Sep 6 2005
When specifiers were selecting a sound attenuated drainage system for the prestigious Charles Cross Centre Apartments, in Plymouth, the Friaphon sound attenuated drainage system was their first choice.
The complex, of 93 one-bedroom and studio apartments, is part of a series of Plymouth residential projects by building developers, Devon Lifestyles, situated on Regent Street, in the heart of Plymouth city centre.
Looking for a soil drainage system that offered sound-reducing properties to minimise noise emitted by sanitary installations within the luxury accommodation, TBB Plumbing & Heating originally specified a traditional pipework solution that required additional sound insulation. However, the added labour cost to fit the additional insulation prompted specifiers to opt for 110mm Friaphon, a built-in sound attenuation drainage system, manufactured by dual forming two materials of different density, and guaranteeing excellent sound insulation and airborne sound reduction properties.
Tom Becker, of TBB Plumbing & Heating, said: “I consider Friaphon to be the best product on the market for sound reducing drainage, its quality and benefits stand out among alternative products. It is lighter, therefore easier to work with than comparable products and it is as simple to install as standard soil pipe. I will definitely use it again.”
The use of high-quality plastics throughout the Friaphon product range also offers Devon Lifestyles the benefits of a corrosion and encrustation-free drainage system, establishing an excellent price performance ratio throughout its life cycle. Friaphon pipe and rubber ring jointed fittings are available in 110mm and 160mm sizes and allow simple connection to UK sized waste pipe of 32, 40 and 50mm.
The Charles Cross development is set to be complete by October this year. The luxury apartments are located near Plymouth’s historic Barbican harbour and city centre.