As theatres, restaurants, hotels and gyms welcome visitors again, the leisure sector is a long-standing user of decorative column casings from Encasement, which help provide stylish environments for customers, while also concealing structural columns and steelwork.
As leisure sector buildings are often designed to deal with large volumes of people in foyers, reception areas, café bars and fitness suites this requires decorative casings to be highly durable, whilst also requiring minimal maintenance.
The combination of aesthetics and practicality are key features of Encasement’s column casings, which enable architects and specifiers to enhance the customer experience in both exterior and interior applications, by using a decorative finishes and designs.
Projects ranging from exterior casings for Premier Inn and Holiday Inn to interior solutions for the Jubilee 2 Gym, Gateshead Stadium and Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre, perfectly illustrate the design versatility and finish options available across the range.
‘Circa’ and ‘Quadra’ pre-formed plywood casings have a tough laminated finish and are designed specifically for interior applications, while the ‘Forma’ metal and ‘Polyma’ GRP casing ranges can be used in both exterior and interior projects.
Circa and Quadra allow circular, square and rectangular profiles to be specified while also providing a wide range of finish options with the most popular being decorative laminates, as they have very good resistance to damage, scuffs and scratches. They also offer specifiers a diverse palette of finishes, which is essential for many leisure environments.
The Polyma GRP range is also durable and available in a wide choice of colours. As they are produced from moulds, a high degree of design flexibility is possible with shape; size and colour options all open to specification to meet bespoke project requirements.
Forma aluminium or stainless-steel column casings also extremely versatile and can be specified in circular, square, rectangular or hexagonal forms, as well as unique bespoke shapes. A wide choice of finishes is available including PPC coatings in any RAL colour, as well as brushed, anodised, embossed or textured finishes such as Rimex.