STYLE RESURRECTS 50YR OLD MOVEABLE WALL
Style’s UK-wide aftercare and service team has come to the rescue of a Midlands school whose moveable wall hadn’t been working for a number of years.
At 50 years old, and made from timber, the school’s concern was that it would have to be replaced. But Style’s technicians diagnosed that the problem was with the rollers along the bottom – many of which had seized due to old age and a lack of regular servicing.
Sjors Kuijs, Style’s service & aftercare director, explains that three options were presented to the school; one being to have a completely new moveable wall, this the more expensive choice, another to replace some of the seized rollers, yet this could mean that over time some of the others may begin to also seize, the third to replace all of the bottom rollers.
“We quickly agreed with the school that option three was by far the most cost-effective and practical,” said Sjors.
“We therefore removed one of the rollers and sent it to one of our engineering partners to make eight new ones. After all, this was a 50 year old wall and no parts were available from the original manufacturer.
“Once the new rollers had been made, our team then returned to the school to fit them.
“This was extremely complicated, because our engineers had to work out the wall’s antiquated and tricky stacking arrangement before the wall could be taken down, the new rollers added and the wall fixed back to the top track.
“It goes to show the importance of employing leading technicians for this type of work and how a yearly service protects the life of a moveable wall to keep it working.
“On this occasion, the school staff are over the moon, not only having saved a fortune but enjoying a working partition again that will serve them for years to come.”