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Richards Hose Ltd

Unit 7 Roman Way
Longridge Road
Ribbleton
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 5BB
United Kingdom

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Tel: 01772 651550
Fax: 01772 651325
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Personnel
  • Mr Trevor Hatton - Managing Director

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Registration Number: 02534702
VAT Number: GB534 4788 21
Registered at Companies House:28 August, 1990 (27 years and 2 months ago)
No of Employees: n/a
Annual Turnover: n/a
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Company Type:
  • Distributor
  • Stockholder
  • Service Providers
  • Manufacturers Representative

Opening Times

Monday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Products

Richards Hose Ltd is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of layflat hoses and ancillary equipment for virtually all associated applications, including fire fighting, water delivery, construction, specialist mining, irrigation, pumping, fluidising and more. All of our products are manufactured to comply with a roster of National and International Standards, giving our customers assurance of quality, safety and reliability in demanding and often critical circumstances. They include CEN, BS, DIN, NEN and DNV. Many of our systems have also been approved by Lloyds Register, the MSA/MCA (for use on ships and offshore installations), Bureau Veritas, and the UK Water Regulations Advisory Scheme for potable water.

Our products are currently relied upon by municipal and industrial fire brigades, oil and petrochemical refineries, onshore and offshore exploration and processing facilities, mines, military installations, commercial and industrial premises, airports, and by organisations in the worldwide marine industry.  In fact, wherever there is a need for high quality hoses for the protection of critical facilities, Richards Hose Ltd is the preferred choice of supplier.

All of our layflat fire and industrial hoses are manufactured to ISO 9002 standards using modern synthetic materials that require minimal cleaning and general maintenance. A selection of our products can be found below – make sure you head to http://www.richardsfire.co.uk/ for the full range.

If you would like any further information or advice regarding our products and services, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Water Delivery Hoses

Richards Hose Ltd is a leading supplier of hoses and associated equipment for the transfer potable water. All of our equipment is approved by the WRC/WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme).

  • Aquaman WRAS (WRC) Approved Hose – a heavy duty polyurethane hose made with extruded thermoplastic polyether.
  • Aquaflex Hose – a lightweight, flexible drinking water hose that is ideal for short term bypass applications.
  • Aquaflex N – a lightweight, uncoated drinking water hose that is approved to KTW Kat.B and DVGWW270.
  • Aquaflex P – a polyurethane coated layflat potable water hose that is approved by KTW.

Hose Couplings

Richards Hose Ltd supplies a complete range of hardware and fittings to accompany its portfolio of layflat hoses, including a wide variety of adaptors and couplings all manufactured to the respective standards. This includes;

  • Rotta & Gost Couplings
  • American NST Couplings
  • Norlock Couplings
  • DSP Couplings
  • Ship to Shore Flanges
  • Bolt Clamps
  •  Instantaneous Male/Female Adaptors
  • Storz Hose Couplings, Blanking Caps, Spanners and Washers
  • Nakajima Couplings & Adaptors
  • Barcelona Coupling Systems
  • Many More.

You can learn more about each of our available adaptors and couplings online at Richardsfire.co.uk.

Standpipes & Mains Equipment

Our hardware and fittings category features a full range of standpipes and mains equipment. All of our products are manufactured to an extremely high standard and in compliance with the respective legislation, giving you total confidence in terms of quality, safety and reliability. Standpipe and mains equipment includes;

  •     Dividing and Collecting Breechings
  •     Standpipe & Hydrant Adaptors
  •     Standpipe Spares
  •     Non Return Valves, Gate Valves & Ball Valves
  •     Brigade Standpipes
  •     Contractors Standpipes
  •     Standpipe and Key Extensions
  •     Hydrant Key and Bars
  •     Underground Hydrants
  •     Hose Ramps

Find out more about our excellent range of standpipe and mains equipment at http://www.richardsfire.co.uk/

Suction Hose & Fitting

Richards Hose Ltd supplies grey PVC Suction Hose that meets UK Home Office Specification JCDD/2. This is a heavy duty yet flexible hose reinforced with a semi-rigid, crush resistant PVC spiral. Sizes available are 102mm/4” diameter and 140mm/5 ½” diameter. Suction hoses may be supplied with or without couplings, which are double ribbed tail as standard, with multi-serrated available upon request. Couplings are made from a light alloy or Gun Metal. Standard length of suction hose is 8ft (10ft overall when including couplings).  For temperature and pressure range information, please consult the Richards Hose website.

Fire Hoses

Richards Hose Ltd has been supplying high quality fire hoses for many years, and can now offer an extended range of products to cover a number of application requirements. Our fire hoses are rigorously tested and inspected to guarantee their integrity, giving complete assurance in safety and reliability.

  • Highlander – a lightweight, high pressure polyurethane coated hose.
  • Marine Hose – a lightweight, uncoated, high pressure hose.
  • Brigadier 4L – a heavy duty, four layered fully extruded hose with Hypalon cover.
  • Brigadier Fire Hose – a heavy duty fire hose built to British Standard 6391.  Available in red, yellow, black, blue and other colours upon special request.
  • Double Jacket N – a high pressure uncoated delivery hose, available in white as standard.
  • Double Jacket P – a high pressure, polyurethane coated delivery hose available in red and yellow.
  • Ribblelite Plain Hose – a lightweight uncoated hose made to British Standard 6391. Also available as coated hose and supercoated hose.
  • Sentinel – a lightweight rubber lined and rubber covered hose.

 

Fire Hose Reels & Fittings

Richards Hose Ltd is a supplier of slimline, wall mounted hose reels that have been designed specifically for easy installation, maintenance and operation. These are constructed from expoy powder coated and zinc plated steel with a standard red finish. The kit includes a universal wall bracket, jet spray nozzle and beaded hose guide. The standard reel size is 30 metres and comes with the option of either 19mm or 25mm diameter hose.  

Aquaman Wras (WRC) Approved Hose

Here at Richards Hose Ltd, we are pleased to supply the Aquaman Wras (WRC) approved hose. This heavy duty, extruded thermoplastic polyether based polyurethane hose (TPU) is supplied in the standard colour of blue and is WRC approved to BS6920 UK KTW (Germany) and W270 approved - Germany NSF 61 listing - USA. The Aquaman Wras hose is suitable for a range of applications including all freshwater and drinking water delivery, temporary mains bypass and pipelines, potable water transfer, dockside filling of water tanks and disaster and emergency transfer sites. Standard coil lengths 30m, 25m, 15m, 10m and 5m are available; longer lengths are available on request.

Aquaflex Hose

We are also pleased to supply the Aquaflex hose. This lightweight and flexible hose is widely used for short term temporary bypass applications and is supplied as standard in the colour blue for easy identification. It is available in a range of assembled lengths up to 92 metres and is supplied with international couplings wired-in for safety and security. The Aquaflex hose is suitable for a range of applications including temporary pipelines, potable water transfer, filling of freshwater tanks, layout emergency water hose and more.

Highlander Hose

The HIGHLANDER water delivery hose is a heavy duty hose that features excellent abrasion resistance, excellent external resistance to oil, fuel and chemical products and is weather and kink resistant. It is supplied as standard in red although other colours are available on request. The HIGHLANDER hose is used for a range of applications including municipal fire brigades, industrial fire brigades, agricultural and irrigation, shipboard and marine, refineries and construction sites. Please head over to our website to download and view technical data. For more information, please contact us directly at Richards Hose Ltd and we will be happy to help.

Marine Hose

Our MARINE hose is a white, uncoated (50 bar) delivery hose. It features a 100% polyester high tenacity yarn jacket, circular woven, warp thread 2-ply twisted and twill weave. The inner lining features a two-component system of black SBR synthetic rubber and white NBR synthetic adhesive. The MARINE hose features good abrasion resistance, weather resistance and kink resistance. It is produced with very low twist and is easy to maintain and repair. This hose is used for a range of applications including municipal fire brigades, industrial fire brigades, agricultural and marine, refineries, construction sites and more.

BRIGADIER Hose

The BRIGADIER heavy-duty, multi-purpose delivery hose is available as standard in red, black, yellow and blue although other colours are available on request. This hose features excellent abrasion resistance and is resistant to oil, fuel and chemical products. It requires minimal maintenance and does not need to be dried after use. The BRIGADIER hose is used for a range of heavy duty pumping applications in various industries. Various couplings are available including BS336 Instantaneous, and Storz which are wired-in for safety and security. Please visit our website for more information.

Hose Adaptors and Couplings

Richards Hose Ltd supplies an excellent range of top quality hose adaptors and couplings.

The range includes:

  • Rotta and Gost Couplings
  • American NST Couplings
  • Norlock Couplings
  • DSP Couplings
  • Ship to Shore Flanges
  • Bolt Clamps
  • Instantaneous Couplings to BS336
  • Storz Blanking Caps, Spanners and Washers
  • Barcelone Coupling Systems, and many more.

Please head over to our website to view our complete range of hose adaptors and couplings. If you cannot find what you are looking for or would like further information or assistance with product selection, please contact our friendly team at Richards Hose Ltd and we will be happy to help.

Branchpipes & Nozzles

Richards Hose Ltd also supplies a wide selection of high quality branchpipes and nozzles.

The range includes:

  • Diffuser Nozzles
  • Multifire Nozzles
  • Plain Jet Branchpipes and Nozzles
  • Water Shields
  • Pistol Grip Nozzles
  • Turbo Nozzles
  • Branchpipe Holders
  • Lever Operated Branchpipes

Full product descriptions are available to view online. If you would like to discuss your requirements with our technical team please contact us today at Richards Hose Ltd.  

Hose Storage and Handling

Please contact Richards Hose Ltd with all of your hose storage and hose handling requirements. We stock an excellent range of equipment including hose washing, hose cabinets, handheld hose binding equipment, various hose cabinets, hose carrying straps, top fit repair kits and more. All items in the range are manufactured to incredibly high standards and supplied at competitive prices. Please head over to our website to learn more about our hose storage and handling equipment. Alternatively, please contact us at Richards Hose Ltd with your requirements and we will be happy to help.  

BRIGADIER 4L

The BRIGADIER 4L is a fantastic heavy-duty, fully extruded hose with ‘Hypalon’ cover. It is supplied as standard in yellow and features a smooth inner surface for low friction loss. This delivery hose features excellent abrasion resistance, resistance to heat, resistance to oil, fuel and chemical products. It is a lightweight hose which is extremely flexible and easy to maintain. It is used for a range of applications including municipal and industrial fire brigades, oil and petrochemical refineries, forest fire fighting, marine and offshore. Various couplings (BS336 instantaneous, Storz and more) are available.

BRIGADIER Fire Hose

The BRIGADIER Fire Hose is a heavy-duty hose manufactured to BS6391 Type 3. It is available in a range of standard colours including red, yellow, black and blue (other colours are available on request). This hose features extremely high abrasion resistance, resistance to oil fuel and chemical products and is also kink resistant. It is a lightweight hose which is easy to transport and maintain. This hose does not to be dried after use. The BRIGADIER Fire Hose is used for a range of applications including municipal and industrial fire brigades, agriculture, irrigation, shipboard and marine, oil and chemical and more.

Airplus Compressor Hose

We are pleased to supply the Airplus Compressor Hose. This lightweight layflat air hose is supplied as standard in yellow or black. It is a flexible hose with a small coil diameter. It is easy to store and hose repairs can be carried out quickly and easily if needed. This hose is widely used with a range of air tools and associated equipment. Standard claw couplings are also available. Please visit our website to view images and to find out more about the Airplus Compressor Hose.

Reflex Hose

Richards Hose Ltd's Reflex Hoses are highly visible fluorescent layflat delivery hoses suitable for fire brigades and industry. This lightweight delivery hose has excellent resistance to abrasion and a very long service life due to 3-ply warp threads, external resistance to oil, fuel and chemical products. Other characteristics include low friction loss, ageing, ozone, weather and kink resistant. Standard colours are fluorescent yellow or orange, making them highly visible even in darkness and smoke. Our high-quality and cost-effective Reflex Hoses require minimum maintenance and are easily repairable. They are suitable for temperature ranges between –30 °C and +80 °C

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Brand & Trade Names

  • Aquaman WRAS Potable drinking water hose
  • Brigadier High pressure High Performance Fire hose Manufactured to British
  • Highlander High Performance, High Pressure all synthetic PU Coated delivery hose to BS 6391-1983 Type 2.
  • Norlock Coupling system - Material: Gun Metal or Light Alloy
  • Ribblelite GP General purpose all synthetic layflat delivery hose to BS6391 Types 1 and 2.

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