Durasein solid surface specified at Carlisle Cathedral’s Fratry Cafe

The Durasein® brand of pure acrylic solid surface has been specified as part of a landmark project to transform the Grade 1 listed Carlisle Cathedral – proving the material’s worth as a high-performance product with superior design value suited to many interior settings, including historic buildings.

The landmark project, which has taken 15 years to complete, involved the transformation of the cathedral’s medieval Fratry building as it prepared to welcome the public for the first time with a new café pavilion, as well as teaching and learning spaces.

Main contractor Cubby Joinery, in collaboration with the architect, selected the Silver Falls grey flecked décor for the servery and food preparation areas in the single storey café pavilion. The expansive counter-top, which forms a focal point of the new bustling café, complements the tinted lime plaster interior walls, wooden furniture and terrazzo flooring to complete this light and welcoming space. The material was selected for its unique benefits: durability, easy maintenance, repairability and fire resistance, as well as its compliance with NSF-51 (food hygiene certification for use in food preparation areas). Durasein was also able to meet the clients’ requirements on cost and immediate availability from IDS’s extensive stockholding.

Durasein® premium acrylic solid surface presents architects, designers and fabricators with a world class, design-led brand that offers immense creative scope in commercial and private residential interiors. Unlike any other material, solid surface has the unrivalled ability to be seamlessly jointed, cut, shaped, thermoformed and moulded for use on horizontal and vertical applications for huge design versatility.

Exclusively available in the UK & Ireland from IDS, Durasein offers a range of 40 designs and colours spanning plain and particle based whites, accent colours and concretes, as well as several on trend onyx and veined effects. It is supplied as standard in a sheet size of 3660mm x 760mm x 12mm with additional choices of size and thickness available in the most specified decors.

Durasein offers a 10-year warranty and is available for delivery in 24-48 hours from IDS’s 18 branches nationwide. IDS is a specialist surface materials distributor with an extensive portfolio of laminate, solid surface, panel products, high pressure laminates and worksurfaces. It has a trained team of product specialists who can provide information, guidance and technical advice on how to achieve the desired design aesthetics, performance and cost engineering for projects.

For more information contact t: 0845 603 7811, or web: www.durasein.co.uk.

For more information about Cubby Joinery visit: www.cubbyjoinery.co.uk

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