8 April 2024

Leading Manufacturers And Suppliers Of Pipe Support Brackets

Pipe support brackets play a vital role in providing stability, alignment, and support to various piping systems. It’s crucial to use the appropriate design to ensure the integrity and longevity of the piping system.

Aston Fittings can not only produce and supply pipe and tubes, but accompanying support brackets which are strong and reliable. Based in Birmingham, we work with companies in a wide range of locations and industries.

Aston Fittings can supply components in a variety of designs, materials and applications to suit different needs. Whether you need press fittings, flanges or bracketry, we supply both readymade designs and bespoke solutions to customers across the UK..

What are the most common types of pipe support brackets?


Pipe hangers are perhaps the most common type of pipe support bracket. These usually consist of a metal strap or rod that wraps around the pipe and attaches to a mounting surface like a wall, ceiling, or beam.

The strap may have a threaded rod or bolt for height adjustment. Pipe hangers are available in various designs including clevis hangers, riser clamps, and loop hangers. They are commonly used in HVAC, plumbing, and industrial piping systems.

Other support brackets include pipe saddles, which cradle the pipe from beneath. 

They are often used in situations where the pipe needs to be supported at regular intervals along its length.

Pipe saddles are usually made of metal or plastic and may have a cushioning material to protect the pipe from damage. They are commonly used in plumbing, irrigation, and industrial piping systems.

Then there’s pipe shoes, which support pipes at points where they pass through structural elements such as floors, walls, or concrete slabs. They are typically made of metal and may have a base plate for attaching to the structure.

Pipe shoes help distribute the weight of the pipe and prevent it from sagging or becoming misaligned. They are commonly used in building construction and industrial piping systems.

Need protection against metal-on-metal contact?

Cushion clamps support pipes can do this, while also providing vibration isolation. They consist of a metal clamp with a cushioning material such as rubber or neoprene lining. Cushion clamps are often used in applications where vibration or thermal expansion and contraction are concerns, such as in HVAC and process piping systems.

Meanwhile, spring hangers are designed to support pipes while absorbing and dampening vibrations. They consist of a steel spring enclosed in a housing with a threaded rod for height adjustment. Spring hangers are commonly used in applications where the pipe is subject to significant vibration, such as in steam lines, refrigeration systems, and power plants.

Need pipe support brackets which accommodate thermal expansion?

Slide plates are used to accommodate the contraction of pipes without causing stress on the piping system or adjacent structures. They consist of a low-friction material such as PTFE (Teflon) mounted on a metal base plate. Slide plates allow the pipe to move longitudinally while maintaining support. They are commonly used in high-temperature piping systems such as those found in refineries, chemical plants, and power generation facilities.

Last but not least, there’s U-Bolts and Clamps. 

These versatile pipe support brackets that can be used in a variety of applications. They consist of a U-shaped bolt with a threaded end and a clamping plate.

U-bolts are often used to attach pipes to beams, walls, or other structural elements. They are available in various sizes and materials to accommodate different pipe diameters and environmental conditions.

These are just a few examples of the types of pipe support brackets available on the market.

The benefits of choosing Aston Fittings as your manufacturer.

Aston Fittings can provide the right brackets depending on factors such as pipe size, material, operating conditions and installation requirements.

We manufacture products at a 16,000 square foot factory in the West Midlands, so we can easily reach customers anywhere across in the UK and beyond. We also offer reasonable international shipping rates.

An international distributor of industrial steel fittings, our products include:

  • Valves
  • Hoses
  • Tubes
  • Pipes
  • Connectors in carbon stainless steel, brass, and other alloys.

With our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, you can be assured we maintain the highest-quality industry standards.

ISO 9001:2015 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) that sets out the criteria for a quality management system (QMS). It is designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product or service.

Delivering a fast and efficient service, we can provide material certification for traceability. You will also benefit from working with an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated team. We’re committed to excellent customer service at all stages of the process.

If you’re looking for suppliers of pipe support brackets, find out more about Aston Fittings. Or don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for more information.