How can insulating pipes protect your home this winter?

person fitting foam insulation to pipes
Insulating your copper piping can prevent heat being lost (Image credit: Getty)

Insulating pipes is a great way to reduce heat loss in your home, as well as preventing your pipes freezing in winter weather. 

The best news is that pipe lagging is a job that is straightforward to undertake on a DIY basis and need not be expensive either — if you have been looking into energy saving tips, then this is definitely not a step to skip. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.