Pick of the pods with Vicaima doors
Vicaima’s Dekordor Heavy Duty Oak doors have been chosen by Elements Europe to feature in a £3.3 million student accommodation scheme at the University of Chester, designed by Broadway Malyan.
Elements Europe manufactured 224 room pods at their production unit in Shropshire and delivered and installed them on site earlier this year. Three room pod blocks have been created with interconnecting floors. The company’s innovative modular solutions have enabled them to build the blocks standing off the ground.
The Vicaima Dekordor Heavy Duty Oak doors used on the scheme were from their popular Essential range of doors and were supplied as FD30 fire doors. The Heavy Duty range comprises doors with a continuous pressure laminate finish which are ideal for demanding location and where a perfectly matching face is required. Elements Europe chose these doors for two reasons - quality and availability.
All the room pods used in the new student accommodation are studio rooms, each with en-suite and kitchenette facilities. They provide high quality living and study areas for students, using contemporary design specifications. Other room pods provided to the University of Chester for this project included cleaning rooms, stairwells and associated roofing and corridor cassettes.
Barry Waddell, Commercial Director at Vicaima said: ‘This is a very exciting project for us to be involved with. Room pods allow both high quality and speedy construction and so it was important to have an excellent stock holding of Dekordor Heavy Duty Oak doors readily available for Elements Europe to call off as and when required and for Vicaima to deliver on time to meet their production schedule. With our Swindon Distribution Centre holding in excess of 100,000 stock doors, Vicaima can always be relied upon to meet customer demand and exceed expectations’.