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.


Style Launches New Videos to Demonstrate Product Benefits

A new set of videos demonstrating Style’s product range is now available at Style’s Website and also on You Tube (Simply search for Style Partitions to view them or visit our channel on You Tube). Featuring DORMA Moveo and Comfortdrive as well as 7 Skyfold videos, these online demonstrations offer an excellent facility to view the aesthetics, ease of operation and overall appeal of Style’s movable partitioning and vertically stacking walls.

To watch the videos simply visit the Moveable Walls section of our web site and click on the “Product Videos” link in the grey box on the right hand side.Style is the exclusive UK distributor for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG offering an extensive range of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic operable walls.

“We’re always being asked for demonstrations and these online videos offer a great opportunity to see the walls in action,” said David Louden, Style’s Director for Scotland.
“However, where we can really add a great deal of value is in helping to specify a product for a particular room and we would encourage anyone looking at a project to contact us so that we can tailor a solution that offers flexibility, a beautiful finish and great acoustic performance.”

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


Running the Marathon for Teenage Cancer Trust

Efrem Brynin, Style’s Skyfold Product Manager laced up his running shoes last weekend to run his first ever marathon on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity exists to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, and Efrem ran in the Brighton Marathon to raise money for this important cause.

“This is the first time I have ever attempted to run any distance, so the thought of running 26.2 miles was a little daunting,” said Efrem. “However I decided to take on the challenge of the Brighton Marathon to support the sterling efforts of Teenage Cancer Trust. Every day six young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. TCT provides units and support directly for these young people ensuring that they are not placed on children’s or elderly wards.”