Underwoods motor group is the largest independent dealership in Essex and Suffolk. The group is celebrating the opening of its impressive Peugeot new car showroom in Sudbury, which has been fitted with ROCKFON® acoustic ceiling tiles to help create a stylish interior design to show the cars to best effect whilst also creating a comfortable, welcoming environment for customers.
Managing Director of Underwoods, Gerry Wiggins specified ROCKFON® Color-all® ceilings tiles in a Concrete colour for the showroom and is delighted with the results. “I was looking for an alternative to a white ceiling and I like the dark grey of the ROCKFON tiles; I knew they would fit the modern design we were looking for. The team at ROCKFON were very helpful, providing advice on installation and the tiles arrived on time. I was very impressed.”
Underwoods wanted an interior design that would achieve superior functionality and outstanding customer experience. The showroom is fitted with full-height glazing so the ability for the ceiling to contribute toward controlling solar glare was an important requirement.
Mike Strain, MD of motor trade architectural consultants Scaramanga Design, emphasised the importance of colour and durability within the specification. "Having worked with ROCKFON before, I had confidence their products would deliver. We worked with their team and chose ROCKFON Color-all in the 'Concrete' surface colour as this dark tone helped control light reflecting off the polished cars, enabling customers to view the vehicles in their best light whilst creating the right mood."
As well as fulfilling the aesthetic requirements, ROCKFON Color-all delivered the required Class A sound absorption needed to control noise levels in this large open-plan space. For added peace of mind, the tiles provide the highest fire safety (A1) and up to 100% relative humidity, guaranteeing longevity. ROCKFON Color-all is a range of ceiling tiles and wall panels that have a stone wool core with a smooth, matt fleece offering long-lasting colour. The range is available in a choice of 34 inspirational colours making it easier to create your individual interior design.
The ceilings in Underwood’s showroom are fitted with an exposed Chicago Metallic® T24 Click 2890 grid in a matching Concrete colour to create an almost continuous appearance. Color-all ceiling tiles are available in exposed, semi-concealed or concealed edges in a large variety of dimensions giving architects and interior designers total design freedom.
The offices in the dealership are fitted with ROCKFON® Artic™ to give a light, spacious feel to these rooms. ROCKFON Artic is an affordable range of 15mm thick, smooth, white tiles in semi-concealed and visible grid options. The smooth white surface is ideal for reflecting light back into the room, helping to reduce energy bills. The tiles are cost-effective and offer good functionality for a variety of areas requiring minimum Class C sound absorption.
CCF Basildon supplied all the ceiling tiles and suspension grids for the showroom. ROCKFON works closely with CCF to ensure their products are widely available in all branches across the country.