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Low water pressure? Pump up your mains water!

  • 12 June 2018

Low water pressure and flow is a common problem across the UK. However, by boosting the flow from your incoming mains, you can improve the performance of taps, showers and baths. And while many believe that the Water Supply and Fittings Regulations (1999) limit you from boosting your mains water supply without consent, Salamander Pumps is here to explain how you can easily improve the water flow around your house…

Government regulations state that pumped mains water must not exceed 12 litres per minute (l/m), however many households are experiencing a flow much below this. During busy times of the day, usually, first thing in the morning and early evening, when water demand is high, it’s quite common for the mains water pressure to dip for the whole street.

To help combat this, Salamander developed its HomeBoost mains water pump, in line with the Government regulations. Attached directly to your existing mains water supply the HomeBoost pump increases water pressure and flow up to 12 l/m, but not above.

The intelligent mains pump works by monitoring the water flow through the pump, only kicking into action when needed. If the water flow is already at 12l/m or more, the pump will stay in standby mode, meaning that pumped water flow will never exceed 12l/m.

The HomeBoost pump can also improve overall performance of combi boilers. Maintaining a constant flow to the boilers allows it to run more efficiently.

Not only this, operating at just 46dBA, the pump holds the Quiet Mark accolade, an international award from the UK Noise Abatement Society. The pump is also nice and compact, fitting into those tight, out-of-the-way spaces in your home.

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Take a look at our action-packed launch video with 2016 Shaun Scott! It’s EPIC!

  • 18 April 2018


This year we’ve teamed up with the guys at Expert Trades to create a unique film to launch the search to find the 2018 UK Plumber of the Year.

The team made the journey north, and then north again, to find our 2016 winner Shaun in all his glory to film this incredible video. It’s great to see Shaun doing so well – obviously all down to the competition!

Last year, Drew Styles from Wigan was crowned the 2017 UK Plumber of the Year.

  • 3 March 2018

Drew embarked on his career and lifelong love of plumbing at the grand old age of six, when he completed his first job with his grandfather.

Now 30, he runs his own business in Wigan, priding himself on offering his customers a wide range of services and delivering only the highest standard of work.

His commitment to his trade and determination to continue improving the quality of his services helped him win the 2017 UK Plumber of the Year competition.

Speaking of his win last year when he was crowned, Drew said: “I’m really thrilled to be crowned Plumber of the Year 2017 – I’ve had a blast in the competition and I’m really thankful to all the people who voted for me!

“I definitely recommend the competition as something plumbers should get involved in. The support has been overwhelming and the prizes are just the cherry on the cake. I always try to make sure the service I deliver is the highest quality and to receive recognition for that is amazing!”

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