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.