Style Wins AIS Gold Award for 6th Time


Partitioning walls specialist, Style, has won the prestigious AIS Contractors Gold Award for 2014.

It’s the 6th time Style has won Gold, with 4 silver awards also to their credit.

The top Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) award goes to the company accredited with delivering the most outstanding moveable wall installation of the year, with Style’s solution at Westfield Shoppingtowns’ London HQ coming top. (View case Study)

Judges were impressed with the scheme to create a suite of meeting rooms off the main reception area for Westfield London HQ providing exceptional acoustic performance as well as appearance.

It was a challenging fast track project that required very close attention to detail and coordination with finishes that had to match fixed wall elements.

“We’re delighted to have won the gold award for the sixth time,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “Particularly as it’s the 10th time we’ve won Gold or Silver in the 11 of years of being AIS members.

“As a company we continue to invest in our people, products and processes to deliver excellence in everything we do and, working with architects Woods Bagot and directly for Westfield, we installed a combination of two DORMA Varifex and two Skyfolds to deliver an outstanding flexible configuration.”

DORMA Variflex is perfect for a vast array of room designs and finishes. On this project its superb semi-automatic seal system was utilised to ease operation. Skyfold is the hugely innovative, vertically rising, fully automatic, acoustic partitioning wall, discreetly housed in the ceiling cavity.

A stunning graphics finish of the Westfield brand on the Skyfold was complemented with a beautiful high gloss lacquer laminate finish on the Variflex.

Flush telescopic panels on the Variflex walls created a seamless line across the openings that face reception, and these also provided a smooth line with the fixed joinery walls and brass inlays.

Pass doors enabled access, and the acoustic integrity of both products (an Rw 55dB acoustic rating for the Variflex and Rw54dB for the Skyfold) ensure complete privacy when the walls are closed.

For more information, or to discuss your next project, please contact your nearest regional Style office.