Pendock rebrands product ranges for easy specification

If you’re reading this, you have probably already noticed that our product branding has changed along with the design and much of the content on this website. The new product branding structure groups key product ranges together, to simplify specification and improve website navigation, as well as providing better access to product and technical information. The six new brands group similar products together to make specification more logical and easier, enabling casing solutions to be selected and sourced from our comprehensive range of standard and bespoke products, which are available in a wide choice of materials, finishes and sizes. ‘Pendock Profiles’ includes all pipe and fire sprinkler boxing products, as well as boiler casings, while ‘Pendock Radius’ brings together our six individual … Read More »

Waltham Forest Library turns to a new page with Pendock

Waltham Forest Council’s new Wood Street Library in East London is using decorative column casings from the Pendock Radius range to conceal 23 interior structural concrete columns, as well as service drops for water and electrics. Built by leading mixed-tenure developer, Countryside Properties, the new £420,000 library is a key part of the local authority’s £3 million investment and redevelopment of the surrounding Marlowe Road area, which includes new housing and the improvement of public spaces. In addition to the column casings, perimeter casings from the Pendock Linea building linings range were also specified, which were used to cover voids and electrical cabling, while integrating with the library’s bright and modern interior design scheme. Manufactured from pre-formed plywood, Pendock’s rectangular PLY-SQ column … Read More »

Managing burn risks from radiators and pipework in care homes

In the 12 months to March 2020, there were over a thousand hospital admissions in England due to burn injuries caused through contact with heating appliances, radiators and pipework, with almost 400 involving people over 70. For care home managers, it is essential that they’re aware of the issues and the best practice solutions. Low surface temperature (LST) radiator guards and pre-formed pipe boxing are simple, cost-effective ways to mitigate the risks, while providing consistent, practical and aesthetic results. Pendock’s technical project manager, Gavin Byram, explains more. Many UK care homes are heated by boilers and traditional radiators, with systems operating at temperatures of around 60 to 80°C, while temperatures in hot water system pipework is likely to be above 50°C to … Read More »

Technical projects manager, Gavin Byram, offers heating and plumbing installers some advice on concealing pipework

Heating and plumbing installers regularly fit different types of pipework, whether gas supply and flow and returns for central heating systems, hot and cold feeds for taps and showers or soil and waste pipes. In retrofit projects, lengths of pipework can often become long and complicated – for example if a boiler has been relocated to meet regulations or to fit in with a new internal layout, or if bathroom sanitaryware has been moved around to create more space or increase accessibility for an elderly or disabled person – and a decision will need to be made about whether to conceal the pipework or leave it exposed. While there is clearly a current trend for exposed pipework (particularly copper heating pipes, which … Read More »

A Builder’s perspective on pipe boxing methods

Leading print and digital publication, PHAM News, recently ran an online Q&A article on the use of Pendock products in a Liverpool social housing contract that were fitted by local building contractor, AA Molyneux, which makes interesting reading, so we’ve shared it here. Concealing heating and plumbing pipework can be simple when using pre-formed pipe boxing, eliminating the hassle and time consuming task of fabricating solutions on site. PHAM News talks to Andy Molyneux from Liverpool-based AA Molyneux Builders about how using Pendock’s pipe boxing products make for a more efficient use of time and a neater finish. Q: What type of work does AA Molyneux carry out? A: We’re a building company and work on any projects associated with the building … Read More »