Thursday, April 14, 2011

Siemens Project - Frimley Square

Furniture Contracts are pleased to announce the completion of The Siemens Project, Frimley Square.

Once again Furniture Contracts Ltd have delivered on time and to an excellent standard.

This project came with high expectations from both the client and architect and upon completion Furniture Contracts were commended for there excellent working practices and quality of finish.

Friday, October 2, 2009

BSkyB Executive Office Furniture

Furniture Contracts have recently completed the manufacture and installation of Executive Office furniture, including custom made credenza units and bookcases at the Head Offices in Isleworth.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One Hyde Park

Furniture Contracts are currently supplying bespoke joinery components for the interior fit out of one of the world's most sought after Property Developments by Candy and Candy. Located within Knightsbridge with spectacular views over Hyde Park, this will be an address for the rich and famous!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Demonstrating Good Practice

We love wood, it’s a beautiful material. But when we use trees to make furniture we must all ensure that the materials come from a reputable source, so that environmental impact of our usage is properly sustainable. Furniture Contracts are able to provide full certification, having been awarded full FSC® (CoC) status.

What is FSC® chain of custody certification?

FSC chain of custody (CoC) allows credible tracking of FSC material from the forest, through all successive stages of the production process, to committed retailers and consumers. CoC certification is for operations that manufacture, process or trade in timber or non-timber forest products.

CoC certification requires operations to identify the origin of raw materials used in FSC certified products and to keep FSC certified products separate from other products throughout the production process. Only operations with FSC CoC certificate are allowed to label products with the FSC trademarks.

The FSC label provides the link between responsible production and consumption that enables the consumer to make socially and environmentally responsible purchasing decisions.

For more information on the FSC and it’s global influences watch the film

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Customer Service Centre, London Borough of Hackney

We are currently working on the manufacture of specialist joinery including over 450 door sets for the new Customer Service Centre for the London Borough of Hackney Council Offices. When complete the new building behind the Town Hall will provide a one-stop resource for residents and offices for Council staff.

Designed by award winning Hopkins Partners, the new Customer Services Centre will complement the much-loved 1930s art deco Town Hall and will be the centre-piece of Hackney's central civic campus.

"The investment in the new building will soon reap rewards in the savings we’ll make from consolidating our buildings and resources. It makes financial sense in enabling the Council to operate more efficiently and effectively. Overall, the Council’s strong financial position means we can make this re-investment in services from our capital programme. It won’t add a penny to council tax. And in the longer run better services will give our council tax payers better value for money."

We are on program to complete this project in October 2009. For more information about the new Customer Service Centre see here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Momentum Pictures, Rosebury Av EC1R

This unusual and highly individual design for a meeting pod was completed as part of a package of bespoke joinery and furniture for marketing services agency, Momentum Pictures. It’s made from curved MDF and covered in vibrant red linoleum, and is one of a number of work space features which helps stimulate creative thought.

Furniture Contracts undertook this eight week project for BW Interiors in January 2009 as part of a new build interior fit-out, which also included a suite of impressive glazed oak meeting room doors, which create a dramatic entrance and exit point.

Curves feature prominently in this interior, and the bar servery unit has a sweeping bulkhead made from MDF with concealed uplighters. The bar is clad with brushed stainless steel, and all the backbar fittings are concealed within back painted glass.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Biogen IDEC Headquarters

Biogen Idec, is a world leader in the development of medical therapies.

Working closely with Overbury (Southern) Ltd and HOK, Furniture Contracts have completed bespoke joinery for the innovatively designed office space within their new UK Headquarters.

Arriving within entrance lobby the impressive reception desk makes a bold statement about the modern and progressive business. Manufactured from walnut and white glass, carefully internally illuminated to create a powerful brand statement for the businesses.

We also created bespoke joinery elements within the main offices and meeting rooms, such as book cases and administration pods in decorative hardwood and toughened coloured glass. Similarly within the staff restaurant area, with much emphasis on work/life we contributed features such as a beautiful medical gazette display, and a patisserie unit made from wood and curved glass.

"I have always found Furniture Contracts to be a very proactive subcontractor, keen to work with us, our Clients and their Architects in producing a first class product, on time and within the particular budget constraints of the project.

They have always been prepared to assist with value engineering and have proved to be consistently helpful and flexible whilst on site.

I would have no hesitation in recommending them for future projects."

Senior Project Manager - Overbury (Southern) Ltd

The project was completed within a 10 week programme - October 2008


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Capital International, Inc

Most bespoke joinery projects have their complexities, but the phased refurbishment of the Ground, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Capital International’s offices in Grosvenor Place within a six month period has been an interesting challenge, and this has now been delivered successfully.

Working for Overbury as Main Contractor, Furniture Contracts have supplied a substantial quantity of bespoke joinery and decorative maple wall panelling. The main reception desk features Napoleon Emporado stonework from Italy, with sumptuous American Luxe Calf leather trim.

Bookcases and credenza units were incorporated within the perimeter system of the work spaces and trading areas. This featured delicately patterned maple timber, stretched fabric panelling and back painted glass.

Furniture Contracts also supplied all the bespoke furniture for the break out areas, touch down points and dining areas.

Satisfying the clients need to conduct the works within occupation of the building, it was necessary to complete the installation of all joinery ‘out of hours’ with additional restriction on noise levels. This presents logistical and operational challenges for the site craftsmen to perform within, as the site has to be handed back to the client each day.

Interior Design on this project was undertaken by Gensler.

Sept 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Site Teams awarded CSCS accreditation

Making beautiful joinery in prodigious quantities is only part of the challenge on big office fit-out projects. It's just as vital to be able undertake setting out drawings to ensure that everything is made perfectly to size, and scribed to fit the available apertures.

Installation is another vital element in ensuring that the bespoke joinery meets the quality of manufacture and finishes, that today's interior designers and architects demand.

Our site teams are all CSCS accredited and in line with most Main Contractor requirements holders of First Aid Certificates.