Using WRAS Approved Products is the best way to ensure your project complies with the requirements for water fittings set out in Regulation 4(1) of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and Scottish Water Byelaws 2004.
The Water Regulations make provision for preventing contamination, waste, misuse, undue consumption and erroneous measurement (theft) of water supplies. Regulation 4 requires use of products which are of an ‘appropriate quality and standard’.
Failure to prove that a product complies with the Regulations can have major implications with the UK water suppliers who enforce the Regulations. It may result in the water supply of a project being cut off or subjected to costly delays, the replacement of non-compliant fittings at the developer’s cost, or indeed criminal prosecution and fines.
Products granted WRAS Approval have been assessed by the UK water suppliers, making it the most efficient and cost effective way to prove that a product specified within your project meets the requirement of Regulation 4.
WRAS approvals mean products have been tested to applicable standards and regulations, relevant to fittings and non-metallic materials in contact with water.
Hansgrohe has over 700 WRAS Approved Products within the AXOR and hansgrohe portfolio. These are available across a range of collections, award-winning design styles and price points. You can rest assured WRAS Approved Hansgrohe products will allow you to meet the needs of your project brief, ensure you have specified products with unsurpassed quality and durability which meet the Water Regulations.
Jay Phillips, National Sales Manager – Projects, comments,
"With increasingly stringent and frequently changing regulations, anything that makes specifying products simple has to be a good thing. Hansgrohe, as a German manufacturer, delivers German performance and engineering backed by UK regulations. Hansgrohe has invested significantly in WRAS so specifiers know they are on safe ground and can select those products which carry the WRAS certification. Supported by a comprehensive five year guarantee, the certifications are across both Axor and Hansgrohe, ensuring specifiers have options across all budgets."
On each of our product pages you can see immediately if they are WRAS approved and the relevant certificate numbers. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.