Welcome to QP Pipe Collars Ltd – Britain’s premium supplier of bespoke pipe collars and plumbing fittings.
They say the devil’s in the detail. And we agree. It’s what makes good bathroom plumbing great – or top-end radiator and towel-rail installations fall flat. Yet the bathroom plumbing supplies market is awash with mass-produced plumbing fittings that fail to give the discerning finish our customers expect as standard.
That’s why QP Pipe Collars Ltd looked to the past to create plumbing-supply solutions for the present. Our Nickel, Brass and Chrome pipe collars and fittings are lathed with the latest Computer Numerically Controlled methods – but hand-polished and electroplated using the techniques of yesteryear.
Proprietor, Artisan Plumber David Ripp MCIPHE.RP., drew on the golden age of Victorian and Edwardian plumbing systems to create a range of luxurious products for today’s most exacting clients. This superior selection of bathroom, towel-rail and radiator pipe-collars is inspired by 25-years’ expertise in antique and heritage plumbing installations.
And he is passionate about his vocation. “Time and again you see mass-made fittings used completely inappropriately on upmarket bathroom and radiator systems that people spent thousands of pounds on,” says David. “It’s a tragedy.”
“These types of detail are the first thing you notice once you look closely at an installation. They are the difference between a perfect finish and a poor imitation.”
The QP Pipe Collars range also comes in Satin Chrome, Satin Nickel and Architectural Brass with standard sizes of 15, 22, 28, 35, 38 and 42mm – each with an integral ‘O’ ring for snugness – and designed to integrate with British plumbing systems. Bespoke international products are available on request.
And don’t forget – it’s the detail.