To save time searching and to help us get started we brought a few plumbing parts with us to France. So how did we get around the UK to France plumbing sizes?
Let’s start at the beginning. Water conservation is important to us and we also wanted to get our plumbing right. We have two wells and aim to be as water efficient as possible particularly when watering our plants. We will be installing a huge water tank to catch the rainwater in the winter months. But before we start that project we have to get our basic plumbing in place.
Plumbing in France is no different to the UK except for the component sizes (in France they don’t use a 15mm supply pipes like the UK). Although lots of things like waste pipes are the same.
If you have UK fittings to install, don’t despair! There is a simple and cost effective solution. Simon created a quick reference video to hack the UK – French plumbing conundrum.
Why did we do it this way? We found the soldering too much faff and the adapters tricky to find and expensive compared to free.
Quick video on how to sort out your UK to France plumbing…
So there you have it. We’re not experts. This method has been efficient and effective with the resources that we had. Happy plumbing people. Please feel free to add your comments and thoughts. There are lots of questions and discussions around this topic.
Day one when you’ve got to get SOME plumbing done upon arrival in France.
See how our bathroom progressed from the beginning here and in pictures here We bought some of our sanitary ware from Leroy Merlin here in France. Great value for money and good quality. Don’t forget to check the fittings and seek assistance if you’re not sure.