HVP readers are being offered the chance to win one of five SharkBite Contractor Kits, complete with a selection of the fittings and accessories, worth £100.

With installers and plumbers getting busier year on year, competition for work is ever-increasing. To stay ahead of the pack, it’s important to build a good reputation for credibility and reliability. Those who are truly savvy are switching on to the benefits of keeping up with the latest innovations and investing in quality products.

While some installers still use the traditional methods of soldering or compressing pipes and fittings, many are now embracing modern push-fit solutions. Providing an alternative to traditional plumbing and heating techniques, SharkBite is twice as fast to install than press fittings, three times faster to install than compression fittings and four times faster than end-feed fittings, says the company.

In addition to saving valuable time, SharkBite is compatible with five different types of pipe – copper, chromed copper, carbon steel, PEX and polybutylene – making installation in any combination as easy as 'cut, push, done'.

Being able to use just one range of fittings and connections for any domestic or commercial hot and cold water application has multiple advantages. Time saving is the biggest benefit for installers as installation is significantly quicker and easier than traditional methods – one SharkBite installer has reported a saving of three hours labour on a combi boiler installation, reducing the total installation cost for his customer and releasing him to get to his next job.

SharkBite metal push-fit fittings are secure and watertight. All are fully demountable and can instantly be re-used, further reducing time, cost and waste.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning a Sharkbite Contractor Kit worth £100, print off this entry form, fill in your details and post it back to us for free to this address:

HVP/Sharkbite Competition
Hemming Information Services
32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 2SS

Alternatively, you can enter the competition via email by copying and pasting the entry form and emailing your completed answer to hvpmag@mail.hgluk.net. The closing date for entries is 18 July, 2016.

Q: How many types of pipe is SharkBite compatible with?

A: Three
B: Four
C: Five







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Terms and conditions:Five winners wille ach receive a Sharkbite Contractor kit worth £100 • The prize is as stated and no alternative, substitute or upgrade will be given • By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all instructions set out above • The competition is open to registered UK readers of HVP over 18 years of age, except employees of Sharkbite, Reliance Water Control or the Hemming Group • No purchase necessary • Only one entry per reader • No responsibility is accepted for illegible entries, or for those lost, delayed or damaged in the post • The editor’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into • Prizes subject to availability.