Fire sprinklers go undercover with Encasement

Where fire sprinkler systems are being installed or retro-fitted in tower blocks and flats, Encasement’s ‘Versa’ pipe boxing range provides the perfect cost effective solution for concealing sprinkler pipework.

Manufactured from pre-formed FSC® certified plywood and pre-finished in a durable white melamine, Versa ‘L’ shaped boxing is available in either 5mm or 8mm thicknesses for use within flats and communal areas, such as stairs and lift lobbies where sprinklers are required. Versa boxing can be used with standard sprinkler heads or concealed ‘pop-out’ units with cover caps.

Available in a wide range of sizes, Versa sprinkler pipe boxing helps save on installation time, as there’s no need for fabrication or painting on site. All that’s required is for the boxing to be cut to length and holes drilled for the sprinkler heads before securing to the wall or ceiling.

Encasement’s Managing Director, Martin Taylor, commented

“Our fire sprinkler boxing has already been installed on a large number of number of high rise refurbishment projects, where pipework and sprinklers need to be concealed for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Not only are they cost effective and easy to install, but Encasement also holds a full FSC® ‘Chain of Custody’ certification, which certifies that our products are manufactured from sustainable timbers. This means that local authorities can meet their compliance obligations under UK government procurement guidance.”