Real Concrete Laminate Panels

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Laminate production is always evolving. Keeping up with interior trends, whilst offering timeless decors. Texture has played a large role in keeping laminate production at the forfront with designers. Wood patterns with matching grain texture has and always will be popular. with the industrial interior trend giving no sign of slowing down, raw, textured decors have been emerging from almost …

Starbank Turns 40!

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It was on this day in 1976 that Starbank Panel Products began. Established by Gordon and Kath Darbyshire, they set out their business from 6000 sq ft of rented manufacturing space in Wigan and trading began. Initially supplying the caravan industry with interior panel products, Gordon and Kath; with the help of one employee started to grow the business.  By 1991 the …

Formica Axiom: Surfaces for Kitchen Living

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Modern kitchen living is social. Space needs to be multi functional and blend with your life, seamlessly integrated surfaces can make this happen. The kitchen has and still is the heart of the home. Not only a food preparation area any more, the kitchen has become the social hub were family and friends catch up, eat and socialise together. This has called for …

Kronospan Trends 16/17

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Kronospan’s new collection Trends 16/17 is the perfect fusion of WOOD, STONE and METAL. It complements the largest Kronospan surface collection Kronodesign with 11 new contemporary wood designs, 6 real brushed metals and 10 worktop designs. Kronodesign® have further increased their collection with 27 new designs. These include 11 new contemporary wood designs from Nordic influenced beeches to Italian blushed walnuts and maritime aged timbers. For the utmost design appeal, Kronospan have also …

Fire Door Safety Week

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Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building The brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme and the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), the initiative aims to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor …

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Starbank Staff Scale Snowdon

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With the recent loss of Alan Elms, a very valued and respected member of the Starbank team who lost his battle with cancer aged 46 in April this year, Starbank staff wanted to honour his memory by climbing Mount Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales standing 1085 meters above sea level. The day started with an early rise as …

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Starbank Gains Bronze FORS Certification

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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

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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

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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 …

Lamello mitred bench table

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 …

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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 …

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£1m Order for Homag

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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 …