Viega provides pipework solution to historic London landmark

The Queen’s House in Greenwich
The Queen’s House in Greenwich
The Queen’s House in Greenwich
The Queen’s House in Greenwich

Viega has supplied its cold applied Profipress and Sanpress Inox press connection systems to the latest refurbishment of the 17th century Queen’s House in Greenwich.

The scheduled ancient monument protection is granted to sites of national architectural importance and makes it a criminal offence to damage the monument in question.

Mechanical and electrical maintenance specialist, Red100, was selected to carry out the work. The renewal of the pipework systems included the heating and chilled water systems, for both of which the supply comes off a header pipe from a plant room located in another building. The contract also included work on the greywater system.

As a result of the restrictions on hot works, press connection technology was the chosen methodology for the pipe installation. Viega’s Profipress system was selected for use on the copper heating and water pipework while the stainless steel greywater pipe was connected with Sanpress Inox fittings.

The security of the connections was paramount. Any water leaking from incomplete or inadvertently unpressed joints had to be avoided due to damage it would cause.

The SC-Contur feature designed into products from across the Viega range, including Profipress and Sanpress Inox, ensure that any missed connections are reliably identified during testing. This avoids expensive and potentially damaging failures once the project is complete.