Pipes & Valves - PPR Pipes & Fittings

Plumbing Pipes & Fittings

April 2022

Pipes & Valves - PPR Pipes & Fittings

Plumbing Pipes & Fittings

April 2022

Different types of plumbing pipes can be used in several ways, from carrying water to your kitchen taps to delivering waste to your sewage system. Today, there are many different types of plumbing pipes and fittings available, each used to serve a specific purpose.

Different types of plumbing pipes can be used in several ways, from carrying water to your kitchen taps to delivering waste to your sewage system.

Today, there are many different types of plumbing pipes and fittings available, each used to serve a specific purpose.


Copper pipes are commonly used in the construction industry for water supply lines and refrigerant lines in HVAC (heating, cooling, and air-conditioning) systems.

These pipes can be manufactured as soft or rigid copper and are excellent and reliable connections.

Copper pipe has been a staple within the plumbing industry for a very long time.

This type of plumbing pipe can last up to 50 years and is commonly found in sinks, showers, baths, and other fixtures in new and old homes.

These pipes remain very popular among plumbers and homeowners because they are corrosion resistant and best suited to protect the quality of the water.

A few thoughts when installing copper pipes:

  • Reliable – Their shelf life is around 40 to 70 years
  • Resistant to corrosion – They are not entirely impermeable, depending on the pH levels in your water
  • Toxin-Free – They prevent bacteria from growing and building up in your pipes and they don’t release toxins into your water

There are a variety of types of copper pipe fittings for your installation or repair.

Plumb-It Online offers quality copper parts in a wide variety of types and sizes that will make all the difference in your installation.

Copper brackets from Holderbats for compression pipe fittings and pipe straps that are available in 15mm and 22m, as well as a wide selection of compression fittings in 15mm, 22mm, 28, and 42mm.

 If you are looking for 90-degree elbow compression fittings, tee coupling, or reducing tee compression fittings, MXM, MXF or FXF compression, CXM or CXF compression

fittings, stop ends, and compression ring spares, Plumb-It Online stock it and can deliver it nationwide.

When connecting fittings to copper piping, solder is required. Solder is a metal alloy that must be melted to join two metals.

Plumb-it Online offers a wide selection of copper solder fittings such as 90-degree copper elbows, female couplers, cross overs, copper 45-degree elbows, equal tees, reducing tees, reducing capillary, reducing elbows, slip couplers, straight couplers, and copper elbow caps. Available in 15mm and 22mm copper.

 Something to consider when building or renovating is the insulation of your pipes. This is probably something that you as a homeowner never think about, and most builders do not much either!

Proper pipe insulation is one of the most important aspects of your home’s infrastructure. Not only does insulation improve the performance and life of your plumbing, but it also protects them against damage from extreme temperatures or weather, especially during winter times.

Plumb-it Online offers pipe insulation from Agrinet made from Superlon. This is an elastomeric nitrile closed cell foamed insulation engineered and designed specifically to control condensation.

These pipes are available in various sizes and wall thicknesses for various applications. Service temperature max 110 degrees Celsius and min -50 degrees Celsius for pipes. Tubing is available in 1.8m lengths with a Slit/Adhesive for ease of installation. These pipes are ozone-friendly and corrosion-resistant.


Pipe fittings greatly vary but they generally fall into two different categories. You will find metal and plastic pipes and fittings.

Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, as well as their preferred choice of utilization such as land, drainage, water, or gas, amongst many others.

The trend nowadays amongst homeowners is that they tend to swap out metal pipes with plastic-based pipes such as HDPE simply due to their reliability and ease of use.

However, metal pipes provide the same benefits, therefore it is simply a matter of personal preference when choosing pipes.

Metal pipes are very strong and can last for a long period of time. Metal pipes have very strong build quality, are excellent for heat transfer, are resistant to heat, as well as a higher melting point.

Galvanized pipes usually have a zinc and metal coating which makes them stronger and last longer than their iron or steel counterparts. Galvanized pipes can last for a period of up to 40 years due to the added layer of zinc that helps with the issue of corrosion.

Plumb-It Online supplies all your galvanized pipes and fittings such as brackets, holderbats, cascade, and repair clamps, in 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 40, and 75mm.

If it is galvanized barrel nipples, bushes, reducing bushes, elbows, flanges, Johnson couplings, galvanized sockets, and tees you’re after, Plumb-It Online stocks them in 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 50mm, 80mm and 65mm and can deliver them.


HDPE pipe is often used to replace aging concrete or steel main pipelines and is a flexible plastic pipe used for fluid and gas transfer.

This pipe is made of high-density polyethylene and its high level of impermeability and strong bond, make it suitable for high-pressure pipelines.

If you’re after a pipe for applications such as water mains, gas mains, sewer mains, slurry transfer lines, rural irrigation, fire system supply lines, electrical, stormwater, and drainage, the HDPE is used across the globe for these purposes.

There is a large range of HDPE fittings and adapters that suit HDPE pipes. They are all made from HDPE material and are specifically designed for HDPE pipelines.

Plumb-It Online has a wide range of HDPE fittings. They supply 90-degree HDPE elbows, couplers, reducers, tees, reducing tees, caps, male adaptors, and HDPE female adaptors.

HDPE is without a doubt one of the most popular pipes used in underground construction

These pipes are resistant to corrosion, lightweight, resistant to bacterial and chemical build-up, and have a higher life expectancy than metallic pipes.

Both PVC and HDPE are very strong through high temperatures.

When comparing failure ratings when exposed to events like rain, stress, wind, heat, or cold, HDPE is proven to be more durable.

HDPE pipe has more expansive uses – for the distribution of natural gas, petroleum, and chemicals and they are also used in water, sanitary and storm sewer systems.

To find the best piping solution for your requirement, browse through Plumb-It Online’s wide range of HDPE pipes and fittings.

 They supply HDPE pipe rolls in 6m, 25m, 50m, and 100m. The pipes come in lengths of 22mm, 25mm, and 32 mm. They can also supply Class 12 and 16 pipes.


One of the greatest features of HDPE pipes is the fact that a wide variety of joining methods is available to suit a whole range of applications.

To optimize your system, select the correct type of HDPE Welding and HDPE pipe joining.

You can make use of compression or insert fittings that require no welding, or you can make use of stubs, flanges, backing rings, or electro-fusion fittings which do require welding.

Browse through Plumb-It Online’s selection of HDPE weld fittings. They supply electro-fusion couplings, 90-degree bends, 45-degree bends, branch fittings, and screw caps that are available in 110mm and 50mm. They are all produced by Geberit.


The outstanding tensile strength of the pressing operation of Geberit Mepla system pipes and Mepla fittings ensures reliable and permanent connections.

Mepla pipes are flexible, resistant, durable, and simple to use. Geberit mepla pipes are reliable and quick to install for applications involving hot and cold water and heating and cooling systems.

These pipes are suitable for an operating pressure of up to 10 bar and an operating temperature of up to 70 degrees celsius in open systems, and up to 80 degrees celsius in closed heating systems.

They are made from high-quality plastic and aluminum alloy and the outer plastic layer of polyethylene protects against corrosion and wear.

Browse through Plumb-it Onlne’s selection of Mepla products. They supply adaptors with male or female threads, Mepla 90-degree bends, elbow tap connections, end plugs as well as 15mm, 16 mm, and 20mm mepla fittings.


Solid white PVC pipe is a very common type of pipe that is most often used for sewer and plumbing needs.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is a more cost-effective type of pipe than some others like metal.

The versatility of the solid PVC pipes makes this pipe very popular. They are available in many lengths, diameters, and thicknesses.

PVC pipe is much more durable than the corrugated pipe. It isn’t penetrable by roots and is simple to unclog. Clean-outs can be installed in PVC piping systems, making maintenance simple.

Due to the durability and thick walls, PVC pipe will last much longer than the corrugated pipe.

Plumb-It Online supplies a wide range of PVC pipes in 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 110mm available in 6m lengths.

If it is fittings you’re after, Plumb-It Online supplies brackets & clamps, PVC drains, SV PVC fittings, UG PVC, and UPVC fittings. We also supply drain fix packs, galvanized grids, PVC gutters, and PVC gutter leaf catchers.