HUNTER DOUGLAS CEILINGS
Suite 2, Newton House
Northampton Science Park
Kings Park Road
Northamptonshire NN3 6LG
Tel: 01604 648229
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’s metal ceilings showcased in independent school’s £55m development
Hunter Douglas Architectural demonstrated why it is one of the foremost architectural global architectural products companies, when it supplied ceilings for a new £55m sports and science centre at one of the UK’s leading independent schools.
Brighton College, which was named as the highest ranked co-educational school in England in The Sunday Times Parent Power 2020, commissioned world-renowned architects OMA to design the centre that has a cinema-style auditorium capable of linking to science departments across the globe, plus 18 university-standard laboratories. It also has break-out tutorial areas, a 25-metre pool, strength and conditioning suite, a rooftop running track and a double-height sports hall.
Hunter Douglas Architectural was specified by the team at OMA to supply ceilings for the pool, sports hall and gym, as well as for classrooms, laboratories and common areas after another supplier was unable to provide the types of ceilings required for part of the development.
Brighton College’s project management team had seen a Cell-type ceiling at a school in Paris and asked for similar for the Brighton College project. This prompted Kevin Taylor, specification sales manager at Hunter Douglas Architectural, to take the team and a group from McLaren Construction, the main contractors, to The Netherlands to look at previous projects and to visit the Hunter Douglas factory.
For the common areas and classrooms, it supplied 4600m2 aluminium open cell ceilings, Cell 40, module 50, in panel size 600 x 1200mm. The lightweight tiles, which were supplied in black and white, are strong and are produced from 100% recyclable 0.4/0.5 mm aluminium.
Hunter Douglas Architectural also supplied 1200m2 of its steel Safety Loop ceiling system in the sports hall and gym areas and aluminium stretched metal mesh panels over the pool on the same system. The architect specified the Rotterdam open ‘Mesh’, which has an open area of 50% and thickness of 2.4mm. Aluminium was installed in the pool area as it more suited to damp environments and will not corrode, while steel was used in the sports gall, gym and multiuse areas due to its enhanced impact resistance.
Kevin said: “The beauty of the stretch metal ceiling is that it provides easy access to the plenum and installations above the ceiling and we have a huge choice in a number of different mesh types that enable interior architects to create interesting ceiling designs. “I know the client was impressed with our Beta Safety Loop, too, which is much more secure when it comes to ball impact than that which our competitors offer. Our ceilings achieve a first-class, modern aesthetic and I’m delighted at just how good these ceilings look now that the building is completed.”
Terry Sherrin, director of operations at BPC Interiors Ltd, the company that installed the Hunter Douglas ceilings said: “This was a complex and challenging project with many design factors and working in conjunction with Hunter Douglas, we managed to achieve the successful installation of all ceilings in the new Sports and Science Building.
“BPC Interiors has worked with Hunter Douglas on previous projects, although on a personal level this was my first. The products were exceptional in quality and design, which resulted in meeting the client’s high expectations.”
All Hunter Douglas Stretch ceiling systems have earned a high reaction to fire classification according to EN 13501-1, in official fire tests at CSI, Bollate (Milan) - an independent Italian fire research institute.
London Bridge Station features Hunter Douglas hook on panels with Safety Loop system
One of London’s main railway stations, which underwent a £700 million redevelopment, features a blast-resistant ceiling from Hunter Douglas Architectural.
London Bridge Station, the oldest terminus in the capital dating back to 1836, has the capacity to carry up to 96 million passengers into the city each year and forms a central part of the £7 billion Thameslink railway.
With new platforms to accommodate longer trains, a new concourse, and a bigger station to cope with more passengers, the six-year Network Rail project completely transformed the station.
Hunter Douglas Architectural was specified to supply 300m2 of folded steel panel ceilings for the Kent Link escalator areas on two levels, providing better value for money than the original bespoke specification.
Kevin Taylor, specification sales manager for Hunter Douglas Architectural, showcased the flat sheet steel – both perforated for acoustics with standard non-woven fleece on the rear of the panels and non-perforated – in conjunction with the Safety Loop installation system.
Using this system ensures an ultra-safe ceiling. The profile is fixed securely to the structural soffit and the panels hook on to the profile before being retained by the locking plate using an Allen key or a special screw that requires a specific tool if enhanced security is required.
“Safety was all-important in this high-profile project and it enabled us to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Safety Loop system, which locks the panels in place but still enables maintenance staff to gain access when required,” said Kevin. “This makes the product as blast-resistant, as possible for a suspended ceiling product which in a major railway station, is essential.”
The standard RAL white panels were made from folded steel panels of 497mm x 1490mm to give a 500mm x 1500mm module.
The experts at Hunter Douglas Architectural completed the layout drawing to suit the shape of the site and ensured that services holes – for lighting and speakers – were cut in the factory, to minimise any delays for installation on site.