Makers of ‘flanges’ or ‘bosses’ for over 90 years

The popular Essex flange is the easiest and fastest method of making very sound tank and boiler connections for all sizes of pipe work and immersion heaters.

There is no need to get at the job through the top cap in a tank or cylinder because connections using Essex flanges can be made in awkward places by cutting a hole and fitting from one side only without the need to remove the vessel. Available for flat, curved or domed surfaces.

Essex also produces Fix-a-Tap, the kit which provides quick and easy tap fixing, preventing damage and rotation whatever the material.

Our Products

Brass Flanges: The patented Essex Flange has been the perfect connector for cylinders and closed tanks for over 90 years.

Compression Flanges: Essex also produce the highly revered compression flange. The clever design means that there is no requirement for a coupler and further reduces the time consuming necessity to fit new pipework.

Fix-a-Tap Kits: No Plumber should be without the kit that offers quick and easy tap fixing.  The perfect product for anti-rotation and damage prevention for a variety of materials.  The Fix-a-Tap kit also enables taps to be removed without difficulty or damage.

Company Timeline


The first Essex Flange was designed & invented by George Essex Goldfinch, hence the name ‘Essex’ which is commonly misconstrued to be connected to the county.


The patented design was accepted by The Intellectual Property Office.


The partners purchase the warehouse 67 Bridgewater Street and set up the manufacturing business which co-exists alongside the making of the Essex Flanges.


The trading entity is incorporated and becomes Essex Partners Limited.


The company was sold by it’s original partners and bought by Jonathan Michael Holt & Michael Rudge Redfern. The brothers-in-law acquired the company following the sale of John Holt’s & Co.


The company is relocated to Essex House, Bridle Road, Bootle.


The company is again relocated to it’s current location HQ, Essex House, Park Lane, Liverpool.


The Essex Fix-a-Tap Kits are invented & patented by Michael Redfern.


Jonathan Louis Holt is appointed Managing Director and later on acquires the company.

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Plumbase, Travis Perkins, City Plumbing, Graham Plumbers' Merchant, Jewson, BES, Wolesley, Primaflow and STH Westco.

Along with many more independent merchants.