Albion Valves – The story so far…

Formed three decades ago employing five people, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd has gone from strength to strength and has built an enviable reputation amongst some of the UK’s leading manufacturers. Founded in Barnsley, South Yorkshire as Albion Distribution Ltd, with a team of five, the company now employs over 40 people, including four of the […]

Albion hire Warehouse Apprentice to help keep up with increasing orders

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers, has added another apprentice to its warehouse team. Jacob Wills is the fifth apprentice to join Albion’s warehouse team in as many years, he will be working in the warehouse fulfilling customer orders, which includes branding valves, building actuation packages, and the setting and […]

Albion adds ISO 45001 to their existing accreditations

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and industrial markets, has recently been awarded with their ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System accreditation. The audit process looks at the company’s commitment to the health and safety of employees, key stakeholders and other interested parties, ensuring compliance with […]


Keeping up with the flow of regulations that occur in the water industry is challenging and keeping abreast of amendments and legal revisions can be a full time job.  Increased knowledge as to the exact causes of dangerous bacteria such as Legionella Pneumophila, and the availability of products to prevent it, means there is no […]

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Albion creates brand-new role in international business after rapid success

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers, is delighted to welcome Joshua Parkinson into the international team as part of an apprenticeship scheme. Straight out of school, Josh has joined Albion Valves (International) Ltd as an Apprentice Export Administrator, his role will see him assisting the UK-based Export Co-ordinator, Ryan Moore, […]

Albion expands range of hydronic balancing valves

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, has extended its range of hydronic balancing valves with the introduction of a fixed orifice double regulating valve (FODRV). Les Littlewood, Sales and Marketing Director for Albion talks about the new range and explains the importance of improving the performance of hydronic balancing valves which require accurate commissioning. “It is important […]

Albion Appoint Their First Material Scheduler

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers has created a brand-new role to further assist distributors, contractors and consultants within the industry. The recent appointment of Sanwal Amjed as Material Scheduler / Estimator will be a valuable resource to support Albion’s network of distributors and their customers, and will ensure that […]

SAFed and Sound with Albion Valves

New guidelines published by SAFed have been introduced surrounding pressure relief valves and safety valves. Les Littlewood, Sales Director at Albion Valves (UK) Ltd outlines the key points and the correct usage for both pressure relief and safety valves along with the differences between them. Introduction The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) represents the UK’s independent […]


Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of valves to the industrial and building services markets in the UK have opened a sister company, Albion Valves (International) Ltd. Albion Valves (International) Ltd will be providing valves and fittings to the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asia, and will be serviced by a dedicated team based […]

Albion Appoints New Senior Sales Administrator

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers has appointed Eve Laverack as Senior Sales Administrator, following the recent promotion of David Wreakes. With over 10 years’ experience in a number of sales and customer service roles across a diverse range of industries, she brings with her a wealth of expertise and […]

Albion Promotes David Wreakes to Commercial Manager Role.

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd are delighted to announce that David Wreakes, has been promoted to the position of Commercial Manager – effective immediately. David joined the business as Senior Sales Administrator over 4 years ago, in this time David has displayed a great level of ability and this promotion is recognition of the hard work […]

Albion’s Range of Press-Fit Valves Continues to Impress

Enhanced joint performance, time-efficient, clean installation and improved finish are all benefits that have contributed to the growth in popularity of press fittings across the commercial plumbing and heating markets in recent years. Although ‘press-fit’ technology has been a major trend in continental Europe for 30 years or more, it is only relatively recently that […]

Actuation set to play an increasing role in the process industry

Actuation is set to play an increasing role in process industries globally, according to a recent report. Here, Les Littlewood – Sales & Marketing Director at Albion Valves (UK) Ltd., explores the options for those specifying and supplying actuated valves. With the process market increasingly reliant upon actuated valves for accurate and efficient flow control, […]

Albion Introduces Range of Thermal Balancing Valves for Building Services

Albion Valves Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers is introducing a new range of Thermal Balancing Valves (TBV) to their building services product portfolio, to help safeguard against water borne diseases such as Legionnaires, which can be problematic in public buildings. According to Public Health England there are hundreds of cases of Legionnaires […]

Why is the industry switching to stainless steel?

Les Littlewood, Sales Director Albion Valves (UK) Ltd discusses why the industry is switching to stainless steel. According to the Office of National Statistics’ property crime data, there has been an increase in the number of reported metal thefts in recent years despite government enforcement interventions such as Operation Tornado and the implementation of the […]

Time to double check

David Keys, Managing Director at Albion Valves UK Ltd, encourages equipment suppliers to the water industry not to get out of their depth with regulations. Trying to keep up-to-date with the ebb and flow of regulations that occur in the water industry is a challenge, and keeping abreast of the shifting sands of byelaw amendments […]

Albion building upon the success of Stainless Steel Fittings

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of valves to the industrial and building services markets was one of the first companies in the UK to introduce a range of stainless steel fittings compliant with the ISO 4144 Standard, which specifies the pressure, temperature ratings and dimensions of this product group. Today, four years after […]

Albion Welcomes SAFed’s Boost to Industry Safety

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading supplier of valves to the industrial and building services markets, has welcomed new guidelines issued by the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) for engineers when specifying products for pressurized systems. Albion believes the guidelines bring more clarity to operations in this high-risk area and will help avoid catastrophic risks associated […]

Albion Appoints New Company Secretary

Albion Valves Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers has appointed Stephen Bloomer as Company Secretary, following the retirement of Stephen Bradshaw after 10 years. A member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and with a BA Hons in Accountancy and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield, Stephen brings a wealth […]

Albion working towards greater water supply safety

Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier has added a range of WRAS approved double check valves to their portfolio to ensure distributors are specifying superior, fit-for-purpose products that are fully compliant with increasingly stringent water industry regulations. Double check valves are specifically designed to protect water supplies from contamination and are used to […]

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Is it time to brush up on the commissioning basics?

Hydronic system balancing is one of the more complicated tasks faced by building services engineers and historically heating and chilled water systems were balanced by specialist engineers only. However, in recent years with advances in valve technology and the introduction of dynamic balancing products onto the market, there has been an increasing opportunity to simplify […]


Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valves supplier is advising distributors to ensure they check for type test approvals and certification of the EU’s Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) conformity, when specifying safety valves, as opposed to relief valves in a pressurized system. Both safety valves and pressure relief valves are used as the […]

Delivery Update

Despite the severe weather conditions we are experiencing throughout the country, Albion are still open as usual, dispatching orders same day, when requested. However, our couriers are facing many obstacles getting the orders to its destination due to the challenging conditions they are faced with on the country’s roads. So, although the orders are being […]

Find the best fit.

Paul Wightman, Technical Specifications Manager at Albion Valves UK Ltd talks about the paradox of a growing population; an increasingly sprawling built environment and ever decreasing space for building engineers to operate in. The modern buildings services industry has never been under more pressure. There is an ever-growing requirement for engineers and system designers to […]

Go back to basics and make safety a priority

  Les Littlewood, Sales Director of Albion Valves UK Ltd discusses how valve technology is taking a lead in industrial workplace safety, and explains how getting the basics right can help safeguard Britain’s workforce. It is a well-known and sobering fact that due to the nature of the job in hand, industries such as building […]

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Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, an increasingly popular UK valve supplier has added a range of fire-safe, anti-static, stainless steel ball valves to its product portfolio, designed to withhold hazardous substances in the event of a fire around the valve. The new products are suitable for installations within the pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries, as well as […]

Albion Valves (UK) joins the exemplary list of HVR Awards winners

Albion Valves (UK) took home a highly coveted HVR Award at this year’s ceremony, with Paul Wightman clinching the top spot in the Customer Service Person of the Year category. Last night, the very best within the heating and ventilating industry gathered to celebrate the successes of the past twelve months at the eighth annual […]

Piped-services quick fixes

As in any trade or profession, there are days in the life of a building services engineer when the only thing that will do is a quick fix. For those occasions when the clock is ticking, the pressure is on, a solution must be found….and it must be found quickly – Albion Valves, Technical Specifications […]

The humble solenoid valve …. a vital ingredient in UK’s food industry

The food and beverage industry in the UK is worth over £95billion* and accounts for over 50% of all retail sales, making the supply chain one of the most expansive and specialist in the UK. Keeping the cogs of the food machine turning at a pace that satisfies the appetite of retail giants, contract caterers […]

Zoning in on the detail promotes smart and thrifty buildings

The detail is all-important when it comes to developing high-performance, smart building systems — finely tuned for the purpose for which they were designed. Non-domestic buildings in the UK accounts for 18% of greenhouse-gas emissions. For a multitude of reasons such as environmental, legislative, financial and overall efficiency, this figure needs to be reduced. When we […]

Albion to develop export business

Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services industry is investing in its export business with specific focus on the Middle East. Albion is creating a dedicated export team and has forged new partnerships with representatives in the region to support growth. Albion has had some representation in the Middle East […]

Enjoying the benefits of retrofit projects

Paul Wightman of Albion Valves shares his enthusiasm for the benefits of a phased approach to upgrading building-services systems such as space heating. A shiny, new upgrade is hard to resist – whether it’s a smart phone, car, computer, or any other gadget. The latest, highest spec model on the market is always the catalyst […]

Albion Appoints Darren Baxter to New Commercial Director Role

Albion are delighted to announce that our Commercial Manager, Darren Baxter, has been promoted to the position of Commercial Director – effective immediately. The position of Commercial Director is a new role within the company and is further evidence of our desire to grow the business by expanding our core management team. What’s more, it […]

RETROFIT – When prevention is better than the cure for aging HVAC systems

HVAC equipment coming to the end of its service life can mean expense and unplanned system downtime. Albion Valves Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and air conditioning industry, believes that facilities managers can preempt potential issues with ageing HVAC systems by timely retrofitting. A retrofit, carried out in conjunction with […]

Albion Valves promoting a healthy work environment

Sick days cost UK businesses up to £4.53 billion every year with one quarter of all sick days credited to the common cold. Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and air conditioning industry is urging businesses to get their housekeeping in place to help support a healthy workforce. […]

Albion Attributes Secret of Success to its People

With the end of the financial year approaching Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services and industrial markets, has reported phenomenal business growth over the last ten years, with the company having more than tripled their turnover during this period and the workforce at it’s base in Barnsley growing […]

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Taking the pressure off

Hydronic balancing is one of the most complicated tasks faced by heating engineers, and a poorly balanced system means a system, which is both energy inefficient and costing money. To help take the pressure off engineers, Albion recommends specifying intelligent valves to help strike the perfect system balance. Dynamic valves such as Pressure Independent Control Valves […]

Are you using Safety Valves that conform to PED?

There is increasing concern within the building services and industrial industries that some valve suppliers are selling safety valves without the appropriate approvals. This has a detrimental and potentially dangerous outcome if used on critical applications. Both safety valves and pressure relief valves are widely used as the last safety device in a pressure system, […]

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