A selection of videos were shown at Style’s 100th Skyfold installation event at Telefonica Digital, showcasing the versatility of this vertically rising, fully automatic, acoustic moveable wall. To view the videos, and see Skyfold in action for yourself, please visit the Skyfold section of our web site and click on Product Videos. “It’s one of those ‘seen to be believed’ products,” said Efrem Brynin, Style’s director of Skyfold sales, “which is why we received such incredible feedback at the event.
“Perhaps what you don’t appreciate by watching the videos is the level of acoustic integrity these walls deliver. “At the Telefonica Digital event we had large numbers of people in the conference room, and when the wall was closed it completely sealed each room with no sound being heard from either side.
A gathering of 50 architects, contractors and clients were at Telefonica Digital’s offices in London to celebrate Style’s 100th UK Skyfold installation. Awards were given to architects T P Bennett, who specified the wall, main contractor Overbury, and Telefonica Digital followed by a demonstration of Skyfold - the unique, vertically rising, fully automatic, acoustic moveable wall which is housed in the ceiling cavity.In addition, recognition was given for the attendance of Roy O’Flanagan who was the first UK architect to specify Skyfold ten years ago and had the foresight to understand the benefits of what the product could offer as a space division product.
As Style celebrates its 100th Skyfold installation with a special event at the Telefonica Digital Building in London next month, Julian Sargent, group managing director, says this is just the beginning for this incredible moveable wall solution. “We’ve installed 100 Skyfolds across the UK since becoming their exclusive UK agent,” said Julian, “and the more the awareness grows of this incredible partitioning wall, the more demand there is.” Skyfold is a unique vertically rising, fully automatic, acoustic moveable wall with up to Rw 56dB acoustic rating which means meetings can be run concurrently with complete privacy. Housed in the ceiling cavity and operated by the push of a button, no-one would even know a moveable wall was in the room until activated.
In this month’s news the team at Style is heralding its 100th Skyfold installation at the Telefonica Digital building in London’s Regent Street.
Yet according to Style’s group finance director, Tony Enticknap, the company’s success is based upon its ability to find a solution for all projects and budgets, and its overall approach to business. “We’ve grown steadily and consistently through some of the toughest economic conditions ever experienced,” said Tony, “and I put that growth down to us being resolute as a company that we will continue to invest inwardly in the best people, training, systems, processes, quality standards and work practices.
Style Partitions, the UK’s leading moveable walls specialist, is celebrating its 100th UK installation of Skyfold at O2 Telefonica’s offices in Central London. The special event to be hosted in May is aimed at architects, specifiers, contractors and clients and will demonstrate the benefits of the Skyfold system, combined with speeches, refreshments and networking.
Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director said, “We’re extremely excited about showcasing our 100th Skyfold installation at such a prestigious location.
As Style celebrates its 100th Skyfold installation, it is no wonder that this unique vertically rising, fully automatic partitioning wall has created such a stir since its arrival in the UK. Style is the sole UK distributor for Skyfold and is seeing specifications continue to rise across multiple market sectors including corporate, local authority, education and hospitality. To view the outstanding capabilities of these movable partitioning walls its worth taking a moment to click on the following video links.
Style’s specifiers area on its web site has seen unprecedented use in recent months. It comes after an increasing number of architects have embraced its NBS specification tool, and technical documents library, as valuable resources. According to Julian Sargent, group managing director at partitioning wall specialists Style, the investment being made in initiatives that help architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients continues to pay off.
“The specifiers area on our web site was something we invested in last year and it has paid enormous dividends,” said Julian. “As a business we are here to assist and add value to architects and by offering the NBS specification, as well as being on the RIBA NBS system, we are making the specification process clearer and easier.
Companies providing moveable partitioning walls should always be challenged by architects as to whether a more suitable solution could be specified. According to David Louden, Style’s director for Scotland, when an architect is determining the best operable wall solution for their client it’s always worth contacting the operable wall supplier to sense check that the optimum solution has been achieved.
“When we engage in conversation with architects during the specification process, we can often add a great deal of value by advising on alternative ideas or other options for consideration,” said David
Schools, churches, community centres and other organisations that suffer costly winter heating bills can benefit from using moveable partitioning walls to divide space - and only using and heating what is in use.
According to Julian Sargent, managing director of Style, a partitioning wall can make a significant impact on energy costs by effectively reducing areas being heated unnecessarily. He also sees the cost saving benefits of reduced energy bills as very advantageous to organisations who find themselves needlessly heating very large, but under-utilised rooms.
“As well as offering flexible space by sub-dividing rooms, many organisations, particularly educational and public sector bodies seeking sustainable solutions and reduced costs, are seeing the benefits of reduced heating bills by installing an operable wall which results in not having to heat large halls and conference areas when not in full use; all of which has an impact on both their costs and the environment,” said Julian.
Style delivered 100 CPD seminars in 2012 to over 500 architects and specifiers, and expects even further demand in 2013.
Offering two RIBA approved CPDs, Style covers the important topics of multi-functional space and fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems.
Multi-functional space looks broadly at the latest thinking in flexible room design, whilst the CPD on fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems is about Skyfold – Style’s unique, vertically rising, acoustic partitioning wall.
With demand for flexible space on the increase, interest in these subjects has never been higher with excellent feedback from delegates who are seeking innovative ideas and learning about new products, approaches and solutions.
First and foremost we’d like to wish all of our customers and newsletter readers a very Happy Christmas and a successful New Year.
Whilst most people dream of a white Christmas, at Style we’re going to be celebrating a “Green” one!
Having recently announced the first ever UK EPD certification for moveable walls, Style will enter 2013 offering the most sustainable partitioning wall solutions in the UK market. The EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) applies to DORMA’s Variflex, Moveo and Varitrans products.
Companies that invest in a scheduled after care service, covering routine servicing, inspections and repairs, will enjoy a far lower whole life cost on their moveable partitioning wall.
According to Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North, a modest investment in an after care
Interest in Skyfold from schools, colleges and universities is accelerating at a dramatic rate, with Style enjoying unprecedented demand for this outstanding fully automatic moveable wall.
As a vertically rising, operable wall that is housed in the ceiling cavity, Skyfold is ideal for lecture theatres, school halls, dance studios, arts centres and auditoriums. Hence the reason enquiries for Skyfold are seeing such a marked increase as educational bodies seek to use their rooms flexibly, whilst also maximising floor space.
Competitive edge for architects, specifiers and contractors will be achieved in one key area in 2013; the ability to offer more sustainable building design solutions than others.
That is the view of Style’s group managing director, Julian Sargent, who believes that in the coming year, key ‘make or break’ buying decisions in an already intensely competitive construction sector, will be made on the basis of a product’s environmental credentials.
Style Partitions has become the first ever UK supplier of EPD certified moveable walls.
The EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), which applies to DORMA’s Variflex, Moveo and Varitrans products, is the pinnacle of product sustainability and of importance to anyone
Demand for Style’s servicing, maintenance and repair service has been strong in the education sector, with many schools, colleges and universities seeking to preserve their moveable walls through scheduled visits and corrective repair.
The service offered through
Visitor numbers to the architect’s area on Style’s web site (www.style-partitions.co.uk) continue to rise, month on month, as its popularity soars.
Designed as a portal that offers architects access to NBS Plus specifications, technical documents and CPD Seminars all in one place, it is fast-becoming a well-recognised and highly useful online resource.
“We’re delighted with the uptake of our architect’s area and the extremely positive feedback we’re receiving,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.
“As a business we recognise how important it is for us to provide relevant and useful information to architects and specifiers regarding the latest moveable and partitioning wall solutions as this is an area that continues to develop.
With competition in the construction sector as strong as it’s ever been, simply offering the lowest price for a moveable wall is not the route to success.
According to Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North, in a challenging market gaining competitive edge is more about meeting customer needs with more creative, unique and innovative solutions than it is about simply cutting rates.
“Of course everyone wants the most attractive price,” said Andy. “But achieving the best solution still remains the most important priority.
With 2012 emerging as another year of continued growth and increased specifications, Style’s broad product range is being hailed as an important ingredient to the firm’s success.
As sole UK distributors for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG, architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients are offered the perfect balance of moveable, partitioning and folding wall solutions catering for every requirement and budget.
And according to group managing director, Julian Sargent, the breadth of projects the company is working on is testimony to the hard work carried out over many years to establish the optimum product mix.
Demand for Style’s RIBA approved CPD seminars is on the up, as architects focus on vital training following the summer break.
According to Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands, there is often a surge in demand at this time of year as architects return refreshed from their summer holidays and reserve their places on the course.
An overview of the two seminars, which cover the topics of “Multi-functional space” and “Fully automatic vertically rising acoustic partition systems” can be accessed from Style’s web site, by visiting the “Architects Area” linked to via the tab at the top of the screen.
Style has further extended its product and service portfolio with the launch of its moveable wall servicing, maintenance, repair and after care service.
By routinely servicing and maintaining your partitioning wall, you can protect your investment, ensure its longevity and also keep its acoustic integrity intact.
“Scheduled servicing is by far the best long-term solution,” explained Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director, “with some walls lasting for as long as 25 years.
Architects, specifiers and contractors were wowed at a recent open day at the Hotel La Tour in Birmingham when Style demonstrated the benefits of Skyfold – it’s unique, vertically rising, acoustic partitioning wall.
Skyfold has seen specifications soar since its UK launch with its popularity growing rapidly with major corporates, schools, local authorities, the healthcare sector and churches.
Style has won the silver award in the moveable partitions section of the 2012 AIS Contractor’s Awards, taking the company’s tally to eight top two places in the last nine years.
From 2008-2011, Style enjoyed an unprecedented run of four consecutive Golds in an industry honour that all companies strive for, mainly because awards are allocated by independent judges who make an ‘on-site’ visit to a recent installation.
2012 has seen specifications for moveable partitioning walls soar at Style, with demand growing across the corporate market, hospitality, religion, education and public sector bodies.
According to Tony Enticknap, finance director, this is thanks to the significant investment the company has placed in its people, processes and overall approach in recent years. This, alongside the company’s very high quality product portfolio, has led many clients to rely on Style as their supplier of choice resulting in a dramatic growth in repeat business and customer loyalty.
Style’s craftsmanship, attention to detail, service standards and project management are becoming key factors in the company being specified for many architects’ highest profile clients. According to Julian Sargent, group managing director, when it comes to the top jobs for the top clients, nothing can be left to chance and Style’s quality sees them appointed time and again.
Skyfold has launched a new vertically rising acoustic partitioning wall, adding to its market leading portfolio.
Building on the success of the Skyfold Classic NR and Skyfold Classic Elite, a new Classic 55 provides 55 STC (Rw 54dB) acoustic performance. This is achieved through improvements to the panels, and by using the end seals (with acoustic insulation) from the Elite system.
This is an exciting development for Style who is the sole UK distributor for the Skyfold range, and enhances the company’s overall proposition to architects, specifiers, contractors and end user clients.
Leading moveable partitioning wall specialist, Style, has launched a new range of external glass doors.
Ideal for car showrooms, care homes, restaurants, swimming pools, community centres and churches, the list of applications for an external glazed door is endless.
More information can be found by clicking on the
Style has introduced a new section to its web site containing a technical drawings library.
Enabling architects to download Style’s range of moveable partitioning walls in DWG or PDF format is a significant enhancement to Style’s online service, and has been introduced to support the fast growing number of specifications it is receiving.
As sole UK distributor for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG, Style offers a broad range of operable walls, from practical low cost solutions through to high end systems popular with many major city corporates.
Information about Style’s RIBA Approved CPD Seminars on the topics of “Multi-functional space” and “Fully automatic vertically rising acoustic partition systems” can now be accessed from Style’s web site, by visiting the "Architects Area" linked to via the tab at the top of the screen.
Full details of these popular workshops can also be downloaded as PDF files from this section.
Tony Eve has joined Style as regional sales manager for the South, further strengthening the team as part of the company’s continued expansion strategy.
He brings with him extensive experience in the moveable partitioning walls sector, is well-known to architects and contractors and will also be involved in delivering Style's RIBA Approved CPD courses on multi functional space, and vertically rising acoustic partitioning systems.
Style has renewed its Level 5 Achilles Building Confidence Accreditation as part of a long-term commitment to deliver the very highest levels of quality to architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients. The accreditation, which is a supplier pre-qualification and accreditation service for the UK construction industry, gives confidence to businesses that in choosing Style they are dealing with a pre-approved quality company for key performance areas such as H&S, environment, quality and sustainability.
Having completed a number of new installations at churches, synagogues and other religious buildings, 2011 ended with Style seeing a dramatic rise in demand for moveable partitioning walls within this sector.
Any building that is central to a local community is used for a multitude of purposes, and changing the space to cater for varying events throughout each week is important. It also saves on heating and lighting when larger areas are not required, and by sub-dividing space into multiple rooms means more events can be hosted concurrently which helps draw in more revenue.
Style’s RIBA approved CPD courses on the topics of “Multi-functional space” and “Fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems” have been receiving excellent feedback.
The two 35-40 minute courses cover a broad range of areas; the first focusing on the creation of multi-functional space including design, structure, acoustic performance, finishes, health & safety and maintenance, and the second course purely about Skyfold – the only fully automatic, vertically rising acoustic moveable wall in the UK market, housed in the ceiling cavity.
First and foremost, we’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.
2011 has seen unprecedented success at Style, winning the prestigious AIS Gold Contractors award for the 4th year in succession and being accredited to UKAS standards for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems..
At Style, we were so proud of our recent Skyfold installation at Melton Borough Council that we filmed it in action.
The short video clip shows the wall lowering smoothly from the ceiling cavity to the floor, demonstrating the significant benefits that this product offers. To view the clip visit http://www.youtube.com/user/stylepartitions
Incorporating moveable partitioning walls into a well thought out design makes a significant impact on energy costs by effectively reducing areas being heated unnecessarily.
As well as offering flexible space by sub-dividing rooms, many organisations, particularly educational and public sector bodies seeking sustainable solutions and reduced costs, are seeing the benefits of reduced heating bills by installing an operable wall which results in not having to heat large halls and conference areas when not in full use; all of which has an impact on both the public purse and the environment.
Stuart Hubball has joined Style as Sales Manager for the Midlands, further expanding the team as the business continues to enjoy record growth.
Well-known to architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients in the moveable partitioning walls arena, Stuart has worked in this sector for more than a decade and brings a wealth of experience.
“We’re delighted that Stuart has agreed to join us,” said Mike Fine, Style’s Director for the Midlands, “and he is a terrific addition to our very high quality team.
DORMA’s Moveo and Variflex moveable partitioning wall systems continue to be first choice with many architects, specifiers and contractors as Style sees the number of specifications continue to grow in 2011.
According to David Louden, Style’s Director for Scotland, both products offer such flexibility, simplicity of operation and aesthetic appeal that some architects look no further when seeking space re-configuration.
“The popularity of these products is phenomenal,” said David, “because thanks to their diverse range of applications, we are being specified in market sectors spanning education, corporate, hospitality and leisure, religious, healthcare and so many more.
The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton has won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new European building, built or designed in the United Kingdom.
This is the second year running that Zaha Hadid Architects has won the RIBA Stirling Prize and Style is delighted to have been involved in this prestigious development.
“We were particularly proud of the part we played in this exciting project,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director. “Our role was to provide a number of moveable partitioning wall solutions that gave the academy a huge amount of flexibility so that they could reconfigure space with ease, and we were delighted to be chosen as the most suitable provider for such a cutting edge development.”
Demand for moveable partitioning walls in schools, colleges and universities has risen steeply in 2011, with Style seeing a marked increase in the number of installations.
According to Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director, this is not just down to an increase in overall demand. It is also through heightened awareness by architects, specifiers, contractors and educational establishments of Style’s track record of providing outstanding, innovative and cost-effective solutions in this market.
For educational establishments looking to sub-divide rooms, without losing any floor space, Skyfold is unrivalled.
As a vertically stacking, fully automatic partitioning wall, Skyfold is housed in the ceiling cavity which means rooms can be used to their full capacity when the wall is retracted, but can be segregated in minutes.
Style has grown its portfolio of products with the introduction of the Cornell range of side folding grilles and TranZform accordion.
The side folding grilles have proven to be incredibly popular with retailers as they act to secure off a shop front outside the glass or across entrance areas, whilst allowing passersby to still see the products inside. Demand has also been high in offices, hospitals and lobbies.
Expectations are rising in the moveable partitioning walls sector. Not just in terms of ease of use, acoustics and overall application but in terms of how operable walls complement a room’s interior design.
According to Keith Way, Style’s Director for the South East, demand has never been higher for creating visually appealing solutions which blend in seamlessly, or add a new dimension, to a room’s appeal.
Style has been enjoying record levels of business over the last year, and according to Tony Enticknap, Group Finance Director, this is largely down to the significant investment placed into quality initiatives.
“In the last quarter, we’ve been accredited by Bureau Veritas to a UKAS standard for ISO 9001
Style has launched a new RIBA approved CPD course on the topic of “Multi-functional space.”
This adds to the already successful CPD seminar that the company offers on “Fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems”, which has been extremely popular since first introduced 3 years ago.
The latest 35-40 minute course covers a broad range of areas regarding the creation of multi-functional space including design, structure, acoustic performance, finishes, health & safety and maintenance and is available nationally across the UK.
Style has been enjoying record levels of business over the last year, and according to Tony Enticknap, Group Finance Director, this is largely down to the significant investment placed into quality initiatives.
“In the last quarter, we’ve been accredited by Bureau Veritas to a UKAS standard for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System,” said Tony
Style Scotland has been appointed to supply and install DORMA Variflex movable wall systems at the National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, being built for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Following an extensive tender process, the contract was won by Style who will create flexible space within the building using the extremely popular DORMA Variflex product.
“We’re delighted to have won this prestigious contract for what is going to be an incredible arena,” said David Louden, Director for Style Scotland.
Style has won the coveted AIS (Association of Interior Specialists) Contractors Gold Award for an incredible 4th year running after judges considered the installation at the ExCel Exhibition centre to be best in class.
The folding wall at ExCel is believed to be the largest in Europe and tops a month during which The Style Group also achieved IMS accreditation.
“We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award once again,” said Tony Enticknap, Style’s Group Financial Director.
Style has achieved certification of the three ‘gold standards’ demanded by many major contractors and clients as part of an Integrated Management System (IMS).
As a result, The Style Group now holds accreditations for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System.
Style has passed its Achilles audit, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to quality and excellence.
Achilles, the global supplier management and information provider, audits and assesses supplier capability, competence and compliance within agreed industry parameters based upon best practice.
“We’re delighted to have received this accreditation,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director, “because it underpins our commitment to excellence in our products, people and processes.
A new set of videos demonstrating Style’s product range is now available at Style's Website and also on You Tube (Simply search for Style Partitions to view them).
Featuring"DORMA Moveo and Comfortdrive as well as 7 Skyfold videos, these online demonstrations offer an excellent facility to view the aesthetics, ease of operation and overall appeal of Style’s movable partitioning and vertically stacking walls.
Efrem Brynin, Style’s Skyfold Product Manager laced up his running shoes last weekend to run his first ever marathon on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The charity exists to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, and Efrem ran in the Brighton Marathon to raise money for this important cause.
For most major firms, their offices are a vital extension of their brand.
The experience created for visitors and clients is an essential aspect of their whole proposition, and for major global organisations, in the most prestigious venues, there has to be a perfect blend of flexibility, comfort, functionality, acoustics and design.
In the moveable partitioning walls sector, demand is growing for far more choice in the quality of the ‘finish’.
And with an extensive product range spanning DORMA, SWG and Skyfold, Style excels in this area offering a wide range of colours, textures and finishes that create an outstanding end result across a multitude of market sectors.
“There is no doubt that expectations are rising all the time,” said Mike Fine, Style’s Director for the Midlands.
Production capacity is essential when deadlines are tight and materials need to be on site, on time and in perfect condition.
Which is why, as sole UK distributors for DORMA, Style’s clients benefit from the vast capability of DORMA’s European manufacturing plant which produces 1000 metres of moveable wall panels per week, and up to 150,000 globally per annum.
Style is committed to offering the very highest quality of advice regarding acoustic performance, as well as only supplying market leading products.
As part of this we have launched a new “Acoustics Check List” – a simple ‘ready reckoner’ that will help ensure you select the right product to meet your acoustic requirements.
“Acoustics is such an important issue to most companies looking for a partitioning wall,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director.
If you’ve never seen Skyfold’s vertical folding wall in action the latest video is well worth watching.
Because this product never fails to deliver the ‘wow factor’!
As a ceiling mounted, fully automatic partitioning wall operated by a simple turnkey the specification of Skyfold has soared in recent years as it offers such a simple and stylish solution to sub dividing rooms. And because it is housed in the ceiling, it maximises space efficiency.
A ‘keen eye’ is as important as a ‘good ear’ when checking the acoustic performance of a moveable / partitioning wall.
Because until it is in situ, the only way you can determine the validity of a product’s stated acoustic performance is to know how to check the documentation.
According to Style, there is a great deal of misunderstanding in the operable walls sector regarding acoustic ratings and certificates, resulting in many clients not appreciating what checks they should make, or questions they should ask, before they buy.
DORMA’s new brochures have been launched – and as ever they reflect the growth and quality of its product range, now incorporating the Moveo Glass, as well as updates to its Classic finish selection.
To view and download the brochures, click on the Brochures link in the Moveable Walls section of our web site.
“As sole UK suppliers for DORMA, Style benefits from their continued determination, innovation and commitment to quality,” said Keith Way, Style’s Director for the South East.
“Not only are the products unquestionably market leading, they also offer variety, style and exceptional ease of operation."
DORMA Variflex, the semi-automatic (and manual) folding wall, is being specified by Style in an increasing number of office conference rooms and boardrooms due to its flush telescopic panel.
As a unique feature in the movable walls sector, the Variflex expandable telescopic section sits completely flush against the adjacent panels once the wall is in position, which has exceptional benefits in terms of aesthetics and space flexibility.
“The telescopic section on the DORMA Variflex product is a really outstanding feature,” explained Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director, “whether used on a manually operated or semi automatic wall.
Skyfold has launched two brand new Vertically Stacking Acoustic Partitions that drastically cut sound transmission and dampen reverberation.
This quantum leap in acoustic performance of the new Skyfold Classic Elite, Rw 56dB, and absorption of Skyfold Classic NR, NRC 0.65, will undoubtedly grab the attention of schools, hotels, offices and convention centres.
When it comes to creating flexible space, every requirement is different.
Which is why, at Style, we’ve worked tirelessly over the years to develop the most extensive product portfolio of movable walls so that we can always deliver the right solution.
With a range that includes traditional horizontal folding partition walls, sliding glass walls, vertical rising/ceiling mounted, folding room dividers, manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic walls, as well as a vast range of fittings and finishes, we have built up a reputation for being able to offer best advice without being restricted by product range.
The acoustic consultants commented that this installation by Style was the best they’d tested. So how did Style achieve a site tested acoustic performance that was so unexpected?
Because this was a monumental improvement on previous field tests on the same site using other manufacturers’ products.
At Style, we believe there are two ways of looking at health and safety. You can either view it as something that must be complied with. Or, you can use it pro-actively within your business culture to create strong client relationships, higher standards and better overall quality. Our philosophy has always been the latter. By going the extra mile and setting the health and safety bar high, we see huge benefits for our clients, our suppliers, and our own people.
Acoustic performance is not only a key measure, it is also one of the most hotly discussed topics in the moveable walls sector; mainly due to the potential variances that affect an R’ rating (R ‘apostrophe’ being the in situ rating) compared to a product’s lab tested R rating. The harsh reality is that a final installation will rarely replicate the conditions of a lab test, because in a controlled environment there is one test product and no flanking.
DORMA's new, innovative SmartTrack 14 Moveable Wall has been installed in the UK at Carmel College, St. Helen's.
The installation was completed by Style after the team identified the new partitioning wall system as being perfect for the College Lecture Theatre.
All businesses seek to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.
But at Style, excellence is an inherent part of our culture, and our strive for perfection is now being fully felt.
After winning our 3rd consecutive AIS Gold Award, we've also been recognised for a 'Perfect Delivery' by Morgan Sindall.
It has always been our commitment at Style to work to the very highest standards of health and safety, and we see it as an important aspect of our overall approach to business.
Our philosophy is that health and safety should not be seen as a compliancy issue, but a positive aspect of delivering a highly professional service.
As sole UK distributors for DORMA Hüppe, Style combines the very best acoustic expertise and advice with market leading products.
DORMA Hüppe's Moveo® being an excellent example as it incorporates ComforTronic® automatic seals as standard which are designed to maximise acoustic integrity, providing sound reduction up to Rw 55dB to the latest European standards.
The specification of semi-automatic partitions is soaring as the benefits of flexibility, ease of use, reliability and the quality of finish increase.
In 2009, Style saw an incredible 75% rise in semi-automatic installations and 2010 is on track for that to grow even further with another huge leap in the number of specifications.
Style has launched an online newsletter, designed to offer vital information and articles regarding innovations, installations, products, certification and design advancements in the field of moveable partition walls. As sole UK distributors for DORMA Huppe, Skyfold and SWG, Style is well-known with architects and specifiers for its outstanding products, highly skilled installation and close personal service.
The Style Movable Partitions Specialist Network is pleased to announce that they have agreed a strategic partnership with Dorma allowing sole rights to distribute their full range of acoustic movable wall products throughout the UK.