Street Furniture News
Brave the Shave for MacMillan
Posted on 02/07/2018
At Street Furniture Direct we are very aware of the world around us and like to strike a balance of work and personal life so that we all enjoy coming to work and know that once out of the door at the end of the day, it’s personal time. Being family focused has always been a strong feature in our ethos and keeps us aware of what we are working towards.
Recently one of our Sales Managers, Matt Fitton decided to ‘Brave the Shave’ and raise money for MacMillan. With most of us being impacted at sometimes in our lives by the devastating disease that is cancer we all rallied together to raise as much money as possible for the great cause. Check the link here. Well Done Matt.
Bailey Specialist Business Group announces the next phase in its growth plans
Posted on 26/06/2018
As part of the Bailey Specialist Business Group, Street Furniture Direct is involved with a group restructuring that will deliver greater efficiencies & improved lead times.
The relocation of our Stoke on Trent based manufacturing plant to our larger Burscough facility will simplify the Group into three customer-focused business units; Playgrounds, Street Furniture & Structural Canopies. This restructuring will create more cost-effective business units, both at the company’s HQ in Adlington, Cheshire and a modern manufacturing facility under one roof at Burscough, to cope with the increased demands and projected growth of the business in the next five years.
It follows a comprehensive review of our structure, processes and people, with a view to creating a much simpler, efficient and dynamic organisation with clearer accountabilities and greater productivity.
Group Chief Executive Ian Bailey said: "We have made significant progress in improving our day-to-day operations and strengthening our leadership team. The new streamlined and cohesive manufacturing organisation will enable us to deliver to an increasingly demanding and buoyant construction sector, where quality, service, lead times and competitiveness are pivotal to our future growth, allowing for further investment in the coming years".
Street Furniture Direct Branches Out Into Amazon & eBay Through Best Sellers
Posted on 01/06/2018
Here at SFD we are always looking at new and improved ways to make shopping for our products as easy as possible. This past month we have had a huge increase in attention toward our online offering. Still having an outstanding relationship with our Builders Merchants and Contractors, we have decided to push ourselves into the e-commerce world even more than our standalone successful site www.streetfurnituredirect.co.uk.
By taking our best sellers to new selling avenues such as Amazon and eBay; we are now able to reach a wider audience providing our cost effective, quick delivery and above all, high quality products to an ever demanding internet focussed world. Check out our listings on the links above and leave us a review!
Cycle Stands Delivered To Aardman Animations
Posted on 01/05/2018
Street Furniture Direct were approached by Operations Manager Tony Prescott at the creative studio that is Aardman Animations. As the summer weather is coming in and realms of people don their helmets and dust off their cycles they needed an increase in quality cycle stands for their studios in Bristol.
Ordered and delivered on site within 3 days, Tony and the team at Aardman Animations were more than impressed with our fair prices and quick delivery. A pleasure to provide such a globally recognised and creative business with exactly what they needed.
Staff Cycle Stand Solution For Deliveroo
Posted on 06/04/2018
Street Furniture Direct was approached by Deliveroo to resolve their staff cycling issue. Having conducted a site visit and concluded that the most cost-effective solution was Semi Vertical Cycle Stands.
Deliveroo advised that the lead-time was critical so Street Furniture Direct had the Semi-Verticals dispatched on a next day carriage and was installed the following day. From the first enquiry to completion took a mere four days.
“Cannot fault the professionalism of Street Furniture Direct”, Massimo Palmas - Operations Manager
Gas Assisted Double Decker Bike Racks
Posted on 06/03/2018
The Double Decker Cycle Rack is a perfect solution for storing bikes when space is limited. With a second row of racks you have double the amount of cycle storage. This Cycle rack is excellent for commercial spaces such as offices as well as new housing developments and apartments.
The Gas-Assisted Double Decker offers an easier to use alternative. Pulling down and restore the upper rack is effortless with the gas-assistance, which offers a noise reduction and alleviates any safety concerns. This cycle rack has been rigorously tested with 20,000 movements to ensure the best quality for customers. Over 30,000 Gas-Assisted Double Deckers have been installed across the UK.
Gibson Bench Launched
Posted on 01/02/2018
Searching for bench boards on the pure and simple Gibson Bench will be a search in vain. The seat surface is moulded in the shape of seat ends but is one single piece. This makes assembly easy as child's play! In addition, the seat is flush with the sides - giving a little extra space when needed. Since the seat is slightly arched, rainwater flows off quickly.
- Widths: 130 cm and 180 cm
- 1 seat element: 167/117 x 45.6 cm
- Seat height: 48 cm
- Easy assembly due to few components
- Rapid rainwater run off
- Optional: Ground anchor type 1
Houses of Parliament
Posted on 05/01/2018
The Double Decker Cycle Stands were chosen because they provided the ideal number of parking bays for the amount of space that was available. The Double Decker Cycle Rack is one of the most popular products that SFD manufactures.
This project was one of the most challenging installations SFD has undertaken due to the restrictions onsite, security was the main priority which meant the stands had to be delivered to a separate site 45 miles away and then escorted in by parliament. The building itself is historic which can cause many issues with installing on site.
The installation took over 4 days to complete due to the extra security measures.
During this time the numerous complications were resolved, such as a fork truck could not be operated within the area so everything had to be hand carried, and the security on site being unprecedented.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Posted on 14/12/2017
Just a quick thank you to everyone who’s supported Street Furniture Direct this year.
It’s been an incredible year of trading with growth in all avenues of sales.
Lots of things on the horizon for Street Furniture Direct in 2018, without all of you this wouldn’t be possible so thank you for an incredible year.
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