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 Architectural ceiling gets ‘Royal’ seal of approval
Hunter Douglas Architectural ceiling gets ‘Royal’ seal of approval.
A new £4.8 million pavilion for the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) marks an exciting new chapter for the organisation behind the prestigious annual Royal Highland Show.
The first-class facility will host events, conferences, meetings, gala dinners and weddings all year round, in addition to the Show, which take place at the grounds and attract almost 200,000 visitors.
And taking pride of place in the main events space are an open wood ceiling and wall panelling from Hunter Douglas Architectural, which “celebrate” the overall design aesthetic conveyed by the architect.
Designed by Holmes Miller, the 1880m2 single-storey pavilion and events space at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, near Edinburgh, is now one of the biggest hospitality spaces in Edinburgh.
Global architectural products provider Hunter Douglas Architectural was specified to supply 475m2 of European Oak Veneer Linear cassettes for the sloping ceiling and Topline perforated wall panels with European Oak Veneer in the main events space.
Because of the need to access the services in the ceiling easily, Hunter Douglas Architectural suggested that its cassette system would be best deployed for the room and its wood specialists worked closely with the factory to ensure the full length ceiling would be accessible under the sloping roof with minimal clearance.
Service panels were also added between the cassettes, to fit lights, smoke detectors and speakers, and acoustic fleece was fitted behind the ceiling panels to help create a comfortable environment.
Alan Cadger, project director at Holmes Miller, said: “From our first internal design concept, we wanted to express the ceilings within the main events space in timber. Due to the highly serviced nature of the ceiling void it was essential that the ceiling was robust and demountable for future maintenance access.
“The overall design intent was to create a building that is a contemporary take on the traditional farmstead building form.
Internally, the asymmetrical roof form is expressed and celebrated in the open timber ceiling by Hunter Douglas.
“We are very pleased with the end product. With reference to the internal views of the main events space, the ceiling is the most dominant internal feature and helps to define the ambience the client was after. In addition, the product satisfies the key technical requirements of robustness, demountability and acoustics.
“Holmes Miller would not hesitate to specify Hunter Douglas again due to the quality of the product and the quality of the technical design support locally and nationally.”
As well as the cassette wall system, wood panels with 13 x 3mm perforations were also fitted on the walls, adding not just a stylish, decorative touch, but also a practical noise solution, thanks to the acoustic backing.
Hugh Bell, technical sales manager at Hunter Douglas Architectural, said: “What was particularly satisfying with this project is that not only did we play a key role in advising on the best ceiling option for the space, but we also supplied the products very quickly, enabling the construction and fit out to be completed on schedule.”
Since the completion of the RHASS project, Holmes Miller has specified Hunter Douglas Architectural on other prestigious projects, including Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby and York Community Stadium and Leisure Centre.
Hunter Douglas Architectural launches a new felt ceiling system
HeartFelt® Origami offers exceptional acoustic and aesthetic results
With the introduction of HeartFelt® Origami, architects and interior designers can add a highly exclusive ceiling finish to their buildings. This new Hunter Douglas Architectural felt ceiling system not only has a unique aesthetic appearance, it also provides high acoustic performance. The combination of material – felt, in five shades of grey, and shape - origami folded panels – gives any room a distinctive look.
HeartFelt® Origami is the latest line to be launched in the already popular felt ceiling and wall system. With this new design, Hunter Douglas Architectural launches a ceiling system that is based on ancient origami techniques. This method of folding gives the felt panels additional rigidity and superior acoustic properties, as well as a particularly attractive finish and high degree of acoustics.
"When developing our new design, we studied the oriental folding technique in detail. Origami is, in fact, a very practical method of making materials rigid without the need to add other materials or products. As a result, this system can play a key part in our desire for and pursuit of circular and sustainable construction. At the same time, the final shape, a playful plane of triangles, achieves strong sound dampening results," says Marijn Verlinde, Technical Product Manager at Hunter Douglas Architectural.
For architects and interior designers in particular, the new ceiling system provides added value in several ways. Aesthetically, HeartFelt® Origami offers an exclusive and highly creative ceiling finish. Because there are five different sizes, the designer has the freedom to choose a shape, or combination of shapes, that best suits a particular space, while striking tones or single colour designs can be created by selecting from the five shades of grey, ranging from white to black. In time, this colour palette will be expanded.
Extensive testing has shown the panels to achieve a sound absorption value of αW 0.8, ensuring reverberation and noise in busy office landscapes, public buildings or other premises are greatly reduced.
The ceiling system’s simple and quick installation is another benefit. The basic material consists of flat felt panels and the final shape is created during installation via the folding lines and incisions. During installation, the profiles are first attached to a rail system on the ceiling and the panels are then attached to the profile by a wedging system. This way, the origami patterns on the ceiling create an attractive finish, which, with the right lighting, results in a stunning interaction of light and shadow. HeartFelt® Origami can be installed as a room-filling ceiling system or as a stand-alone solution.