Pipe Insulation Lagging
Pipe Insulation from Advanced Insulation Materials Ltd
“You could save some money by lagging pipes”
Our ethos is Right Insulation, Right Price, Right Time.
Pipe lagging can be used to prevent heat loss, stop condensation forming or to protect against freezing
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We stock thousands of metres of pipe insulation and lagging material for both domestic & HVAC applications. We also ship all over the UK (including Northern Ireland). We offer great #insulationvalue and can offer discounts for volume orders.
Our stocks include the standard grey foam (polyethylene) pipe insulation, Class 0 nitrile rubber (more accurately Euroclass B to current standards), foil faced rock fibre mineral wool, glass wool ductwrap and phenolic foam. We ship goods the same day if your order is placed before 2pm and you will usually receive your goods within 2 days or the Next Day if you select this service before the cut off.
We aim to help you choose the most cost effective product for your needs and can offer a large range from economy options such as domestic grade polyethylene pipe insulation through to products for fire stopping that offer a 2 hour structural fire rating. We can also help you comply with British Standards such as BS5422 and can guide you to achieve a low cost option for your application.
Pipe Insulation Materials (sometimes known as pipe lagging or insulated pipe sleeves) are used for a variety of purposes including frost protection, domestic heating & condensation control to name a few of the basics.
We do a variety of cheap pipe insulation packs that can help you save money on your energy bills or stop your pipes freezing in winter
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best insulation for pipes?
It’s subjective but any good quality lagging will save energy compared to a bare pipe and the thicker the insulation you use the better although the biggest difference will be to put something on in the first place. If a product has a thermal conductivity of 0.035/w.mK or better (lower) you know it is good quality.
Is it worth insulating hot water or central heating pipes?
Yes, absolutely. If your hot water pipes are not insulated then heat will be escaping from the surface and you are wasting energy, which is wasting money. Even as little as 9mm will dramatically reduce heat loss and likely pay for itself in a matter of months. It’s easy to do it yourself as well!
Will insulating pipes keep them from freezing?
Yes, providing that you use the correct thickness of insulation. Generally speaking the smaller your pipe is the higher the risk of it freezing as a smaller volume of water takes less time to freeze. Therefore, the smaller the pipe the thicker the insulation you require in order to minimize the risk of frost burst.
Water Bylaw 49 Frost Protection
Assuming "Extreme" Conditions of up to 12 hours down to -6°C without use
Outside Diameter of Pipe Thickness of Insulation
15 - 25
22 - 19
28 - 19
34 - 13
42 - 9
54 - 9
76 - 9
What is the best insulation for winter / cold weather?
As you know what thickness you need it is worth thinking about the best product – Climaflex or Tubolit are great options. These are polyethylene pipe insulations and as such cheap and easy to install – they are either fully split or semi split so easy to install. They are best fixed with tape or glue, NEVER cable ties.
Should copper pipes be insulated?
Yes, you want cold pipes to stay cold and hot pipes to stay hot - by insulating you are limiting heat transfer between the pipe itself and the ambient environment. A cold pipe in a warm room it will gain heat but if you insulate it then this will greatly reduce the rate of transfer.
Should plumbers insulate pipes?
Plumbers do generally insulate pipework as it is good practice but it is not necessarily compulsory. Whether a plumber or anybody else is required to insulate a pipe is dependent on there being a specification - for example some boiler manufacturers may require the condensate overflow pipe to be properly lagged to prevent freezing in winter.