Pendock – Thinking inside the box

When evaluating cost reduction opportunities in social housing refurbishment or retro-fit fire sprinkler installation projects, it’s unlikely that pipe boxing would feature highly, yet Pendock products are helping HAs and LAs save time and money on site.

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.

By replacing traditional site made MDF or wood pipe boxing with pre-formed plywood boxing, significant economies are being achieved across a large number of local authority and housing association projects.

The popular TK pipe boxing; MXF fire sprinkler boxing and BC boiler casings from the Pendock Profiles range, are all manufactured in the UK from pre-formed plywood and are supplied pre-finished in durable melamine. This means there’s no need for time consuming on-site fabrication or painting, enabling Pendock boxing can be fitted in around half the time of site made alternatives.

The widespread use of Pendock MXF fire sprinkler boxing to conceal surface mounted sprinkler pipework, on high-rise and low-rise residential fire safety improvement projects, has helped speed installation, as they’re quick and easy to fit, using just screws battens and a range of dedicated accessories.

Concealing boiler pipework, valves, regulators and filters is equally simple with the BC range of boiler pipe casings. Four casing options are available, which include jointed and joint-less one piece designs, as well as a bespoke casing, which is manufactured by Pendock to exact project specifications.

Where exterior pipework needs protecting and concealing, the CHM and MXM metal pipe boxing range is engineered to enclose building services and other utilities, often as part of district heating schemes, while also providing added protection against accidental damage, theft or vandalism.