Who are the best Bespoke Cylinder manufacturers in the UK?

Who are the Best Bespoke Cylinder Manufacturers in the UK

When it comes to choosing a hot water cylinder, there are several manufacturers to choose from in the UK. Each manufacturer offers cylinders with slightly different variables, features and specifications, making it important to compare them to find the one that best suits your needs. In this article, we will compare (in no particular order) some of the leading hot water cylinder manufacturers in the UK, specifically McDonald Water Storage, World Heat Cylinders, Fabdec, and Copper Industries.

McDonald Water Storage

McDonald Water Storage are a privately owned, independent manufacturer of hot water tanks. They have an extensive range of standard and bespoke products, designed to meet the needs of their customers.

MWS primarily use copper, due to its superior heat transfer, environmental benefits and antimicrobial properties. However, they also have a range of unvented stainless steel cylinders for those working on a tighter budget.

World Heat Cylinders

From standard vented domestic cylinders to high-pressure unvented cylinders up to 10,000 litres in capacity. World Heat Cylinders offers a wide range of high-quality products.

With hundreds of years of combined experience in welding, fabrication, sheet metal work and coppersmiths, World Heat have become a specialist in bespoke products; shell and tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, and factory-wired and plumbed packages.

World Heat have a dedicated technical sales team available for independent merchant trade, builders and design engineers alike. They provide quality advice on domestic and industrial products, cylinder sizing and even the installation of the systems if required.


To maintain market leadership, Fabdec continuously invests to create new products and services. With a design team dedicated to a program of continual research and development, Fabdec is setting industry standards by producing innovative and advanced solutions.

Fabdec designs, manufactures and supplies throughout the world: energy-efficient milk cooling systems, high-quality stainless steel unvented water heaters for both domestic and commercial use, as well as brewery vessels and heat recovery systems. The company also provides a full range of spares across the globe for all of its products.

Fabdec takes pride in excellent workmanship as it’s their objective is to exceed customer expectations in the manufacture of stainless steel products. Continual investment in their highly skilled workforce, as well as state-of-the-art machinery, is paramount to achieving this goal.

Copper Industries

Copper Industries prides itself on the quality of their service. They manufacture and supply top quality, standard and bespoke thermal stores, buffer vessels and hot water cylinders throughout the UK and Ireland.

Their primary emphasis is on supplying superior hot water cylinders and delivering the best quality and service, with every cylinder carefully crafted and double-checked to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

Their attention to detail and dedication to the quality of their products has led to Copper Industries being awarded the internationally recognised ISO 9001 quality assurance certification, which ensures that all of their products are manufactured in line with British Standards and best practices governing the production of stainless steel and copper cylinders.

In conclusion, McDonald Water Storage, World Heat Cylinders, Fabdec and Copper Industries, join us at Newark Cylinders as the leading hot water cylinder manufacturers in the UK. Collectively, all four of the manufacturers mentioned above, along with ourselves, have a great reputation for quality and reliability. However, it is important to check the specific product features and compare prices and warranties before making a final decision.

Additionally, it is also important to consult with a professional plumber or heating engineer to determine the best system design for your property.

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