How to stop pipes freezing and what to do if they burst

frozen water pipe
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Colder temperatures can lead to pipes freezing — a potentially disruptive and costly issue for homeowners to deal with. 

Luckily, there are steps you can take that will stop this from happening that can be easily completed on a DIY basis and paired with other jobs such as draught proofing

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.