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Discuss Is this normal? Exposed pipework in the Fittings & Pipes area at

  1. Fk333

    Fk333 New Member

    Looking a new build flat. Both these items exposed in the kitchen and wonder what they are, and if it's normal for them to be exposed?

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
  2. Alex-Gas

    Alex-Gas New Member

    What a total mess (for both) but nothing out of the ordinary for many new builds.

    Wouldn’t have it exposed myself, but in theory nothing wrong with it (except the exposed wires, in the second property)
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  3. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Haha that's all I'm saying
  4. DGT plumbing

    DGT plumbing GSR

    Picture 1 looks like the cold main coming in with a water meter and pressure reducing valve. Picture 2 is a heat recovery system with a condensate pump underneath it. No its not normal and the workmanship looks appalling. Personally I'd avoid the place.
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  5. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    If that's the state of what you can see, what's the state of what you can't easilly see.

    And I bet there's a few zeros on the end of the price of the flat.
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  6. Christopher buzzard

    Christopher buzzard GSR

    Been a leak in picture 1 also.
  7. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    “ shakes his head “
  8. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    I would never buy a new build, see of the repairs I've done for people with houses <10years old is shocking, we sadly don't build house to last any more.
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  9. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    They should have put a mirror instead of an upstand under the Heat Interface unit , so you can see what you've lost.
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  10. BYP


    The exposed pipework is not the best, however it looks like it's pushed for space. Picture 3 is shocking and looks like a right bodge, even if it is boxed in.
  11. Allgoode

    Allgoode GSR

    Please tell us you haven't bought that.

    If that's the visible parts of the build what lurks behind & out of sight..
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  12. Phil Cook

    Phil Cook New Member

    Bloody hell,what a mess!
    Hate to think what the rest of the plumbing is like.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  13. MOSSEP

    MOSSEP Plumber

    That MVHR is badly fitted, the ducting is all over the place and should be in rigid stuff. I’m sure your supposed to have 300mm above the before any bends.

    On the plus side, if it had been fitted properly Nuaire are really good!
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