Suppliers of: Pipe Boxing, Column Casings, Boiler Pipe Casings, Washroom Cubicles, Vanity Units, Low Surface Temperature Radiator Guards
Pendock are the UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of a comprehensive range of pipe boxing, column casings, encasement products and washroom cubicles. Pendock offers Architects, Design Engineers and Installers the perfect pipe boxing and general cover solutions via a range of both standard and bespoke products which are offered in a range of materials, colours and finishes.
Pipe Boxing and Boiler Pipe Casing
Pendock Profile provides the perfect hiding place for building services. Our preformed plywood casings provide a versatile and practical solution for concealing unsightly pipework, electrical cabling such as beams and cills. We provide a wide range of both 5mm and 8mm casings with a 90 degree angle for use at skirting or corner locations together with a range of 5mm preformed plywood casings with 115 degree angled return for use at dado or midwall level or encasing cables or pipes up to 50mm diameter.
Our range of Boiler Pipe Casings are a practical and simple solution to hiding and protecting pipework above and below the boiler providing easy acess for maintenance and servicing.
Pendock Profiles also offer bespoke casing and boxing in aluminium which can also be manufactured with hatches for easy access.
Pendocks range of column casing produce a unique and perfect finish and for interior high usage areas also offer a range of bump rails and wall protection.
Pendock HVAC perimeter casings are increasingly popular for specifiers. They have a space saving design which incorporates smooth curves with a choice of grilles to maintain heating and cooling efficiency.
Pendock has become a major force in the Washroom market combining design flair and technial expertise. Our wide range includes easy fix solutions for single and multiple cubicle installation in corners, islands or between walls and are inexpensive.
Pendock Robuste compact laminate cubicles provide high durability and design flexibility to meet most demands whilst our Matrixe range is not only functional and attractive but easy to clean and virtually maintenance free and is an adaptive pre-plumbed solution for both commercial and public sectors.
Pendock vanity units include style, simplicity, uncomplicated design and easy installation and our pre-plumbed sanitaryware, brassware and accessories have been selected for best functionality and style.
Radiator Guards - LST
Pendock for many years have been the leader in Low Surface Temperature (LST) protection for schools, nurseries, hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries. The Safe-Heat range is easy to clean, feature an anti-bacterial coating as standard and follow NHS guidelines.
Pendock Safe Heat guards are available with Easi-Clean access panels mounted at the front allowing full access to the inside of the guard without the need to remove it completely from the wall.
Pendock floor ducting is a two-part system comprising a pre-formed tray, produced from 22 gauge hot dipped galvanised mild steel (to BS 2989: 1982 class Z2) and a 12mm plywood cover (to BS 1203: 1979). Return flanges give recessed support to the pre-cut plywood covers, laid flush with the rest of the finished floor.
Bespoke Pipe Boxing, Ducting, Casing and Cubicle Projects
Whilst Pendock offers an extensive choice of ‘off the shelf’ products throughout the various ranges of products we manufacture, we also have the ability to design and manufacture bespoke pipe boxing, floor ducting, column casings and washroom cubicles.
A Nationwide team of Project Managers are available to visit either an architect or designers office or meet on site to offer advice on what can be manufactured to suit specific design requirements.
Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Pendock website or via the BPi Download Library.
Pendock acquired by Encasement
TP Manufacturing, which trades as Pendock, has been acquired by Peterborough-based architectural and decorative casing solutions specialist Encasement, from Davidson Holdings.
Pendock is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plywood casings for heating and plumbing and sprinkler system pipework, as well as washroom cubicles, column casings and radiator guards, and has a 40,000sq.ft manufacturing site in Telford, Shropshire.
A key part of the deal to purchase Pendock was Encasement’s commitment to retain Pendock’s workforce and continue manufacturing at the company’s well-established operation.
This assurance has been further reinforced with the signing of a new five-year lease on the building and the recent investment of more than £150,000 in building upgrades and new machinery.
“Pendock is a well-known brand in the decorative casings market and since it was purchased by Davidson Holdings from Alumasc five years ago, the company has continued to grow and develop,” explained TP Manufacturing’s managing director, Richard Braid.
“Pendock and Encasement are leading brands with many synergies, and the acquisition made perfect sense in terms of our product offer, customer service and growth ambitions. We’re all looking forward to working together,” he added.
Formed in 2007, Encasement has maintained consistent year on year growth through the manufacture and supply of casing solutions to public sector and private business in sectors such as residential, retail, commercial and education.
“I believe this is an excellent development for both companies,” explained Encasement’s managing director, Martin Taylor. “By bringing together two specialised and complementary businesses it will not only make us jointly stronger, but also allows us to serve customers even more effectively in a demanding and continually evolving marketplace.”
Davidson Holdings’ managing director, Geoffrey Gestetner, commented: “There are some significant synergies between the two businesses, which was one of the main reasons why we felt that Pendock’s future would be best served by joining with Encasement. Clearly, we’re also delighted that Encasement has committed to continuity of employment for all staff, which was an important consideration for us in the sale.”
Pendock’s decorative column casings complement interior design scheme at Croydon Univ
When the new A&E department at Croydon University Hospital was constructed, decorative column casings from encasement specialist Pendock were specified to ensure that load-bearing structural columns in the reception area were concealed in a way that would complement the interior design scheme.
Croydon University Hospital’s A&E department, which cost over £21 million to build, is a modern, high-quality facility. It is 30 per cent larger than the previous department, with extra features. It includes 28 emergency bays, a dedicated children’s emergency unit with 14 paediatric patient rooms, an eight-bed resuscitation unit, an urgent treatment centre for minor ailments and illnesses and three mental health liaison rooms.
Designed and constructed in close collaboration with patient representatives and healthcare staff, the aim was to create a bespoke facility to suit Croydon's needs, and an efficient, patient-friendly environment. It features, for example, a dementia-friendly design and rooms with doors, rather than curtained cubicles, to increase privacy for patients.
A key thing that Croydon Health Services NHS Trust wanted to achieve was a pleasing environment for patients and staff, with interior design playing a significant role. Minimising the impact of three 2.5-metre-high freestanding structural columns, situated in the A&E’s main reception area, was therefore essential.
Load-bearing structural columns are a common feature of public sector buildings like hospitals, and, when it comes to aesthetics, can prove challenging. Their location is generally predetermined and unchangeable, and not always convenient – often being positioned in the centre of a room. Decorative casings are usually fitted around structural columns to ensure they blend in with their surroundings, minimising the aesthetic impact. In some cases, column casings are used to create a feature, even enhancing a building's interior design scheme.
At its UK factory, Pendock manufactures column casings in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and finishes – ensuring the company can deliver a solution to meet any design requirement. With its bespoke manufacturing capabilities, Pendock was able to provide a solution that complemented Croydon University Hospital’s grey, white and red interior design scheme. Three circular casings were produced in a white laminate-finished ply material, with black inner collars at the top and bottom and a grey trim along the length.
Pendock also produced 10 decorative end panels for some of the rooms that had been created within the A&E department. This was a bespoke solution developed for Croydon University Hospital, with the aim of creating a design feature that eliminated sharp edges.
Allan Morley, director of estates for Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the hospital and emergency department, said: “We wanted to create an A&E facility that would of course be highly functional, but also aesthetically pleasing for patients and staff. The structural columns could have potentially been a real eyesore that impacted on the interior design, but Pendock’s encasement solution has ensured that they blend into the surroundings. As well as being easy to keep clean, the column casings are durable and robust, which is important in this environment, where they might be accidently knocked by trolleys and beds.”
Lee Hall, national sales manager at Pendock, said: “When products are being specified for a hospital, it’s important to use companies with healthcare experience that can work around a fully functioning site. Having worked on many hospital projects, we understand the importance of delivering a high-quality service with minimum disturbance to existing clinical services, which of course need to be maintained.”
Pendock’s column casings are quick and simple to install, and provide consistency in quality and appearance. The company also manufactures pipe boxing to cover heating services, water supply pipework, soil and waste pipes and cabling, as well as sprinkler system boxing, low surface temperature (LST) radiator guards and washroom cubicles. A full project design service is available, including initial site visits and surveys, CAD drawings and installation support. For further information, please visit www.pendock.co.uk.