When the headmaster wanted to overhaul his 70-year-old dining room and remove the lino-topped folding tables with benches and the like, it was for him an obvious decision to talk to Voke Flooring & Interiors Ltd. We listened to the problems with regards to lack of natural daylight, the noise of 300 students eating and talking at the same time and solved the problems quickly by removing the high level windows and installing 3 sets of patio doors which opened out onto a terrace area overlooking for lawns and grounds of the college.
The dated décor was replaced with a new contemporary orange scheme, up-to-date lighting and most importantly, panels hung from the ceiling to absorb the noise and turn a noisy dining hall into a student dining room. The scheme was finished with the installation of new tables and chairs – the job coming in under budget and on time.
The children’s WCs in a 1970s built primary school were more than depressing, they were somewhat difficult to clean and impractical. Out went the old brick dividing walls and smelly urinals all to be replaced with 5 bright new cubicles with new close coupled WCs, new timber look-a-like flooring and smart, bright lighting. The toilets are now used respectfully, easy to be kept clean by the maintenance staff and provide a bright, safe environment for the children’s use.
The nursery classroom
The nursery already had the Head Teacher’s office, staff room and reception area refurbished by Voke Interiors so when the money became available to do the main nursery area for the children they were No. 1 on the list for the refurbishment of the main areas.
Out went some dated floor units and cumbersome partitions to open up a large bright space with white ceiling and pale grey walls with a darker grey Heckmondwike patterned tile fitted throughout with complimentary vinyl to the wet play areas. New low level units were fitted in the kitchen area for children’s play and lunchtime and most importantly, very happy teaching and support staff who were now working in a bright and colourful environment.