Pendock warms to ice rink challenge

Working directly for main contractor, Morgan Sindall as its sub contractor, Pendock has installed 24 Ultima Plus Radiator Guards, along with laminated MX and CH pipe boxing at Slough Borough Council’s newly refurbished ice arena.

Pendock’s involvement in the 44-week, £10 million programme was to supply and fit the radiator guards and the associated pipe boxing in the toilets and changing rooms.

The ‘bullnose’ corners are said to afford protection against accidental falls or even self-harm, they also safeguard against scalding due to their low surface temperature characteristics.

The two-sided MX pipe boxing – also finished in a white laminate – can be used for low level or high level, vertical or horizontal runs and at corner locations to cover and protect larger pipework and heating services, as well as soil, vent and rainwater pipes. In this instance, MX and CH boxing was specified, which also features rounded edges to protect against injury and ensure ease of cleaning.

Available in sizes from 75 x 150mm up to 300 x 300mm – as well as bespoke options – the boxing is de-mountable for ease of access, while inspection panels can also be fitted. Manufactured from wood, uPVC or metal, accessories such as butt joints, internal and external corners and stop ends ensure a neat and tidy finish.

Karl Hoffman, project manager for Morgan Sindall, said: “I have used Pendock covers before on a number of projects. They are a really good product which do exactly what we want, and the refurbishment of the Slough Ice Arena was an ideal contract to use them on.

“Although the architects had not previously worked with Pendock, they appreciated the aesthetic and practical benefits it provided. The Ultima Plus Guards, together with the MX casings, not only offer an attractive appearance but also protect the pipework and radiators from damage because people are wearing skates. All of the installation work, together with our other operations, were successfully completed within the programme time.”

Pendock is able to offer a fully installed solution, from site survey through to design and manufacture, plus full installation.