Point Hill Construction is a proactive construction contractor with more than 50 years’ combined experience in the whole spectrum of large multi-unit construction to small residential refurbishment. The construction company called upon the expertise of Designer Contracts to meet the diversified needs of the education sector. From primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities to reception areas and classrooms, Designer Contracts provides floorcoverings that create the ideal environment for any educational establishment.
As a flooring contractor, Designer Contracts' brief was to prepare and install new safety flooring for a range of busy traffic environments – where a floorcovering was needed that can withstand the punishment of daily heavy footfall. The floorcovering specification comprised areas for two classrooms, two toilet areas, an additional disabled toilet, corridors, offices, reception area and the cafeteria on the ground floor of the business school.
Designer Contracts was able to choose from its extensive stock of leading brands that met the brief's requirements of a floorcovering that boasted durability, an attractive appearance and easy-to-clean elements. The company also recognised the need to create an inspiring environment, while balancing aesthetics with the necessity to meet the highest health and safety standards.
Ease of fitting was incredibly important, so the project – which was professionally installed by the company’s CSCS-registered fitters – included weekends to ensure it was completed on time.
Andy Walpole, Director at Point Hill Construction, said: “We chose Designer Contracts to support us for this project as it has a reputation as one of the most reliable suppliers in the market.
“We are really pleased with the refurbishment. The business school is now looking to have the upstairs of the building completed next year and we will be working with Designer Contracts again as the service the company provided has been second to none.”
Simon Lovett, Senior Contracts Manager of Designer Contracts, said: “It was vital to Point Hill Construction and AMOS Business School that the floorcoverings were within budget and technically appropriate to ensure a safe and inclusive environment. “Careful planning and consideration was taken before any flooring selection was made, particularly as it needed to adhere to strict requirements. Flooring that could be easily cleaned was essential for the busy school and practical options as well as slip-resistant vinyls were considered for any wet areas. It was also essential it was hardwearing, stain-resistant and hygienic.
“As we have national buying power, we were able to offer the school the highest level of choice at a very high standard. In an industry where it can be easy to over-promise and under-deliver, the biggest benefit to any contractor is that Designer Contracts stays very brief-driven. It’s about listening to what clients want to achieve and using our experience to fulfil their expectations.
“We look after our clients and are in it for the long-term. We know that if we fail to deliver once, that might be the end of the relationship, so we work hard to support our clients even after project completion.”
Designer Contracts has fully staffed offices and warehousing in 12 regions across the UK and is an expert in supplying and installing flooring to commercial and public sector industries. The company has extensive experience of working with procurement teams and is a nominated supplier on a number of EU compliant frameworks. Beyond flooring, the company can supply flame-retardant blinds and has a commercial design team available should this be required.