Case studies

  • Adelaide Wharf, Shoreditch

    Adelaide Wharf is a pioneering London-wide initiative between urban property developer First Base, national regeneration agency English Partnerships and construction partners Bovis Lend Lease. Over half the 147 homes will be affordable housing for key workers.

    Dulux Trade Light & Space was used in the high performance Diamond Matt finish on the walls and ceilings throughout the new development. The combination of cleaner tinting recipes and specialist paint components within the Light & Space Diamond Matt paint result in surfaces that are significantly more reflective and durable. By reducing the amount of light that the painted surfaces absorb, Light & Space paint significantly increases the perception of interior space in addition to saving energy by maximising the use of natural available light rather than artificial lighting.

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  • Natasha Marshall Designs, Glasgow

    First impressions are everything, especially in the interior design industry. Light, shade, colour and space all play an essential part in winning a client over.

    So, when textile designer Natasha Marshall of Natasha Marshall Fabrics & Wallcoverings decided to embark upon a brave office move with cameronwebster architects and purchased an old print works in the West End of Glasgow, the brief was simple; produce a light, contemporary, fashionable space that is practical as well as encouraging creativity

    One of the major difficulties encountered by cameronwebster architects was that much of the building consisted of a semi-underground basement. To ensure that there was enough light within the basement area, cameronwebster employed a number of exciting and creative solutions within their design.

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  • Barratt Homes, Sittingbourne Kent

    Barratt are one of the big-name developers who have been keen to experiment with Light & Space by Dulux Trade.

    Sited at the Eden Village development in Sittingbourne, Kent, Barratt's eScape townhouses feature an open-plan arrangement and extensive glazing, including a two-storey glass atrium, or 'light court' which helps make the eScape houses exceptionally light and airy. Barratt, however, wanted to push this aspect of the build even further, and chose Light & Space to achieve their aims.

    Commenting on the use of Light & Space within eScape, Stephanie Brown, Brand Manager at Dulux Trade, said "The challenge of visibly creating space within a home without generating high development costs is relentless. A paint product that significantly increases the perception of interior proved an exciting proposition for Barratt. Traditionally, new house build projects predominantly use Supermatt, but the benefits of using Light & Space to make rooms, corridors and studio flats appear bigger, without dramatically adding to the bottom line, clearly won the designers over."

    Priorities within eScape included a 'shop window' showhome, which was originally to be wallpapered, but on witnessing at first hand the effect of Light & Space the designers revised their plans and included and mix of 'Absolute White' Light & Space alongside wallpaper. As well as the showhome, Light & Space was also used within five other plots on the site - the designers extending their use of the range with versatile colours including 'Lilac Echo' and 'Cotton Breeze'.

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