In starting to do up the kitchen, which entails ripping out the
existing units, I have found what looks like a hodge-podge of pipes
and would appreciate some advice.
The mains supply come up from the floor, through the worktop and is
clipped to the wall up to and through the ceiling. Its only
insulation is white paint :-)) The returning hot and cold pipes
and in a channel in the wall, plastered over but not surrounded by
plaster i.e. there is still free space around them.. There is no
insulation around either pipe and they are no more than a quarter of
an inch apart.
I take it this is likely to give rise to condensation and ultimately
Would it be better to have all pipes outside the wall, fully (and
separately) insulated and then boxed in?