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Technical Information  

Our expert, in-house technical team are available to answer all of your questions. Day to day they work to develop collections meeting the demands of contract specifiers, hotel groups, cruise liners and the healthcare sector, with products characterised by quality and longevity. The team are also adept at dealing with more specialised and bespoke enquiries.

FABRICS

All of our fabrics, and those from our brands, are tested for usage including fire ratings, durability (Martindale), washability and lightfastness. Our standard collections include a number of flame retardant and Trevira CS fabrics, blackout & dim-out curtain options, wide-width voiles and outdoor fabrics. In addition we can treat or modify our ranges to satisfy your contract requirements. We are able to offer a variety of options: fabrics can be printed or woven on different substrates to provide specific flame retardancy or increased durability, we can also produce special colourways to match your design scheme.


OUTDOOR FABRICS

Our outdoor ranges are produced by specialist factories, with a wealth of technical experience. All of our outdoor fabrics, and accessories, are engineered to meet the demanding requirements for outdoor. They have a very high resistance to fading (a minimum light fastness rating of 6-7) and are fully washable, all are mould, mildew and soil and stain resistant, with a high tear strength, good abrasion rating and are water repellent.

WALLCOVERINGS

All of our wallcoverings, and those from our brands, are flame retardant to the Harmonised European standard EN13501 and a wide range of other international requirements. Our team are well versed in fire ratings worldwide, if you have different requirements please do contact us.


ACCESSORIES

Our ranges of accessories, such as rugs, cushions, throws and quilts are all subject to the same rigorous standards as our fabric and wallcovering ranges. If you have a specific request, please do contact us.


FURNITURE

Our upholstered furniture is featured in many commercial interiors worldwide and adheres the most stringent fire and durability ratings. We can make changes to structure and foam to work within your projects specifications. For more information please do contact us.

PAINT

Our paint range now encompasses 184 beautiful colours, in four finishes, it is low VOC, quick drying and eco friendly, washable and supremely durable.

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FLAMMABILITY

Many of our fabrics are inherently flame retardant, and we are adept at treating fabrics to varying international fire regulations. We routinely carry out tests on our ranges, to ensure they meet, or can be treated to meet, worldwide standards such as: France M1, M2, Germany B1, B2, Italy Classe Uno, Maritime IMO 7, IMO 8 & IMO 9, UK BS5867 or BS5852 Crib 5.

OTHER TREATMENTS

We are also able to treat our fabrics with Soil & Stain resist finishes and can provide mould or mildew resist applications too.

EASY-CLEAN

We have a number of Easy Clean fabrics within our range. These combine the latest stain free technology with robust and beautiful weaves to ensure long lasting, low maintenance and easy to clean fabrics. All whilst guaranteeing that no harmful chemicals or finishes are released from the fabric.

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OEKO-TEX 100

A large number of our fabric collections adhere to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which means that they are produced in a way which is safe for the environment, humans and pets, to offer complete peace of mind.

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