Doors keep opening for Oldham firm HPP

Furniture industry doors, boards and fittings supplier Hill’s Panel Products (HPP) is providing products for hundreds of new apartments in Manchester city centre.

HPP is supplying and manufacturing furniture and fittings to Beech Design & Build, a leading landlord and developer of apartments for young professionals, students and visitors.

The work, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, is ongoing and began in late 2016. It sees HPP potentially providing products for contracts covering between 1,500 and 1,700 apartments.

Kitchens, bedrooms and bathroom furniture and fittings have been supplied for a variety of redeveloped properties on key city centre locations including Portland Street, Princess Street and Cross Street.

Oldham-based HPP serves the national KBB fitting industry, supplying trade fitters and contract clients. It has over 2,000 UK trade customers and employs more than 185 staff across Oldham and Sheffield, where it has a second distribution centre.

It supplies products including Avanti doors and HPP’s own manufactured range of Glide sliding doors, PVC-edged Aspects doors and vinyl-wrapped Aspire doors. It also supplies products by brands such as Egger, Kronospan, XyloCleaf, Blum and Sensio.

Shaun Nolan, HPP’s national contracts manager, said: “Our work in Manchester city centre ranges from top-specification apartments in Portland Street to student-type accommodation on Princess Street.

“The carcass materials for rooms have predominantly been made using XyloCleaf products. The kitchens have bespoke designs with built-in handles and strip lighting.

“The client especially likes the designs and finishes, which are new, vibrant and have not been widely-seen yet. We sourced them from the manufacturer.

“Prestige products include a board faced with a thin covering of natural stone measuring just 3mm thick. The stone is bonded to a board or door, making a great appearance and feel. Elsewhere some products have a tactile, linen finish. We’ve used designs and colours in themes across each floor.”

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