Pipework Insulation Contractors

Mechanical pipe insulation involves covering pipes with materials that resist heat transfer, helping to maintain desired temperatures. It is installed by wrapping or fitting insulating materials, typically made of foam or fibreglass, around pipes. This thermal insulation is crucial in HVAC systems as it prevents the loss of heat from heated water or the gain of heat in cooled water as it travels through the pipes.

By reducing heat exchange with the surrounding environment, mechanical pipe insulation significantly minimises energy wastage. This is particularly vital in buildings as it contributes to lower energy consumption, leading to cost savings and a more sustainable operation.


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All our installers are accredited and accomplished in all areas of industrial and HVAC insulation and hold relevant certification to enable site working

Your Expert Pipework Insulation Contractors

As leading pipework insulation contractors, we can fulfil your needs thanks to our deep understanding of the industry. We have a qualified, efficient team on hand to assist us in exceeding any project’s goals. Our specialists also have the proper training to perform installations on-site.

We are proud to have been in the industry for more than 20 years, providing us with a wealth of knowledge, and to be accredited as safe contractors. Our goal is to provide a friendly and effective mechanical pipe insulation service in which we work hard to meet your requirements. Our company is supported by a highly qualified crew that specialises in applying different kinds of insulating materials for HVAC, industrial and commercial pipework and ducting projects.

We are also fortunate to have solid ties with a number of our pipe lagging insulation suppliers, so our supply chain is both wide and reliable. We choose suppliers who stock various insulating materials, ranging from the most commonly applied products: phenolic foam, mineral wool and nitrile. We frequently provide our customers with the brand of insulation they like because our suppliers can acquire these materials directly from the big manufacturers.

Our supply chain has offices located countrywide. This allows for the improvement of operations as we can source materials from various locations, providing additional flexibility to cope with “out-of-town projects” and unexpected events that could delay or jeopardise projects.

The Key Benefits of - Pipework Insulation



Insulated pipework reduces energy waste

One of the most important benefits of insulated pipework is undoubtedly the reduction of energy waste. Pipe lagging insulation significantly lowers heat loss around, whilst also acting as a moisture barrier. It leads to much improved thermal performance and higher operating efficiencies, therefore, lower operating expenses. You can help to protect the environment and simultaneously spend less on energy bills, a win-win.


Increased safety with insulated pipework

Working with a mechanical pipework insulation contractor can help improve the safety of your building or warehouse. This is because thermal insulation significantly reduces the risk of burns from contact with pipes, which is particularly vital in factory environments where pipes can reach extreme temperatures.

Additionally, in warehouse settings, slips and falls are common occurrences. By insulating pipes and ducts, you can also prevent condensation buildup, which prevents water from dripping onto floors, subsequently avoiding potential trip and fall hazards.


Pipework insulation helps reduce condensation

It’s very possible for corrosion to occur on pipes due to moisture forming on them, and it can take even longer for the moisture to dissipate completely. If your pipes become corroded, they will need to be replaced and this is costly.

Pipe lagging Insulation reduces condensation and allows you to stay one step ahead of potential corrosion. In the long run, this will save you money and time and will allow you to feel much more secure.


External pipework insulation prevents pipe damage due to freezing

Pipes are very susceptible to freezing, especially when located in areas of buildings that don’t benefit from heating, and this often leads to the pipe bursting. When properly applied, external pipe lagging insulation helps to prevent pipe damage due to freezing as it stops cold air from entering and freezing the contents.

The cost of repairing damage to pipes can be extremely high, so it’s advisable to employ the services of a professional pipe lagging contractor to ensure your pipes are insulated correctly, saving you money in the future.

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Thermal Insulation for Pipes

Mechanical pipe insulation serves multiple important purposes. It reduces heat transfer to and from pipes, which is crucial for heat conservation. This is used in systems like LTHW (Low-Temperature Hot Water) for radiators, Fan Coil Units (FCUs), and other heating equipment in buildings. It’s also important for HWS (Hot Water Pipework) in places like apartments, hospitals, offices, and schools.

Insulating pipework also prevents moisture buildup from condensation on cold surfaces. This is needed for CHW (Chilled Water) systems in cooling equipment and MCWS / BCWS / CWS (Mains, Boosted, and Cold Water Services) for taps, as well as drainage systems like RWP (Rain Water Pipework) and SVP (Soil Pipework). This insulation not only prevents condensation-related corrosion and structural damage but also helps reduce disruptive noise.

Additionally, hiring professional pipe lagging contractors safeguards people from touching exposed pipes. This is used in systems like Steam, MTHW (Medium Temperature Hot Water), and HTHW (High Temperature Hot Water) in industrial settings. It keeps workers safe by minimising contact risks such as scalds and burns.

Cut Down Your Energy Expenditure

Thermally insulating the pipework and ductwork within a building can help reduce the energy expenses of the building.

By working with Thermal Clad Ltd to insulate the building services, you'll save money and minimise the amount of energy wastage.

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The UK's Leading Insulation Experts

Over the last two decades, we have helped many commercial and industrial businesses with their pipe and ductwork insulation. No matter how complex your system is, we guarantee that we have the expertise needed to insulate it.

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Our goal at Thermal Clad is to not only provide our customers with the finest service possible but also to keep them informed about new products and industry trends.

Please feel free to check out some of our expert insulation guides below:

Pipework Insulation - FAQs

Insulation can be used to insulate most types of pipework including mild steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, and plastic pipes..