Buying plumbing and heating parts or components online…


Is buying non-branded component parts a risk?

In a word, no. At least not if you buy the right non-branded components!


If you ignore outside factors such as availability and order fulfilment, the two main things that we all consider when buying are quality and cost. We naturally assume that if we buy manufacturer branded parts they will be of decent quality. And to be fair, with the odd exception, this is true. However, branded parts cost more money. Non-branded parts tend to be cheaper, but are they as good?

This is a bit of a dilemma. At Smarter Components we have been selling non-branded alternative plumbing and heating parts and components online for a while now. And when we ask our customers if they have considered alternatives to the manufacturer’s own spares, they almost always tell us they are worried about quality.

We get it. We have done the job ourselves and understand the concern. That’s why we have taken great care to ensure that we would be happy to use any of the products we sell (branded or otherwise!)

We call our non-branded alternatives to manufacturer’s own spares The Smarter Option. Same Quality. Better Price.

To find out more about how how can save money without compromising on quality, give one of our team a call on 01234 567890. We’re here to help.