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Quality Assurance & Accreditations

Quality Assurance

Flexseal operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of BS EN 9001:2015 (certificate No: FM91289), and an Environmental Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 (certificate No. EMS 563613).

The scope for each is ‘Design, development, manufacture and supply of pipe connection and water management systems. Repairs of pipes, sewers and water infrastructure’.

The manufacturing standards listed below are those applicable to the Flexseal range of products.

CE Marking

The CE mark is a claim that a construction product can be legally placed on the market of member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) and is based on the principal that the product is fit for purpose.

Flexseal use the CE mark on those couplings which meet the requirements of the harmonised standard BS EN 295.

A Declaration of Performance is available which states the products listed are in conformity with the provisions of the Construction Products Regulation when installed in accordance with the installation instructions contained in the product documentation.

For all current Declarations of Performance, please click here.

UK Accreditations

BS EN 295:4: Vitrified clay pipes and fittings and pipe joints for drains and sewers: Requirements for special fittings, adaptors and compatible accessories.

  • Applicable Market: Europe
  • These products are manufactured under Kitemark licence No: KM22943
  • Products Covered: All types of pipe couplings and bushes
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes 100mm to 1000mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Type 1 Drain Couplings DC115 - DC275
Adaptor Couplings AC1155 - AC4209
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC115 - LC1000
Type 2B Extra Wide Couplings SC225W - LC1000W
Bushes Bushes with nominal sizes 100mm to 1000mm

 

WIS4-41-01: Specification for flexible couplings for gravity sewerage and drainage pipes

  • Applicable Market: UK
  • These products are manufactured under Kitemark licence No: KM33192
  • Products Covered: Shear banded couplings and bushes
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes 100mm to 580mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC115 - SC580
Bushes Bushes with mominal sizes 100mm to 580mm

 

BS EN 681:1: Elastomeric seals - Material requirements for pipe joint seals used in water and drainage applications. Vulcanized rubber 

  • Applicable markets: All
  • Certification is held for all the elastomeric compounds used
  • Products Covered: All elastomeric products covered by the manufacturing standards listed above

 

WRc Approved: The following products have gained WRc Approval:

International

European Technical Approval (Certificate no. ETA-12/0410):

  • Applicable Market: Europe
  • Products Covered: All types of pipe couplings and bushes
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes 30mm to 1000mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Type 1 Drain Couplings DC115 - DC275
Adaptor Couplings AC1155 - AC4209
Type 2A (Shear Banded Couplings) TC135 - TC590
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC115 - LC1000
Type 2B Extra Wide Couplings SC225W - LC1000W
Plumbing Couplings PC35 - PC100
Plumbing Adaptor Couplings PAC0301 - PAC0924
Bushes Bushes with nominal sizes 100mm to 1000mm

 

DIN EN 295:4: Vitrified clay pipes and fittings and pipe joints for drains and sewers: Requirements for special fittings, adaptors and compatible accessories.

  • Applicable Market: Europe but through the German market these products are manufactured under the ‘U’ Mark scheme with product surveillance undertaken by MPA NRW

Please refer to UK accreditation BS EN 295:4 above for all other information.

 

AS/NZS 4327: Metal-banded flexible couplings for low pressure applications

  • Applicable Market: Australia and New Zealand
  • These products are manufactured under Watermark licence No: WMKT22225
  • Products Covered: Coupling and bushes supplied with grade 1.4401 stainless steel bands
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes up to 600mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Type 1 Drain Couplings DC560A - DC275A
Adaptor Couplings AC633A - AC4209A
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC115A - SC600A
Type 2B Extra Wide Couplings SC225WA - SC600WA
Bushes Bushes with nominal sizes up to 600mm

 

Approval of Sanitary Materials Norsk Accreditation No: 0425:

  • Applicable Market: Norway
  • Manufactured under Certificate no. 0425
  • Products Covered: All couplings supplied with grade 1.4401 stainless steel bands
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes 100mm to 400mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Type 1 Drain Couplings DC115A - DC275A
Adaptor Couplings AC633A - AC4209A
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC115A - SC410A


Approval of Sanitary Materials Godkendelse VA2.23/18397 and VA2.23/18250

  • Applicable Market: Denmark
  • Products Covered: Plumbing couplings, shear banded couplings and adaptor couplings supplied with grade 1.4401 stainless steel bands
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes 30mm to 300mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Plumbing Couplings PC35 - PC100 / PAC0301 - PAC0924
Adaptor Couplings AC633A - AC2908A
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC135 - TC590

 

KIWA BRL 5220: Flexible rubber couplings for non-pressure sewerage systems

  • Applicable Market: Netherlands
  • These products are manufactured under Kiwa Komo certificate No: K20804
  • Products Covered: Couplings and bushes in both EPDM and Nitrile rubbers
  • Sizes Covered: Nominal sizes up to 1300mm
  • Relevant Flexseal products are:-
Type 1 Drain Couplings DC65 - DC275
Adaptor Couplings AC1221 - AC4209
Type 2B (Shear Banded Couplings) SC115 - SC620
Type 2B Extra Wide Couplings LC600W - LC1200W
Bushes Assorted moulded bushes

 

NOTE: Standard, extra wide and wraparound couplings over 1000mm are manufactured to the same quality assurance and material standards as certified couplings.