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Starbank Gains Bronze FORS Certification

Starbank IT Starbank News

To ensure we can deliver to all of our customers no matter where you are in the UK, our transport team have undergone the strict auditing process set by FORS. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme is an accreditation scheme encompassing safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. We achieved Bronze! Bronze accreditation confirms that we employ good practices and comply with the requirements …

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Backlit Corian Panels

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Starbank Commissioned to Produce 3D Exhibition Panels We have machined specially commissioned Corian® Textura Panels from CD (UK) Ltd, the exclusive distributor of DuPont™ Corian® being machined on our 5 Axis Homag BMG 512. These panels will be on display, backlit, on the CD (UK) stand at the Surface Design Show – 9th-11th Feb 2016, showing the amazing diversity of DuPont™ Corian …

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Starbank Increase Capacity for Door Assembly Components

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With the recent sad demise of Leaderflush Shapland, Starbank are gearing up to supply the Door Manufacturing sector with alternative, high quality performance Postformed Door leaves and frames in PVC and HPL. Extensive fire test evidence allows our Shield brand to offer fellow Q-Mark manufacturers and installers assembly components under 3rd party fire certification. We strongly believe that equal or …

Shield Fire Doors a Roaring Success

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Our FD30 and FD60 fire doors have once again proven they can withstand the fire testing scenarios. Our FD30 doors lasted just over 46 minutes and our FD60 withstood the flames for 65 minutes. Our governing body BM Trada®, were impressed with both our results, especially our FD30 doors lasting for over three quarters of an hour. These results widens …


Starbank Gets Outstanding Company Award!

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On an annual basis Plimsoll Publishing Ltd, as the world’s leading provider of market reports and company analysis, awards the accolade of “Outstanding Company” to a very select number of companies in their individual industry sectors. This is an award that is the result of our latest analysis of the published annual accounts relevant to our specific area of business. …

Bespoke P.O.S. Retail Furniture

Starbank IT Case Studies

We have been manufacturing furniture for retail for many years now. Retail furniture comes under many more stresses than domestic furniture. The high traffic areas of shops and retail spaces demands the furniture within them are robust and strong enough to cope. Although some P.O.S stations change seasonally there will always be staple retail units that are used year on year …

Digital Print Laminate

Bending the Rules

Starbank IT New Technology & Machines, Starbank News

At Starbank we are always pushing the limits of the materials that we work with. We have an extensive Research and Development programme that we use to undertake prototypes, some of which are customer specific and others just to see how far we can go with materials in order to continue to say ‘yes’ to our customer’s requests. Postforming digital print …

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No visible fixings

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The balance of form over function when designing furniture is always the tug of war decision making that ensures the success or failure of a piece of furniture. Too much form over function means that people will quickly discard it once they realise it doesn’t work and too much function over form may mean people don’t even look at it …

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Starbank goes Solar Powered!

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With the renovation of our new premises well under way, we have decided to take advantage of the large expanse of roof and make it work for us. We have tasked solar King with the challenge of installing  the £234,000 worth of photovoltaic panels onto our new roof. The installation should help save us over £15,000 of electricity in year …

Euroclass B decorative HPL panel

Euroclass B Fire Retardant Panel

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We are working with Formica® Group as well as Medite® and FSC® to bring you the UK’s first fully FSC chain of custody Euroclass decorative fire retardant panel. Our extensive certification with FSC® and our partnership with Formica® and Medite® means that we are able to fabricate our composite panel to Euroclass B, s2 – d0 standards.     With …

BAZ 723

£1m Order for Homag

Starbank IT New Technology & Machines, Starbank News

To compliment our new factory’s increased capacity we have ordered two new critical state of the art machines with Homag. The First is an additional BAZ 723; twin table CNC machine centre with contour edge banding. The second; a bespoke VFL 610 through feed postforming line – one of the most technically advanced to be installed in the UK. Both …

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Connected Surfaces: Wireless Charging

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Look Ma, No Wires! Our connected surfaces allow you to charge your mobile device simply by placing it down on whatever piece of furniture the device is installed into. We have seen the emergence of device manufacturers as well as furniture manufacturers having wireless technology built in. The applications are exiting: imagine not needing to pack your charger when going …

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CARV3D : 3D wall panels

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Why settle for flat when you can have Carved? Ideal for making a statement in hospitality, retail, bars and restaurant environments; our Carved 3D wall panels are bang on trend for the 2015 market. The huge surge in 3D cnc work for interior fit out prompted our investment in the technology and training to be able to offer you the …

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Starbank’s New Factory Update

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After purchasing our new site with over double the capacity of where we are now, work got quickly underway to get the space up to the standards needed for us to move everything over. After removing walls, flooring and cranes that were inhibiting our plans, we are now at the stage of pouring the new concrete floor. 2 bays down only four …

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Cubico Washrooms launches Leisure Cubicle range

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Cubico washrooms have launched a leisure cubicle range. These high performance leisure cubicles are ideal for all leisure markets as they can withstand the most extreme wet and humid environments. All the ranges are fully framed designs each with their own unique features. Each range can be configured for multi purpose facilities including toilet cubicles, shower cubicles, single and family changing …

The Gallery: Clerkenwell

Starbank IT Industry News

Looking for office design inspiration, then The Gallery :Clerkenwell is a groundbreaking collaboration between seven companies all involved in office furniture production. The Gallery showcases all their products helping designers and architects to gain more knowledge regarding ergonomics, innovation and fresh takes on the traditional office space and ideals.  

FSC washroom Cubicles

We manufacture FSC Cubicles

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  Do you need FSC certified toilet cubicle panels? Then we can manufacturer them for you. Any cubicle from any washroom range can be made using full FSC certified materials. Please choose alternative decors from our Cubico FSC Brochure and make sure you specify the need for an FSC cubicle at the time of quotation, and we will do the rest. With …

Hairdressing bench station

A Cut Above The Competition

Starbank IT Case Studies

Our GoDesign service offers you the chance to have bespoke panel furniture designed for you by our design team. This was exactly what one of our customers did when they were tasked with the construction of a hair and beauty school for a nearby academy. We were given a design brief with the chosen colour ways as well as what …

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Starbank Certified Q-Mark Fire Doors

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As of today Starbank Are fully certified by BM Trada under the Q-mark system to supply our customers with fire doors. Our fire doors are available either straight edged or postformed with a range of vision panels to suit any design needs. We are currently manufacturing FD30 and FD60 fire door leafs. We are able to face our doors in a …


STARlite Passes FIRA Test With Flying Colours

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FIRA ADHESION AND LOAD & DEFLECTION TEST To ensure our designed and developed STARlite® panel could perform under the potential stresses of the interior fit out and commercial markets we undertook testing with FIRA. We had two test done. The first test was performed under BS6222 – this is a British Standard for the Durability of surface finish and performance …