How To Box In Central Heating Pipes
Why would I box in pipes?
Any home with central heating or plumbing will naturally have some form of exposed pipework. While the visibility of such pipework will depend entirely on the method of installation and location within your home, it can be aesthetically pleasing to ensure that these pipes are hidden from view, creating cleaner decor and even allowing for forms of shelving.
Always check with a gas safe registered engineer before boxing in gas pipe work! There are certain regulations which need to be considered.
Tools required to box in pipes
To complete this task, you will require a number of tools. Boxing in pipes does require some skill in carpentry, so we recommend hiring a professional where possible to handle the work.
- Tape measure
- Spirit level
- Cutting saw
- Wood or plasterboard
- Wall plugs
As with all work, we highly recommend to double check everything you do - measure twice, cut once - and only perform any of the following work if you’re absolutely confident in your abilities; we recommend hiring professionals for all home improvement activities.
Step-by-step guide to boxing in pipes
Boxing in pipes can be a great way to improve the way your home looks where pipework is concerned. It does take some time and is best handled by professionals wherever possible, but can be done completely DIY if you’re determined and work safely at all times.