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Supporting the Grenfell Community

As part of the ongoing support to the Grenfell community, Abet Laminati and Formwise are proud to have helped realise the ambitious DIY SOS Grenfell project to build the replacement Dale Youth Boxing Club and new Community Centre.

Abet donated 12mm compact grade high pressure laminate in a grey Zebrano finish for the washrooms and cubicles, as well as a graphite grey for the lockers. These were supplied to Formwise Washrooms, the specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of quality cubicles, panels, lockers, changing room furniture and panelling.

With only a rough brief and a tight timescale, Formwise managed to design, fabricate and install two complete changing rooms including toilets and shower cubicles in the boxing club as well as washroom facilities in the community centre. When asked about this ambitious project, Formwise Technical Director Tim Jupp commented, “We were delighted to be approached by Abet to support this worthwhile project and “see how if could help”. Only having a narrow window in which to come up with a design from scratch and then manufacture and install could have proved challenging. However, as we employ the whole team in-house from start to finish it meant we were able to pull together to achieve this goal. Working closely with Abet and their high-quality laminates, coupled with our in-depth knowledge, has created something special of which we can all be very proud.”

Compact grade laminate is perfect for this kind of heavy-duty application where aesthetics and visual appeal need to be coupled with high performance and long-life cycles. Suitable for both wet and dry areas, they are known as hardwearing, durable and very attractive solutions for cubicle, partition and locker applications with excellent resistance to impact, scratches and abrasion. Fully Class 0 fire rated, they are ideal for use in these areas of high moisture and humidity as the solid core construction means there is no risk of peeling, cracking or delamination.

Samples and technical literature are available from Abet Ltd’s sample line on tel: 020 7473 6915 or visit uk.abetlaminati.com while Formwise can be found on 01933 405961 or at www.formwise-washrooms.co.uk.