Encasement

Encasement fire sprinkler boxing reaches new heights in Wolverhampton

  • 13 Mar 2019

Over four kilometres of Encasement‘s ‘Versa 5’ pre-formed plywood fire sprinkler boxing will provide an aesthetic finish to the installation of new fire sprinkler systems at three Liberty Heights student accommodation blocks in Wolverhampton.

Operated by the UK’s second largest student accommodation provider, Liberty Living, the three blocks, one of which is 25 storeys high, provide 657 beds for students attending the nearby University of Wolverhampton and City of Wolverhampton College.

The fire sprinkler system protects corridors, kitchens, lift lobbies and public areas, in addition to the individual student rooms.

Encasement

The installation was undertaken as part of an accommodation refurbishment and improvement programme by Liberty Living, after acquiring the properties in early 2017.

Encasement’s pre-formed fire sprinkler boxing was chosen by the contractor as it provided a cost effective and easy to install solution to conceal the thousands of metres of orange sprinkler pipework, while also providing an aesthetic finish, as the boxing is pre-finished with white melamine.

Three different sizes of 5mm thick Versa ‘L’ shaped sprinkler boxing was used on the project, as well as dedicated accessories, such as internal and external corners, ensuring the finish to the entire sprinkler system was consistent and integrated with the building décor in each of the blocks.

To accommodate the sprinkler heads, the Versa boxing is designed to be drilled easily on-site, so that the position of the individual heads can be aligned accurately and the white cover caps can be fitted to complete the installation.

Encasement

Martin Taylor, Encasement’s MD, commented: “Fire safety and protection in multi-storey residential blocks is clearly a priority for many local authorities, housing associations and specialist student accommodation providers and the installation of fire sprinkler systems is an essential part of this process.

“We have more than 40 years experience in manufacturing and supplying pre-formed pipe boxing and decorative casings, which have been installed in countless UK and overseas projects.

“I’m delighted that we were chosen for Liberty Heights, which has proven to be so successful and we are currently involved in a large number of other fire sprinkler projects in social and private housing.”

Contact:

Peartree Business Centre
Enterprise Way
Bretton
Peterborough
PE3 8YQ

Visit Encasement's website

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Freefoam

Freefoam's Fireside Chat No. 1: Colour and innovation

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of a new informative and interesting video focussing on colour roofline and product innovation.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Fascias, Innovations & New Products, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Video of the Week, Walls

Hambleside Danelaw

The Danelaw solution delivers better results

Award-winning Staffordshire-based Xaver Roofing had just won the contract to roof a large private build, when Hambleside Danelaw launched InVerg®, the unique interlocking dry verge system for plain tiles.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs

GAI

Enrolment now open for GAI door hardware qualification

Architectural ironmongers are being encouraged by the GAI to demonstrate their competence for specifying door hardware by gaining a diploma in architectural ironmongery in preparation for industry changes.

Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Training

Schuco

Schüco launches advanced unitised façade system

Aluminium systems specialist Schüco is launching its new unitised UDC 80 façade system, combining enhanced energy efficiency with design versatility and proven weather resistant performance.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Facades, Innovations & New Products, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls