Fibo provides its wall panel system for one of the UK’s largest property management companies
Places for People, one of the UK’s largest property management companies, has been reaping the rewards after making the switch from traditional bathroom tiling to our Fibo waterproof wall panels, with weekly bathroom installation rates up as much as 133%!
Places for People own or manage over 180,000 homes and provide services to over 500,000 people. With its affordable and social housing properties rarely empty, finding a bathroom solution with a speedy installation process was crucial, minimising the disruption to existing tenants.
Lee Newton, Planned Works Supervisor at Places for People, talked through what made them switch from tiles to panels: “We first came across Fibo six years ago, when we trialled the product on two wet rooms. It worked an absolute treat, with a much faster installation time. As a result, our works programme has increased from three bathrooms per week to as many as seven, all with no additional workers on site.
“While we have tried other bathroom wall panels, we’ve always come back to Fibo. It’s now being used on every one of our installs on our current three-year programme and we’re even looking to roll-out its use across our wider North West developments. There’s no need for backer boards, membrane, glue or grouting, the panels are easy to install and can go over existing tiles, onto dry lined walls, timber or steel studs – they are so versatile. It’s also great for bathroom adaptations where necessary.”
Places for People’s latest 300-property development at Ashely Village is a great example of the Fibo panels in action. Here, panels from our Signature Collection in the shade White Marble were installed, creating a classic look for the bathroom refurbishments, while providing all the benefits of panels over tiles.