Automated space division continues to grow


Demand for fully automatic moveable walls is growing at pace, as architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients recognise the benefits.

That’s according to leading moveable wall specialists, Style, who have seen steep growth in fully automated systems, which enable rooms to be divided easier than ever.

“We’re quickly moving away from the days of pulling a partitioning wall into place manually and closing it with a crank handle,” said Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the north. “In fact, its very rare for us to implement a completely manual system nowadays.

“Modern day operable wall systems move effortlessly into place at the push of a button, with no need for manual handling, and this leads to minimal chance of operator damage and the ability to divide rooms, or open them up, with incredible ease however large or small.”

Style recently won the FIS Gold Contractors award for its installation at Francis Crick, a fine example of a very large-scale automated system. Other recent projects include an automatic DORMA Varitrans glass system at a branch of Santander, two fully automatic DORMA Moveo ComfortDrive walls at Nottingham Trent University and two Skyfolds installed for global law firm, DLA Piper, in Manchester.

“If you are currently considering a moveable wall, it is well worth looking at the fully automatic systems,” said Andy.

“Style is the exclusive UK partner to DORMA, Skyold and SWG, and we specialise in multiple sectors, including corporate, education, hospitality, local authority, religion, and healthcare.”

For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style office