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Fitted infant and primary school furniture gets top marks

David Bailey Furniture Systems has manufactured and supplied a range of fitted furniture for Rokesly Infant School in Haringey, and Dog Kennel Hill Primary School in East Dulwich.

Specified by T&B Contractors and Guildford Try Partnerships respectively, the combined value of the projects is approximately £40,000, with school furniture from the company’s durable and attractive Education range of products.

“We are delighted to be working on more and more school projects. The Education range of fitted furniture has never failed to impress, while our bespoke furniture designs help achieve the best solution for all applications,” commented Trevor Gillman, managing director of David Bailey Furniture Systems.

Rokelsy Infant School furniture

At Rokesly Infant School, which has over 300 pupils aged three to seven, the furniture is being fitted in nine classrooms, food bay, staff room, welfare room, general office, ICT room, photocopier room, SEN/rap/ groups, cleaners’ room, and group room.

It includes units, worktop, shelving and a special coathanger unit for each classroom, which consists of a long, open wall unit with coat hooks fitted underneath. The furniture is made from a grey MFC carcass with PVC-edged doors and drawers, and a laminated plinth. Each room has been finished in a different colour. Worktops are 40mm post-formed laminate and 40mm bullnose laminate with a beech fascia.

Dog Kennel Hill Primary School furniture

At Dog Kennel Hill Primary School, specially made furniture, comprising units and worktops with doors fitted to the tray units, was fitted in the art classroom and storeroom. All units have a 160mm laminate-faced plinth, and David Bailey Furniture has also supplied Iroko-type worktops to form benching in the art classroom.

In designing furniture for schools, David Bailey Furniture includes many safety features, such as recessed and ‘D’ handles and cupboard doors that open completely back on themselves, allowing them to ‘give’ if someone runs into them. In addition, exposed edges of doors are edged to ensure a smooth finish.

Case study date: February 20, 2014
 

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