HUNTER DOUGLAS CEILINGS
8 CHARTER GATE
Northamptonshire NN3 6QF
Tel: 01604 648229
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Suppliers of: LUXALON wood timber ceilings metal Ceiling tiles suspended Ceiling Panels wood Ceiling System wooden Ceiling Tiles Suspended external ceilings chilled ceilings metal linear ceilings curved ceilings
THE HUNTER DOUGLAS MANUFACTURE A MARKET LEADING RANGE OF CEILINGS, SUN CONTROL, INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ROLLER AND VENETIAN BLIND SYSTEMS. THESE INCLUDE:
Forty years ago, we pioneered suspended metal ceilings. With metal ceilings in aluminium, steel, copper and stretch metal, in types ranging from linear and wide panel to open cell, curved and tile, the only limits are in your imagination. Hunter Douglas has established a long history of groundbreaking innovations. Recent innovations include Luxacote®, a special durable finish for exterior ceilings to protect against corrosion, abrasion and aggressive environments.
We also manufacture a extensive range of external metal ceilings including linear, wide panel to curves and tiles. Designed to remain secure in exposed conditions, Hunter Douglas external metal ceilings are ideal for canopies and forecourts.
We offer a large range of decorative and functional finishes to create maximum freedom in design for numerous applications. Standard finishes include brushed, mirror, embossed, zinc, anodized, matt, glossy and natural metal. Custom finishes and colours available.
Wood ceiling systems from Hunter Douglas are available in all kinds of wood, allowing architects to explore the natural characteristics of the material, including growth patterns and colour variations. Together with a variety of wood types, we apply different finishing techniques that further define the look of the ceiling design.
We can also address a range of acoustical requirements with wooden ceilings by using perforation patterns or adjusting the spacing of linear-ceiling joints. Our timber ceilings can be specified as an internal wooden ceilings or external wooden ceilings. All our wooden ceilings are available in fire-retardant versions and meet all requirements of the European CE2004 certification.
HeartFelt® is an innovative, patented product that turns every ceiling into a visual and acoustic playground. The felt panels are available in five beautiful grey shades and can be easily clipped to the carriers, at varying distances.
Hunter Douglas Architectural HeartFelt® Baffles wins Red Dot Award
Hunter Douglas Architectural has won a prestigious international design prize for its innovative HeartFelt® Baffles ceiling system.
The Red Dot award in the Product Design category comes just two years after the-then newly released HeartFelt® modular felt ceiling was also recognised in the Red Dot Best of the Best awards.
Michiel Langeveld, Manager Research & Development at Hunter Douglas Architectural, said the award was a reflection of the product’s pioneering design and flexibility.
“We’re very pleased that a HeartFelt® product continues to delight the judges of the Red Dot Awards,” he said. “The award is confirmation for both the design and designer that there is a consensus between shape, function and material use and it will no doubt help to support us as we continue with new developments.”
Introducing the Heartfelt® baffle ceiling enables interior designers and architects to use the felt system in even more settings. Baffles mitigate noise pollution and reverberate sound in most building sectors, and are used to improve the acoustics in concert halls, theatres, conference rooms and other spaces where good sound quality is important.
The HeartFelt baffle is lauded by designers and architects for its simplicity, the freedom it affords with shape and size, and for its ability to be able to be assembled and disassembled without the use of glue.
Like the ceilings and walls, lightweight HeartFelt® baffles are made from non-woven thermoformed PES fibres and are FR tested to B-S1, d0. Each baffle panel measures 40-80mm in width and are available in 100-500mm height, with a maximum length of 2000 mm. Because the fibres are 100% recyclable, they have C2C Bronze certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
HeartFelt®’s excellent acoustic properties also remain unchanged with the introduction of the new panel dimensions and module measurements, with ceiling absorption values (αw) achieving between 0.45 and 0.70.
Already, HeartFelt® baffle ceilings have been delivered and installed in four projects across the world: the Amsterdam Denton Advocaten, Netherlands; the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Brussels LDC Forum, Belgium; and the Paris Bureaux CAP, France.
The product is also to be installed at the Acoulite offices, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, and at the Amstelveen Vitality Centre KPMG, in the Netherlands.
Hunter Douglas Architectural ceiling has the “wow” factor in London hotel
A four-star hotel in the financial district of Canary Wharf, London, which draws its design inspiration from the area’s
industrial heritage, has been enhanced with a Hunter Douglas Architectural ceiling that has the ‘wow’ factor.
When guests first enter the Lincoln Plaza London, which is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, they are greeted by a distinctively designed lobby / bar area – with a stunning Hunter Douglas Architectural solid wood open grill ceiling.
Ashley Cole, general manager of the hotel, said the dramatic curved ceiling, which is manufactured from Ayous wood, immediately captures people’s attention.
“Most people look up when they come in and say, ‘wow’, which is just the reaction we want,” he said. “The unusual wave shape is a nod to the water that is around the hotel and it is an impressive addition to the interior design. The attention to detail is incredible. It creates space and certainly sets the mood and tone.”
The hotel is part of the high-rise Lincoln Plaza deluxe apartments and it was fitted out by Fileturn, which commissioned high-spec interiors including a feature polished concrete spiral staircase, polished concrete floors, steel feature walls, Crittall-style windows and reclaimed materials such as railway sleepers.
The original specification for the lobby ceiling was for a curved timber grill ceiling in Cambara wood, but when that was design engineered out of the specification, Kevin Taylor, of Hunter Douglas Architectural, suggested using Ayous wood instead and staining it the same colour as Cambara.
This more economical option was agreed – yet the finish is still first class. Hunter Douglas Architectural was specified to supply 200m2 of open solid wood grill ceiling in 3-100-30-120. The lengths were designed to fit with minimal onsite cutting required and to make the panels curved, a plastic pipe was used for the connecting dowels in lieu of rigid aluminium.
The undulating, wave effect ceiling was fitted on to a specially designed and created curved carrier and fixed into place with standard ‘J’ clips.
Hunter Douglas Architectural also supplied a multi-panel ceiling for the back-of-house corridor, consisting of 150m2 of different height and width white panels all on a single carrier type. The ‘un-pronged’ carrier had the panels fixed with appropriate size clips for each panel width, which enabled the panels to be ‘fanned’ around the curved sections of the corridor, which is the shared access for apartment owners and hotel guests to the spa area.