The finishing touches can make all the difference.

Whilst the ceiling, partitions, fire lining and sound insulation form the backbone of many of Derby Ceilings and Interiors' projects, it is the carpets, lighting, furniture and decorating which provide the immediate working environment. .

Carpets and flooring

Flooring systems used by Derby Ceilings and Interiors include Burmatex, Armstrong Flooring and Altro. Where IT and other services need to run below the floor, USG's raised flooring system has been installed.

Lighting

The latest T5 lighting technology ensures high quality, flicker-free lighting. As the starters in the new fluorescent fittings are electronic they emit far less heat. Energy costs are minimised because the fittings are more efficient and no air-conditioning is required to remove excess heat. In recent years, Derby Ceilings and Interiors has installed ever more specialist lighting systems including those which combat the effects of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). There is also a trend towards recessed lighting and 'hidden' downlighters and uplighters.

Office furniture

Derby Ceilings and Interiors uses its knowledge of both local and national suppliers to ensure its clients have the widest choice of modern and classic styles. Specialist joinery sub-contractors are often employed for bespoke elements.

Decorating

Derby Ceilings and Interiors has a broad experience of decorating schemes from straightforward emulsion, silk and gloss painting to special vinyl wall coverings such as Muraspec.

"In recent years we have undertaken more and more turnkey projects where we are responsible for everything from ceilings and partitions, to furniture and blinds. My team has had to acquire new areas of expertise such as lighting and raised floors. I don't believe there are any other ceilings and interiors companies of a comparable size which can match us for breadth of experience. During my time, we've worked on offices, prisons, football stadia, chip shops, mortuaries, airfields, universities, manufacturing plants, bingo halls, retail outlets, restaurants and even a nudist camp - on which I made sure I covered my costs!"

John Chambers.