By installing Thistle Magnetic Plaster in 37 new student rooms it provided students with the flexibility to put up timetables, reminders and pictures from home in an easy and simple way. Cherry Tree Homes only had to provide a box of magnets for the students and no longer had to install noticeboards, thus saving the cost of the boards and installation too.
The specifier for the project, James Collins, from Cherry Tree Homes commented: “We are always looking at new materials to enhance the living experience users have in the buildings we construct. Of course, we also need to consider the cost implications of any specification changes we make, but when we looked at the initial and ongoing costs associated with using Thistle Magnetic Plaster instead of noticeboards, it became an easy decision.
“We are now able to provide students with a whole wall on which to put up notes, posters and even picture frames, rather than the usual small noticeboard area, which limits and frustrates students. This typically results in students blu-tacking or pinning stuff to their walls – resulting in higher ongoing repair costs as well as replacing tired and damaged noticeboards every few years.”