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  • WRAS update 24 March 2020

    We wanted to provide an update on some of the steps we have taken, in line with the latest government advice. Contacting us The WRAS office is now closed and all our staff are now remote working. If you have an enquiry you can email on read more

  • WRAS Approvals inlet valve, cistern, WC update

    6th January 2020 Update on WRAS approvals for existing WC, cistern and inlet valve approvals following interim agreement. WRAS Approvals is a voluntary approval scheme, which aims to help water fittings/water using appliance manufacturers read more

  • RPZ AIM version 2 January 2020

    The RPZ AIM 08-01 has been updated, Issue 2 was published on 8 January 2020 ( link to AIM version 2 ). There will be a 12-month transition period, running until 7 January 2021, after which Issue 1 will no longer be recognised - link to further read more

  • WRAS News - Winter edition 2019

    WRAS News - Winter 2019 Welcome to the latest edition of WRAS news, providing water fittings regulations and byelaws news from across the UK. This bulletin provides a sample of the wide-ranging information which can be found on the WRAS read more

  • Breaking news: voluntary interim agreement

    Defra has announced it is content with a voluntary interim agreement, proposed by the BMA and water companies, regarding the backflow protection arrangements in newly installed WCs. The agreement comes into force on 1st January 2020 for a period of read more

  • WRAS Approvals issue Guidance and Conditions

    Water company clarifications were published on the WRAS website in March 2019 ( wras.co.uk/news/latest/wc_compliance/ ). In response to these clarifications, WRAS Approvals reviewed its acceptance criteria to grant approvals for WCs, cisterns and read more

  • Operational Flushing F7 Form

    For the purposes of WRAS approvals, products which incorporate an operational flushing function may be granted. However, installers, building owners and manufacturers must be aware that any proposed installation of these products in non-household read more

  • WRAS WC Approvals clarification

    In response to the investigation carried out by water companies and the publication of their clarifications on 28th March 2019, WRAS Approvals has reviewed its acceptance criteria for approvals to be granted in respect of WCs, cisterns and inlets read more

  • PAG changes

    The submission deadline dates for WRAS product approvals have been changed. The cut off has been brought forward by two days. This will allow files to be checked earlier and allow more time for issues to be resolved. PAG Dates read more

  • New pipe insulation app launched

    The new WRAS Pipe Insulation Tool is a free, easy-to-use app for designers, installers and property owners to assess the effectiveness of insulation in delaying the freezing of water in pipes. Inputting a few key pieces of information will reveal read more