Getting ahead – a guide to specification

If you’re specifying Pendock products, the following information could provide some useful pointers, as well as helping provide a clearer understanding of the options available. When it comes to specifying three of our most popular brands: Radius, Linea and Washroom, there are some key elements to consider, which will help ensure the specifications are satisfied and project expectations are met.   Radius column casings Intended for interior and exterior structural steel work, Radius comprises six individual column casing types, which are available in a range of standard shapes and materials, as well as bespoke options. While aesthetics are clearly central to what is largely a decorative item, specifiers should also carefully consider issues of practicality, as this will directly affect material choice. … Read More »

Pendock casings – aesthetic, practical and versatile

Over the past 30 years, the Pendock name has become a byword for decorative architectural casings, with countless projects using its ‘Radius’ column casings and ‘Linea’ building linings ranges to conceal structural components and building services, while also improving aesthetics. The company is also well known for washroom systems and pre-formed services casings, as well as low surface temperature (LST) radiator guards and floor ducting products. Although all Pendock products are relevant to architects, specifiers and contractors, the most commonly specified are those within its ‘Radius’, ‘Linea’ and ‘Washroom’ ranges.   Radius column casings Designed to conceal interior and exterior structural steelwork, as well as concrete columns, Pendock Radius unites the company’s six individual column casing types. The pre-formed plywood range is … Read More »

New Pendock sector Report published by Architecture Today

Leading architectural and construction design publication, Architecture Today (AT), has published an online ‘Pendock Sector Report’, which explores the difference and similarities, when specifying decorative casings in public sector and commercial buildings. Researched and written by AT’s Technical Editor, John Ramshaw, in conversation with Pendock’s Technical Project Manager, Gavin Byram, the online article covers Pendock Radius column casings, Pendock Linea building linings and Pendock Washroom cubicle systems. To support the article, a range of project images are used to illustrate different installations from public and private sector buildings. Discover more about Pendock and read the article here

Award winning motorway services – Pendock’s inside story

Following the completion and opening of the award-winning Skelton Lakes motorway services near Leeds, Architecture Today spoke to our Technical Project Manager, Gavin Byram, to explore the design & specification process and how the principal technical challenges were overcome.   Project overview: Designed by Corstorphine & Wright Architects, Leeds Skelton Lake Services is located at Junction 45 on the M1 and sited within a 40,000-square-metre country park. The environmentally sensitive project employs a series of large undulating green roofs supported by exposed glulam beams, while generous double-height spaces and clerestory glazing provide high levels of daylighting and a welcoming interior. A series of bespoke architectural linings from the Pendock Linea range, formed key elements of the interior design and fit-out by combining … Read More »

Pipe dreams – Pendock casings for social housing

It’s been 35 years since Pendock launched its pre-formed plywood casings for concealing pipework and building services, which have subsequently influenced the way social housing specifiers and contractors approach heating system refurbishment and fire safety improvement projects. Such has been the impact of Pendock’s products and their widespread use on countless social housing projects, that the name is now a brand generic, where pipes are no longer just, ‘boxed-in’, but ‘Pendocked’.   From first principles The original principle of using casings manufactured from pre-formed plywood to conceal pipework was conceived as a solution to reduce the amount of time spent on-site when boxing in pipework. The predominant method at that time was to fabricate boxing from wood or MDF sheets, which then … Read More »

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