The Polypipe Terrain reputation for innovation is well earned. Through our technical expertise and commitment to research, we have consistently led the way with new products and services and ever more efficient solutions.
Like all Polypipe Terrain products they are designed and manufactured to meet the specific requirements of the UK market and reflect a tradition of innovation that can only come from a true industry leader.
A history of success
The Terrain story stretches back over more than a century of excellence, encompassing landmark product launches that have changed the way the industry thinks about drainage, water management, supply, distribution, heating and ventilation.
Polypipe Terrain have pioneered the manufacture and use of plastic drainage in the UK and are proud to have been first in delivering a number of unique solutions.
- 1964 - First manufacturer of plastic drainage products in the UK
- First to manufacture an asymmetrical 4-way boss branch
- First manufacturer to offer Pre-Fabrication service
- First manufacturer to offer 4 hour fire rating for pipe protection in both the upward and downward vertical planes of the system
- First to offer a self locking boss
- First to offer space saving products e.g. Triple boss
- First UK manufacturer of HDPE drainage pipe
- First to design the variable bend
- First to design and patent a two part 68mm rotating rainwater drain access pipe
- First to make a back to back strap on boss product
- First to develop the 190 thermo limiter bracket range
Ask the experts
To help you design, select and install your products professionally our experts are available to provide technical support at the end of a telephone along with on-site training across our product range. A range of brochures, trade price lists, technical manuals and installation guides are available. For more information or to request literature or contact us.
Research and development
Polypipe Terrain has dedicated and unrivalled research and development facilities setting the highest standards in the industry. In the last decade we have invested heavily in laboratory facilities. Our laboratories allow product development and certification testing to be undertaken in-house therefore shortening time to market and maximising product benefits for our customers.
We pride ourselves in providing a consistently high level of product quality. Where possible all of our products and processes are covered by independent third party accreditation, including BSI to ISO 9001 : 2000. PolypipeTerrain have several laboratories in action 24 hours a day and a fully equipped modern materials laboratory for development and analysis.
Training and professional development Centre of Excellence
Polypipe Terrain is dedicated to supporting the Continued Professional Development of its staff, partners and customers. At our Centre of Excellence in Aylesford, Kent, we maintain a fully equipped product demonstration and training facility to provide live product showcases, seminars and hands on learning covering every aspect of the Polypipe Terrain product range and its applications. At the heart of this facility is a specially designed 'hydraulic tower' that allows us to highlight examples of good and bad installation practice with the help of transparent piping to give a clear picture of the flow dynamics at work.
Modular training programme
Polypipe Terrain have developed a modular training programme to enable learners to navigate the extensive library answering questions from simple product queries to more detailed application/installation enquiries.
Polypipe Terrain continue to work with organisations such as RIBA to develop appropriate training modules for the Continued Professional Development of their members. For more information or to arrange your own training course, please call 01622 795200.