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 is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hot water systems with an unrivalled reputation for quality and service. As a privately owned, independent manufacturer of hot water tanks, they are committed to delivering a flexible service that is designed to meet the needs of the current economic climate.

This is reflected in their extensive product range and their ability to customise any cylinder to your needs. Whether it’s a one-off bespoke cylinder or a large contract that would benefit from custom sizes or connections for ease of installation.

Whilst their main material of choice remains to be Copper, thanks to its superior heat transfer, environmental benefits and antimicrobial properties, McDonald Water Storage also offer a range of stainless steel unvented cylinders for those projects that are working on tight budgets.

World Heat Cylinders

World Heat Cylinders has hundreds of years of combined experience in welding, fabrication, sheet metal work and coppersmiths working in their new manufacturing facility. This enables them to produce high-quality products, ranging from standard vented domestic cylinders to high-pressure unvented cylinders up to 10,000 litres in capacity.

Bringing together all of this knowledge and experience has allowed World Heat to produce specialist 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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