Refurb and maintenance

fire sprinkler system

With HA and local authority landlords implementing major fire protection upgrade programmes, including the ongoing retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems, for many contractors Encasement’s Versa pipe boxing is proving to be the ideal solution for concealing sprinkler pipework.

recycled plastic waste

The world's annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from around 5 million tonnes in the 1950s to nearly 100 million tonnes today. European production accounts for about 57 million tonnes of this total amount.
The amount of plastic waste generated annually in the UK is estimated to be nearly 5 million tonnes, half of which comes from packaging (Source: House of Commons Briefing Paper on Plastic Waste, 2020).
Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled. Much of this ends up in the waste stream affecting our rivers, oceans and wildlife.


‘easy-fit’ decorative boxing

Easy to fit decorative boxings from UK Boxings have been used for more than 20 years by UK housing associations, local authorities and social housing contractors to hide pipework for fire sprinklers, heating systems and below boilers to save time and money on-site.


Despite reports of shortages of some raw materials in the window and door industry, Rapierstar’s deep UK stocks of specialist fasteners and 30 years of sourcing and supply chain experience has enabled it to guarantee supplies of fasteners to its fabricator customers and support the industry as it recovers from lockdown.
The company continues to hold £4m of window screw and fixings stock and more than one billion items at its 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution centre in Cheshire, from where it serves window and door manufacturers across Great Britain and Ireland, as well as growing exports across mainland Europe. By holding many months of stock, the warehouse absorbs the short term impacts of disrupted global trade of the kind caused by the pandemic.


flat roof

Here, Daren Fraser at Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd looks at the factors that decision makers of housing associations should consider before selecting a flat roof asset management partner.

fire sprinkler boxing

UK Boxings’ flame retardant ‘FR’ sprinkler boxing is the most recent addition to the company’s range of durable pipe and fire sprinkler boxing solutions.

Manufactured from 12mm thick flame retardant Euroclass B compliant material, FR boxing is designed to provide a cost-effective solution for high rise flats and tower blocks where flame retardant casings for sprinkler pipework are specified.


hygienic handrail

SG System Products Limited have re-launched their Strading handrail as Strading-hygienic, which is now a stainless-steel handrail coated with an anti-bacterial – anti-microbial coating.

SG System Products Limited specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of a range of handrail and balustrade systems for the public, educational, healthcare, commercial and private building applications.