Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited (FICL) is the sole manufacturer of the world famous range of Doulton and British Berkefeld ceramic drinking water filters. All ceramic water filter products are manufactured in the FICL’s factory based in North Staffordshire, UK, the traditional home of the ceramic industry in England. Doulton has been manufacturing water filters continuously in the UK for more than 185 years.

All stages of the FICL’s drinking water filter production process adhere to the stringent BS EN ISO 9001 quality standards. FICL holds the coveted NSF and WRAS certificates, demonstrating that the drinking water filters have passed the highest international testing standards.

Considerations taken into design for ruggedness and longevity include:

  • High Efficiency Filter 99.99% plus filtration of bacteria, cysts and particles.
  • Long life / Value for Money Cleanable filter surface for prolonged life.
  • Anti-Bacterial Action Anti-bacterial formulation contains silver to inhibit microbiological growth within the ceramic.
  • Retains Essential Minerals. Keeps the minerals beneficial to health.
  • No Power Required Cost effective to run. Protects without power.


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