2014-12-19

Happy Christmas from Style

This is our final article for 2014, and we would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.

2015 already looks set to be another exciting year at Style, and if you have any projects you would like to discuss with us we would be delighted to hear from you.

As the exclusive UK partner to DORMA, Skyfold and SWG we provide an extensive range of partitioning wall solutions to meet every requirement and budget.

Style also offers RIBA approved CPD seminars on the topics of multi-functional space and fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems - both of which receive excellent feedback. To benefit from one of these seminars, simply contact your nearest regional Style office.

If you already have, or are considering, a moveable partitioning wall please don’t forget that a partitioning wall needs to be taken care of to get the very best from it. By routinely servicing and maintaining your moveable partitioning wall, you can protect your investment, ensure its longevity and also keep its acoustic integrity intact.

Scheduled servicing is by far the best long-term solution with some walls lasting for as long as 25 years.

However, for now, most people want to simply relax for the festive break, and so we will sign off for the year by wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and every success in 2015.

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


2014-11-27

Innovative Thinking as Important as Innovative Products

In the partitioning walls sector, ‘product’ innovation is not the only factor in creating clever, stylish and flexible space.

According to Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North, true competitive advantage is not only achieved by having ingenious products, it’s equally to do with the skill in devising the best solution to suit the room, and being able to implement it.

“We’re proud to offer a wide range of incredibly innovative moveable wall solutions,” said Andy, “and as the exclusive UK partners to DORMA, Skyfold and SWG we have a superb range of great products to meet all requirements and budgets. In addition, we’ve recently added a Multiroll system to our portfolio, which is another great enhancement.

“However, the skill is in how you use these products to meet or, better still, exceed a client’s requirements. That comes from high calibre designers and technicians who have years of experience.”

At Bristol Life Sciences, DORMA Moveo was adapted by Style into a completely automated moveable wall so that it could fit into a tight space in between workbenches.

At Manchester Central Library, Style’s solution for sub-dividing space complemented the building’s splendour, catering for its curved shape through faceted tracks. A curved wall also won favour at Newcastle University Student Union, and at St. Joseph’s Primary school in Dundee the assembly hall required a partitioning wall over 5000mm in height resulting in panels weighing up to 450kg. As this posed a significant manual handling risk to the school staff a completely automated solution was delivered on a product that is not normally fully automatic.

“By reviewing our case studies on our web site, architects, specifiers and contractors can see the breadth of our work, and also the clever thinking that sits behind some of our award winning installations,” continued Andy.

“We have always invested in the quality of our people, products and processes and the combination of the three is what makes us market leaders and six times winners of the prestigious AIS Contractors’ Gold Award.”

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


2014-11-27

Style Welcomes James Calfe to its Skyfold Team

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Style is pleased to announce the arrival of James Calfe, who many architects, specifiers and contractors will know thanks to his years of experience in the moveable partitioning walls sector.

James joins Style to work alongside Efrem Brynin, focusing on Skyfold – the hugely innovative, vertically rising, fully automatic, acoustic partitioning wall, which is discreetly housed in the ceiling cavity.

“I’m delighted that James has joined our Skyfold team,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “He is someone we have known in the industry for many years and have a great deal of admiration for. As a result, we’re thrilled he has now chosen to become an important part of our growing team.

“James will focus on Skyfold’s international clients, while Efrem Brynin will remain focused on the UK and London sectors. His appointment comes at an incredibly exciting time, with demand for Skyfold higher than ever.”

For anyone involved in the construction, refurbishment or fit-out sector who would like to see Skyfold in action, Style has recently opened a new London Showroom. Located near the Barbican, and perfectly placed within London’s interior furnishings sector, James or Efrem would be delighted to meet you at the showroom to provide a full demonstration.

As well as Skyfold, it houses an impressive range of partitioning wall systems, rooms with differing levels of acoustic integrity, a variety of finishes and guests can also see the walls’ operation, stacking options and technical specifications.

For more information, please contact James Calfe or Efrem Brynin through the Style South office on 01202 874044.


2014-10-29

Style Launches New Product for Sports Halls

Style has launched a new partitioning wall system, ideal for sport halls in schools and other leisure facilities.

Called Multiroll, the moveable wall system has already been installed in the main hall of the new £11 million Leominster Primary school in Herefordshire, and at Windygoul - an Eco school in the south of Tranent, East Lothian.

“Multiroll is a great new addition to our portfolio,” said Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands. “As a partitioning wall with optional retractable side guides, Multiroll is activated by the simple push of a button.

“Mounted either in a beam area of a roof or invisibly fitted between a suspended ceiling, it can be installed as a laterally guided partition, stepped partition or safety curtain.

“Ideal for sport halls in schools and other leisure facilities, this partitioning wall system has the option to be fitted with sound absorbing non-woven fabric providing noise insulation, shorter reverberation times and improved voice audibility.”

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

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2014-10-29

Style Opens Doors to New London Showroom

Architects, contractors and fit-out specialists recently gathered to celebrate the official launch of Style’s new London showroom.

Located near the Barbican, and perfectly placed within London’s interior furnishings sector, the new facility offers the perfect opportunity to see some of the most innovative solutions for room fit out – all under one roof.

“We had a phenomenal turnout for our official opening,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.

“Guests not only enjoyed an evening of networking with other industry professionals, they also had the opportunity to see our impressive range of partitioning wall systems, experience rooms with differing levels of acoustic integrity, see a variety of finishes and witness the operation, stacking options and technical specifications of our moveable walls.

“For anyone wishing to see the very latest operable wall solutions ‘in the flesh’ our new showroom is well worth a visit.”

To visit Style’s new London Showroom please contact Clare Jefferson on 020 3752 3838.

If you are unable to visit the showroom in London, please contact your nearest regional Style office who would be delighted to talk to you about the latest innovations in room fit out.

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2014-09-30

See the Very Latest Moveable Walls in Action at Style’s New London Showroom

Architects, specifiers and end-user clients can see Style’s impressive range of moveable wall solutions, experience their acoustic integrity, look at a range of finishes and designs, and familiarise themselves with their operation, stacking options and technical specifications by visiting the company’s new showroom in London.

Located near the Barbican, anyone based in London, or visiting the capital, can request a visit to the showroom and discuss projects with one of Style’s specialist team in person.

“For anyone wishing to see the very latest operable wall solutions ‘in the flesh’ our new showroom is well worth a visit,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.

“If you haven’t yet seen Skyfold in action, this is a fully automatic, vertically rising, acoustic moveable wall which glides silently and seamlessly into place at the push of a button.

“Also on show are moveable partitioning wall solutions from DORMA, and visitors can review the very latest in wall coverings, lighting design, acoustics and a whole host of other innovations too.”

The innovation centre is being officially launched in October, and anyone who works in the construction and refurbishment sector, or those looking for ideas for their own premises, are welcome to request a visit. Please email marketing@style-partitions.co.uk

If you are unable to visit the showroom in London, please contact your nearest regional Style office who would be delighted to talk to you about the latest innovations in room fit out.