A slat wall system that first turned heads at the highly successful HPX trade show run by Hill’s Panel Products (HPP) has now gone on sale. Originally popular with shopfitters, slat wall panels have become a favourite with interior designers for use in all sorts of spaces, the aesthetic providing a natural and flexible decorative effect.

HPP’s new range consists of a paper-wrapped oak panel and a black one, with other options including natural oak and walnut veneers and a black painted oak veneer.

“It’s another, welcome, addition to our portfolio that means our customers can fulfil every aspect of their order through us,” says HPP Sales Manager, Chris Essex. “Slat walls are very much in vogue at the moment. It’s a quick and easy way to create an eye-catching finish to cover all kinds of walls. 

“Our innovative interlocking system is highly adaptable and because of its dimensions, our range cuts down on waste – an important factor in the drive to make our industry more sustainable.

“But as well as being quick and easy, it’s a very cost-effective way of creating an effect; the feedback we’ve had on price point has been very favourable and that is being reflected in the sales.” 

Another factor adding to its popularity is the size of the panels. The range is made up of 40mm x 90mm panels, smaller than the conventional 1200mm, which means smaller offcuts to complete a run, and easier manoeuvrability for cutting to size and for light switches.

Other unique selling points include:

Lighter packs for easier handling – HPP’s weigh 30kg compared to 48kg or 56kg from other manufacturers.

A cavity between the slat wall system and the wall which makes it possible to run cables or insert thermal or acoustic insulation panels.

2cm deep staves, or almost 1cm in the minislat option – not achievable with conventional milled and covered panel.

And since it is a wrapped system, the profiles can be covered with different veneers or foils – on request only.

Based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, with a trade counter in Sheffield, and serving almost the whole of the UK, HPP has built an unrivalled reputation for the quality of its products and customer service over its 34-year history.

The family-owned firm makes and supplies board, doors, fitting and accessories for the fitted furniture industry, particularly kitchens and bedrooms, and is constantly investing in its plant, processes and ranges to make it the complete one-stop shop for retailers and fitters.

The new slat wall range is available now and is also available for nationwide delivery. For more information, visit the HPP website.