Whilst Dickinsons has been supplying domestic clients from its Northumberland base since 1878, the development of our contract business is relatively recent. Using the infrastructure that was already in place including teams of top quality fitters, our own central warehouse, membership of two large buying groups, and a dedicated and determined team of employees, Dickinsons started to develop its contract business just over five years ago.
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One of the benefits of the contract division is that we know from our domestic retail business exactly what people appreciate, the styles they are buying and the latest trends and fashions. Using this knowledge and the interior design resource already in the business, we have now grown our contract division business to over £1 million per annum, and the growth is continuing as we combine our expertise and dedication together with specialist contract products and aggressive pricing using the buying power of the company.
There are very specific quality and fire requirements for furniture going into commercial premises, so Dickinsons are able to source specific contract furniture and beds that comply with the latest Health and Safety regulations, and which are designed to offer great value for money and to take the extra wear that they will need to deliver in their lifetime.
It is not, however just about the product quality, but about the look and feel of any interiors scheme. So at Dickinsons, we do not just supply product, we will use our skill and experience to ensure that what is delivered to you looks absolutely stunning as well!
It should come as no surprise to learn that Dickinsons supply, design and install cutting-edge showhomes for many of the national builders as well as a good number of the quality regional builders and developers.
Dickinsons supply many different types of specialist flooring for the contract market. This includes supplying and fitting safety floors for social housing, restaurants and hotels, where non-slip flooring is a pre-requisite.
We can supply almost every type of specialist flooring required, even down to spike-proof flooring for golf clubs, sprung wooden flooring for dance floors and rubber flooring for swimming pools!
We also supply contract quality extra heavy Axminster carpets for Hotels, clubs and restaurants, where the colour, design and durability are paramount. Of course our Interior design team can advise clients on the best option for them as part of their overall colour scheme and design.
Not only that, but we can have your own logo or crest woven into the carpets, and we can create a completely bespoke design and colour that is unique to your company.
As part of our contract offer we can supply specialist curtains and blinds to comply with the fire regulations that apply to commercial premises. We can offer many different types of blinds from basic vertical blinds for offices, hospitals and commercial areas, right through to panels for sub-dividing offices and many other specialist applications.
Our bespoke custom made blinds are specifically constructed using materials which offer strength and durability combined with versatility and light control options including anti-glare, dim-out and blackout fabrics. Staff can work more efficiently without annoying glare on computer screens and improved protection from direct sunlight.
We manufacture a huge range of styles and solutions which are made to measure to fit any window in your office inch-perfectly and they can be made to meet all your corporate design and colour criteria precisely.
Dickinsons have a number of different rental packs for furniture, to cater for developers who wish to dress a property temporarily to attract buyers, for people who are moving into a home temporarily having moved into the area but who are not ready to commit to it, or those who have moved back to the UK and who need a quick solution to furnish their home.
Within the furniture rental packs we also offer the options of renting everything that you would need to live in a house, right down to the bedding and the knives and forks!