There may be a requirement at some stage in the life of your plumbing system to modify, replace or even add to your pipework for various reasons. This can mean the running of new pipes. An easy way to begin is by planning the new run so you know exactly any bends or connections that you will need to make Clerkenwell Plumbers can bend and connect and fit new pipework. Below is a guide to fitting and securing pipes in different locations:Under a Suspended Floor:Run the pipe in shallow notches chiseled in the joist top, or if there is space put, you can pass through holes drilled in the joists. Run at a 50 mm minimum under the top of the joists to avoid punctures from nails through the floorboards. Always mark any pipe run on the board with a pencil, this is a good position reminder. Joists are essential to building structure integrity so do not remove large pieces of timber. Surface Mounted on Walls:An easy way to secure new pipes is by clipping to a wall. They are less conspicuous if they are neat, straight and parallel, also, run them up into a corner, around a chimney-breast, or on skirting boards. Plastic trunking is available to hide pipes, or you could box them in with timber. If there is a stud partition, new pipes can run through the studs and noggins before you close the cavity.Insulate Pipes:Insulate the new pipes in split tubes made from foam. Do this to pipes that are at risk of freezing or run under a ground floor, in a loft space, or near an outside wall. Also insulate hot water pipes to save heat.Pipe Clips:Pipes need to be secure, and should be firmly clipped in position at regular points, or they will creak or vibrate. Pipe clips are available I many styles and sizes. A Clerkenwell Plumber uses pipe clips.