Brightening up a dull room
Carpentry is always one of the key trades on any building site and fortunately for us our Business Development Manager Nick is a Fellow of The Institute of Carpenters. One of the challenges we faced when completing the office refurbishment in Birmingham was that we had a room with no windows or features and it was fair to say that as a working environment it wouldn’t have been a nice place to work.
Steven the MD had already designed a number of features into the room and had a vision of creating a lantern light effect for the ceiling to give the impression that the room was filled with natural light from above. LED lighting panels normally used in false ceilings were chosen to do the job but there wasn’t a frame to slot them into that would give the right effect. As it happened Nick had visited the history museum in Birmingham and seen something similar where opaque glass had been used in ceiling frames to create a defused light effect.
It was decided that four lighting panels would be used per frame with two frames being needed in the room. As non standard frames we needed a bit of bespoke joinery so Nick set to task in creating something unique. The timber was processed, jointed and moulded to create the window effect we wanted and the lighting panels slotted in perfectly. A coat of paint and they were ready to be fitted.
Holes were created in the ceiling and our NIC EIC qualified electrician Matt worked his magic to ensure a safe connection before fitting the frames in place. The team gathered for the big switch on and we were all over the moon with the outcome, it was exactly what we wanted. Had we created the right feature though, did it look like a lantern light? The answer a resounding thumbs up. The lights have been in place for quite a while now with many visitors to the office loving the effect we’ve created.
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