2012-04-04

External Glass Doors another Addition to Style’s Portfolio

Leading moveable partitioning wall specialist, Style, has launched a new range of external glass doors. Ideal for car showrooms, care homes, restaurants, swimming pools, community centres and churches, the list of applications for an external glazed door is endless.

More information can be found by clicking on the External Glass Doors Tab on our web site.

“We’re delighted to introduce this new range,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director, “and along with the new Skyfold product launched this month we are seeing many important additions to our overall portfolio.
“As a business, we are constantly developing our range of moveable partitioning walls, in a wide variety of finishes and for an extensive cross section of applications, so that we can meet the needs of architects, specifiers, contractors and end user clients whatever their requirements or budgets.”

External glass sliding doors, and external glass folding doors, bring light, flexibility and space to any environment and deliver stunning interior and exterior design.

They also transform any room and create an ambience not possible with traditional doors and windows.

“If you are considering an external glass folding door, our new range is well worth a look,” said Julian, “and we would be delighted to help identify and design the optimum solution through our in-house team of advisors.”

For more information about the new external glass folding doors, or other products from Style, please contact your nearest Style office.


2012-03-30

Style Launches New Technical Drawings Library Content

Style has introduced a new section to its web site containing a technical drawings library. Enabling architects to download Style’s range of moveable partitioning walls in DWG or PDF format is a significant enhancement to Style’s online service, and has been introduced to support the fast growing number of specifications it is receiving.

As sole UK distributor for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG, Style offers a broad range of operable walls, from practical low cost solutions through to high end systems popular with many major city corporates.

Architects and specifiers wishing to use the service should visit the new “Architects Area” on the web site accessed via the tab at the top of the screen.

“Our technical section has taken significant time and investment to develop,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.
“However, it is something we have been asked for by our customers, and we pride ourselves in responding to their feedback. It also provides an invaluable service to any architect seeking a moveable partitioning wall, irrespective of how large or small the project is.
“Style prides itself on the breadth of its products and installations, which range from simple folding walls for community centres and schools, through to vertically rising, fully automatic acoustic systems in the boardrooms of global brands such as PwC and the Royal Bank of Canada,” continued Julian.
“We also installed the largest ever moveable wall in Europe at the ExCel exhibition centre, which won us our most recent AIS Contractors Gold award.”

Style has also now signed an agreement with RIBA, and during the coming weeks Style’s products will be included within NBS+ as well as www.product selector.com to further enhance its aim to make details readily available to architects and specifiers.

The architects area is simple to use, and available to all, and for support and assistance with your next project, please contact your nearest Style office


2012-03-02

New Web Page Dedicated to Style’s CPD Seminars

Information about Style’s RIBA Approved CPD Seminars on the topics of “Multi-functional space” and “Fully automatic vertically rising acoustic partition systems” can now be accessed from Style’s web site, by visiting the “Architects Area” linked to via the tab at the top of the screen.

Full details of these popular workshops can also be downloaded as PDF files from this section.

“Our CPD seminars continue to be extremely popular,” said Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands.
“Both seminars are available nationally, by contacting any of our five regional Style offices, and come complete with literature, a copy of the presentation on CD and our acoustics check list – a very handy guide to ensuring installations meet the required acoustic standard.”

Style has built an outstanding reputation for the quality of its products, processes and people and the content of the CPD courses reflects this. Specifications continue to soar as demand rises for the range of DORMA, Skyfold and SWG moveable partitioning walls that Style offers.

“Positive word of mouth between architects has seen the frequency of CPD seminars we deliver grow,” said Mike. “And the feedback is always extremely strong by those who attend.”

For more information, or to book one of Style’s RIBA Approved CPD Seminars, please contact your nearest office.


2012-02-16

Style Continues to Expand with New Appointment

Tony Eve has joined Style as regional sales manager for the South, further strengthening the team as part of the company’s continued expansion strategy.

He brings with him extensive experience in the moveable partitioning walls sector, is well-known to architects and contractors and will also be involved in delivering Style’s RIBA Approved CPD courses on multi functional space, and vertically rising acoustic partitioning systems.

“We’re delighted to welcome Tony on board,” said Julian Sargent, group managing director, “as he is someone we have known and respected in the industry for many years.”

<>As specifications for Style continue to rise Tony will play an important role working closely with architects to ensure they are regularly informed of the ever-growing product range from DORMA, Skyfold and SWG as well as the new and innovative solutions available when sub-dividing space.

“I’m delighted to have joined Style,” said Tony, “and am extremely impressed with their attention to detail and quality across all aspects of the business.
“This is a company that has continued to grow through tough economic conditions, and it is a privilege to be part of an outstanding and very knowledgeable team.”

Tony Eve can be contacted on 01202 874044.


2012-02-06

High Quality Advice Can Lead to Perfect Solutions

Companies providing moveable partitioning walls should always be challenged by architects as to whether a more suitable solution could be specified.

According to David Louden, Style’s director for Scotland, when an architect is determining the best operable wall solution for their client it’s always worth contacting the operable wall supplier to sense check that the optimum solution has been achieved.

“When we engage in conversation with architects during the specification process, we can often add a great deal of value by advising on alternative ideas or other options for consideration,” said David.
“And where we have long-term relationships with architects and specifiers we build up regular two-way dialogue to help them deliver increasingly better solutions over time.”

A good example is St. Joseph’s school in Dundee where there were concerns about installing a manually operated movable wall because the ceiling was so high, resulting in the panels being extremely heavy to move.

Through discussion, Style devised the first ever fully automatic, horizontally sliding wall that required no manual handling whatsoever.

Other instances include curved walls at Newcastle Student Union and Brunel University, and instances where more cost-effective, stylish or flexible room configurations have been agreed after Style brought new options to the table.

“We don’t see ourselves as suppliers and installers of products,” continued David, “as we have always positioned ourselves as a total solutions provider.
“As such, our best relationships are where we help with the design and specification process resulting in the architect’s vision being interpreted with the best moveable wall available.”

For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style office.


2012-02-01

Style Renews its Level 5 Achilles Building Confidence Accreditation

Style has renewed its Level 5 Achilles Building Confidence Accreditation as part of a long-term commitment to deliver the very highest levels of quality to architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients.

The accreditation, which is a supplier pre-qualification and accreditation service for the UK construction industry, gives confidence to businesses that in choosing Style they are dealing with a pre-approved quality company for key performance areas such as H&S, environment, quality and sustainability.

Level 5 is the highest rating achievable, which further endorses Style’s quality having also won the AIS Contractors Gold Award for the last 4 years in succession.

“Style is all about quality products, processes and people,” said Tony Enticknap, group finance director, “and we have invested significantly over the years to be the very best in our sector.
“Last year we were accredited to UKAS standards for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System which was an industry first for a moveable partitioning walls specialist.
“And as sole UK distributors for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG movable walls, we have the highest quality products to complement our outstanding service and installation.
“Being able to offer quality across all aspects of our business is very important to our clients. In the construction industry, we are invariably part of a larger project team and the architects and contractors must have complete confidence that we will deliver on time, within budget and to the very highest standards.
“Over the years, we have developed an enviable reputation in the partitioning walls sector, which is why we are seeing the number of specifications soaring.”

For more information, or to discuss your next project, please contact your nearest Style regional office.