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Plumbing in loft conversion - plastic vs copper piping
Do I have to use plastic piping in my loft conversion?
I am having my loft converted and requested that our plumber use copper piping, he advised that this is no longer allowed (except exposed parts) and that plastic has to be used. Is this correct?
Talking rubbish. On some contracts you are not allowed to solder in the loft, but can still use copper pipe and solder in your own home. Tell him to do one and get a proper plumber in.
Answered 26th Oct 2014
Hello there I would be tempted to use plastic in an loft conversion only because of the lack of insulation in the loft( don't want pipes to freeze) and the ease of being able to run the pipes around quicker.
Answered 13th May 2017