A brief history of Marley Plumbing & Drainage

Search back through our company history to see where it all began back in the 1960's.

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The launch of a brand new website which includes information on our Multikwik products and ranges from our sister companies starts 2016 for Marley, alongside the launch of an increased range of BIM objects.

There will be many more product innovations launched this year and during the rest of this decade.


HDPE drainage with Kitemark certification to BS EN 1519, dBlue acoustic drainage, sanitary systems and most recently, Co-extruded soil pipe.


Launch of Life4 technology, Deepflow150, Equator, new waste traps, Clip-master with the easyclip, Waterloc stormwater storage, rainwater harvesting and Flowloc flow controller.

Marley Extrusions became Marley Plumbing & Drainage.


Dry jointed Classic gutter system, Quantum sewer and highway structured wall pipe, solvent soil systems, ventilation systems and Alutec aluminium rainwater systems were all launched.


Deepflow was revamped in this decade and Marley Colourlines (a colour co-ordinated range of products for the exterior of the building), Industrial and Clip-master rainwater systems and ABS waste were launched.


1972 saw the launch of the iconic Deepflow gutter (still going strong more than 40 years later!), followed by a range of bathrooms suites, fencing, cladding, soffit & fascia systems. Marley Plumbing became Marley Extrusions.


Marley introduced injection moulding as a process by which to make fittings. Investment in tool making led to a range of soil products by 1963, followed by underground drainage in 1967. Marley became Marley Plumbing.


Marley formed an extrusions company in 1955, using what was then relatively new technology – extruding rigid PVC. The first in the UK to manufacture rainwater gutter, the design emulated the material most often used for drain pipes, cast iron (hence the double ‘bump’ on our rainwater pipe sockets!)