Barrie Thompson has been named the inaugural winner of Dulux Academy Design & Decorate Challenge.
Barrie, from Barnett, London, will have his own winning wallpaper design put into production and also has the opportunity to visit the Graham & Brown factory.
Here, he will learn about a whole host of things, from the brand’s heritage and the manufacturing processes used throughout time to wallpaper design and future trends.
The competition, which Dulux Academy launched in tandem with wallpaper specialists Graham and Brown, was in celebration of International Wallpaper Week (2nd – 8th October) and was designed to support the craft and skill of wallpaper hanging.
Aimed at experienced decorators with an eye for design and acute attention to detail in the installation process, appliers from across the industry were required to nominate themselves online.
Finalists were awarded points both for their wallpaper design and their performance in the application challenge before the winner was selected.
Stuart Yates, President PDA, said: “Barrie Thompson wowed the judges with his unique design which was inspired by his wife’s love of flowers. The precision used by Barrie to hang wallpaper at the grand finale was also a cut above the rest. We can’t wait to see his design put into production.”
Barrie Thompson said: “Taking inspiration from my wife’s love of flowers, I designed this wallpaper to be hung on a feature wall in either a living room or a bedroom.
“The wallpaper has good lightfast properties which create a different effect in certain lights, and the design can easily be adapted by using different colours or background tones.”
ICI Paints AkzoNobel
Aggregate Industries and BASF Construction Chemicals have teamed up to create a suite of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) to provide clients with detailed information on the environmental impact of its ready-mixed concretePosted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
GEZE UK’s smart-thinking, innovation and latest system solutions will be showcased at the Smart Buildings Show at the Barbican, London.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Door sets, Doors, Doors & Gates, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing Systems, Innovations & New Products, IT FM Service and Maintenance, Posts, Remote Data Collection & Data Storage, Window & Glass Trade Associations, Window Systems, Windows
Leading European kitchen and bathroom wall panel manufacturer Fibo UK has joined the Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) as a supplier member.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Posts, Wall Coverings & Tiles, Walls
Washroom Washroom has recently completed the construction of a full sized mock-up washroom for a prestigious central London office refurbishment.Posted in Articles, Bathroom Accessories, Bathroom Basins, Bathroom Taps, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Interiors, Posts