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Arma metal pipe boxing protects Melin Homes sheltered housing

Metal pipe boxing

Arma metal pipe boxing protects Melin Homes sheltered housing

More than 350 metres of durable Arma metal pipe boxing from Encasement is being used to protect and conceal external pipe work at three of Melin Homes’ sheltered housing and age specific accommodation sites in Pontypool and Tredegar.

Melin Homes is a registered social landlord and major provider of affordable homes in Southeast Wales, owning and managing more than 3,500 properties for people over the age of 55 through rent and purchase via low-cost ownership schemes. The three projects at Aneurin Bevan Court, Kinnock Court and Roderick Hill Court provide more than 70 studios, flats and apartments. Following a refurbishment programme, including the installation of exterior air conditioning condensers, Encasement was commissioned to supply and install metal pipe boxing to conceal the external services pipework.

As each project was different and the routing of pipework varied at each location, Encasement’s engineering team conducted site surveys, including detailed measurements, to ensure that the bespoke Arma metal pipe boxing would not only conceal the pipes perfectly, but also be simple and quick to install.

The Arma casings are manufactured from 3mm thick aluminium, and are pre-formed into the required profiles, which range from 150mm wide to more than 1,200mm depending on each individual location. The casings are also finished in a durable brown PPC coating to blend in with the brickwork and window surrounds.

Martin Taylor, Encasement’s MD, explained: “Protecting pipework with Arma casings not only acts as a deterrent to vandalism and theft, but also provides a more aesthetic finish by covering unsightly pipes, valves and associated building services. Our metal pipe boxing provides a highly versatile solution for protecting external pipes, cabling and services, which is perfectly demonstrated on these three different, Melin Homes projects.”

See more images from the Melin Homes Arma installation in our pipe boxing gallery. You can also view our Arma metal pipe boxing range in more detail or explore our full range of pipe boxing and protection products.