Service contracts rise as customers protect their moveable wall investment


The routine servicing of moveable walls is on the rise as companies, hotels, educational establishments, churches, retailers, local authority venues and healthcare premises seek to protect their investment in flexible space.

According to Angela McGowan, sales and service manager for Style Scotland, there has been a sharp increase in the numbers of service contracts being requested following the installation of new folding, moveable and partitioning walls, as well as new service contracts being taken out on older operable walls too.

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“There is a growing appreciation that moveable walls will have a far greater lifespan if they are regularly serviced and maintained,” explains Angela, “and we are seeing more service contracts being taken out when we install a moveable wall than ever before.

“I think people are beginning to appreciate that any asset that has moveable parts needs to be cared for and, a bit like with the routine servicing of a car, a regular check up can minimise the chance of any minor issue escalating into a more expensive repair later down the line.

“Routine servicing is also important from a health and safety perspective, to make sure the wall remains in good working order and to identify any other potential health and safety risks. A good example being at a nursery in Dundee where our onsite engineers added a finger protector hinge cover to a pass door to stop small children trapping their fingers.

“For acoustic moveable walls, servicing also ensures its acoustic integrity remains intact and during a routine inspection our technicians would ensure that the seals are fully operational, that the panel seals are correctly locked, that all panels are aligned and that the peripheral seals are making proper contact.”

As the UK’s leading moveable, folding and partitioning wall specialist, Style offers nationwide servicing and repairs of moveable walls through its 4 regional offices.

The service caters for anything from sophisticated, fully automatic acoustic systems through to simple folding walls.

As the exclusive UK partner to Dorma Huppe, Skyfold and SWG, Style is the only manufacturer-approved UK repairer for these walls, however Style can also provide servicing, repair and emergency call outs across all types of operable wall – even ones they haven’t installed.

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