Twinwall Pipe & Drainage

Our Twinwall Drainage pipe is manufactured from HDPE for use in Surface Water and Stormwater applications. We stock a range of sizes from 150mm right up to 600mm in diameter. All of our perforated twinwall pipes are 3 metres in length. This pipe is very strong and is ideal for use beneath paths, roads, airport and railways. It is also commonly used in the construction of infrastructure for the leisure, agricultural and commercial sectors.

Our unperforated Twinwall drainage pipes come in range of sizes from 150mm to 600mm. The perforated pipes are available from 150mm to 300mm. A range of joiners, 45° and 90° bends and junctions are available to complete the range. Ring seals can be inserted into as required to ensure a completely watertight seal.

CONSTRUCTION

Our Twinwall pipe is made from HDPE (high density polyethylene), a plastic material that is lighter than the traditional concrete alternatives yet is much stronger than PVC. The pipe has ribs in the outer wall for added strength and a smooth internal bore to ensure a high flow rate.

CERTIFICATION

Our Twinwall drainage pipe is BBA Approved. It is also certified for use by the Highway Authorities Product Approval Scheme (HAPAS) the national Roads and Bridges Authority.

CUTTING AND JOINING TWINWALL PIPES

Twinwall pipes can be cut along any of the external ribs using a standard handsaw. Joints, bends and junctions are available; remember to add two ring seals for each fitting when using twin wall for stormwater (not required when using perforated pipe for land drainage).

PLAIN OR PERFORATED

Plain pipes are used for the carrying of surface and stormwater. Perforated pipe systems are used as an alternative to land drain to collect excess rainwater from the ground. It is often used in ditch drains and culverts, or in leisure and sporting facilities such as sports pitches and particularly golf courses.

ENVIRONMENTAL

An element of the HDPE material is recycled. This means that contractors working to achieve recycled content targets set by local authority planning departments can include our twinwall pipes in their calculations.

INTERESTING FACT

Twinwall Drainage pipe makes an excellent rabbit or guinea pig run!

HOW TO INSTALL TWINWALL DRAINAGE

Twinwall pipes can be cut along any of the external ribs using a standard handsaw. Joints, bends and junctions are available; remember to add two ring seals for each fitting when using twin wall for stormwater (not required when using perforated pipe for land drainage).

DIGGING A TRENCH

Twinwall drainage is best installed using a trench style method.

  • The depth of your trench should be anywhere between 300mm - 600mm deep on top of the height/outer diameter of your twinwall pipes, as well as a pipe bed of at least 150mm.
  • So for example, if you were installing a twinwall system with pipes of a 300mm diameter, your total trench depth should be 750mm at the minimum.
  • The width of the trench should allow for 150mm of sidefill on either side of your pipe.

FILLING THE TRENCH

  • Once your trench is fully dug out, fill the bottom 150mm with fine gravel and stones no larger than 10mm in order to create the trench bed.
  • You can then lay your pipes, fittings and bends accordingly in the trench.
  • Sidefill should be added into the trench next, which should consist of small, well granulated gravel.
  • Finally, the backfill can be added which can be made up of a similar gravel and stones that are no larger than 50mm.

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