Low mains water pressure? Stuart Turner's patented range of
Mainsboost Water Performance Solutions offers the answer.
Mains water supplies to properties within the UK can vary
greatly due to several factors, such as where you are
geographically or the condition of the supply pipework. The time of
day or the amount of water being used by your neighbours where
properties share a single supply pipe can also influence the water
Older properties typically employ ancient plumbing system
designs, whilst newer properties may utilise a direct on mains
plumbing system such as a combination boiler or pressurised hot
water cylinder which whilst offering many benefits, can sometimes
suffer from poor incoming mains water pressure at pavement level,
resulting in a first floor bathroom being unable to provide an
Change is here
Last year Stuart Turner acquired TWS UK, specialists in water
flow and pressure boosting systems for direct on mains applications
to further complement their Flomate range. Following this
integration, the Flomate brand name has changed to Mainsboost
to better represent this range expansion, which are designed to be
simple to install and ensure water is delivered when it's needed,
where it's needed.
So what are the options?
An increasingly popular approach is the installation of a WRAS
approved Mainsboost system which is simply connected directly in
line with the rising main and solves the problem of low or
intermittent mains water pressure and flow. The installation of a
Mainsboost system allows homeowners to get back that 'power shower'
feeling and run multiple water using appliances at the same time
without a reduction in water pressure and flow.
Flomate:The solution for smaller properties where
mains water supply is insufficient and available space is
restricted. Within the range is a compact and innovative Mainsboost
Flomate pump designed to boost incoming water pressure by an
additional 1.5 bar and featuring an integral regulator to ensure
flow does not exceed the 12 ltr/min UK water regulation limits.
However, if mains water pressure increases, Mainsboost Flomate's
patented bypass ensures the resulting increase in water flow will
bypass the pump and supply the property without restriction.
By combining the pump with a variety of sized pressure vessels,
Mainsboost Flomate also offers the homeowner a buffer of cold water
storage. These system combinations will deliver up to 30 ltr/min
per minute at up to 3.2 bar pressure depending on the chosen
variant and are all designed to fit neatly within any standard
Mainsboost: Designed for
larger properties with a greater number of occupants where the
demand for simultaneous delivery of large volumes of water may be
much higher. If the water supply to the property has a pressure of
at least 2.0 bar but poor flow, the Mainsboost system will boost
water performance throughout the property allowing larger
combination boilers and unvented cylinders to work at their
optimum. The specially designed Mainsboost vessels store water
under mains pressure in a range of sizes from 100 to a staggering
1000 litres and can provide flow rates of up to 80 ltrs/min per
An appropriately specified Mainsboost
system will provide a property with an unrestricted water supply
delivered at pressure and ensures multiple taps and showers can
operate simultaneously. Mainsboost also allows multiple vessels to
be linked together to provide greater water storage, making them
ideal for hotels or commercial properties with high
Mainsboost Plus and
Charger: Where water pressure is below 2.0 bar
and not sufficient to deliver an acceptable performance from
unvented cylinders, combination boilers and high end showers,
Mainsboost Plus and Charger variants offer the answer. These
systems combine the Mainsboost vessel with a high quality pump unit
to provide up to 3.5 bar pressure throughout the property.
Mainsboost Plus has this highly effective pump positioned on top of
the vessel, whilst Mainsboost Charger options locate the pump
separately from the vessel to suit the space requirements.
Mainsboost, Mainsboost Plus and
Mainsboost Charger systems are also available in an horizontal
orientation making them suitable for locations with restricted
Available nationwide from your local
stockist, the Mainsboost range is guaranteed for up to 5 years and
offers a patented and fully assembled water boosting solution for
any sized property.
Stuart Turner; engineered to