Manchester school’s moveable wall
At a school in Manchester, their folding wall had been out of operation as the hinges had been stretched over time and one had snapped.
Having asked the moveable wall company who carried out their routine servicing to inspect it, they had been advised it needed completely replacing – something that would use up important school funds and result in some disruption to the teaching environment.
Seeking a second opinion, they invited Style’s team of moveable, folding and partitioning wall technicians to assess the severity, who advised that it could be fixed, rather than replaced, at far lower cost and minimal inconvenience.
“We will always look to repair, rather than replace, whenever we can,” said Hannah Thorneycroft, service and repair manager for Style North.
“A well serviced moveable wall can last up to 25 years in some cases, and as long as it’s inspected properly at agreed intervals, it can retain its smooth operation and acoustic integrity – and issues such as stretched hinges can be spotted early and quickly resolved.
“On this occasion, these problems had been left to cause a much greater issue however we were able to replace the hinge profiles and bring the wall back to full working order thanks to the professionalism of our service and repair technicians.”
Style is the UK’s multi-award winning, market leader in moveable, folding and partitioning wall installation, service and repair.
“We offer routine servicing and repair of all types of moveable walls,” continued Hannah, “from simple folding walls through to fully automatic, large scale systems.
“On this occasion, having rescued the school’s moveable wall they were so impressed that they awarded us an ongoing service contract which means we can now ensure they enjoy trouble free use of it for many years to come.”