YELLOW O-RING:        -20°C to 70°C up to 5 bar

                          PROFIPRESS (COPPER AND GUNMETAL)
                          WRAS approved, gas safe (FKM yellow o-ring) and suitable for solar
                          (FKM matt black o-ring) with a 25 year warranty.
                          TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                          BLACK O-RING:         -5°C to 110°C, up to 16 bar, 12mm to 108mm
                          YELLOW O-RING:        -20°C to 70°C, up to 5 bar, 12mm to 64mm
                          MATT BLACK O-RING:    0°C to 140°C, up to 16 bar, 12mm to 35mm

                     Service & Value since 1897                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
PRESS CONNECTION SYSTEMS                                                                                                           PRESS CONNECTION SYSTEMS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                          PEGLER YORKSHIRE (XPRESS)                                                                                                          FRABO
                          Xpress is the complete M profile press-fit system from Pegler Yorkshire offering leak before press and various approvals in a      With over 50 years of manufacturing experience, Frabo offers a wide range of press fittings in copper and carbon steel for
                          diverse range suitable for most installation environments. A brief overview of their range is listed below:                        different applications, both compatible with M Profile jaws, the press fitting technique provides easy and fast joints. Frabo
                                                                                                                                                             press fittings have been designed to guarantee performance in the most testing conditions, resistant against pulling forces and
                                                                                                                                                             torsional stresses, therefore providing a safe and long-lasting system. All press fittings from 12 to 54mm are equipped with
                                                                                                                                                             SECURFRABO patented system which allows any un-pressed fitting to be detected during a leakage test.

                                                                                                                                                             COPPER - H2O SECURFRABO
                                                                                                                                                             WRAS approved suitable for different water applications thanks
                                                                                                                                                             to the high performance black O-Ring EPDM seal. All fittings are
                                                                                                                                                             equipped with SECURFRABO patented system.
                                                                                                                                                             SIZE:		              12mm to 54mm
                                                                                                                                                             TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                                                                                                                                                             BLACK O-RING:        -10°C to 110°C up to 16 bars
                          BSI Kitemark (BS 8537:2010) and WRAS approved system is suitable for solar (Viton green o-ring) and comes with a 25                COPPER - XL SIZE
                          year warranty. The chrome plated range is also available for visible pipework.                                                     The system is WRAS approved ideal for commercial projects
                          SIZE:		              12mm to 108mm (54mm for solar, Viton green o-ring)                                                            distributing all types of water (EPDM black O-ring), especially
                                                                                                                                                             useful in large civil and industrial installations.
                          TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
     30                                                                                                                                                      SIZE:		              66.7mm to 108mm                                                                                                       31
                          BLACK O-RING:        -20°C to 110°C up to 16 bar
                                                                                                                                                             TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                          GREEN O-RING:        -20°C to 200°C up to 10 bar
                                                                                                                                                             BLACK O-RING:        -10°C to 110°C up to 16 bars
                          Cost effective system with a size range of 15mm to 108mm. Temperature capacity going from -35°C to 135°C with pressures            CARBON STEEL - SECURFRABO
                          up to 16 bar and 5 year warranty. Plastic coated and internally galvanised tube range available along with 67mm sizes.             The carbon-steel system (pipe & fittings) is corrosion resistant
                                                                                                                                                             through zinc-plating treatment with high-performance EPDM
                          STAINLESS                                                                                                                          O-ring. Value for money, lightness, practicality and speed of use
                                                                                                                                                             make the carbon steel SECURFRABO the ideal solution in closed
                          A WRAS approved and gas safe (HNBR yellow o-ring) system which can be used for water purification by reverse osmosis               circuit installations. All fittings are equipped with SECURFRABO
                          and where high levels of hydrogen sulphide are present. The size range is from 15mm to 108mm complete with a 25 year               patented system.
                                                                                                                                                             SIZE:		              15mm to 54mm
                          TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                                                                                                                                                             TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                          BLACK O-RING:        -35°C to 135°C up to 16 bar
                                                                                                                                                             BLACK O-RING:        -10°C to 110°C up to 16 bars
                          YELLOW O-RING:       -20°C to 70°C up to 1 bar inside and up to 5 bar outside

                          POWERPRESS                                                                                                                         CARBON STEEL - XL SIZE
                          The VSH PowerPress product range is a press system designed for thick wall steel pipe according to EN10255, EN10220                The carbon-steel system (pipe & fittings) is corrosion resistant
                          and ASTM A53, A106, A135, A795 (schedule 10 to 40) standards. The system can help with installation times and a clean              through zinc plating treatment with high-performance EPDM
                          working environment. The standard fittings are fitted with an EPDM profiled O-ring with a ‘leak before press’ feature which leak   O-ring. The most useful areas of application include closed
                          water under pressure testing if not pressed.                                                                                       circuit systems in buildings or large civil and industrial works.
                                                                                                                                                             SIZE:		              66.7mm to 108mm
                                                                                                                                                             TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE
                            • Professional press tools                                    • Clear identification of materials and dimensions
                                                                                                                                                             BLACK O-RING:        -10°C to 110°C up to 16 bars
                            • Simple, fast connection technology                          • Leak Before Press function
                            • Fittings from ½" to 2"                                      • Suitable for heating and cooling installations
                            • Visual press indicator                                      • Full line of valves
                            • Clear identification of materials and dimensions

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   METAL PIPE SYSTEMS
                                                                                                                  PUSH-FIT SYSTEMS
                          The comprehensive range contains expansion joints (including WRAS
                          approved), rubber bellows, hoses, anchors and pipe guides which absorb
                          vibrations and noise, compensating for thermal expansion and pressure
                          differences as well as other kinds of movements.                                    Sharkbite is a low-lead DZR push-fit range from RWC which is
                                                                                                              demountable from the pipe with the use of a simple tool. The system
                          SIZE:        Expansion joints: DN 25 to DN 7000                                     provides quick and easy install in both wet and dry conditions
                                       Bellows: DN 3 to DN 125                                                with heat free installation, ideal for use where flame jointing is
                                       Hoses & hose assemblies: DN 5 to DN 300                                not permitted. All fittings are electrically continuous when used in
                                                                                                              conjunction with metal pipes. The material used to manufacture the
                          CONNECTION: Screwed & socketed, plain end, grooved, flanged, crimped
                                                                                                              fittings is low-lead DZR compliant with European Drinking Water
                          TEMPERATURE: -150°C to 650°C                                                        Directive 98/83/EC and is WRAS approved.
                          PRESSURE:    Absolute vacuum to 200 bar
                                                                                                              Range: 10mm to 54mm (including ‘slip’ couplings and tees)

                          ADVANTAGES                                                                          Fittings suitable for following pipes:

                            • Vibration resistance                                                             • Copper (including chrome copper) pipes to
                                                                                                                 BE EN 1057 R250 and R290
                            • Noise Control
                                                                                                               • PEX Barrier Pipes to BS7921
                            • Cleanliness (clean rooms classed ISO 5, 6, 7)
                                                                                                               • Polybutylene (PB) pipes to BS7921
                            • Corrosion resistance, whatever the fluid or environmental conditions
                                                                                                               • Galvanised Carbon Steel pipes to EN10305
                            • Guides, anchors & skids available                                                  (as used with Press Systems)

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                                                                                                              PEGLER YORKSHIRE (TECTITE)
                                                                                                              This WRAS approved push-fit system from Pegler Yorkshire comes in sizes from 10mm to 54mm and provides a heat-free

                                  PRIMOFIT                                                                    installation with a choice of demountable or non-demountable fittings. When using Tectite flexi-metal, PEX and PB plastic
                                                                                                              pipe, the correct support liner must be inserted into the pipe. Ideal for applications as diverse as domestic maintenance,
                                                                                                              refurbishment, new build and large scale public sector projects but not available for the use on gas. The fittings can be
                                                                                                              used with many different types of materials including; copper tube, Tectite flex-metal, PEX and PB pipe, plus a variety of
                          A compression fitting made of malleable iron which offers full end load
                                                                                                              steel including stainless and carbon.
                          capability ideal for use within heating, ventilation, air conditioning and even
                          for gas systems. No special tooling is required and it is perfect for efficiently
                          connecting smooth-ended steel and PE pipes. Various sealing materials enable
                          pressure-proof connections to be made for a wide variety of applications.           Manufactured from DZR brass alloy it is compatible with
                                                                                                              copper and plastic piping available in sizes from 10mm
                          SIZE:        15mm (1⁄2”) to 76mm (3”)                                               to 28mm. Ideal for hot and cold water services in low
                                                                                                              temperatures, hot water and heating applications.
                          CONNECTION: Compression
                          FINISH:      Black, galvanised                                                      SPRINT
                          Advantages:                                                                         Manufactured from copper and DZR brass, Sprint is
                                                                                                              available in sizes from 10mm to 54mm, compatible with
                            • Versatile connection                                                            copper and plastic pipe. The range is ideal for hot and
                            • No special tools required                                                       cold water services in low temperatures, hot water and
                                                                                                              heating applications.
                            • Angular deviation possible
                            • Handy for ‘awkward’ places                                                      PRO
                            • Ability to loosen fitting if required                                           A demountable fitting which is compatible with copper has
                                                                                                              a size range of 15mm to 54mm.

                                                                                                              The stainless steel range with fittings available in sizes from
                                                                                                              15mm to 54mm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PLASTIC PIPE SYSTEMS
                                                                                                                     Modern, plastic pressure pipe systems are a lightweight and durable alternative to pressure
                                                                                                                     pipe & fitting systems, made from traditional materials and offer equivalent life cycles. The
                                                                                                                     material has a wide range of benefits over traditional materials in commercial buildings
                                                                                                                     especially where high pressure plumbing is required. Within any pressure piping system,
                                                                                                                     it’s vital that the temperature and pressure relationship along with thermal movement is
                                                                                                                     controlled. The Effast system has different material compounds to suit particular application

                       PLASTIC PIPE
                                                                                                                     situations with the range including PP (Polypropylene), PVCu, ABS and PE plastics.
                                                                                                                     The range of pipe and fittings have different temperature ranges and jointing techniques, all
                                                                                                                     of which carry WRAS approval and the relevant BSI Kitemark.

                       SYSTEMS                                                                                          PVC-U
                                                                                                                     The Effast PVC-U pipe and fittings range is a pressure system which has high
                                                                                                                     chemical resistance and good flow characteristics, which make it a safe and
                                                                                                                     secure choice for potable water and food products supply. The solvent welded
                                                                                                                     pipe fittings are especially well-suited to industrial process applications where
                                                                                                                     high pressure systems are required. It becomes a full bore system when used in
                                                                                                                     conjunction with the range of PVC-U ball valves.
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                       OUR VITAL STATISTICS SECTION IS A USEFUL GUIDE TO HELP DETERMINE WHICH                         • Lightweight                               • Solvent welded system
                                                                                                                      • No specialist tooling required            • Class 7 range of pressure pipes
                       RELIANCE ON INFORMATION LIES WITH THE CLIENT, ALWAYS CONSULT WITH                                                                            and fittings available
                                                                                                                      • Smooth bore pipe reduces
                                                                                                                        pressure loss                             • Wide range of applications to
                                                                                                                      • High abrasion resistance                    transport fluids

                                                                                                                      • Operating temperature from 00C            • Chemical Resistant
                                                                                                                        to +600C subject to pressure              • Available in Metric sizes
                                                                                                                        requirements                                16 to 315mm and Imperial sizes
                                                                                                                                                                     ⁄2”to 8”

                                                                                                                     The Effast ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Pressure Pipe System can
                                                                                                                     tolerate temperatures as low as -40°C and has good flow characteristics.
                                                                                                                     This makes the system a safe and secure choice for chilled or potable water,
                                                                                                                     food and beverage applications in a commercial environment. Effast pressure
                                                                                                                     pipe and fittings remain a full bore system when used in conjunction with
                                                                                                                     the range of ABS ball valves.

                                                                                                                     FEATURES                                     • Solvent weld pipe fitting system
                                                                                                                      • Lightweight                               • S
                                                                                                                                                                     uitable for mains water and
                                                                                                EFFAST                                                              chilled water applications
                                                                                                                      • R
                                                                                                                         obust system at low temperatures
                                                                                                GF                      down to -40°C                             • C
                                                                                                                                                                     lass T range of pipes and
                                                                                                AQUATECHNIK                                                         fittings available
                                                                                                                      • S
                                                                                                                         mooth bore pipe reduces
                                                                                                EMMETI                  pressure loss
                                                                                                PUSH-FIT              • O
                                                                                                                         perating temperature -40°C
                                                                                                MDPE                    to +60 °C subject to pressure
                                                                                                PLASSON                 requirements
                                                                                                PRE-INSULATED PIPE


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PLASTIC PIPE SYSTEMS
                                                                                                          GF products are manufactured and tested to the highest quality with strict quality control
                                PPH                                                                       measures. With its own independent accredited test laboratory GF meets all the relevant third
                                                                                                          party approvals while offering solutions for virtually all applications.
                            Effast PP-H pressure pipe system is lightweight with high impact strength
                            and reliable heat fusion welding. The Polypropylene pipe fitting system
                            offers good abrasion resistance and is widely used in industrial processing
                            and commercial applications.

                              • S
                                 uitable for socket fusion, butt fusion
                                and electro fusion jointing
                              • Lightweight
                              • High abrasion resistance
                              • Good chemical resistance
                              • O
                                 perating temperature from -10°C to +95°C
                                (short term +110°C) subject to pressure requirements
                              • Ideally suited to many industrial / processing applications

                                                                                                                  PVC-U                                                            PVC-C
                                                                                                          PVC-U is well suited to environments where temperature           PVC-C piping materials are suitable for high temperature

     36                                                                                                   range is from 0° to +60°C. Ensuring highest possible             environments with an operational range from 0° to 80°C.
                                                                                                          thermal stability and chemical resistance, PVC-U systems         The excellent mechanical characteristics such as a high
                                                                                                          stand up to the most demanding conditions, particularly          tensile strength, stiffness and impact strength are evident
                                                                                                          where fluids such as acids, alkalis, bases and salts are         even at increased temperatures.
                            Polypipe Effast provides a wide selection of valves across a range            transported. The universal solution covers all aspects of
                            of materials including ABS, PVCu and Polypropylene. They are                  safety, efficiency and reliability required to build, maintain   SIZE:       EN/ISO: 16 to 225mm
                            suited to a wide range of commercial and Industrial applications              and operate industrial piping systems.                                       BS Inch: 1/4” to 24”
                            and are available electrically or pneumatically actuated if
                            required. The ball, check and butterfly valves are available in                                                                                CONNECTION: Tangit gap filling solvent cement
                                                                                                          SIZE:       EN/ISO: 6mm to 400mm
                            different sizes to fit a variety of applications, from shopping centres                   BS Inch: 3/8” to 8”                                  TEMPERATURE: 0°C to 80°C
                            and supermarkets, to hotels, pharmaceuticals, factories and mines.                        ASTM/ANSI: ½” to 24” ASTM SCH80                      PRESSURE:   up to 16 bar (up to 160mm)
                            The Polypipe range of Effast valves include:                                  CONNECTION: 	Tangit gap filling solvent weld system
                                                                                                                        (Tangit DTX or GF Dytex for                        APPLICATIONS
                              • Ball Valve
                                                                                                                        aggressive chemicals)                              Chemical process industry, marine,
                              • Air Release Valve                                                                                                                          building technology, microelectronics.
                                                                                                          TEMPERATURE: 0°C to 60°C
                              • Check Valve
                                                                                                          PRESSURE:   up to 16 bar (up to 160mm)
                              • Diaphragm Valve                                                                                                                            FEATURES
                              • Wafer Check Valve                                                         APPLICATIONS                                                       • V
                                                                                                                                                                                ery good mechanical characteristics,
                                                                                                                                                                               also at elevated temperatures
                              • Pressure Relief Valve                                                     Water treatment, marine, chemical process industry,
                                                                                                          microelectronics, power plants.                                    • Outstanding chemical resistance
                                                                                                                                                                             • High burning resistance and self-extinguishing
                                                                                                          FEATURES                                                           • Range of PVC-C valves; ball, butterfly and diaphragm
                                                                                                            • Low investment for tools and equipment
                                                                                                            • Very good chemical and corrosion resistance
                                                                                                            • Proven physiological harmlessness
                                                                                                            • Range of PVC-U valves; ball, butterfly and diaphragm

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