Pre-Christmas 2010 we were invited to provide a practical solution to a design proposal for large awnings. These awnings needed to incorporate signage and lighting and be wind resistant. Working closely with the client, designer, shopfitter and structural engineer we submitted a package of costs, technical drawings and 3D visuals which were approved and the order was placed.
To ensure an exact fit into the available apertures production of the awnings could not commence until the new shopfronts were in place. This reduced the programme time. Also, it was essential that the awnings were installed before the Christmas period - the pressure was on!
The large size of the awnings meant that we had to manufacture them in smaller manageable sections. Each section comprised of a powder coated aluminium box section subframe clad in composite wet-sprayed di-bond with the green finish matching the new shopfront. The logos were manufactured from stainless steel with internal LED illumination.
The work required the use of most of our in-house production departments including steel fabrication, routering, electrical, wet spraying, powder coating and studio production.
With each awning being upto 5 metres wide and 3.3 metres high it required two of our installation teams.
The teams arrived on site just as heavy snowfall hit Manchester. Undetered, they worked through the night to deliver yet another project, on time, within budget and to the client's satisfaction.
Commencing late 2009 through to the summer of 2010 we successfully completed a UK-wide programme of supply and installation of internal signs and graphics to almost 200 stores. The stores needed to trade during the day so installation was limited to the evenings and overnight. At the peak of activity three fixing teams were fitting out three stores per night each with the stores re-imaged and ready to trade the next morning. The work involved the use of our in-house screen printing process, large format digital printing, CNC routering and digital graphic services.