Project Description



The ERA Apartment complex in Chatswood, NSW is a 42 level tower completed by Mirvac in May 2014. This stunning residential tower features high end amenities including a gym, an indoor heated pool with adjoining lounge area and sauna as well as an outdoor BBQ alongside a grassy park.

Leading NSW hydraulic services contractor, McPherson Plumbing was in charge of installation of the hydraulic services to this project. With over 35 years in the industry, McPherson’s specialise in the design, construction and fitout of major plumbing projects.

It was Kembla’s brand reputation, 25 year warranty and on-site training that contributed to Mirvac’s approval of KemPress as a suitable system and McPherson’s successful bid. With Kembla’s support, McPherson’s could guarantee a competitive price along with efficient and timely installation. In the end around 40 metric tonnes of Kembla copper tube was used in the ERA project, as well as a range of DN15-50 KemPress fittings and KemPress tools.

One of McPherson’s core commitments to its clients is to provide excellence in installation, product, services and warranties. Project Manager, Stephen Carey explains,

“ The choice of MM Kembla products was any easy one as the company’s products and service complement McPherson Plumbing’s own commitment to quality management systems. MM Kembla were able to provide us with the highest quality product, on-site training of all our plumbers using the KemPress system as well as a 25 year warranty on the product”.

MM Kembla worked with McPherson’s in developing its submission, and along with Kembla’s brand reputation, 25 year warranty and on-site training, assisted in KemPress being accepted by Mirvac as a suitable system to use on this key project. Acceptance of the system also allowed McPherson’s to provide a competitive offer for the project that ensured efficient and timely installation.