What is a Tectite Fitting, and where would I find them in my home?

Tectite plumbing fittings are very common in the modern housing stock, used both for housing schemes and one-off dwellings. They have grown in popularity, mainly because they are installed in a fraction of the time that it takes to install a traditional plumbing joint and as a result, it dramatically cut down the costs and duration of the plumbing fit-out.

Tectite fittings can be concealed in all imaginable areas within the building’s fabric and are regularly discovered under floors and floor coverings, behind plaster walls, tiles and ceilings, and attic spaces. 

According to Excel Industries “Tectite® fittings simply push together in seconds to create a perfect joint. The heat free principal of the jointing process is one of the major benefits of the Tectite system resulting in an uncontaminated installation fitted in a fraction of the time taken using other jointing techniques. Tectite fitting are suitable for use on copper and PEX pipe conforming to Irish sizes but careful attention must be paid when preparing the pipe to be inserted into the fitting; a pipe cutter must be used to ensure the seal is not damaged when the pipe is being inserted. Tectite fittings are available in ½”, ¾” & 1″ Irish sizes for a number of configurations”

Leaking Tectite Fittings

We have recently represented a large number of homeowners who have had water damage to their home as a result of the catastrophic failure of these Tectite fittings. It has come to light several years post-installation that there was a large number of defective fittings installed in Irish homes. Unfortunately, to replace the faulty fittings, ceilings, floors and walls generally need to be removed to allow access, with the damaged flooring, tiling, ceilings and wall plaster to be reinstated when the plumbing replacement has been completed, and costs can run into tens of thousands of euro.

We have been very successful in recovering the full costs directly from the manufacturer’s insurers for the replacement of the faulty tectite fittings, the re-plumbing of entire properties to remove the defective fittings, along with the resultant building’s damage to ceilings, floors and walls. 

If you require further information regarding leaks as a result of Tectite fittings and don’t know where to turn for help, please call Trevor Kelly on 0863571713 for immediate advice and expert help. 

For more information about claiming for a leaking Tectite fitting go to our Water Damage Insurance claim page.

Contact Details

Insurance Claim Solutions
Golf Rd, Rush, Co. Dublin

Mobile: 086 357 1713
Phone : 01 870 9210

We are registered as Public Loss Assessors and fully regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

Google Reviews

Custome Reviews
Insurance Claim Solutions
5.0
Based on 164 reviews
powered by Google
Hilary Jordan
Hilary Jordan
17:38 16 May 22
From my first phone conversation with Trevor I felt very confident that I had chosen the right person to help us negotiate through the minefield that is making a claim through your home insurer. Trevor's colleague Craig visited our home and was very sympathetic to our situation after a burst mains pipe. He explained everything he was doing and then dealt with the loss adjustor from our insurance company reducing our stress. We were kept informed during the entire process and even though we were dealt a bit of a curve ball, Trevor negotiated the best result for us and we can't reccomend ICS enough. It was the best decision we could make. As an add-on we would urge anybody reading this review to look at and review your home insurance and protect yourself against underinsurance. Thank you Trevor & Craig
Helen Halpin
Helen Halpin
22:44 08 Feb 22
I can’t recommend Trevor highly enough. After a house fire in Jan 2022, we had no idea what to do next. Thankfully, Trevor was recommended to us, and despite it being a bank holiday, he called to the house and provided all the reassurance we needed at a difficult time. Trevor is exceptionally professional, took care of all the paperwork, navigated through the tricky process with the Insurance company and kept us updated every step of the way. 5* service.
Jo Crawley
Jo Crawley
12:08 08 Dec 21
Great service from Insurance Claim Solutions would highly recommend. Thanks again
Oliver Mitchell
Oliver Mitchell
10:09 02 Dec 21
Trevor came in after we'd already started the claim and realised it was a much bigger issue than we'd originally thought. He stepped in seamlessly and quickly and took over everything, which made our lives far easier. He kept open communication every step of the way and ensured that the whole process went smoothly for us. Would absolutely recommend Insurance claim solutions to anyone.
Eibhlin Ni Ghabhlain
Eibhlin Ni Ghabhlain
10:37 26 Nov 21
It was such a relief to hand over all details of the insurance claim to Trevor when I had a recent mains leak in my house. He more than lived up to the recommendations I had received about his work, efficient, professional, inspiring confidence that all was being dealt with correctly. Within a remarkably short time he had dealt with all details of claim and I’m very happy with what he achieved for me in terms of a settlement. Can highly recommend him!
See All Reviews
js_loader