B-Hive & Buteline are going from strength to strength. In the past 12 months, B-Hive’s relationship with the guys and girls at Buteline UK has developed into a genuine partnership. Whilst B-Hive is one of the few stockists of the product in the immediate area around Chelmsford, servicing trade clients over the counter, we have also grown our on-line presence and seen significant increases in client numbers across the UK. Keen pricing and excellent stock levels allow B-hive to turn orders around quickly and ensure the users have the products they require, when they require them. Added to this, our FOC delivery on orders over £300.00 net, this really sets us apart from the usual suspects. For more information on the Buteline Plumbing System, see below, or go to https://www.bhiveunderfloor.co.uk/buteline-67-c.asp
Introduction to Buteline
Buteline fittings are integrally strong and durable, moulded from thermoplastic and pre-fitted with annealed aluminium sleeves.
These maintenance-free plumbing fittings fittings, once jointed with Buteline Polybutene-1 pipe, form a unique and technically superior joint. Users will find the total concept much quicker and more economical than other available systems. Buteline also have several innovative polymer alternatives to traditional brass fittings available, unique fittings that serve the same purpose (with some improvements in the case of the Bute-1) but allow for peace of mind and a potential cost-saving of up to 45%!Designed using hydraulic engineering concepts proven on high pressure hydraulic fitting-to-hose connections, Buteline fittings have an outstanding feature which enable them to overcome high stresses experienced in installation and while in service. The aluminium rings transfer all loads applied on the tail section to the strongest section of the fittings, thereby eliminating the risk of failure.
Buteline fittings are available in 4 sizes — 10mm, 16mm, 22mm and 28mm.
Fittings are technically superior, giving superb performance and durability over the long term with over 50 years of service life.
Main Advantages of Buteline Fittings
Lightweight, slim-line, one-piece design (no O rings or inserts), easy to use compared to bulky brass fittings
Post-clamp flare provides visual indication of joint completion
Use is not geographically restricted by geothermal conditions or hard water regions
Easier to install, no time-wasting with bulky tools, sliding sleeves, brazing, or searching around for lost copper rings!
Tests are carried out in accordance with relevant national and international requirements. Equivalent hoop stress pressures for up to 14.7MPa and forces of up to 13,100N are used in determining the strength and resistance to pull out of assembled joints. Test temperatures range between 20°C and 95 ± 1°C.
The Technically Superior Joint… Explained
8mm WIDE FORGED CLAMP Minimum working stress applied (approx. 0.5 ton per sq. in.) allowing pipe material to “flow” into insert tail grooves.
2mm WIDE FLARE No stress from clamping transmitted to insert tail or pipe at end of fitting. End of metal sleeve cannot impinge into pipe, even in bending.
TAPERED ENTRY, SMOOTH BORE Minimise resistance to water flow.
METAL REINFORCING SLEEVE Guarantees no stress break in this critical area.
FULL LENGTH ALUMINIUM SUPPORT Provides additional rigidity and resistance to pull-off. Seals against dirt and moisture.
SEALING RIBS Narrow lands with wide grooves, ensure clamp stress is transferred into the pipe joint efficiently.
We’ve been asked repeatedly for the technical data on the all new Disman Deck22 underfloor heating system.
Great option for joisted floor construction. Get the chippy to lay the boards as per standard deck and then go in and lay the plates and pipe once all the other trades are clear.
Ease of installation
Excellent thermal efficiency
Reduced heat losses
Consistent heat distribution
Reaction time reduced
Time & material costs reduced
16mm standard MLC or Pert Pipe
Finished floor is laid directly upon the system
Engineered and laminate can be installed directly upon
the Disman heat diffusion plates using low TOG underlay.
A minimum of 8mm engineered or laminate is required
when laying directly upon the Disman UFH-22 system.
Floor finishes, such as Tiles, Vinyl or Carpet, require the
Disman UFH-22 be covered with a minimum 10mm
cement board, hardy backer type board, or a 6mm WBP
plywood. All board laid upon the Disman UFH-22 system
must be screwed down at 150mm centres.
The Disman UFH-22 system will produce a maximum
output of 70w/m2.
B-Hive Christmas holidays are as follows – Last dispatch Friday 21st December – Back to normal 2nd January 2019 – We will have limited access to phone and email on the 27th & 28th but the trade counter will be closed. Any questions, let us know, ho, ho, ho….
B-Hive Supplies are proud to be associated with Cool To Be Kind, a Chelmsford based community group focused on helping those of us who sleep rough on our streets.
Following last years success, we are again reaching out to our community to request your help. We need your ruck sack contributions!!!
Cool To Be Kind aims to provide help and support to rough sleepers in the South East. We offer this help and support via our outreach teams, distributing food and clothing twice a week and offering friendship and regular contact. The rucksacks are an essential part this outreach and with the winter weather fast approaching, your contribution could make an enormous and direct difference to real people in our region.
What are we looking for?
Tooth paste & Tooth Brushes
Tins of food
If some or all of these items could be placed within a ruck sack in advance, that would be fantastic. If you would like to contribute just a couple of items, we’d be more than grateful. We can then package them as required. (Please note, knives, forks, aerosols and perishable foods cannot be used).
Contributions can be sent to us at B-Hive Supplies in Chelmsford, or if you are unable to drop them of, we can arrange collection.
Delivery Address: B-Hive Supplies – Unit 6 Beehive Business Centre, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 9TE (Please call in advance to give us the heads up – 01245 860589)
For more information about Cool To Be Kind and the work we do, please go to www.c2bk.co.uk
So, we seem to be having quite a few “Do you do….?” questions regarding our underfloor heating offer. Just to clear things up, we decided to borrow a few images from one of our suppliers to outline the full breadth of our offer….. By the way, if you don’t see what you need, get in touch, we’ve pretty much got a solution for every scenario.
If you have any questions or would like data sheets for your own sales or hand over pack, please let us know.
Otherwise, keep on fitting, and we hope to hear from you soon.
Morning all, just to let you all know we’ve just placed the all new REMS tooling offer live on the B-Hive site.
Robust, reliable, well priced and available form UK stock, these tools really are the ideal companion to our Mulilayer Pipe & Press-Fit (MLCP), Pegler Yorkshire Xpress and Buteline plumbing offerings. All jaw profiles also available. If you don’t see the jaw profile you need on the site, please get in touch and we’ll price it for you there and then.