2011-08-05

Flexibility is Key when Finding the Perfect Finish

Expectations are rising in the moveable partitioning walls sector. Not just in terms of ease of use, acoustics and overall application but in terms of how operable walls complement a room’s interior design.

According to Keith Way, Style’s Director for the South East, demand has never been higher for creating visually appealing solutions which blend in seamlessly, or add a new dimension, to a room’s appeal.
“If you look at some of the projects we’ve undertaken across the Style Group recently, it’s evident that architects, contractors, specifiers, interior designers and clients are all pushing for more stylish and innovative solutions,” said Keith.
“In recent months we’ve completed projects which involve mirrored partitioning walls at a gym, wooden panelling to match a listed building’s conference room, glass to set off a company’s reception area, and operable walls made into white boards for training purposes.
“The range of finishes we can offer, in many respects, is becoming as important as the wall’s suitability and operation.”

As sole UK distributor for DORMA, Skyfold, SWG and now with a new agreement with Cornell, Style has access to an outstanding product range as well as an in-house team that has a flair for creating breathtaking solutions.

“As winners of the AIS Contractors Gold award for four successive years, the quality of our team and product range is indisputable,” concluded Keith. “But perhaps what many do not realise is how extremely versatile we also are in creating a look that can deliver a stunning finish.
“In many cases, the wall blends in so perfectly with the rest of the decor that to the untrained eye it is almost impossible to tell that it is moveable.”

If you are looking for a perfect finish with your next project, please contact your nearest Style office.


2011-07-27

Quality Counts as Style’s Continued Investment Benefits Customers

Style has been enjoying record levels of business over the last year, and according to Tony Enticknap, Group Finance Director, this is largely down to the significant investment placed into quality initiatives.

“In the last quarter, we’ve been accredited by Bureau Veritas to a UKAS standard for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System,” said Tony

“We’ve also received an Achilles accreditation, and we’ve won the AIS Contractors Gold Award for the fourth successive year.

“None of this happens by chance. A number of years ago we made a commitment to lead the market in terms of the best quality of products, processes, systems and people, and all of that time and investment is now culminating in our customers enjoying the very highest standards in everything we do.
“And as our reputation for quality continues to grow, so does the number of specifications because, as well as offering outstanding products, its equally important to architects, specifiers, contractors and clients that they enjoy the reassurance that projects will be conducted to the very highest standards from planning through to execution, and that we will deliver against our commitments.”

To discuss your moveable wall requirements, please contact your nearest regional Style office.


2011-07-20

Style Launches New RIBA Approved CPD Course

Style has launched a new RIBA approved CPD course on the topic of “Multi-functional space.”

This adds to the already successful CPD seminar that the company offers on “Fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems”, which has been extremely popular since first introduced 3 years ago.

The latest 35-40 minute course covers a broad range of areas regarding the creation of multi-functional space including design, structure, acoustic performance, finishes, health & safety and maintenance and is available nationally across the UK.

In producing the CPD content, Style’s team has drawn from its extensive expertise and product knowledge as sole UK distributors of DORMA moveable walls, SWG and Skyfold, which offer some of the most innovative, flexible and stylish solutions in the market.

As five times winners of the prestigious AIS Contractors Gold award, and recently IMS accredited, Style commands an enviable reputation in the moveable walls sector and the new CPD course draws from their experience from a broad cross section of the industry, including corporate, education, hospitality, religion and health as well as many others.

“We’re delighted to have received approval from RIBA for this latest CPD course, which we believe will be extremely well-received by architects,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director.
“The moveable walls sector is moving quickly in terms of the demand for new and more innovative solutions, and expectations are also rising in terms of the variety of finishes and acoustic standards demanded by architects and their clients.
“At Style, I’m delighted to say that we are being increasingly specified because of our ability to meet these ever-growing demands and I’m confident that this CPD course will be extremely popular.”

For more information, see our CPD courses page or contact your nearest regional office.


2011-07-12

Quality Counts as Style’s Continued Investment Benefits Customers

Style has been enjoying record levels of business over the last year, and according to Tony Enticknap, Group Finance Director, this is largely down to the significant investment placed into quality initiatives.

“In the last quarter, we’ve been accredited by Bureau Veritas to a UKAS standard for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System,” said Tony
“We’ve also received an Achilles accreditation, and we’ve won the AIS Contractors Gold Award for the fourth successive year. “None of this happens by chance. A number of years ago we made a commitment to lead the market in terms of the best quality of products, processes, systems and people, and all of that time and investment is now culminating in our customers enjoying the very highest standards in everything we do.
And as our reputation for quality continues to grow, so does the number of specifications because, as well as offering outstanding products, its equally important to architects, specifiers, contractors and clients that they enjoy the reassurance that projects will be conducted to the very highest standards from planning through to execution, and that we will deliver against our commitments.

To discuss your movable wall requirements, please contact your nearest regional Style office.


2011-07-07

Style Scotland Secures Contract for the “Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome”

Style Scotland has been appointed to supply and install DORMA Variflex movable wall systems at the National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, being built for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Following an extensive tender process, the contract was won by Style who will create flexible space within the building using the extremely popular DORMA Variflex product.

“We’re delighted to have won this prestigious contract for what is going to be an incredible arena,” said David Louden, Director for Style Scotland.
“We’re also very much looking forward to working again with principal contractors Sir Robert McAlpine and architects 3D Reid to assist in the creation of an outstanding building which will leave an enduring legacy for the city.”

The construction of the National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Velodrome is well underway.

“I’m enormously proud that the quality of Style’s service, advice and product range has enabled us to secure a contract for such a high profile project,” added David.

For more information about Style’s services and product range please contact your regional Style office.


2011-06-26

Style ExCels with 4th AIS Gold Award in Succession

Style has won the coveted AIS (Association of Interior Specialists) Contractors Gold Award for an incredible 4th year running after judges considered the installation at the ExCel Exhibition centre to be best in class.

The folding wall at ExCel is believed to be the largest in Europe and tops a month during which The Style Group also achieved IMS accreditation.

“We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award once again,” said Tony Enticknap, Style’s Group Financial Director, “as it reflects the enormous effort and investment that we’ve made over the years to offer excellence across every aspect of our business.
“Installations of this stature not only require meticulous planning, robust project management and outstanding products, they also involve very high standards of health and safety and acoustics.
“When working with architects, specifiers, main contractors and clients it is these qualities that they are looking for and this AIS award demonstrates our commitment to excellence in every area.”

Operating from 5 offices, Style is the exclusive UK distributor for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG and enjoyed a record year for growth in 2010.

Working in close partnership with architects Grimshaws and main contractors Sir Robert McAlpine, the installation at ExCel was heralded as one of the most demanding ever undertaken in the moveable walls sector.

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