Beech Design & Build, a leading landlord and developer of apartments for young professionals, students and visitors, has selected HPP to provide products for the kitchens and bathrooms of 1,500-1,700 apartments in Manchester City.
Shaun Nolan, HPP’s National Contracts Manager, said: “This is the first time that HPP has worked with this client. They like our complete turn-key service, which satisfied vital factors including the scale of work, time constraints and prices.”
Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furniture and fittings will be supplied for a variety of redeveloped properties in key city centre locations, including top-specification apartments in Portland Street, to student-type accommodation on Princess Street. Products include Avanti doors, HPP’s own manufactured range of Glide sliding doors, PVC-edged Aspects doors, vinyl-wrapped Aspire doors, and products by Egger, Sensio, and Blum.
“The kitchens have bespoke designs with built-in handles and strip lighting. The client especially likes the designs and finishes, which are new, vibrant and have not been widely-seen yet,” said Nolan. “Because we see new products months ahead of the market, we can tell architects about forthcoming products and ask if they’d like to introduce them into new buildings? This puts architects and specifiers in an advantaged position.”
“Our services also include new product sourcing, development, design and manufacturing,” explained Nolan. “Architects and specifiers may have particular ideas of what they want but sometimes this cannot be manufactured at the right cost. With 200 or 300 apartments, the price must be right. HPP can provide alternatives that can be manufactured at the right cost and still provide the desired look and feel. We had meetings with the client and came up with alternatives that they really like. We can produce prototypes, ensure the finished article looks right and then begin full manufacturing.”
“Landlords and developers want to be sure they won’t need to call out tradesmen in the future to repair fixtures,” explained Nolan. “We have supplied BLUM fixtures and fittings with lifetime guarantees. Strong fittings are especially important for heavily used apartments.”
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