It seems that plastic, not necessarily PVC, pipes are being used absolutely everywhere in domestic installations here for both hot and cold water systems.
This house is still fully plumbed in copper. It'll be interesting to see how well the plastic actually lasts
Plastic water mains and cold water systems have been common for quite a long time though and I've never seen them give any problem.
These plastic piping systems make plumbing more like wiring. No more bending copper pipes
[This message has been edited by djk (edited 03-27-2004).]