The Slimming World extension is situated on the 4.6-acre site of the company’s existing head office in Alfreton, it will be used as an advanced training centre for the 5,500 franchisee Consultants who run Slimming World groups in their local communities, as well as creating more space for its head office employees, supporting the company’s future growth plans.
Over recent years, the trend for taking the indoors outside to blend the boundaries between internal and external spaces has increased. As a result, Deeplas has seen a rise in demand for its Composite Decking to be used in creating alfresco living and working spaces.
“As Slimming World’s founder and chair, I couldn’t be more proud of all that we’ve achieved. When I held the very first Slimming World group 49 years ago I couldn’t have imagined how many lives we would go on to transform. Our head office is important because its home to our dedicated teams who work exceptionally hard to support our fantastic Consultants who, in turn, ensure our members receive the very best service. It’s also a home from home for Consultants when they’re receiving training. We’ve experienced huge growth in the last few years, and our new building will ensure we have the facilities to give our people a great working environment and a bigger, better, state-of-the art training centre.”
Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE, Slimming World Founder
As a developer of sustainable outdoor areas, it was important for the contractor, Construction Services Ltd, to find a manufacturer of decking whose product would withstand the ever-changing elements with a high slip resistance and a substantial fire rating. Twinson composite decking from Deeplas gives the best of both worlds, where nature and technology go hand in hand.
By selecting Twinson’s Composite Decking option, made from PEFC certified wood flour and virgin PVC, Deeplas ensured that Slimming World’s balcony would look like natural wood but have the longevity and strength of virgin plastic.
“Construction Services Ltd communicated to us that Slimming World had a vision to create a space that has a wow-factor and an ability to withstand wear and tear from the high footfall that the space will experience. Twinson’s composite decking offered both of these. Everyone can see that it looks brilliant, and whilst the weather is not guaranteed, Deeplas can guarantee that its composite products will withstand the UK’s unpredictable weather conditions, eliminating the chance of the flooring staining, fading or rotting.”
Phill Holt, Business Development Manager, Deeplas
Modular components mean composite decking quickly slots together and invisible clips firmly attach parts together so no unsightly screw heads. Where cutting is needed, the material behaves just like wood so no special tools are required, making installation quick and efficient.
For extra peace of mind, the composite materials come with a 25-year guarantee. The material is completely splinter free and 100% recyclable.