The Architectural Enclosure Series is our most attractive enclosure we have ever made.
It was designed with architects in mind, who wish to complement their modern, contemporary commercial designs.
Postmodernism and modern high-tech buildings are typically designed in materials such as glass, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, rustic metal, stone or concrete.
This new series takes this construction palette into consideration with our specifically selected, premium designer powder coat color options. These powdercoated options give you the appealing looks of desirable metals and finishes without the addition of considerable material costs.
The Architectural Series of enclosures are made in the USA, with the same high quality standards expected of our other GuardShack products.
Our original rounded arch design maximizes the cage's strength, ensures there are never any sharp corners and is pedestrian safe.
All our professionally powder coated enclosures come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
Elegant & Unique
The Architectural Series will blend in beautifully and compliment the buildings and landscapes of today & tomorrow...
The Architecture GuardShack Series uses premium TGIC polyester based powder coat made in the USA. The Powder Coating process begins with a five-part metal cleaning with iron phosphate solution treatment. Units are further preheated before electrostatically applying 3 millimeter thick polyester TGIC to enclosures before final heat treatment. Our powder coating conforms to A.S.T.M. D-2794 Impact Resistance and A.S.T.M. D-3359 Adhesive specifications.
Our enclosures are available in multiple sizes to protect a wide range of backflow assemblies and other smaller assets such as pumps, meters, control valves, air vacuum relief valves and more.
10" W x 18" H x 12" L
10" W x 24" H x 22" L
10" W x 24" H x 30" L
10" W x 24" H x 40" L
16" W x 30" H x 30" L
16" W x 30" H x 46" L
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Premium Hardware Included
Hardware kits come with upgraded 3/8” Forged Hot Dipped Galvanized Eyebolts (with powder coated models), or 3/8” Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Eyebolts (with Coast GuardShack models). These are stronger and more resistant to thieves.
Our cages come with all installation hardware for wet concrete installation (Lift-Off models) or dry concrete installation (Hinged models) and for use with our Pre-Fab EncPad™ Enclosure Bases (where applicable.
For added security, these cages come with integrated 3/16” thick steel LockShield Brackets (LSB) that rest flush on the concrete to protect the forged eyebolts and padlocks against bolt cutters.
Lift off models come with two LSB’s, while hinged models only need one LSB.
Our custom made heavy duty hinges are cut from 3/16” steel plate and utilize a stainless steel bolt to prevent them from rusting. They have hidden anchor point. preventing tampering, so they are not exposed on the outside of the cage.
These hinges allow the entire cage to swing back, mitigating the weight of larger cages while allowing complete access to the backflow valve they are covering.
We know sometimes there is no such thing as a standard install with so many variations and in field situations; sometimes a custom cage might be just what you need. For 25 years we have been making custom cages out of various materials, special utility cut outs, doors, unique angles, footprints, and every color imaginable. Just let us know what you need.
The Guardshack series is constructed using stout 1 ¼” Schedule 40 A.S.T.M. Grade A Electric Weld steel pipe. Other competitors use lighter, cheaper tubing which is easily dented and damaged in transit and in the field.
We use sturdy ½” #13 gauge expanded metal allowing our cages to pass lab tests that exceed 300 lbs of weight per square Foot
All welds are meticulously placed at least every 4 inches making our cages exceed ASSE 1060-98 Structural Strength Standards.
Welds, rough spots & edges are carefully ground down leaving a smooth to the touch enclosures with never any sharp edges.