Encasement pipe boxing and casings have been used for more than 15 years to conceal interior and exterior pipework in a range of social housing projects across the UK, from fire sprinkler installations and heating system upgrades to the latest low carbon solutions, including ground source heat pump and shared loop arrays.
To cover external services, such as gas supply and distributed heating systems, as well as air source or ground source heat pump installations, Arma metal boxing provides tough and durable protection for exposed pipework and associated components.
Manufactured from strong, lightweight and corrosion resistant aluminium, Arma is available in two profiles, enabling it to be readily secured to external walls using either an integral flange fixing method or aluminium angle brackets and suitable fixings.
Arma is also used conceal interior runs of fire-sprinkler pipework where there are no sprinkler heads, such as in communal areas, as Arma is non-combustible and can help compliance with fire safety requirements.
For projects involving the refurbishment of heating systems, or the installation of individual ground source heat pumps inside flats, the Riva range of pre-formed pipe boxing provides a quick, easy and cost-effective method of concealing unsightly pipework installed at skirting level.
To cover larger diameter pipework or flexible ducting the Versa range of ‘L’ shaped pipe boxing is also easy to install and is available in a wide range of sizes to suit most applications and specifications.
Boiler pipework casings
Where high efficiency boilers are installed, boiler pipework, valves and flues can be hidden easily, using Encasement’s purpose designed boiler pipework casings. Also, as the casings are free-standing, they can be simply removed and replaced without damage, allowing unrestricted access for routine inspection and maintenance.
Versa pre-formed fire sprinkler boxing is already installed in countless retrofit fire sprinkler projects to cover pipework in flats, lobbies and corridors, while for applications where flame retardant boxing is required, Versa FR sprinkler boxing provides an ideal solution.
With the exception of Versa FR, which is produced from MDF with a white painted finish, all Versa, Riva and boiler pipe casings are manufactured from pre-formed plywood, using sustainably sourced UKTR compliant timbers. Also, they are pre-finished with white resin impregnated decorative paper, so don’t require painting, which helps save time and money on site.