PVC Pipe

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WRAS Approved Product - sold by PipestockKey Features / Tech Specs:

  • Material: polyvinyl chloride – unplasticised
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 60°C
  • Pressure ratings from 9 to 15 bar, dependent on class of pipe
  • WRAS and WRc approved
  • BSi kitemarked
  • Complies with BS EN ISO 1452-1:2009 (General) and BS EN ISO 1452-2:2009 (Pipes)
  • Not suitable for use with compressed air

Technical Info:

Download the PVC pipe chemical compatibility guide below:-

PVC Chemical Compatibility General Guide


PVC Pipe Centres

Horizontal support centres for PVC pipe, based on pipe carrying water at temperatures in °C.

Underground installation is straightforward but detailed advice is available from our technical sales department.

PVC Pipe Size Pipe Centre (mm) at:
Inch mm 20°C 50°C
½ 20 0.9 0.4
¾ 25 1.0 0.5
1 32 1.1 0.6
40 1.2 0.7
50 1.2 0.8
2 63 1.4 0.9
75 1.5 1.0
3 90 1.6 1.2
4 110 1.8 1.3
5 140 2.0 1.5
6 160 2.1 1.7
8 225 2.3 2.0


Valve or Equipment Support

Valves, heavy flanges and any ancillary equipment should be independently supported. They can also be used as anchor points to control expansion.

COSHH regulations available upon request.


Joints per Litre of Cement

An indication of the number of joints likely to be made per litre of solvent cement is:

Inch mm Joints
½ - 1 16-32 300
1¼ - 2 40-63 120
3 75-90 50
4 110 30
6 160 15
8 200-225 8
10 250-280 3
12 315 3


IMPORTANT: The technical data given on this website is for preliminary information purposes only and is published without guarantee. All line drawings are for illustrative purposes only and should not be regarded as wholly accurate in every detail. We reserve the right to withdraw or to alter the specification of any product without notice. For more information, please consult our Terms of Business.


Useful Info:

To ensure reliable and durable operation, we only stock PVC pipe which has been manufactured from grade A raw material.

As a material, polyvinyl chloride - unplasticised has a wide temperature and pressure range, coupled with great chemical resistance, meaning it can be relied upon in a number of applications.

PVC is odourless and tasteless, making it ideal for transporting potable water.

The PVC pipe in this section is all British Standard sized. This standard is based on the nominal bore of the pipes across the full range and not the diameter. For clarification please select the ‘More Info’ tab on each section. If in doubt please ring us to avoid ordering the wrong pipework.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What does PVCu stand for?

A: Polyvinyl chloride - unplasticised.

Q: How do you connect PVC pipe and fittings?

A: For plain ended fittings, PVC solvent cement is used for joining. For threaded fittings, it is recommended PTFE tape is used on the thread to create a more reliable joint.


If you require any further information then don’t hesitate to ring us here at Pipestock on 0845 634 1053. We’re always happy to help!

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