Gas Meter Boxes UK - Keeping your Pipes Warm

We may be heading towards the warmth of spring time in the UK with lighter mornings and longer days, but the cold weather is persistent – throwing harsh winds, rain and very cold temperatures to get in the way of our summertime planning. Colder weather can play havoc, making road conditions worse (not that the UK needs any more potholes!) as well as making the likes of pipework and glass more likely to burst and shatter.

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The cold weather, especially in the depths of night, can cause the likes of water pipes to freeze. This can not only block the pipe and starves a house of flowing water but can also cause more permanent – and expensive - damage but splitting the pipe. Although this may be an extreme case, taking care of any external pipes could help prevent against serious damage in the winter months.

Gas pipes can also be damages because of the cold weather. Although, the gas itself will not freeze, any excess water or water vapour within the pipes could - again causing masses of damage. Water could get into external pipe works through small splits or unprotected values, which could leave your home without gas or wasted gas through leaking pipes.

Using gas meter boxes made in the UK are an easy and effective way to protect external pipework from weather damage. Many gas meter boxes in the UK are made with fibreglass making them a rigid structure to keep pipework well-maintained. Good quality boxes will also be designed with ‘double skin’ adding to the protection, and making it far less likely for the likes of rain water to penetrate – potentially saving you money and more importantly time and stress.

If you are looking to protect your gas pipes from the harshness of the winter weather and would like to view a range of gas meter boxes available in the UK, please visit the website of Kingsley Plastic Limited. Alternatively, fi you have any queries or would just like to find out a little more information on the specifications of any of the products, please speak to an advisor by calling 01837 83154.

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