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  1. Stants

    Stants Member

    Hi Currently undergoing a loft conversion, looking at the soil pipe details
    I have found a vast difference in Prices in this case do you get more "bang for your buck" Ie Osma = Rolls Royce or will a lesser alternative still have the Longevity ? any recommendations gratefully received
    Cheers
     
  2. gingalig

    gingalig GSR

    Personally, Osma / Mc Alpine, better quality fit when it comes to ancillary parts. Less prone to seal failure due to fitting issues / general quality. There's some really cheap Chinese stuff out there but it's rubbish and really hard to work with.
     
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  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Osma

    Polypipe are the main ones
     
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  4. Stants

    Stants Member

    Thankyou … other than a local plumbers merchants or travis perkins, Wolvesly Etc do you know of any online suppliers can only find places like Screwfix ( which do cheap ones )
     
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  5. Stants

    Stants Member

    Thankyou … other than a local plumbers merchants or travis perkins, Wolvesly Etc do you know of any online suppliers can only find places like Screwfix ( which do cheap ones )
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Plumbnation should do the decent stuff (as there fulfilled by travis)
     
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  7. Stants

    Stants Member

    Hi just had a look a Plumbnation could only see Floplast …..are they any good seem really cheap
     
  8. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    It is cheap , I occasionally use their waste pipes I have never had any problems , soil pipe though, I would use polypipe .
     
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  9. Stants

    Stants Member

    Thanks.. just looking round now an example A single Branch in Wolseley Marley = £ 76.83.. Centre = £ 18.92 ( Guess there own brand )…. Screwfix Floplast = £ 13.69 there doesn't seem to be a middle product ?
     
  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    The center brand gear is theirs and its good gear to be honest , sod the Marley price .
     
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  11. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    I also suspect that Wolseley price is a web price for the general public and you'd get a better price in branch. Quite why the merchants think it's helpful to give false online prices is beyond me. After all, I tend to do quotes in the evening when merchants are closed and their websites are then beyond useless if they show the wrong price, even though I have trade accounts.
     
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  12. Stants

    Stants Member

    thought they seemed a bit Pricey in comparison …..some places would only give you a price if you opened an account and gave credit details I suppose I,ll have to pop in there ……..do you think the Centre brand is ok ?
     
  13. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    Used Center (sic.) brand waste fittings, but not soil. It is on a par with Polypipe. I think Osma has the edge, but Center is fine IMO.
     
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  14. Stants

    Stants Member

    I may go with Osma then as I intend to run the Soil Internally ( I,m allowing a thicker wall to the front of the dormer to accommodate it ) using solvent fittings ….. I don't want any leaks
     
  15. Stants

    Stants Member

    Took at bit of looking but ive found plumbase,s website more realistic The Polypipe solvent branch there is £ 27.54 incl think ive found the middle ground ...Cheers
     
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