Polypipe Home Solutions featured in the Sunday Times
Polypipe Building Products
Polypipe Home Solutions, a new self-build initiative aimed at the consumer market by Polypipe Building Products, has recently been featured in the Sunday Times.
Speaking exclusively in the 'Ask the Experts' column in the newspaper's 'Home' supplement, Martin Dootson, marketing development manager at Polypipe Home Solutions, was on hand to give advice to a consumer looking for an effective solution to save water.
Q: I live in the South of England where there is still a hosepipe ban, despite all the rain. What can I do to ensure my plants survive the summer?
- TL by email
A: You could invest in a rainwater harvesting system – these have soared in popularity recently. Rainwater runoff from your roof is captured in a tank and filtered for use via a garden tap, a greenhouse sprinkler system or even an irrigation system. The tanks are usually stored under the garden, which saves space and keeps the water cool. They vary in size and price for your garden. I would recommend a lightweight tank with a capacity of about 1,500 litres, which would cost in the region of £1,500.
With such a system in place, you can connect your hosepipe to the tank without falling on the wrong side of the law. As a bonus, rainwater is better for your plants. It is also a good idea to use it instead of tap water for house plants, especially if you live in a hard water area.
- Martin Dootson is marketing development manager at Polypipe Home Solutions. http://homesolutions.polypipe.com