Polymeric Plastic Pipes

The Kitemark is synonymous with polymeric plastics pipes and fittings within the global construction industry and BSI exclusively offer these schemes to industry. Our UKAS accredited testing facilities and on site certification expertise ensure BSI are the natural choice for your compliance needs. The laboratory offers compliance and independent verification testing for R&D projects.

BSI is a Notified Body for many instructions including the Construction Products Instruction (CPD) for CE marking. CPD will begin to fully impact on polymeric plastics pipes and fitting products.

Polymeric plastics pipes and fittings are used for a vast array of industrial applications such as: 

  • Soil and waste
  • Sewers
  • Subsoil field drains
  • Cold and hot potable water
  • Gas uses manufactured in materials such as ABS, PVC, PE, PE-X, PB and PP

Typical performance tests conducted at the specialist BSI polymeric laboratory include:

  • Dimensional
  • Impact
  • Tensile strength
  • High temperature performance
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Thermal stability
  • Weathering

Product type testing through BSI can be included as part of product compliance for Kitemark and CE marking.  BSI thermal cycling and hydrostatic testing rigs for plastic pipes, support not only Kitemark applications but offer invaluable research and development of new piping systems.

Standards for Polymeric Pipes & Fittings

Supply and distribution

  • BS EN 12201: Parts 2 and 3  Polyethylene pipes for water supply
  • BS 7291: Parts 2 and 3  Polyethylene and polybutylene pipes and fittings for hot and cold water supply
  • BS EN 1452: Parts 2 and 3  PVC-U pressure pipes for portable water

Rainwater drainage systems

  • BS EN 12200-1  Plastic rainwater piping systems
  • BS EN 607  PVC-U eaves, gutters and fittings
  • BS EN 1462  Brackets for eaves, gutters

Kitemark Schemes

  • BS EN 15876 Polybutylene pipes and fittings for hot and cold water supply and underfloor heating systems

Comprehensive service

Kitemark schemes for polymeric pipes and fittings consist of three key elements:

  1. Initial assessment of the manufacturer’s quality management systems
  2. Product type testing to the relevant standard
  3. Continuing assessment of the quality system and annual audit testing.

Standards for Drainage & Sewerage

The Standards for Polymeric Pipes & Fittings (Drainage & Sewerage) Soil and waste discharge systems.

  • BS EN 1329 PVC-U soil and ventilating pipes and fittings
  • BS EN 1401-1  PVC-U piping systems for underground drainage and sewerage

Rainwater drainage systems

  • BS EN 12200-1  Plastic rainwater piping systems
  • BS EN 607  PVC-U eaves, gutters and fittings
  • BS EN 1462  Brackets for eaves, gutters 

Kitemark Schemes

  • BS EN 12380 Air admittance valves for drainage systems