A compression fitting consists of an outer compression nut and an inner compression ring also known as a ferrule. These are used to join individual plumbing pipes or electrical conduits. Compression fittings are typically made out of copper or brass; in cases where disparate piping materials are joined, the nut and ferrule may be made out of two different metals. We are Buildworld stock a range of Compression Fittings. Explore our range and select the right one that suits your requirement.
Fittings come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate a diverse range of electrical and plumbing piping and fulfill multiple purposes. When shopping for fittings, it is important to differentiate between fittings for electrical conduits and plumbing pipes. You will also want to measure your piping carefully to guarantee a clean fit.
There are two traditional types of compression fitting and one newer model. Standard fittings require no modulation of the tubing or piping and are suitable for water or air compression connections. Flare fittings demand modification of the tubing with a specific tool and are appropriate for high-pressure lines. A more recent development is a push-in fitting that fits over the end of a tube using a grip ring.
No matter what type of compression fittings you may need, you’re sure to find it here. We have standard compression couplings in a wide variety of sizes, but that’s not all. We have compression tap connectors, compression reduction couplings, double-ended compression valves, standard and angled isolation valves, elbow fittings and compression wallplates. Most of the couplings are either brass or chrome coloured.
In addition to couplings and valves, you will also find brass caps in various sizes, as well as both copper and brass ferrules. There are lever balls, tube tails and every other accessory necessary for your plumbing or electrical fitting work. You can browse our entire selection online or visit one of our stores in Leicester.