Instant Pipe Shutter

The Brilliant Ideas Instant Pipe Shutter is a reusable, easy, quick and safe alternative to traditional shuttering methods.

This unique device is the winner of the Concrete Innovation Award for Excellence. It’s a two-piece, strong thin plastic that fits snugly around service pipes. By clipping it into place, it provides shuttering to the complete circumference of the pipe, ready for infilling with concrete.

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Beam and Block Floors

Hollowcore Floors

In-situ Floors

Features and benefits

  • Modular – Designed specifically for 110mm Ø pipe
  • Safe – There’s no working at height if pre-installed
  • Sustainable – Manufactured from recycled polypropylene plastic; reusable
  • Fast – Power tool free installation so they’re extremely fast to install
  • Adaptable – Easy to cut and adapt
  • Quality Assured – Ensures compliance with Robust Details and Building Regulations

Price (RRP):

Instant Pipe Shutter: £3.00 each (exc VAT)
Based on full boxes of 45 number and excludes delivery

To find out more about Instant Pipe Shutter call the Brilliant Ideas team on 01335 345111 or email enquiries@brilliantideasltd.co.uk

What problem does the Pipe Shutter fix?

Service holes in pre-cast concrete or in-situ concrete floors are formed oversize to make sure there’s enough clearance for pipes to be installed at a later date. After the service pipes have been installed, the Principal Contractor is left with the task of fire stopping and shuttering the formed hole.

Common practice is to fix timber boarding flush with the surface of the floor. This involves cutting a board to size, cutting circles to fit around the pipes, drilling holes and fixing with screws. Shuttering around a soil pipe is difficult and time-consuming and often involves working off a ladder. It’s a slow and expensive process.

The Brilliant Ideas Instant Pipe Shutter solves all of these issues.

The Instant Pipe Shutter in action

Step 1: Attach the Instant Pipe Shutter to the pipe
Step 2: Secure together with bolt and wing nut
Step 3: Insert cable ties and push into position
Step 4: Instant Pipe Shutter is now in position
Step 5: Pull up the cable ties and secure into place
Step 6: Fill area with concrete and remove bars when set
Shutter with beam
Shutter extension

Design and Compliance – further explanation

Robust Details

When building in accordance with Robust Details, it states that all voids around pipe should be sealed. The instant pipe shutter enables full depth seal, which complies with these requirements.

Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

In accordance with Volume 1, B3 Internal Fire Spread (Structure)

Construction of compartment walls and compartment floors
General provisions

5.8 All compartment walls and compartment floors should achieve both of the following.

a. Form a complete barrier to fire between the compartments they separate.

Section 9: Protection of Openings and Fire-Stopping
Openings for Pipes

Alternative A: Proprietary Seals (any pipe diameter)

9.3 Provide a proprietary, tested sealing system that will maintain the fire resistance of the wall, floor or cavity barrier.

In accordance with Volume 2 B3 Internal Fire Spread (Structure)

Section 8: Compartmentation/Sprinklers
Provision of compartmentation
All Purpose Groups

8.4 Effective compartmentation relies on both of the following.

b. Any openings between two compartments should not reduce the fire resistance.

Construction of compartment walls and compartment floors
General provisions

8.15 All compartment walls and compartment floors should achieve both of the following.

a. Form a complete barrier to fire between the compartments they separate.

To find out more about Instant Pipe Shutters call the Brilliant Ideas team
on 01335 345111 or email enquiries@brilliantideasltd.co.uk