More than 4.5 kilometres of ‘Versa’ fire sprinkler boxing from Encasement is being used to conceal surface mounted fire sprinkler pipework, which has been retro-fitted at four South Tyneside Council tower blocks in Hebburn and Jarrow to help protect more than 280 residents.
Even though an independent fire inspection and level four fire risk assessment declared the high-rise residential blocks to be safe, the council chose to continue with the £1.4 million automatic sprinkler installation programme as part of its commitment to tenant safety and fire protection.
UK Boxings’ pipe & fire sprinkler boxing and boiler casings have been used for more than 20 years by social housing contractors, local authorities and housing associations across the UK, to conceal all types of plumbing services including fire sprinkler systems, boiler and central heating pipework.
For more than 20 years, UK Boxings has been manufacturing its wide range of pipe boxing at its Chesterfield site to meet the needs of social housing contractors, local authorities and housing associations requiring a quick, cost effective and robust method of concealing interior pipework.
Manufactured from 9mm thick moisture resistant MDF, our products are already used in ongoing repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) projects to hide unsightly heating system pipework, boiler pipes and flues, as well as concealing fire sprinkler system pipework in high rise blocks.
Even though fire sprinkler systems are to form an important part of the Phase 2 Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which began in January this year, many pro-active HA and local authority landlords have already started implementing major programmes of fire protection upgrades, including the retro-fitting of fire sprinklers.
Peterborough based architectural and decorative casing solutions specialist, Encasement Ltd, has acquired Pendock as part of its strategy to expand into new market sectors, while increasing production capacity with the addition of Pendock’s UK based manufacturing facilities.