Lawton Tubes currently supplies Trading Depot with its copper pipe and tubes. They were established in 1917 and are based in Coventry.
The Lawton Tube Company is the UK’s largest independent copper tube maker. The Company is a Private Limited Company without any group associations with the freedom necessary to satisfy customer requirements and respond to product and process changes with the latest technical requirements.
Lawton offers a wide range of quality assured copper tubes, complying with the latest specifications, to both the construction
and engineering markets. Lawton Tube is able to supply a range of standard products or special one off orders. Plant
developments and installations have kept pace with market demands for a high integrity product and employ the latest
manufacturing techniques. A fully integrated production system based on high speed block drawing and semi automated
benches form the core of our primary processing.
From initial extrusion to finished tube, Lawton Tube ensures that diameter, thickness, temper and length are all
controlled within predetermined limits with the most up-to date manufacturing and inspection standards.
Lawton Tube has been assessed and registered as a BSI Approved Company operating Quality Systems to meet the
requirements of BS EN ISO 9001-2000 and qualifies for the KITEMARK EN 1057 and EN 13348 (Medical). Lawton Tube
was the first company in the United Kingdom to have the EN 13348 (Medical) KITEMARK. From receipt of certified raw
materials to final inspection and despatch the aim is to manufacture a tube fit for purpose.
During 2001, Lawton Tube acquired Dorset Tube in Poole, which added to the breadth of Engineering tube supplied by
the Coventry unit and included the production of cupro-nickel brake pipe tube. Dorset Tube has been assessed and
registered as a BSI Approved Company and are operating Quality Systems to meet the requirements of BS EN ISO
Lawton Tubes Guarantee
The Lawton Tube Company Limited (“Lawton”) guarantees its plain copper tubes for water, heating, gas and sanitation purposes, for the period of 25 years from the date of purchase, against fault or
defect due to defective materials or manufacture or failure to comply with the provision of the quality
stamped on the tube.
If any tube shall fail this guarantee Lawton shall:
- Replace the faulty tube
- Pay the installer’s costs of removing or replacing the faulty tube (up to an amount of £75,000 per claim.)
- Pay any costs or damages suffered/incurred as a result of the failure (up to an amount of £250,000 per
Lawton reserves the right to remedy the failure itself or by its own nominated
This guarantee is conditional upon:
Proper installation of the tube in accordance with all relevant practices and regulations.
Lawton being notified of the failure as soon as practicable but in any event within 14 days after the failure.
The claimant taking all appropriate or necessary measures to mitigate the damages or losses suffered.
Lawton being given the opportunity to inspect the faulty tube and the installation (with or without its own
experts) to satisfy itself as to the failure of the tube, and if required to remove the faulty tube for testing.
Lawton having no liability for any indirect or consequential losses.
Lawton’s total liability under this guarantee not exceeding the sum of £250,000.
This guarantee extends only to the original purchaser/installer of the tube and is not capable of assignment
and applies only to the tube sold and installed in the United Kingdom.
In all other respects Lawton’s Standard Conditions of Sale (a copy of which is available on request) apply to
all tube sales.
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