Interior & Architectural Solutions for
Learning happens everywhere, so let your spaces cultivate innovation and promote growth through their appearance.
Design for student success through sustainable, resilient and high-performance building choices. Invest in your facilities’ quality and design needs with products engineered to solve your unique problems. Create distinctive buildings that provide flexibility, inspire learning and raise standards.
Our experience and expertise managing complex building challenges cannot be matched, and since we have over 70 years of practice, helping you create and operate a successful facility is our specialty.
Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School,
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Semans Library, UNC School of the Arts,
North Carolina, USA
To help you design, build and maintain inspirational spaces that bring staff and students together to achieve their full potential, putting them on the path to future success.
Wall & Door Protection
Interior walls and doors in schools inevitably take a lot of knocks, bumps and scuffs, when in daily contact with hundreds of students. Painted or laminated surfaces quickly become marked and scratched, loosing their aesthetic appeal.
Our durable Acrovyn range will help you create a clean, bright and stimulating learning environment, whilst protecting the building from the rigours of student life.
Airflow & Rain Defence
The importance of ventilation and ensuring a healthy and comfortable environment for students and staff cannot be overestimated. Used as part of a building’s ventilation solution, louvre systems have an important part to play in improving energy performance and can also have a creative impact on the exterior design.
Our range of high performance, architectural louvres covers all functional and aesthetic requirements.
Due to the large footprint of Schools, Colleges and Universities, Expansion Joint Covers are often required to cover movement joints designed to accommodate structural building movement. It’s also important to consider protecting these joints with fire barriers as fire can spread quickly through unprotected joints.
Our wide range of expansion joint covers and fire barriers suits most situations and budgets.
Large amounts of dirt and moisture can enter a school on the soles of shoes and wheelchairs. An effective entrance matting system can trap up to 80% of that dirt at the door, helping to reduce overall maintenance costs and keep the interior clean and safe.
Our range of entrance matting systems is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, is cost effective, versatile and features a range of aesthetic options.
Maximise Natural Light
Bringing natural light into educational buildings is vitally important for student health and well-being, but it’s a delicate balancing act to avoid glare and solar heat gain.
Our external solar shading can help achieve that balance, enabling large expanses of glass and views outside, whilst providing sufficient shading to reduce glare and solar heat gain. External solar shading can also add a great aesthetic to the facade of the building.
Horizontal Canopy Shading
Horizontal canopy shading is most effective on elevations facing from South-East through to South-West. During summer months the building will be shaded from harsh direct sunlight, while gentle diffused light will still be allowed inside.
Vertically orientated blades are typically used on elevations facing East or West, where a problem exists with glare from low angle direct sunlight.
Roof openings such as skylights are the most practical way of letting in daylight, but also pose the biggest problems with direct solar penetration. Skylight shading help skylights achieve optimum performance by allowing softly diffused light in, while minimising unwanted solar heat gain.