Junckers Wins Installation of the Year

We are absolutely delighted to be the proud winners of the CFJ/ CFA Installation of the Year Award 2017. The project, Prince Edward Hall, University of Hertfordshire which includes flooring as well as wall and ceilings covered in our solid Beech, was installed by our Approved Contractor PICA Floorings, to exacting standards.

We are honoured to receive this prestigious industry award and would like to thank the CFJ/CFA judging panel and PICA Floorings, whose expertise and professionalism installing our solid hardwood floors made this exceptional project such a success.

Over 1100m2 of Junckers timber was fitted in the newly built campus reception, learning zone and café area. The extended and re-modelled scheme takes the form of a ‘granite box’, which appears to be inserted into the existing building structure on a juxtaposing plane. Drawing on current design principles for creating new work spaces, the new addition to the university incorporates plenty of collaborative work spaces as well as informal areas to offer a range of options for when, where and how to work and relax. The interior design scheme plays an important part, using a mix of materials, where the natural feel of solid wood takes centre stage.

The interior is lined with our Beech Harmony on the floor while Beech SylvaKet clads the ceiling and the walls. The solid wood provides durable and easy to maintain surfaces which are ideal for high-traffic areas. The two types of wood add natural warmth and texture to the open plan spaces and complement each other beautifully. Beech is a light coloured timber with a golden grain pattern also present in Beech SylvaKet, which has been vacuum fumed for a darker, honey coloured appearance. Both can be sanded and refinished without loss of colour. As a natural, living material, solid wood creates an ideal indoor climate, naturally retaining heat, maintaining an even temperature and balanced humidity levels.

Flooring contractor: PICA Floorings Ltd

 

For more information, please contact us on tel 01376 534 700 or by email enquiries@junckers.co.uk

http://www.pica-floorings.co.uk/

http://www.herts.ac.uk

All photography Jake Fitzjones

 

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Junckers solid beech, Prince Edward Hall, Hertfordshire University. Photo: Jake Fitzjones
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Junckers solid beech, Prince Edward Hall, Hertfordshire University. Photo: Jake Fitzjones
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Junckers solid beech, Prince Edward Hall, Hertfordshire University. Photo: Jake Fitzjones
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Junckers solid beech, Prince Edward Hall, Hertfordshire University. Photo: Jake Fitzjones
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Junckers solid beech, Prince Edward Hall, Hertfordshire University. Photo: Jake Fitzjones
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Junckers solid beech, Prince Edward Hall, Hertfordshire University. Photo: Jake Fitzjones

Back To School!

It’s that time of year again – even though some of us have long since left our school years behind, there’s something comforting in the return to routines and the re-focus a new academic year brings. To celebrate, we’re showing you some examples of our floors in schools as well as some important points pertinent to the Education sector we are often asked about.

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Junckers multi-use floor at Bushbury Hill CE Primary School, photo: Architype

Safety – about a third of all indoor sports injuries can be traced back to the properties of the floor, a responsibility no educational facility would like to shoulder. Our solid hardwood flooring systems provide the correct resilience, shock absorption and friction characteristics for the ultimate level of performance, comfort and above all, safety.

Caring For The Environment – all our floors are FSC and PEFC certified and our manufacturing process uses 100% of the wood, making us a CO2 positive company.

Standards – All floors used for sports, performance and dance have to adhere to the BSEN 14904 standard, in accordance with government legislation. All Junckers sports flooring systems fully conform to this standard and are BB compliant.

Choice – our factory finished, solid hardwood boards are ready for use as soon as they’re fitted. There is an increasing demand for darker floors, particularly in dance and performance studios – our Black Oak is the perfect choice here. We also offer a wide range of colours and finishes, ranging from bright red to pearlised silver tones.

Retractable seating – our floors are designed to accommodate normal foot loadings but often extra loads such as retractable seating are installed onto our floors. This can require special solutions, including reinforcement. Our Technical Department are very experienced and on hand to help – please contact them on tel 01376 534 720 or email Richard raylen@junckers.co.uk

Maintenance and Lifecycle Costs – A solid hardwood sports floor and undercarriage system will last for many years to come with the correct care and maintenance. Our floors are designed for easy and efficient maintenance throughout their life and we can guarantee a floor for 25 years through our Approved Contractor Scheme, making a Junckers floor a very competitive option.

For more information on flooring for the Education sector or any other questions, please contact enquiries@junckers.co.uk

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Junckers premium sports flooring system at Central School of Speech & Drama, Jestico + Whiles Architects

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Junckers sports floor at St Marylebone School For Girls, Gumuchdjian Architects

The Lighthouse Young Peoples Centre, Newtown, Birmingham, England

Junckers sports flooring system at MyPlace, Aston, Associated Architects

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Junckers Nordic Oak (with rectractable seating) at Yarm School, Associated Architects

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Junckers Jarrah (with rectractable seating in lecture theatre) at University of Essex