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Pets’ hopes pinned on recycled noticeboards


A feature of the National Canine Defence League (NCDL)’s rehoming centres are illustrated on noticeboards and pinboards.

Staff and visitor information, pictures and news of re-homed dogs and education resources are prominently displayed. Now, Sundeala noticeboards are being specified within a programme of refurbishment to premises operated by NCDL.

As the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, the NCDL has a nationwide network of 16 Rehoming Centres which care for over 11,000 dogs each year. Its dedicated staff ensure that Centres provide a happy and loving environment for the abandoned and mistreated dogs which end up in the NCDL’s care.

Sundeala - a natural material made from recycled waste newsprint - has been specified to centres at Evesham, Bridgend, Darlington, Canterbury and Ilfracombe, where the boards are a feature of reception and related public areas.

The NCDL has opted for 9mm thick, 1200 x 99mm unframed, square-edged Sundeala boards covered in a flame retardant (FR) Class 1 felt material in an Orange Chrome colourway.

Sundeala has started to become a standard specification following its successful application by Michael Ward of Ward Associates Architects to the NCDL’s Evesham Centre, says NCDL chartered building surveyor Caroline Dyke.

“The boards look good, last well, and are easy to use. The fact that they are environmentally sustainable is also of interest to us”, she says.

A further two NCDL centre are to be refurbished shortly and Sundeala boards are proposed to be used.