Surface materials distribution specialist International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) has given its Gateshead branch a major refurbishment as part of the company’s nationwide programme.

The showroom has been extended to create a 72m2 space, undergoing a re-design and fit-out to present the company’s extensive portfolio of worksurfaces, laminates, solid surface, flooring, panel products and bathroom panelling. The ground floor offices have been given a stylish open-plan makeover with more offices created on a new mezzanine first floor that will also house meeting rooms and a training facility. Brand new exterior signage all round the building provides clear visibility of the branch from the nearby A1 motorway. 

Says Hayley Fagan, showroom development manager at IDS: “IDS has a constantly evolving portfolio so our policy is to keep all 13 of our showrooms up to date with products and to create the right customer experience. At Gateshead, it was timely to expand the showroom and office areas to accommodate our expansion in products, people and sales so that we can deliver the best possible service to our regional customers and local tradesmen.”

The Gateshead branch is located on Team Valley Industrial Estate, just off the A1M, offering easy access to customers. The warehouse has an in-depth stockholding of the IDS portfolio ensuring product availability and service for over the counter sales and next day deliveries.