ARMSTRONG CEILINGS

ARMSTRONG HOUSE
38 MARKET SQUARE
UXBRIDGE
MIDDLESEX UB8 1NG

Tel: 0800 371849
Fax: 01895 274287

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Suppliers of: suspended ceiling tiles acoustic curved ceiling tiles timber ceiling tiles metal ceiling tiles mineral ceiling tiles

Mineral, Metal and Timber Ceilings.

Backed by 150 years of innovation, Armstrong World Industries Ltd is a global leader in supplying ceiling and wall solutions in market segments such as Office, Education, Health, Retail, Transport and Hospitality.

Armstrong Ceilings Range

Armstrong remains a foremost name in the building industry, known and trusted for reliable quality & technological innovations. Armstrong’s offers a peerless portfolio of materials including:

  • Mineral
  • Metal
  • Wood

Ceiling systems include suspension systemsTECH ZONE which guarantees the integration of services such as lighting, air handling, loudspeakers,  chilled beam and CoolZone, a innovative ceilingcassette which incorparates BASF Micronal phase change material.

Its ceiling systems deliver an improved environment for users’ well-being, with options that passively resist germs and reduce a building’s reliance on artificial light and air-conditioning. A peerless 30-year system warranty also gives peace of mind.

For more information, the Armstrong Ceilings app is available from both the Apple store as well as the Google Play store by clicking on one of the links below with your mobile device www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Apple or www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Android

Armstrong CAD Components

CAD components are available three dimensional view as well as system cross section in both dwg and pdf formats and are available from: http://www.armstrong.co.uk/commclgeu/eu1/uk/gb/cad_drawings.html

Acoustic Solutions

Armstrong can provide product specifications for a complete range of acoustic solutions (Intelligibility, Concentration and Confidentiality) such as mineral, wood, metal tiles and canopies to invisible in-ceiling speaker systems.

We also have a number of useful acoustic tools on our acoustic micro site. A ‘reverberation simulator’ which compares the different reverberation times of various tiles to help specifiers make the best choice for their desired sound quality and a ceiling selector, complete with in-situ tile images, to assist in making decisions about style and material. For further acoustic solutions visit www.acousticalceilings.co.uk

Sustainable Solutions

Armstrong sustainable innovations include the following recycling schemes:

  • End Of Life (EOL) Recycling Scheme - Armstrong offers a free collection programme for refurbishment / strip out projects anywhere in the UK. The ceiling tiles are 100% recycled into the mix and are processed into new ceiling tiles.
  • Off Cut Recycling Scheme (OCR) - Off-cut ceiling tiles from new ceiling installations are stored on site in specially supplied bags and collected by Armstrong to be recycled into new ceiling tiles.
  • New Ceilings - All Armstrong metal ceilings are recyclable and contain up to 30% recycled material. Mineral Ceilings can contain up to 82% recycled

Armstrong Ceilings was the first European mineral tile manufacturer to win Cradle to Cradle® certification for ceiling systems that comprise high recycled content to start. It also helped pioneer ceiling recycling worldwide. Its two schemes – for ceiling off-cuts and for tiles at the end of their life divert increasingly large amounts of waste from landfill every year.

ACOUSTIC BAFFLES Suspended Demountable
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Aluminium .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Cleanroom / Clean Zones .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Curved .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Free Hanging .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Glassfibre .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Gypsum .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Light Reflective Surface .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Metal .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Metal Effect .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Mineral Fibre / Mineral Wool .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Perforated Mineral Fibre .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Perforated Steel .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Perforated Wood .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Sound Absorbing Sound Absorbtive .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Sound Reduction Noise Reduction
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Steel .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Wood Effect .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Wood Laminate .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Wood Veneered .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Floating Modular Systems .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Free-Hanging Units Suspended Canopies Canopy
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Island Ceilings Floating Ceilings .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Island Ceilings Floating Ceilings Acoustical Retrofit
ACOUSTIC FIXINGS Sound Transmission Reducing Ceiling Hangers
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Ceiling Pads .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Purpose Made .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Suspended Ceiling Hung - See Also ACOUSTIC BAFFLES:
ACOUSTIC PANELS Wall Mounted Baffles .
ACOUSTIC TILES Ceiling .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings Metal
ARCHITECTURAL Curved Aluminium Sections .
ARCHITECTURAL Curved Steel Sections .
ARCHITECTURAL Metal Mesh .
ARCHITECTURAL Suspended Ceilings Metal
CEILING ABSORBERS Acoustic Suspended .
CEILING HANGERS
CEILING LINING SYSTEMS Suspended Drywall Grid .
CEILING MODULE SYSTEMS Technical Elements Combined Included .
CEILING PANELS Cleanroom / Clean Zones .
CEILING PANELS Cleanroom / Clean Zones BS EN ISO 14644-1
CEILING PANELS Climate Control Passive Systems
CEILING PANELS Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes
CEILING PANELS Curved .
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection .
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection EN 13501-1 Class A1
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection EN 13501-1 Class A2
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection EN 13501-1 Class B
CEILING PANELS Heated and Chilled Systems .
CEILING PANELS Hygienic .
CEILING PANELS Hygienic Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial Protection
CEILING PANELS Impact Resistant .
CEILING PANELS Lighting .
CEILING PANELS Linear .
CEILING PANELS Mesh Metal Sheet
CEILING PANELS Power Operated Swing Drop Down
CEILING PANELS RAL Colours Coloured
CEILING PANELS Trapezoidal .
CEILING PANELS Wood Timber Effect .
CEILING PANELS Wood Timber Effect Metal Panels
CEILING PLANKS Fire Resistant .
CEILING PLANKS London Underground (LUL) Section 12 Compliant .
CEILING RECYCLING SERVICES Tile / Panel / Plank / Recycling Schemes Recycled Service ISO 14021
CEILING RECYCLING SERVICES Tile / Panel / Plank Recycling Schemes End of Life Recycling (EOL)
CEILING RECYCLING SERVICES Tile / Panel / Plank Recycling Schemes Offcut Recyling Service
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Cleanroom Grid .
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Corrosive Resistant Grid Corrosion Resistant Grid
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Curved .
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid .
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid Arches
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid Barrel Vaults
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid Curved
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid Domes
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid Plasterboard Ceilings
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Drywall Grid Shortspan
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Island Ceilings Floating Ceilings
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Lining .
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Longspan .
CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS Steel .
CEILING TILES Acoustic .
CEILING TILES Acoustic Moisture Resistant
CEILING TILES Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial .
CEILING TILES Calcium Silicate .
CEILING TILES Cleanroom / Clean Zones .
CEILING TILES Cleanroom / Clean Zones BS EN ISO 14644-1
CEILING TILES Climate Control Passive Systems
CEILING TILES Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes
CEILING TILES Coloured Pastel Colours
CEILING TILES Condensation Resistant .
CEILING TILES Corrosion Resistant .
CEILING TILES Curved .
CEILING TILES Demountable .
CEILING TILES Digitally Printed Designs .
CEILING TILES Fire Resisting BS EN 13501-1 Euroclass A1 .
CEILING TILES Fire Resisting BS EN 13501-1 Euroclass A2 .
CEILING TILES Fissured .
CEILING TILES Flame Resisting BS EN 13964: Class 0
CEILING TILES For Sprinkler Systems Technical Tiles
CEILING TILES Hinged .
CEILING TILES HTM 60 .
CEILING TILES Humidity Resistant .
CEILING TILES Hygienic .
CEILING TILES Impact Resistant .
CEILING TILES Linear .
CEILING TILES Metal .
CEILING TILES Metal Colourcoated
CEILING TILES Metal Hygienic Antibacterial Antimicrobial Coating
CEILING TILES Metal Mesh
CEILING TILES Metal Perforated
CEILING TILES Metal Plain
CEILING TILES Metal Powdercoated
CEILING TILES Metal Purpose Made
CEILING TILES Metal Wood Effect Finish
CEILING TILES Microperforated .
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre / Mineral Wool .
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre / Mineral Wool C2C Silver Certification (Cradle to Cradle)
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre / Mineral Wool Ceramic Composition Ceramic Bonded
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre / Mineral Wool Foil Faced
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre / Mineral Wool Laminated
CEILING TILES Moisture Resistant .
CEILING TILES Monolithic Appearance .
CEILING TILES Open Cell .
CEILING TILES Perforated .
CEILING TILES Perforated Needlepoint Fine Fissured
CEILING TILES Plain .
CEILING TILES Purpose Made .
CEILING TILES Sound Absorbing .
CEILING TILES Sterile Areas .
CEILING TILES Suspended Ceilings .
CEILING TILES Technical Tiles for Services
CEILING TILES Textured .
CEILING TILES Timber .
CEILING TILES Vinyl Faced .
CEILING TILES Wood Natural Wood Appearance
CEILING TILES Wood Laminate .
CEILING TILES Wood Veneer .
CEILING TILES Wood Veneer FSC Certified
CEILINGS Heated and Chilled Systems .
CEILINGS Heated and Chilled Systems Purpose Made
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal Coloured Powder Coated RAL Colours
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal Decorative
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal Purpose Made
CLEANROOM Ceilings .
CLEANROOM Ceilings BS EN ISO 14644-1
CLEANROOM Ceilings ISO 3,4,5,6,7,8
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Acoustic Sound Absorbers
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Decorative Shapes
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Flat Panel Canopy Ceilings
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Free Floating Suspended Canopy Ceilings
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Metal
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Modular Ceiling Clouds
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Acoustic .See Also ACOUSTIC CEILINGS:
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Aluminium .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Baffle Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Baffle Systems Vertical Baffles
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Bandraster Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Cassette Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Cleanrooms .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes Incorporated
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Clip-In Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Concealed Grid .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Concealed Grid Semi Concealed
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Corridor Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Corrosive Resistant Corrosion Resistance
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Curved .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Curved Domed
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Demountable .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Discontinuous Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Education Establishments .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Exposed Grid .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Fire Resistant .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Food Preparation .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Hook-On Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Hospital Healthcare Applications
SUSPENDED CEILINGS HTM 60 .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Hygienic .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Impact Resistant .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Insulating .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Lay-In Panel Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Linear .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Metal .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Open Cell .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Operating Theatres Sterile Rooms
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Plasterboard .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Purpose Made Bespoke
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Semi-External .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Blast Resistant EN 13964
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Chemical Installations
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Earthquake Resistant
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Nuclear Installations
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sound Absorbing .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sound Reduction Noise Reduction
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sports Hall .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Steel .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Swimming Pool Humid Environment Conditions
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Vaulted Design .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Waveform Design Curves Curving
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Wood .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Wood Laminate .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Wood Veneer .
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Acoustic See Also ACOUSTIC PANELS:
ACADEMY Ceiling Tiles & Planks
ALPHA CLASS Framed Acoustic Panels
AXAL Metal Ceiling Panels
AXIOM Ceiling Panels
AXIOM C Acoustic Canopies
AXIOM CANOPY Acoustic Canopies
AXIOM CIRCLE Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM CLASSIC Suspended Ceiling Systems
AXIOM CURVES Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM KE Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM KNIFE EDGE Suspended Ceiling Canopies
AXIOM L Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM PROFILES Suspended Ceiling Systems
AXIOM TRANSITIONS Ceiling Panels
B-H 300 EASY Ceiling Planks
BANDRASTER Suspended Ceiling System
BIOGUARD Ceiling Panels
BIOGUARD ACOUSTIC Acoustic Ceiling Panels/Tiles
CELLIO Ceiling Tiles & Planks
CERAMAGUARD Ceiling Panels
CHANNELLED Ceiling Panels
CIRRUS Ceiling Tiles & Planks
CLEAN ROOM Hygienic Ceiling Systems
CLEANROOM Hygienic Ceiling Systems
COLORTONE Coloured Ceiling Tiles Planks
COOLZONE Suspended Ceilings
CORTEGA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
CRADLE TO CRADLE Product Certification Systems
D-CLIP Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
DUNE Ceiling Tiles & Planks
DUNE DB Ceiling Board
DUNE EVO Ceiling Tiles
DUNE MAX Ceiling Board
DUNE SUPREME Ceiling Board
DUNE VECTOR Ceiling Board
EASY Suspended Ceiling Canopies
EFFECTS ON METAL Metal Ceiling Panels
EXTRA MICROPERFORATED Metal Ceiling Panels
F-CLIP Access System Corridor Ceilings
FASTRAK Suspended Ceiling System
FILAMENTS Acoustic Ceiling Panels
FINE-FISSURED Mineral Ceiling Tiles
FORMATIONS Acoustic Canopies
GRAPHIS Ceiling Tiles & Planks
HYDROBOARD Hygienic Ceiling System
INFUSIONS Acoustic Canopies
INFUSIONS Ceiling Panels
INTERLUDE Suspended Ceiling System
LONGSPAN Suspended Ceiling System
MADERA Wood Veneer Ceiling Tile
METAL Acoustic Ceiling Baffles
METALWORKS Ceiling Panels
METALWORKS 3D Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS CLOUDS Suspended Ceiling Canopies
METALWORKS LINEAR Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS MESH Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS RADIAL Metal Ceiling Panels
METALWORKS TEGULAR Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS TIN Metal Ceiling Panels
METALWORKS VECTOR Metal Ceiling Panels
MEZZANINE Acoustic Ceiling Panels/Tiles
MICROLINE Suspended Ceiling Systems
MICROLOOK Ceiling Panels
MYLAR Ceiling Panels
NEEVA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
NEVADA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
NEWFONE Ceiling Panels
NEWTONE Ceiling Tiles & Planks
OP RANGE Acoustic Ceiling Panels
OPTIMA Acoustic Ceiling Baffles
OPTIMA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
OPTIMA Acoustic Canopies
OPTIMAL Acoustic Canopies
ORCAL Metal Ceiling Panels
PARAFON HYGIEN Ceiling Panels
PEAKFORM Suspended Ceiling System
PERLA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
PRELUDE Suspended Ceiling System
PRELUDE 24 XL2 Suspended Ceilings
PRELUDE SIXTY Suspended Ceiling Systems
PREMIUM B15 Metal Ceiling Tiles
PREMIUM OP19 Metal Ceiling Panels
Q-CLIP Acoustic Metal Ceilings
QUIKSTIX Drywall Framing Systems
R-CLIP Metal Ceiling Panels
R-H 215 SYSTEM Acoustic Metal Ceilings
R-L 201 SYSTEM Metal Ceiling Tiles
S-CLIP Acoustic Metal Ceilings
S-CLIP F Suspended Ceiling Systems
SAHARA VECTOR Mineral Ceiling Tiles
SEISMIC RX Suspended Ceiling Systems
SEKTOR Ceiling Tiles & Planks
SERPENTINA Curved Suspended Ceiling Systems
SHORTSPAN Drywall Framing Systems
SIERRA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
SILHOUETTE Suspended Ceiling System
SIXTY 2 Suspended Ceiling System
SONOPERF D® Metal Ceiling Tiles
SOUNDSCAPES Acoustic Canopies
STRONGBACK Drywall Framing Systems
SUPERLOCK Suspended Ceiling System
SYNONYMES Ceiling Tiles & Planks
SYSTEM Z Suspended Ceiling System
T-CLIP F Ceiling Planks
TATRA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
TECH ZONE Ceiling Module
TECHZONE Ceiling Panels
TEGULAR Metal Ceiling Tiles
TLS Ceiling Grid Systems
TRIOGUARD Protective Coatings
TRULOK Suspended Ceiling System
ULTIMA Acoustic Canopies
ULTIMA Ceiling Tiles
ULTIMA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
VECTOR Ceiling Edge Detail
VISUAL Ceiling Tile
W-H 1000 Wall Claddings
WOODWORKS Acoustic Canopies
ZONETECH Ceiling Systems

Raising expectations: Ceiling design in the experience economy

December 2019

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ marketing communications manager Isabel Blanco reflects on life in the era of the experience economy: a time where every activity, every transaction and every surrounding is an experience.

We live in the era of the experience economy: a time when even the most commoditised space is subject to shared experiences and open feedback. A time where great experiences become the expectation, not the exception. And thanks to the democratisation of the internet and social media, for whatever space you find yourself in, you’ll find an online mirror of it.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It fosters competition and drives the creators and facilitators of these spaces to try harder and create positive experiences for the end-user. In every space within this experience economy, design and architecture must play their part in improving the experience. And the ceiling space is central to this ambition.



Elevating experiences through the ceiling

Ceilings can fundamentally shape people’s experience of a space. They bring in light, sculpt the soundscape and enhance air quality – transforming a simple, functional space into a world-class experience. Materials and design choices are crucial to achieving this.

Modern mineral tiles ceiling systems deliver cutting-edge performance in light reflectance. High-white finishes help bathe indoor spaces in natural daylight. This boosts occupants’ experience, in everything from increased productivity and concentration to happiness and general wellbeing.

Similarly, suspended ceiling solutions can create a more pleasing visual environment, some by concealing services above and some by creating a more vibrant sense of space, effectively shaping and directing sound. Providing a balance between acoustics and aesthetics, which helps ensure that teachers are heard in classrooms and students in lecture halls, means students can learn more effectively. They transform the wards of hospitals into welcoming spaces for healing to happen, or ensure office workers can concentrate on quiet working as much as they can collaborate.

It all combines to elevate experiences beyond the spatial element of the environment. But what part do regulations and standards play in this context?

The push for credits

BREEAM and green building certifications increasingly characterise our spaces – how they’re designed, built and function. These programmes are characterised by credit systems. That’s all that separates, for example, a BREEAM Outstanding project from one that is Good. Across every category, from energy and innovation to wellbeing and waste, there is a continual push for credits at every stage of the design and build process.

Here, the ceiling contributes again: visual, acoustic and thermal comfort, the minimisation of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), recycling and hygiene – all play their part in securing credits. This essentially improves the experience of the environment for everyone involved.

Behind the experience

Designers need to get the fundamentals right to score the essential points needed to create a great experience. Safety and hygiene are two examples.

In terms of safety, ceiling solutions must conform to all relevant fire resistance/reaction standards. Equally, the use of ‘anti-seismic’ solutions adds reassurance to projects in earthquake areas. These features do far more than simply safeguard lives. They also add reassurance to the overall experience.

In environments like hospitals, schools and public or retail spaces, bacteria and infections can also present risks. The use of passive inhibitors offers a first level of protection as well as contributing to the greater technical performance of a space. But over and above this, by inhibiting the growth and spread of bacteria, they enhance the experience of a space. It’s another example of how the technical performance behind a space can contribute to the experiential factors in people’s minds.

The experience economy coincides with a growing trend for responsible consumerism; for thinking beyond ourselves to our impact on the planet. By securing points in terms of sustainability, we can kindle that trend and align our spaces with a more positive eco-experience. Using Cradle to Cradle Certified™ solutions is one way that this can be achieved.

The symbiosis of environment and experience

User-centred design and keeping wellbeing front of mind are essential to creating great experiences. Just think about retail environments: supermarkets undergo regular in-store reshuffles as they seek to improve not simply the environment but the experience. By doing so, they transform these hubs into desirable destinations. The same applies for work environments and hospitals that are rated for comfort as much as capability.

Ultimately, every space is a shop window - how it appears, how it sounds, how it feels and how it performs, its impact on our planet, and its potential for future generations. All of this combines into how a space becomes an experience. And with this in mind, is how we need to design.

To learn how Armstrong Ceiling Solutions can help you transform your environments into experiences, visit www.armstrongceilingsolutions.co.uk.

Ultra-green Armstrong ceilings help npower with in-house sustainability

November 2019

Manufacturer’s Dune eVo tiles feature in an agile working programme.

Ultra-green ceiling tiles by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions are helping one of Britain's leading utility companies focus on providing low-carbon, sustainable energy, alongside agile working, within its own offices.

In 2014, npower initiated a major programme to introduce agile working across its estate to benefit the wellbeing of its employees and enable the business to reduce its own energy overheads.

Agile working gives employees the freedom to choose where and how they work, be it from home a few days a week, from a client’s office or a café, or moving around different spaces within an office. The added benefit is that workers can save considerable time they would have otherwise spent on commuting into work, and with fewer workers coming into the office that means less power and water use, and fewer cars on the road.
office in Princes Way, Solihull, Birmingham (one of its largest offices, with typically around 600 manufacturer’s traditional Dune tiles as part of a mechanical and electrical upgrade at npower’s employees on site during normal working hours).

Dune eVo was the first ceiling system in the industry to gain Cradle to Cradle™ accreditation. Being 100% recyclable, the range has been designed to provide class-leading visuals and improved As part of this programme, Armstrong’s new Dune eVo mineral ceiling tiles replaced the acoustic performance through a new surface that is also brighter and smoother.

More than 2,000m2 of the old Dune tiles were returned to the company’s production facility in Gateshead for recycling while the new Dune eVo tiles were installed over eight floors (550m2 per floor) in two months by a team of six by main contractor Beacons Business Interiors (Bbi) for principal contractor Mitie.

The modern, highly efficient Solihull office, which significantly benefits from solar power, is home to npower’s commercial, sales, finance, human resources, communications and risk departments. It boasts an on-site restaurant, with a contemplation room and a number of quiet study rooms.

Bbi’s strategic business development director Paul Westlake said: “The project went very smoothly, with the Armstrong systems performing very well as usual. The fact that we offered a recycling scheme was a big positive as this was a refurbishment project and we diverted the old tiles from landfill.”

As one of Britain’s leading energy companies, npower serves around 3.6 million residential and business accounts with electricity and gas.

Julian Pugh, head of real estate and workplace at npower, said: “Our business aims to provide good value to its customers, operating in a professional manner, and is very much in the public eye. Our management of the workplace needs to follow a similar value-adding approach to the working experience of our employees.

“Since introducing flexible and agile working five years ago, one of the most important lessons we’ve learned is that agility isn’t a property strategy, it’s a people strategy. This has changed the dynamic of project perception, so instead of just looking at redesigning an estate around the most cost-effective use of property, we’ve also looked at it from the perspective of enhancing the experience of employees using it at every point on their work journey.”

More information is accessible via the Armstrong Ceiling Solutions website https://www.armstrongceilingsolutions.co.uk.

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