Megaman has released its new integrated LED batten, Farron, available with a flexible, in-built choice of wattage and lumen outputs. Farron is a direct replacement for T5 and T8 fluorescent tubes and is ideal for education, office or retail applications, providing a wide and even light distribution. Farron is also backed by an excellent five-year warranty.

With a beam angle of 120°, built-in opal diffuser and a colour temperature of 4000K, Farron LED battens are available in four dual wattage and lumen outputs -10/21W, 20/40W, 22/52W and 26/52W – that can be easily switched between, at the touch of a button. The fixture also comes in four sizes, 600mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, and 1800mm, all with a height of 65mm, and a width of 80mm. Farron is a traditional style batten that offers a simple yet effective solution for multiple applications.

As well as an optional built-in microwave motion sensor, Farron is also available with a three-hour Emergency option, which provides a back-up solution in the event of power failure.

The Farron also offers easy installation, with ability to connect both ends by 20mm conduit and 20mm knockout holes. Cable entries and through wiring allow for linear series connection between lamp fixtures and there is a direct one to one replacement of T5 and T8 fluorescent battens.

Most importantly, the battens are energy efficient with an averaged rated lamp life of up to 50,000 hours and efficacies of up to 100 lumens per watt.

Lee Bradshaw, National Sales Manager at Megaman UK commented: “Farron is the latest batten fitting from Megaman. With the dual wattage and lumen outputs built in, Farron can be easily altered at the touch of a button to tailor the fixture to the lighting needs of the location.

“The team at Megaman has ensured that the creation of this model is not only IP20 protected, but IK08 mechanically impact resistant as well.”

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The main hall at Bohunt, a state-of-the-art secondary school in Wokingham, benefits from superbly adaptable space thanks to a contemporary DORMA Hüppe Variflex operable wall, installed by UK supplier, Style. Meeting the demand for a system with a particularly narrow stacking solution, the Variflex incorporates panels and pass doors that can be as little as 976mm wide, as opposed to the more standard 1200mm width, allowing the wall to be discretely arranged in a niche to one side of the hall.

“This is a great example of where we worked closely with both the contractor and architect to meet very specific requirements,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.

Recognising this high level of commitment to craftmanship in the finishes and interiors section, Style recently won Gold in the prestigious FIS Contractor’s awards. It’s the 10th time that Style has won this coveted gold award and confirms their position as one of the UK’s leading moveable partitions specialist.

Bohunt School aims to promote a challenging learning environment where students can acquire the necessary skills, qualities and drive to achieve their dreams and ambitions.

As part of a £25 million project, Style was specified to create a flexible room configuration in the main hall. The main contractor, Dawnus Construction Holdings, had a specific requirement to have a slim stacking mechanism in order for the operable wall to fit in with the room’s structure.

Style worked with Dawnus Construction and architects, Re-Format LLP, to install a DORMA Hüppe Variflex operable wall to divide the hall on the ground floor of the building.


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With an acoustic rating of 55dB Rw, the hall can be divided to allow one half to be used as a refectory whilst on the other side teachers can run activities uninterrupted. Alternatively, when the wall is not in position it offers one open-plan area for assemblies and large events. 

When not required, the wall is stored neatly into a small recess, helping maintain the minimalist aesthetics of the room. Further complementing the contemporary interior décor, Style recommend a classic white melamine finish for the wall.

Storacall Teleacoustics offers a range of T900 wall mounted or desk mountable telephone hoods designed to reduce the disturbance and irritation of mobile phone use in public spaces by creating a zone specifically for conducting mobile phone conversations.

T900 hoods are competitively priced with the Acoustic Fabric £310, Faux Leather £289 and Real Leather £374. The quality, acoustic Insulation and design are as good as the best of the top end competitive products. The colour palette is an exciting mix of solids and mélanges across the full colour spectrum.

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Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading contract furniture and fit-out specialists, has announced a record order intake, with £12.5m of orders secured in the last six months. This is a significant increase on the same period in 2018.

Contracts have been awarded for delivery through to 2020 and across a diverse range of sectors – private rental schemes, student accommodation, healthcare and education. A large proportion of the projects are for repeat clients – both developers and contractors – following Deanestor’s successful performance on previous schemes.


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The trend towards larger furniture and fit-out contracts of over £1m continues for Deanestor, requiring a high degree of technical design input and project management from its teams. The latest contracts to be awarded are also spread across the UK – in England, Scotland and Wales.

Commenting on the record order intake, William Tonkinson, Managing Director of Deanestor, said, “We are delighted with the performance of the business in the first half of this year. We have been very successful in diversifying into new markets which has provided a healthy forward order book and a solid foundation for the business in an uncertain economic environment.”

“We are the longest established furniture and fit-out provider to the NHS with a track record that spans more than 70 years. It is fantastic to see this work continue but also the success of our move into other areas such as high-quality kitchens for major private residential developments.”

£6.8m of the orders are for the manufacture and fitting of fixed furniture for new build-to-rent schemes and student residences. These include a contract to fit out 656 bedrooms and provide over 200 kitchens for student accommodation provider urbanest in London, and a third student project for the development arm of Mace in Oxford.

In the healthcare sector, Deanestor will be providing furniture for the £350m Grange University Hospital in Gwent for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – another project for main contractor Laing O’Rourke.

Deanestor’s largest project in the education sector is a £3m contract awarded by Robertson Construction for the new £55m Inverurie Community Campus. The Mansfield-based manufacturer will furnish and fit out 360 rooms across the campus in just 26 weeks. This will include the manufacture of 1,950 metres of shelving, 670 metres of laminate and laboratory worktops, 400 base and wall storage units, over 80 teaching walls, and more than 500 items of metalwork.

Deanestor provides high quality contract furniture solutions to construction clients and contractors for healthcare, education, student accommodation, build-to-rent and laboratory projects – both new build and refurbishment. It offers bespoke design services to meet specific project requirements and is responsible for installation to provide a seamless approach for its customers and a single point of contact.


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Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading furniture and fit-out specialists, has been awarded its largest ever contract in the education sector. The £3m project is for the manufacture and supply of furniture, fittings and equipment for the new £55m Inverurie Community Campus – one of the largest school construction projects in Scotland.

The contract is Deanestor’s third school project for principal contractors, Robertson Construction.

Due for completion early in 2020, the project for Aberdeenshire Council is being delivered by community infrastructure company hub North Scotland and will accommodate 1,600 pupils.

It will provide a range of amenities for the wider community, including a youth café, community centre, six-lane swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, and other sports facilities. There will be multiple community spaces, creative hubs, dispersed dining areas and learning plazas, as well as state-of-the-art teaching facilities.


New ‘Hero’ furniture range offers style, function & sustainability for all seasons

Plaswood has launched a range of picnic tables called ‘Hero’ that twin style with sustainability to help transform external spaces with elegant but durable statement furniture.

The new, lighter weight range of Plaswood tables is made from 100% recycled plastic and boasts a unique new design that allows for easier assembly with a semi-fabricated option.

The new range reduces manufacturing offcuts waste by a whopping 90% making the furniture even more sustainable whilst providing landscape professionals, local authority specifiers, garden centres, builder’s merchant buyers and outdoor hospitality managers with a product that is re-made with the environment in mind. Hence the name ‘Hero’ range.

Products made from Plaswood require no annual maintenance, painting or chemical treatment prior to installation or during its long-life time, and does not leach chemicals, rot or splinter. Plaswood offers a sustainable, cost- effective and innovative alternative to traditional wooden, steel or concrete products.