ALTRO HYGIENIC WALL & CEILING SYSTEMS
Suppliers of: Hygienic wall panels, hygienic claddings, hygienic wall lining systems, hygienic ceilings, hygienic ceiling systems, hygienic door set, hygienic doors
Altro is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of interior surfaces, founded in the UK in 1919. Our success at home and abroad is due to determined innovation. We aim to match your needs for safe and hygienic interior surfaces that are both decorative and practical. We will also support your requests with world-class design, technical and specification advice.
Altro Hygienic Wall Systems:
Altro Whiterock Extruded uPVC is a cost-effective sheet extruded from a high quality, food safe, uPVC polymer for operating temperatures up to 60°C. It is easy to clean, impact resistant and grout-free. It meets all current EU Directives on health and hygiene and offers a cost-effective choice.
A range of designs tonally printed onto Altro Whiterock provides a striking etched glass effect, ideal for feature walls.
Altro Chameleon increases your design options with a fresh choice of solid colours all with a high gloss finish. With bright, vibrant tones, the desired effect is yours to create. Altro Chameleon is suitable for feature walls in shops and bars, as well as areas where you will enjoy the performance benefits of Altro Whiterock.
Altro Whiterock Digiclad: Altro Digiclad provides a digitally printed design facility giving you the option of bespoke design on your surfaces.
With Altro Quickclad you can construct hygienic walls and partitions quickly, simply and cost effectively.
Cost effective, decorative panel. Altro Whiterock Illusions is an extruded sheet with a translucent outer layer, unique to Altro.
(incorporating Pastels) The grout-free, hygienic alternative to tiles.
Altro Hygienic Ceiling Systems:
Altro Whiterock Hygienic Ceilings meet rigorous hygiene requirements in food preparation areas. Altro Hygienic Doorsets:
When hygiene really matters – every detail counts. Altro Whiterock Hygienic Doorsets provide a complete PVCu-faced doorset to ensure the integrity of your hygienic, low maintenance installation.
Further technical information is available on the BPi download library or via the Altro website.
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Altro Brochure Your Guide To Safety Flooring
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Altro Solutions for the Food and Drink Production Industry
Hygienic flooring, hygienic walls, hygienic cladding, Hygienic ceilings
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Altro Steps To Sustainability
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Altro Whiterock 30 Years
Hygienic cladding, hygienic walls, hygienic ceilings, Hygienic doorsets
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Altro Whiterock Doorsets Brochure
Published [21/03/14]File size [1650 KB]
Altro Whiterock Hygienic wall cladding
Hygienic wall cladding; Altro Whiterock White; Altro Whiterock Satins; Altro Whiterock Illusions; Altro Whiterock Digiclad; Altro Whiterock Quickclad; Altro Whiterock Splashbacks; Altro Whiterock Chameleon; hygienic doorsets; hygienic ceilings; PVC wall cladding; durable; grout-free; impervious; impact-resistant
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Altro Wall Cladding in Groundbreaking Clinical Design
Altro Wall Cladding in Groundbreaking Clinical Design
Altro Whiterock ChameleonTM has been used along with Altro UnityTM 25 safety flooring to create a groundbreaking solution within the new Endoscopy Unit at Mount Vernon Hospital, in Northwood, Middlesex, where infection control and patient wellbeing are paramount considerations.
The new £800,000 Endoscopy Unit has been created to offer the very latest technology within an attractive, relaxing environment. Importantly, the four-bedded ward has been designed to ensure a streamlined journey for patients from admission on to the unit, through to the procedure itself and discharge home. In the existing facility, patients were required to retire to a separate sitting room before being discharged.
Bernard Stilwell Architects designed and managed the project. Bernard Stilwell explains the thinking behind the creation of the new unit. “Our brief was to design a self-contained endoscopy unit where patients could relax, receive treatment and recover in a well-structured journey, all within one ward.
“In a clinical environment the first thought when choosing surface finishes is infection control, yet aesthetics and the patient experience are for us equally important.
“We have specified Altro safety flooring several times before. Altro Whiterock was a first (for us) and an excellent choice: a good range of colours and the potential for a seamless appearance across a variety of surfaces. It helped us unify the appearance of the interiors, to produce a calm, harmonious, well ordered end result.”
Design challenges included the electric sliding doors to the endoscopy recovery bay. These are glazed with the mechanism built into a steel structure in the walls. The door set also contains a fire shutter, which will drop down in an emergency to protect the unit.
“Keeping infection out of the recovery bay was obviously a key consideration, so the doors had to be easy to clean with as few joints as possible to reduce bacterial invasion, as well as being tough and impact resistant,” explains Bernard Stilwell.
“We wanted to ensure that it complemented the rest of the design and colour scheme of the unit to create an overall cohesive feel. With all these considerations in mind, we decided to completely clad the structure in Altro Whiterock Chameleon.
“Altro recommended one of their specialist installers, Wallclad Floors and Doors Ltd to fabricate and clad the door assembly. This company took our sophisticated 3D model we had produced to detail the design, adapted it to suit their workshop requirements and did a fantastic job throughout, from fabrication to installation.”
Altro Whiterock is a cost-effective sheet extruded from a high quality PVCu polymer. It is easy to clean, impact resistant and grout-free. It meets all current EU Directives on health and hygiene.
Altro Whiterock Chameleon offers vibrant solid colours, or more natural tones, in a high gloss finish, allowing for bold designs or more muted interiors in a variety of customer-facing environments.
Altro Unity 25 safety flooring was also used in the new ward. Like all Altro safety flooring, it offers sustained slip resistance for the lifetime of the product, keeping your risk of a slip to just 1 in a million. Available in 18 plain and chipped modern colours, this heavy duty safety flooring is ideal for locations that need to look good and work hard.
Altro Unity 25 is ideal for healthcare environments where visitor and patient numbers in their thousands, staff in their hundreds, patient trolleys, wheelchairs and wheeled equipment all take their toll on the floor. Altro Unity is 2.5mm thick. That 25% extra thickness makes it more resilient to torque, which passes through the wheels and is partially absorbed by and dissipated through the flooring. Thicker flooring dissipates the energy more effectively, making the flooring less likely to de-bond and providing a smoother journey for patients on trolleys and the staff pushing them.
Altro Unity 25 offers enhanced chemical resistance and copes well with moisture and temperature extremes, making it perfect for public walkways that need to work hard under a variety of conditions.
Danny Robinson, director of Wallclad Floors and Doors, explains how his company tackled the challenge of using Altro Whiterock in such an innovative way. “We are known for our specialist joinery, but this project was something we had never done before, so it was a very exciting prospect.
“We were able to thermoform the material in our workshop offsite. This process heats the Altro Whiterock to a specific temperature, whereby components can then be moulded into the desired shape. So the entire over-cladding for columns, surrounds, lintel, and the working mechanism for the doors and fire shutter was prepared offsite ready for installation. It was essential to keep joins to a minimum to reduce infection on the ward, so we created a sealed finish wherever possible.
“This was a very complex process, made possible by our 3D modelling system. It is the most difficult job we have ever done, but shows how incredibly versatile Altro Whiterock can be in creating visually stunning designs in healthcare environments where patient safety and hygiene are top priorities.”
Andrew Clark, Deputy Estates Director at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation, commented on the installation. “The project went very well from start to finish and the Altro floors and walls look great. It was vital for us that patients coming to the new unit would have a positive experience, and that psychologically the environment would reassure them of a positive outcome to their visit.
“In a recent national hospital survey, participants cited ‘light’, ‘air’, ‘space’ and ‘cleanliness’ as the assurances they needed to feel confident in their clinical surroundings. The finish of the Altro floors and walls meets all these criteria because they help to create a light, uncluttered atmosphere and a feeling of space. The overall effect is one of a practical, yet visually appealing clinical environment, where patients can feel comfortable, safe and relaxed.
Andrew Clark continues: “The door set entrance to the unit, which is clad in Altro Whiterock Chameleon, is not only a practical solution to clinical hygiene needs, it’s also a striking feature that works visually to complement the design of the unit and ensure an integrated look. A very innovative solution.
“The staff are very pleased as well and are really proud to work there. They identify with the space and have a real sense of purpose. Cleaning staff find the floors and walls easy to clean.”
Altro XpressLay saves time at new Cardiff school
St Teilo’s, Cardiff
Altro XpressLay saves time at new Cardiff school
Altro XpressLay safety flooring has provided a significant time and cost saving solution in the construction of the new St Teilo's Church in Wales High School in Cardiff.
The new £26 million school was designed by architects Austin- Smith: Lord. It is a contemporary design, with classrooms clustered in blocks off a main central 'street'.
Kate Smith, designer at Austin-Smith: Lord, said: "Due to the huge length of space of the school's main street, the floor construction included many movement joints, which had a knock on effect to the movement requirements of the floor finish.
"The main contractor, Willmott Dixon, suggested that we look at Altro XpressLay as it can be laid straight to slab with no DPM and no fixing joints - creating a huge time and cost saving for the project. We were now confident we had a product that could meet this specific need.
"We also specified the product for corridors, some classrooms, and in the toilets and changing rooms in conjunction with Altro Walkway 20, which shares the same colour palette."
Altro XpressLay is the world's first adhesive-free, truly sustainable safety floor. It is installed using a tape system instead of adhesive, so can be installed without a surface DPM. It can be easily removed post-installation, re-used elsewhere and then at the end of its life be recycled.
The range boasts 42 colours, featuring bright and subtle, sparkle-free designs and decorative chipped options to give you a huge selection to choose from. Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR Technology ensures the product stays looking good long-term.
Like all Altro safety flooring products, Altro XpressLay offers sustained slip resistance for the lifetime of the product, keeping your risk of a slip or fall to just one in a million.
The Altro products at St Teilo's were installed by CS Flooring, in Cardiff. Owner Anthony Mynett said: "This was the biggest Altro XpressLay installation we have ever done, at 6,250m2. It was a perfect example of how the product can be used to cut costs and accelerate a building programme without sacrificing quality, longevity or aesthetics."
CS Flooring also installed Altro Designer 25 safety flooring and Altro Whiterock Satins hygienic wall cladding in the school service and eating areas, using black and red colour schemes to denote raw and cooked food preparation areas.
Altro Designer 25 is a 2.5mm-thick, hard-wearing safety flooring which includes coloured quartz crystals in exciting base colours to enhance any interior scheme.
Altro Whiterock Satins is a durable, grout-free, watertight smooth wall cladding system designed for building environments that are required to meet strict hygiene standards. The panels provide a stain resistant, wipe-clean surface with no gaps or cracks for bacteria to hide in. It is extremely impact resistant and ideal for tough areas.
Chris Woodruff, Principal Surveyor at main contractor Willmott Dixon, commented on the use of Altro XpressLay on the St Teilo's project: "It has proved to be a quality product that saved us time and cost on a project where we were able to provide betterment on the delivery programme."