Refurb and maintenance
Where external pipework needs to be concealed and protected against the risk of accidental damage, vandalism or theft, Encasement’s Arma metal pipe boxing provides a tough and versatile solution that also improves aesthetics and adds a uniform finish to the project.
Already widely used in a range of social housing refurbishment applications to conceal and protect simple vertical and horizontal pipe runs, as well as more complex district heating and central boiler installations, Arma can help improve security on projects at risk from damage.
The Pendock Profiles range of pipe boxing and casing solutions is one of the most comprehensive available for social housing projects. Each product is like a specialised ‘tool’ designed for a specific purpose, but also versatile enough to be used on a range of pipe boxing applications.
Incorporating the MXF, MX and TK pipe boxing, dedicated to concealing all types of unsightly pipework, alongside BC boiler casings, CH channel boxing and the strong CHM and MXM metal boxing for external use, the range covers everything that’s required.
UK Boxings’ decorative casings and boxing products have been used by housing associations and local authorities for more than 20 years to hide fire sprinkler, heating system and boiler pipework to help reduce time on site and save money.
Frost is the greatest threat to water services throughout the winter. UK Water Regulations require any fitting or apparatus to be correctly insulated to prevent frost, unless in a location that is heated for more than 12 hours a day . It seems obvious when you are scraping the ice from the car on a frosty morning. However, the insurance claims show that many homeowners, landlords and occupiers seem to be unaware of this requirement.
In the worst-case scenario, the replacement of water supply pipes is required. Traditionally this has required major excavations outside a property and usually a great deal of disruption and trauma within, over several days and possibly weeks – inevitably at high cost.
Orbit Housing’s Fordham House in Stratford-upon-Avon aims to raise the bar for rented accommodation. Although initially a social housing provider, Orbit now refers to itself as a “developing housing association”, and Fordham House was designed for private rental by key workers in the town.
The Pendock Profiles range of specialist casings and pipe & fire sprinkler boxing has been a common feature in social housing for well over 30 years and is used on countless heating system refurbishments, boiler upgrades and fire-sprinkler installations by most UK social landlords.