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August 05, 2022

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and taking nearly a year to complete, Criterion Industries was nominated by DKO Architecture to provide products for the fitout of the Pullman Hotel.

The multi-million-dollar project saw the complete gutting and refurbishment of every room, including the penthouse and the ground floor lobby.

Criterion’s wide stile Barwon doors were specified in this project. The design brief required double-sided mirror doors to be installed as the separation between the bedroom and bathroom areas.  The unique requirement for the bottom rail to match the height of the skirting on the wall alongside it, was achieved by fixing an aluminium plate to the face of the door.

Finished off in stunning Dulux Electro dark bronze to create a feeling of relaxation and large D pull handles, resulted in the feel of pure luxury.

Robust timber doors were also required as points of access to the bathrooms.  Finished in Polytec Black Woodmatt laminate.  The doors were all custom made at our Epping facility.

Utilising the unique aluminium wiper edge strip, the doors were given a robust, streamlined finish while reducing leakage of light and sound from one room to another.

Further to the design brief was the need for a sliding track that was minimalistic in appearance.  The Arctic sliding track was installed flush with the ceiling and powder coated to match the ceiling colour.  The result was an almost invisible track.  The use of the low-clearance rollers minimised the gap between the top of the door and the bottom of the sliding track to a tiny 5mm.  The installation of soft closers ensured the protection of nearby walls from runaway doors.

The builder appointed to oversee the project was Intrec.  It was a challenge to manage the many lockdowns and Covid restrictions and deliver the goods to site when required, whilst complying with the varying health mandates.

As a result of all the hard work from everyone involved, a huge congratulations to DKO Architecture who won the design award for Hotel of the Year.

Author: @Linda Shortis


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