Why are copper pipes a better alternative to plastic?

The debate of metal vs. plastic pipe has been ongoing for many years – copper tube has long been hailed as the ‘gold standard’ in plumbing but, despite this, plastic pipe has become increasingly prevalent in recent years.

With contractors under pressure with fixed price contracts, some are looking to substitute products for cheaper alternatives and plastic tube manufacturers have pushed their product forward as a solution.

While it is true that plastic pipes provide a cheaper alternative to metal, there are actually a number of serious environmental problems and installation weaknesses to this solution – plastic is a poorer quality alternative whereas copper pipe is the professional choice.

Read our latest feature on why copper is the right choice. 

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