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Protect Your Pipes In The coming Freeze


 As temperatures drop in Lancashire, the Consumer Council for Water has warned households to prepare pipes from the big freeze.

 The water watchdog is worried that households may not have taken steps to protect their pipework from the elements.

 A burst pope can land an average household with and insurance claim for between £6,500 and £7,500 to clean up the mess and damage.

 Frozen pipes can happen very quickly and can cause misery and disruption to the whole family.

 Don’t think because you live in a rented property it doesn’t matter to you, you need to check if your pipes are lagged and if they are not, get on to your landlord and make it happen.

You also need to know where your stop tap is to be able to turn your water of quickly as this could save a lot of damage.

 Fix any dripping taps and overflows as a build-up of ice can cause blockage problems.

Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we sell everything  you need to protect your pipes.

Tubolit is a high quality CFC and HCFC free silver grey flexible closed cell polyethylene pipe insulation. Tubolit Pipe Insulation is particularly effective for the thermal insulation of domestic heating and plumbing pipework for energy conservation and frost protection. Tubolit Pipe Insulation, being flexible, is easy to install. Tubolit is not fibrous and creates no dust during installation or use.

Generally used for domestic heating and plumbing.

A robust insulation for energy conservation and frost protection.

Temperature Range

Maximum: +100 ºC

Minimum: -50 ºC

Tubolit Pipe Insulation is s CFC free, HCFC free, with an ODP of zero.


Here at Greengates Builders Merchants, Lancashire we stock Tubolit Pipe Insulation in 2m lengths to suit pipe sizes: 15mm, 22mm and 28mm.

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