The Park Square development in uMhlanga Ridge now boasts a completely leak-free, water-efficient and cost-effective plumbing solution.
The R1-billion mixed-used development, which was developed by Nedport Developments and official opened on 1 November 2018, employed sustainable building products throughout, among them Rifeng’s innovative piping system.
“Rifeng supplies easy-to-install, high-quality polyethylene (PEX) products and multi-layer composite pipe systems that reduce water waste and offer an incredibly durable plumbing solution,” explains Glenn Fisher, National Sales Manager of Rifeng Southern Africa.
“With the crippling droughts experienced in many parts of South Africa recently, and predictions for future water scarcity, developers are looking to our products as a sustainable option.”
Easy to use
Park Square has been designed as a completely eco-friendly building and is on track to carry a 4-star Green Star rating. This prompted the use of suppliers that meet stringent environmental standards, Rifeng among them.
For this particular project, the Rifeng Crimp System was used in sizes ranging from 16mm up to 75mm. Rifeng also provided regular on-site training and inspections by its technical team, ensuring every inch of piping was laid correctly.
“Because of the fast pace of the project and the tight deadline dates for handover, we found the product easy to use which greatly assisted us in delivering the project on time,” explains Rodney Sydney, Director of Starling Plumbers & Drainlayers cc, the company tasked with the plumbing installation.
Fisher notes that the crimp fittings, like those used in Park Square, are made from DZR brass which is high pressure and corrosion resistant. In addition the crimp fittings can also be recycled.
He says there is incredible ease of operation when using the Rifeng pipes as there are fewer fittings needed: “This eliminates the use of joining the pipes, which – in turn – eliminates the risk of leaks. With fewer fittings and the pipe’s flexibility, there are no sharp, 90-degree joints which affect flow rates.”