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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.


Retrofitting; laying a new route to the future of modern designs

Posted in By Solidwood Company

Retrofitting or RetroFirst, as it is referred by Architects Journal, is repurposing a new building within an existing shell. Retrofitting is a new approach to recycling design which is helping reduce a company’s carbon footprint as well as a number of other amazing benefits.

This incredible method of repurposing unused buildings requires modifications by designing a more energy efficient building and decreasing the overall buildings demand on energy. With these incredible environmental benefits; retrofitting also helps reduce the overall cost of the project and saving time.

The expertly created Impervia® range has had tremendous success in being incorporated within designs for retrofitted projects previously. Some of these projects have included redesigned commercial buildings and residential spaces. 

One of these example projects where Impervia® flooring had been used, has been with Dandi Living; who changed York House office complex into residential apartments. This 14-story office block was redesigned to accommodate 360 apartments with hardware flooring. The inclusion of the Impervia®  luxury flooring range, which has 1.5mm acoustic backing producing an impressive impact sound reduction, will reduce the amount of sound being heard across the different apartments.

Impervia’s® range offers a number of different benefits to properties such as these, especially in residential spaces were reduction in sound is key to keeping occupants happy. They also are dent proof, waterproof and fireproof to name but a few. The Impervia® range offers a number of varying different styles to suit all types designs; enhancing any space to create the perfect interior. 

There are so many reasons why retrofitting is the way forward in improving the building industry’s impact on the environment. Not only does this help recycle and reuse buildings deemed unfit for purpose but also has huge benefits to saving time, and costings. It brings the expansion and innovation of creating new ideas by creating solutions to improving these older buildings into those effective energy saving structure.

To keep up to date with the latest news on all things retrofitting and what’s happening with the Impervia® range, then don’t forget to follow us on social, we can be found at:


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