Hilton development opts for the best

2018-12-05 06:02

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ONE of the most beautiful gated estates being developed in Hilton, Mountain View is expected to attract huge interest once the first of three phases is completed.

To eventually consist of 360 homes, the estate will comprise two and three-bedroom simplexes and four-unit block — prices range from about R850 000 to about R1.25 million. Spectacular views over Cedara and the distant southern Drakensberg are likely to help lure investors.

Developers Afrostructures have spared no effort or cost in designing and building the new complex — and that goes for all materials both internally and externally.

The construction and plumbing sectors, along with those overseeing the installation of key infrastructure for the efficient and safe delivery of fresh drinking water and gas products, should never compromise on the quality of pipes and related materials. A huge percentage of the plumbing materials used in South Africa are sub-substandard, resulting in wastage of precious fresh water and compromising the safety of consumers.

For Mountain View, opting for pipes and fittings from Rifeng was a logical choice. Glen Anil based Rifeng Southern Africa is a specialist importer of plumbing pipes and fittings for distribution to wholesale, retail and export markets within South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. Afrostructures’ Keith Botha, in charge of all plumbing for Mountain View, said Rifeng piping was “very user-friendly and extremely efficient”.

“We will be using something like 2600m of the Rifeng piping, and apart from being more cost-effective than copper piping, what’s brilliant is that you can actually set the piping within a concrete slab and minimise the number of fittings used — every fitting is a potential leak, so this reduces any risks of leaks.”

Rifeng’s easy-to-install, high quality PEX products and multi-layer composite pipe systems and products have been used in various high-profile construction projects including the Pearls of Umhlanga, the Radisson Hotel in Port Elizabeth, and countless housing and golfing estates.

Botha added that Rifeng pipes offer excellent long-term rupture strength and are safe for daily use. They have a lifespan of 50 to 80 years with no corrosion and a guaranteed working life of 20 years.

“Additionally, the company offers a 10-year system warranty on most systems and a lifetime guarantee on others.”

Another plus was that apart from being half the price of copper, Rifeng piping offered the same thermal expansion yet with NO theft value. Each joint is 100% guaranteed leak free. Botha added that unlike copper, Rifeng pipes were easy to bend with no sleeving, soldering or flux required. Crimp fittings are made out of DZR brass and are high pressure and corrosion resistant. The crimp fittings can also be recycled.

The first phase of Mountain View is expected to be completed in autumn next year. — Supplied

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