Finding Style’s BIM Objects now easier than ever

Style Partitions’ BIM objects on the NBS National BIM Library can now be accessed via the home page of Style’s web site.

Making it easier than ever to locate the correct BIM object for a project, architects can select from a range of moveable partitioning wall products on Style’s home page and be taken directly into the relevant part of the National BIM library, without further searches.

Simply click on the blue National BIM library widget and it couldn’t be easier.

“Our aim has always been for our web site to be an essential, and genuinely useful, tool for architects when specifying moveable walls,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “Filled with product details, technical data, CAD drawings and NBS specifications, the feedback we receive is always extremely positive.

“This latest enhancement channels you straight to the relevant part of the NBS National BIM library, adding value to architects and specifiers and saving time.”

Building Information Modelling (BIM) describes the collaborative approach to construction projects via the use of a digital model. It ensures all team members work to the same standards, providing easily accessible data on every component to integrate design and lifecycle management.

The NBS National BIM Library is the primary source of high quality BIM objects in the UK and the only one to link directly to the market leading NBS specification software. NBS authored BIM objects can be used with the confidence that they are consistent with the industry standard as they ensure that data is complete and in the correct format to allow full collaboration and information exchange throughout a project.

Style is the multi-award winning, market leader in moveable partitioning walls and operates through 5 regional offices, evenly spread across the UK to ensure advice and support is never too far away. Style’s BIM files on the NBS National BIM Library provide customers with up-to-date, reliable and precise product data for the planning, construction and management of buildings.

BIM offers enormous improvements when it comes to saving time and money. It increases the accuracy of estimations, reworks, alterations and the avoidance of error due to the loss of information. Architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients wishing to understand the impact of BIM, and the action they need to take, can enjoy free advice by contacting their nearest Style office.


Style’s SAS man a Channel 4 Hit

Style Partitions has its very own reality TV celebrity, with one of its team featuring in a Channel 4 show currently screening at 9pm every Monday.

Efrem Brynin, Style’s sales director for its Skyfold product range, took up the challenge to appear on ‘SAS – Who Dares Wins’, a programme which sent a group of men into the Amazon jungle to test how well they could handle the extreme physical and mental measures necessary to join the SAS.

“Being on the show was an amazing experience,” said Efrem. “It was certainly the most extreme thing I’ve ever done and was incredibly tough.”

To watch ‘SAS – Who Dares Wins’ tune into Channel 4 and watch previous episodes on catch up.


Style launches new showroom video

Style, the UK’s leading moveable partitioning wall specialist, has launched a new video showcasing its London showroom.

The video can be viewed on the home page of Style's web site.

“Our showroom in London is in Clerkenwell, known as being at the heart of London’s interior furnishings district,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.

“As the short video shows, it offers architects, specifiers, contractors, interior designers and end user clients the perfect opportunity to see some of the most innovative solutions for dividing space flexibly – all under one roof.

“On show are the very latest in moveable partitioning wall solutions from DORMA, the world’s leading moveable wall manufacturer.

“We also have a boardroom which includes the revolutionary Skyfold - a fully automatic, vertically rising, acoustic moveable wall. Visitors can also review the very latest in wall coverings, lighting design, acoustics, glass and a whole host of other innovations too.”

To book a visit and meet a member of Style’s team, please email london@style-partitions.co.uk or call us on 020 3752 3838.


Demand for Skyfold scales new heights

It was 2003 when Style introduced Skyfold to the UK market, and 10 years later the company celebrated its 100th installation in 2013.

Now just 3 years on, and with demand for Skyfold at an all-time high, Style has made over 200 installations, and when you see this operable wall in action its easy to understand why.

“Skyfold was, and still is, completely unique in the moveable partitioning walls sector,” said Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands.

“There was a period in the early years when we were raising its profile in the UK, bringing it to the attention of architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients.

“But now, with awareness of Skyfold much higher, the level of demand is quite phenomenal.”

Skyfold is a vertically rising, fully automatic, acoustic moveable partitioning wall which is housed discreetly in the ceiling cavity so that it takes up no floor space and is hidden from view when not in use. Offering up to 59dB Rw acoustics, it provides a virtually sound-proofed solution when in place, and its popularity spans a wide range of market sectors.

“We have seen demand accelerating all over the UK, covering the corporate markets, schools, universities, colleges, hotels, conference centres, local authorities – this really is an incredibly versatile product,” continued Mike.

“It even offers a ‘thin path of travel’ which means it can operate in the busiest of rooms, descending from the ceiling into the tightest of floor spaces without having to reorganise the furnishings.

“Some of the finishes we have provided have also been breathtaking – offering not just beautifully designed, flexible space but real ‘wow’ factor when people see it in operation.”

Style intends to hold a champagne celebration for its 250th Skyfold client – perhaps that could be you?

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


Free moveable wall available to charity or other good cause

You don’t get much in life for free. However, if you know of a charity, or other good cause, that’s looking to make its room space more flexible, read on!

Thanks to the generosity of Style and one of its clients, a London-based media group, a DORMA Moveo glass moveable wall is available completely free of charge to a charity or good cause.

The operable wall, which boasts an incredible 50dB Rw acoustic rating, has been dividing the space at the media group’s meeting rooms however, due to an office refurbishment, is no longer needed.

Quite simply, if you have a need for it, they will donate the wall to you and Style will install it for free! The only requirements are, you must be a charity or good cause and it needs to fit your room space.

“This is an excellent glass moveable wall that has been dividing a meeting area into two separate rooms, or enabling them to open the area into one large space,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.

“However, due to recent changes at their office, the wall is now no longer required and we all agreed it would be a great idea to offer it to a good cause.

“DORMA is the world’s leading moveable wall manufacturer and their Moveo glass system has the unique ComfortTronic auto seal system, making it quick and effortless to operate. This glass wall offers a feel of light and space and, thanks to its acoustic integrity, meetings can be conducted undisturbed when closed.

“At Style, we’re proud to be the UK’s leading moveable wall specialist, having won the FIS contractors gold award eight times, which means whoever receives the wall will be in very good hands with the very best product and installation.”

If you would like to suggest a charity or good cause to be considered for the moveable wall, please email marketing@style-partitions.co.uk with “Charity Moveable Wall” in the email subject title and we will be in touch.


Style’s preventative maintenance and aftercare service goes from strength to strength

Style Partitions has expanded its web site to offer more information on preventative maintenance and aftercare, following unprecedented demand for the service.

Offering service contracts, single services, operator training, moveable wall relocations, spares, replacements, health and safety advice and emergency call outs, Style’s portfolio has grown immeasurably in recent years.

Mike Fine, director for Style Midlands said, “The new web site will help customers understand the extensive range of services we offer, all of which are provided nationally through Style’s five regional offices.

“Routine servicing and maintenance of your moveable partitioning wall is vital, as it protects your investment, ensures its longevity and keeps its acoustic integrity intact.

“The best long-term solution is scheduled servicing because operable walls are like cars – they need a regular service to ensure they run smoothly, and some walls that are properly cared for are lasting for at least 25 years.

“However, damaged walls, or worn parts, should also be repaired swiftly by a professional engineer and we have a national team who can support all makes of wall, even if Style didn’t install it in the first place.”

For a comprehensive overview of the services available from Style, please click here>> 

For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style office