PipeSnug for the Social Housing Sector
The new Approved Building Regulations Part L primarily addresses energy efficiency and air tightness in buildings and sets the minimum standard for air permeability in homes. This updated regulation means that all social housing owners need to revisit their existing solution to ensure compliance.
PipeSnug is the only all-in-one solution which meets Part L’s requirement to seal around pipework inside and out, with the use of pipe seals and grommets.
How we helped Bournville Village Trust
Bournville Village Trust is a charity and community-based housing organisation working in Birmingham and Shropshire with a stock of around 4,500 homes. The Trust is in the process of moving all boilers to condensing boilers, which use a 32mm waste pipe to remove the condensate from the property.
These pipes run through the walls to the outside on all the properties, which traditionally means it would require mortar or silicone to be used to point the hole where the pipe leaves the brickwork. It’s a time-consuming process, which can look terrible if it’s not done properly. Mortar and silicone also tend to weather quickly, letting in water, pests, insects and drafts and so callbacks can be common. Instead, Bournville Village Trust enlisted the help of PipeSnug, making the job quicker, easier and with a cost saving of more than £11,000.
Where can I get PipeSnug?
PipeSnug pipe seals are available to buy online and in store from all leading plumbers and builders merchants, including Screwfix, Toolstation, Jewson and many others. If your preferred merchant does not currently stock PipeSnug, please contact us to discuss further.
Have a question or need to know more?
If you need any help with using, installing or deciding if PipeSnug is right for your houses then please contact us and we will be happy to support you.