Boxing-In With Cladding

Our cladding is pretty versatile.

It can be used in showers, around vanity units, behind basins and even on ceilings. One aspect of it’s construction that makes it very popular with installers is its ability to cover up pipework will little or no preparation.

The photo above is a typical example of where our cladding comes into its own – here it has been used to cover up all the pipework that runs across the bottom of the wall in this cloakroom. The panel chosen here is Ligno Blue which is actually one of the trickier panels to work with for this purpose – as you can see the fitter has continued with the direction down the wall, across the top surface of the boxing and then back down on the front of the boxing.

In this example some sort of framework would be needed to support the panels but most our range is wider than Ligno (which is 100mm – our narrowest on offer) and can usually be run lengthwise to cover up pipe runs. Usually a batten on the wall and one on the floor is all that is needed for this application but for a more solid job a complete box can be made with wood and ply and this can then be clad with our panels. Going this extra mile will make the job a little more solid and also enable you to continue the line of the pattern (as was done in the example above).

 

This picture shows a situation where our cladding has been used to box-in the soil pipe in the corner of the room. As this is a vertical run a single piece of cladding can be used for each side in one long run. It is possible to glue everything in place with a corner trim but a more solid job would involve using battens – two on the walls to supports the panel and one behind the corner joint running floor to ceiling. If you  want a “belt and braces” approach you could make a solid box from plywood and then face this the cladding.