Because we are one of the few product development companies who as well as working in other consumer product areas, specialise in the design and engineering of building components and architectural products, Martin Roberts asked us to create new design concepts for a steel mono block partitioning system. We quickly realised that what they required was a much more flexible product, from that idea we developed a relocatable partitioning system, created using unique tile modules, which allow for a mix of glazed and solid panels that can in turn be specified in a variety of colours and finishes. This gives much greater flexibility to office space planners and interior designers to create more sophisticated environments with visually lighter panels and corridor walls.
The whole system including doors and walls had to be engineered in such a way as to maintain the highest acoustic and fire resistance specifications whilst incorporating segregated cable management and concealed furniture and shelf fixing.
The structural components are all rolled, pressed or folded steel either pre-coated or epoxy finished. For all new product designs developed, we supplied the client with detailed production and component engineering drawings that were used to build full size working prototypes and final production components. All the prototyping, testing and manufacture was done in the UK.