Armstrong Ceiling Solutions

Armstrong Ceilings offers community groups a New Beginning

  • 9 May 2018

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions‘ #eVoNewBeginnings competition will see one community project rewarded with the company’s ceiling tiles and grid for their community space.

The use of its new Dune eVo tile on a recent, volunteer-run project made Armstrong launch a competition through social media, which offers a local organisation the opportunity to win a new ceiling.

The next-generation, ultra-green Dune eVo tile was specified by Maber architects for a new bunkhouse for the Drum Hill Scout Campsite in Derbyshire.

The tile, which is 100% recyclable, offers class-leading aesthetics and enhanced acoustic performance through a new surface which is brighter and smoother.

With the bunkhouse signifying a new beginning for the Derbyshire scouts, Armstrong now wants to offer the same chance to other community groups, courtesy of the #eVoNewBeginnings campaign.

Scout Felix Hughes (pictured right with Explorer Scout Libby Halford) was full of praise towards the building. 

“I think it’s a really nice place. It looks a lot better than the old one and it’s a lot more friendly and inviting. It will make a big difference because there is now a lot more opportunity to do stuff than there used to be.”

The competition prize is up to 250 square metres of Dune eVo tiles and grid, as well as up to three days of free installation by a member of Armstrong’s national network of approved Omega installers.

The competition is open to any non-commercial project in the UK and Ireland that serves the community.

The #eVoNewBeginnings campaign will run on Armstrong’s social media sites (Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest) through May, which is when the Drum Hill bunkhouse is officially opened, and June, Dune eVo’s first-year anniversary.

Competition entries are judged by two internal and one external judge from Armstrong’s charity of choice, Rays of Sunshine, with the winner deemed the one which most captured their imagination.

Scout Leader and associate director at Maber, Lee Smith, described the Dune eVo tile as ‘another advancement’ for the ceiling tile in terms of the specification and acoustic delivery.

He added that as a specifier over the past 12 years, he knows the Armstrong product range will deliver what is wanted, providing quality and robustness within budget.

On volunteering his time and expertise, he said: “The project is difficult to value due to the generosity of numerous local companies and volunteers giving their free time.

“If we had approached a main contractor to deliver it would probably be in the region of £600,000 to £700,000 to deliver the scheme.”

Kevin Leahy, of Peveril Interiors, who installed Dune eVo at the scout bunkhouse, said it had been a ‘rewarding project’ for them.

“The Scouts association is giving young people from all backgrounds shared experiences that will really equip them with skills that will last a lifetime. To play a small part in that feels pretty good,” he said.

“Adding the new Dune eVo tile to the range has gone down really well with both the clients who value the aesthetics and performance and our installation teams who value the new tougher edge which gives a much better installation experience.”

Volunteer camp site manager and project manager Lesley Upton praised the work done by volunteers and companies who supported the project and said Dune eVo’s recyclability had played a ‘really important” role. 

For the chance to win a #eVoNewBeginnings for your community space, complete a short entry form about the project, detailing why it should win and uploading a photo of the existing building, at www.new-beginnings.com

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