Quickly Enclose Basement Columns
Blocking out a lally column to prep it for sheet-rock or paneling is way too time consuming. Now there is a better way. The Simpliframe interlocking framing system is sold in kits containing small plastic parts that snap together into rectangular frames that you then cover with paneling or gypsum.
The Column Enclosures Assembly is an extension of the simpliframe modular system. It is designed to fit securely on a 4” basement column or shimmed with a 3.5” column. It can be assembled around an existing column and gypsum board, corner bead or wood paneling can be fastened directly to the frame without the need for traditional wood framing. See the Installation Video to lean more. Column Enclosure Directions
You can also use the column enclosures assembly to create a soffit or chase. As with all of our assemblies, the optional pipe brackets (Part E), will allow you to quickly run pipes and electrical conduits in a finished room.