The Marley products and brand are recognised throughout the world, offering innovative solutions for the construction industry. The Marley product range is designed for commercial and residential projects alike.
The vast majority of Marley products are manufactured in the UK and within the BS EN ISO 9001:2000 system of supervision and control of quality management systems. Marley also hold BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Certification Marley hold 16 kitemark licences and 6 BBA certificates, are members of the Plastic Pipes Group of the BPF and have representation on 24 European CEN Committees.
Marley use different types of plastic for the majority of their products, PVCu, Polypropylene (PP), HDPE and ABS. Marley use PVCu for rainwater, soil, waste and underground drainage products.
PVC’s major benefit is its compatibility with many different kinds of additives, making it a highly versatile polymer. PVC can be plasticised to make it flexible for use in flooring and medical products. Rigid PVC, also known as PVCu (The U stands for “unplasticised”) has good impact resistance and is used extensively in building applications such as pipes and fittings for fluid handling. Its compatibility with additives allows for the possible addition of flame retardants although PVC is intrinsically fire retardant because of the presence of chlorine in the polymer matrix.
The Marley hoppers are suitable for use with Round and Square Down Pipes easy Fit fast instalation, its simple to install and is ideal for new and refurbished applications, its even compatible with most existing metal or plastic systems
Look better with high gloss levels
For longer with stable colour retention levels of up to four times longer than standard PVCu rainwater systems.
Gutter and downpipes are normally manufactured using a process called extrusion. Life4 gutters are 'co-extruded'. Co-extrusion is a process by which two different materials are extruded at the same time to make one product.
Life4 uses a high specification material for the 'capping layer', which, by it's very nature is more durable.
Advances in the manufacturing process, together with developments in material technologies, means that a thin capping layer can be applied consistently to the outside of the gutter or pipe, whilst maintaining standard output rates.