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Tretford & Education

Tretford has been used extensively over the last 40+ years in Ireland for primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. With the ability to cut in any direction without fraying or unravelling, the creative possibilities are endless.



BY

November 2nd, 2009


For those who are not familiar with Tretford Cord Carpet’s extensive record in education, here is a snapshot of Tretford’s long-standing contribution to the well-being of children & students alike.

In fact, Tretford’s presence in the educational sector in Ireland is dominant with an extensive track record over many years in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Its overseas record is equally impressive with examples like Hong Kong University where Tretford has been used for more than 20 years, using many thousands of square metres.

Education projects where Tretford has been used overseas:

–  Dublin City University – Ireland
–  Dublin Institute of Technology – Ireland
–  Harvard University – Massachusetts, US
–  Hong Kong University – Hong Kong
–  University of Oman – Sultanate of Oman, Middle East
–  Queens University – Belfast, Ireland
–  Trinity College – Dublin, Ireland

Education projects where Tretford has been used in Australia & NZ:

–  Whitireia Polytechnic – Wellington, NZ 
–  Seymour Centre, University of Sydney – Sydney, Australia
–  MLC Methodist Ladies College – Sydney, Australia
–  Melbourne Theatre Company, University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Australia
–  Curtin University – Western Australia
–  SKEGGS Anglican School – Sydney, Australia
–  UQ School of Music – Queensland, Australia
–  University of SA – Mawson Lakes, South Australia

Colour is an essential part of children’s learning process and reaction to their environment – different colours can alter emotion and behaviour.  Using Tretford’s dynamic colour palette, designers have created the perception of warmth and eliminated the institutional feel in many educational environments. With its ability to be cut in any direction without fraying or unravelling, Tretford’s creative possibilities are endless.

Using carpet improves insulation and has also proven to have reductions of 20-40dB in airborne and impact sound. Unlike hard floors, carpet not only reduces slips and trips but provides cushioning when a child falls.

gibbongroup.com.au

 

MLC Methodist Ladies College, Sydney – Lippmann Associates

 

MLC Methodist Ladies College, Sydney – Lippmann Associates

 

MLC Methodist Ladies College, Sydney – Lippmann Associates

 

MLC Methodist Ladies College, Sydney – Lippmann Associates

 

MLC Methodist Ladies College, Sydney – Lippmann Associates

 

Knockavoe School & Resource Centre – Northern Ireland

 

Knockavoe School & Resource Centre – Northern Ireland

 


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