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.


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.


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.


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.


Style Achieves IMS Accreditations

Style has achieved certification of the three ‘gold standards’ demanded by many major contractors and clients as part of an Integrated Management System (IMS).

As a result, The Style Group now holds accreditations for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System.

“We’ve been working to these standards for some time,” explained Andy Gibson, Style’s Director for the North, “which was why we decided to make a formal application for accreditation. “IMS is an all-encompassing process that interrogates and audits our systems and procedures to ensure unification and compliance.
“As well as acting as an inspection process, it therefore also added a great deal of value to our business by enabling us to identify areas for further improvement. As robust processes and strong working practices ultimately benefit the architects, specifiers, main contractors and clients who we work with, we believe that achieving these accreditations is an important achievement and will further support our reputation as a very high quality specialist in the operable walls sector.”

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


Style’s Expertise and Quality is Endorsed by Achilles Audit

Style has passed its Achilles audit, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to quality and excellence. Achilles, the global supplier management and information provider, audits and assesses supplier capability, competence and compliance within agreed industry parameters based upon best practice.

“We’re delighted to have received this accreditation,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director, “because it underpins our commitment to excellence in our products, people and processes.“As a leading provider of partitioning walls we are often part of a supply chain spanning architects, specifiers, interior designers and main contractors.
“The quality delivered to their clients is reliant on the part we play and a great deal of credence is placed on us being able to provide reputable evidence of our systems and standards, which is why Achilles adds so much value to us.“Last year was a record year for Style in a very challenging market and, after winning the AIS Contractors gold award for the third successive year, we base our success on our undying commitment to excellence.

“When clients can benefit from very high quality products from DORMA, Skyfold and Stylefold supported by Style’s expertise across 5 UK offices it creates a truly mouth watering overall proposition.”

For more information about Style’s quality accreditations or to discuss your next project please contact your nearest Style office.