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Shaping the North West: Kinder Interiors

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Kinder Interiors Profile

For over 36 years, family-run internal refurbishment specialist Kinder Interiors has been involved with many leading projects in the North West. The company specialises in the installation of SFS, dry-lining, partitioning and suspended ceilings for use in the commercial, health care, residential, retail and leisure sectors.

Although Kinder Interiors carries out the vast majority of their work in the North West, the company also undertakes operations nationwide.

Paul Leigh, Kinder Interiors, said:

“We have been involved with numerous types of project, however in the early 00s we primarily carried out works within the residential sector – including building large apartment blocks in Manchester. Following the global financial crisis, work seemed to dry up over night and our focus changed from the private sector to public-funded projects like schools and hospitals.”

Kinder Interiors Profile

Kinder Interiors’ current projects include BAE – Warton in Preston, Trinity C of E High School in Manchester, Colonnade House in Bradford and Rudheath Primary School in Northwich. The company is also involved with the Surgical Skills project at the University of Manchester.

Kinder Interiors believe the key to success is the development of a lasting working relationship with both clients and staff and many of their team of skilled professionals have been a part of the Kinder family for over 25 years.

Trinity High School

Located within the Hulme regeneration belt in the heart of Manchester City Centre, Trinity High School is currently undergoing a £21.5 million redevelopment scheme. The project comprises the construction of a brand new three-storey teaching and administration block and the modernisation of the existing four-storey Greer Building.

Work began on the project in August 2010. The main contractor is Willmott Dixon Construction and the architect is Ellis Williams of Preston Brook (EWA).

Kinder Interiors Profile

Kinder Interiors is involved with the installation of the perimeter steel framing system (SFS) on the project, along with the installation of internal wall linings, partitioning, acoustic panelling and suspended MF plasterboard ceilings.

The company are also installing a Metsec roof, a reception counter with roller shutter, metal stud partitions and wall linings. Finishes will include the application of a two coat insulated render system, plastering and cement sheathing board.

The project is being publicly funded as part of the Wave 4 Building for the Future Programme (Manchester). The majority of work on the project has been completed with only some external render and ceiling and partition works remaining.

The Trinity High School project is due for completion in September 2012.

Kinder Interiors Profile

Gary Bouttell, Kinder Interiors, said:

“After two years of work on the project, everybody at Kinder Interiors is immensely proud to have taken part in a piece of Manchester’s future. Having been heavily involved in the design process from mid-2010 this is an achievement for Kinder Interiors and our colleagues – including Willmott Dixon – as we work through difficult economical times.”

Blocks A & B, Salford Royal Hospital

Kinder Interiors has recently been involved with the construction of a state-of-the art health facility at Salford Royal Hospital – part of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s £200 million redevelopment programme.

The £90 million project forms the new 242-bed A & E department and comprises a 55-bed emergency assessment unit, a 32-bed critical care unit and additional renal, intestinal and urology facilities.

Kinder Interiors Profile

Kinder Interiors was responsible for the installation of all suspended ceilings and feature bulkheads on the project. Balfour Beatty Construction Limited was the main contractor.

Paul Leigh, Kinder Interiors, said:

“We achieved a very high standard of finish throughout this project and completed all work within the required timescale.

“As an Armstrong Omega Specialist Ceiling contractor, we are regularly vetted on site by Omega to ensure that we are maintaining a standard of workmanship which is compliant with the current Omega criteria.

Kinder Interiors Profile

“Omega visited us on site at Salford Royal Hospital to assess the standard of our installation. During the site visit we were evaluated against the current Omega workmanship checklist and achieved a score of 100%.

“Throughout the course of this project a number of our operatives were specifically awarded the Balfour Beatty NBHJV Site Safety Award due to their ongoing contribution to safety and their 100% compliance with the site safety procedures.”

Paul Leigh added:

“During the course of this project we were also working in partnership with Balfour Beatty and Armstrong World Industries to utilise Armstrong’s revolutionary Off-Cut Recycling (OCR) Scheme.

Kinder Interiors Profile

“Due to our continued involvement with the scheme, we were asked along with Balfour Beatty to participate in a promotional video that details the process involved and the benefits of running such a recycling scheme.”

To view the promotional video or to find out more information about Kinder Interiors please visit www.kinderinteriors.co.uk.

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