How to install soil pipes for Building Regulations
The new Approved Document Part L primarily addresses energy efficiency and air tightness in buildings and sets the minimum standard for air permeability in new dwellings. To help ensure airtightness of soil pipes,
Part L now requires pipe grommets and pipe collars to be fitted to soil pipes as part of any new build dwelling.
PipeSnug is the leading solution for installing soil pipes for Building Regulations in order to comply with Part L. Fitting the 110mm soil pipe collar to the soil pipe where it enters the building provides an air and water tight seal that is more efficient than traditional processes using mortar and silicone to seal the hole.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings
Changes to Building Regulations Part L regarding the energy performance and carbon emissions of dwellings, and the recent consultations on the Future Homes Standard and the Future Buildings Standard are part of the Government’s drive to achieve Net Zero Carbon for new homes by 2025, and lower carbon emissions for existing housing. Read more about the Government’s commitment to Net Zero Carbon here.
The PipeSnug 110mm soil pipe collar is the ideal solution to help new builds and existing dwellings meet the soil pipe Building Regulations that are set out in these documents and consultations.
Soil pipe installation regulations
If you are installing a soil and vent pipe regulations apply taking into account the ventilation and general safety of the dwelling.
Soil pipe Building Regulations state that the soil pipe is always placed above the highest water inlet into the pipe, and that the opening of ventilating pipes should be at least 900mm above any window in a dwelling that is within three metres of the pipe.
PipeSnug soil pipe seal
PipeSnug 110mm soil pipe collar simply fits into the hole drilled for the soil pipe removing any need for pointing to seal the hole in the brickwork. It is available at Graham, The Plumbers’ merchant and many other leading merchants throughout the UK, and can be installed in less than five seconds. It snuggly fits the 152mm core-drilled hole in the wall through which the soil pipe exits a building.
The use of soil pipe collars is also being recommended for any improvements to existing dwellings too, so extensions and loft conversions where a soil pipe seal is fitted can also benefit from the use of PipeSnug pipe collars. The collars can be used both inside and outside the building where the soil pipe enters the wall for the best finish, which not only prevents heat loss and acts as a barrier to drafts, but also protects against damp, insects and pests.