Water Supply Pipe Replacement2024-04-17T14:31:14+00:00

Water Supply Pipe Replacement

    Water Supply Pipe Replacement

    What you need to know about having your existing water supply pipe replaced

    When it comes to water supply pipe replacement, rather than digging trenches, the trenchless technology we utilise offers a modern and effective solution. The main benefits are that our process is quick, efficient, and minimises costs associated with replacing below ground lead water pipes.

    Using impact moling, we can accurately create underground channels without the need for extensive excavation of long trenches. Using this moling method, the new pipe work can be easily pulled through, eliminating the need for disruptive digging that can disturb driveways, gardens, and patios. We only require a small number of entry and exit pits to launch the pneumatic equipment into the ground, enabling horizontal boring between the excavations and is often the most cost effective option for installing a new water supply pipe as it is less labour intensive.

    Let us take care of the entire installation process

    As a water company approved plumber, our water pipe replacement service covers the entire length of your lead pipe, from your external stop tap at the property boundary up to the connection inside your house at your internal stop tap. By opting for our supply pipe service, you’ll enjoy a continuous, seamless water supply with excellent flow rates and one that is highly durable and enjoy drinking water free from the risks of lead contamination.

    We take care of the entire installation process, providing a comprehensive service. Our expert team will handle your inquiry efficiently, and for customers seeking lead renewal, we’ll complete all necessary forms required by your local water company. Our replacement service includes site risk assessment, installation, reinstatement, and connection. Upon completion, you’ll receive a WIAPS (Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme) Certificate, and we’ll sign off the work.

    Why replace lead pipes

    Pipeline Services remains at the forefront of technology for replacing water supply pipes, ensuring excellent results that will leave you satisfied. If you’re considering replacing your below ground lead supply pipe or are wondering if there is a need to replace the below ground lead piping, here are a few reasons why it’s a wise choice:

    Lead Contamination

    If your current supply pipe is made of lead, you could be at risk of lead contamination in your domestic water supply and we would recommend you have your lead pipe replaced.

    Material Disadvantages

    Other traditional materials used for water supply pipes in the UK, such as iron, galvanized steel, copper, and black alkathene, have their disadvantages when compared to MDPE (Medium Density Polyethylene):

    • Iron pipes are prone to corrosion and rust, leading to leaks and poor flow and water quality issues.

    • Galvanized steel pipes are susceptible to corrosion over time, reducing their lifespan and potentially causing water discoloration.

    • Copper pipes are expensive, and their installation requires skilled labour. They can also be subject to pinhole leaks and corrosion in certain water conditions.

    • Black alkathene pipes, although widely used in the past, have lower durability compared to MDPE. They can be prone to brittleness, cracking, and degradation when exposed to UV radiation or harsh environmental conditions.

    MDPE Advantages

    MDPE pipes offer several benefits over traditional materials. They are highly durable, resistant to corrosion, and have a long lifespan. MDPE pipes are also flexible, making installation easier and faster. Additionally, they are cost-effective and provide a reliable water supply with excellent water quality.


    Installing a new combi boiler requires the right water pressure to work efficiently. An old water main may hinder the performance of your boiler.

    By replacing your water supply pipe with MDPE, you can experience improved water quality, lower energy bills, and optimum water flow. Contact Pipeline Services today to speak with our dedicated team and take the first step toward upgrading your water supply.

    Enhance your home behind the scenes

    Improving your home extends beyond visible changes. If you want to maximize the benefits of a new bathroom or kitchen, ensuring your water supply is up to date and reliable is crucial.

    We can help enhance your home

    As water main replacement experts, we guarantee a water supply that meets the standards of your home. Our process is quick and clean, minimising disruption while providing durable MDPE pipework for your water supply.

    Make sure your home is at its best. Contact us today to learn more about replacing your water supply pipe with MDPE and enjoy the advantages it offers.

    Contact us for a reliable water supply

    Take the first step towards a dependable water supply. Call us at 0800 065 4111 or complete our contact form to request a consultation or quote. Our friendly team is available to assist you with any questions or concerns.


    Can I change my water supply pipe?2024-06-18T12:53:35+00:00

    In certain circumstances, it is possible to change or replace your water supply pipe. Water supply replacement may be necessary for various reasons, such as upgrading the plumbing system, addressing leaks or damages, or improving water flow and efficiency.

    Changing your water supply pipe typically involves hiring a professional plumber or contractor with expertise in plumbing and water supply systems. They can assess the current state of your supply pipe, determine the scope of the replacement project, and provide guidance on the appropriate steps to take.

    Before proceeding with a water supply replacement, it is essential to consider local regulations and obtain any necessary permits or approvals from your water supplier. Some areas may have specific requirements or restrictions on modifying water supply infrastructure, so it is crucial to adhere to these regulations to ensure compliance.

    Additionally, it is advisable to consult with your water utility company. They can provide information on any specific guidelines or requirements for replacing the water supply pipe, as well as offer guidance on coordination, potential disruptions, and any necessary adjustments to the connection between the new pipe and the main water supply.

    Changing your water supply pipe is a significant undertaking, and it is recommended to work with qualified professionals to ensure the project is carried out safely and in accordance with applicable standards. They can help you select suitable materials for the replacement pipe, install it correctly, and address any necessary adjustments or connections to your plumbing system.

    By engaging professionals and adhering to local regulations, you can successfully change your water supply pipe, improving the performance and reliability of your plumbing system.

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      Clearwater House,
      Newby Road Industrial Estate,
      Hazel Grove,
      Stockport SK7 5DA

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