Who are HD Wraps UK?
We are a Midlands based company that designs, manufactures and installs these wall wraps – with a clear interest and expertise in the educational and health sectors. We have installed in many colleges, primary and high schools, private schools, Trust academies, hospitals and care homes – plus offices, museums and car showrooms!
What are school wall wraps?
Wall wraps – also known as wall art, photo wallpaper and bespoke wallpaper – are in essence a sticky vinyl covering that is designed to your brief and fitted to a wall/corridor/room.
Car wrapping became a big thing many years ago and wall wrapping is a similar concept. The vinyl is malleable (by plastic hand tools or a heat gun), so it can be manipulated easily over rough areas, awkward angles and can be cut to the exact shape required.
Why use us for your school wall art investment?
We ONLY use industry-leading vinyl and over-laminate all their wraps with a matt or gloss plastic covering. This forms a scuff resistant ‘shield’ to help protect from bag and shoe marks that are inevitable in high traffic areas within schools.
Working closely with headteachers (and their teams), HD Wraps UK help create stunning wall art designs that transform lifeless dull areas into captivating places to be.
Wall art can be designed to an exact brief from the headteacher, or can be handed over to our designers to see what they can come up with! Either way, the headteacher gets as many changes as they like and are provided with both flat designs and Photoshop mock-up visuals, showing how the designs will look once installed.
This works well as it gives real insight to what the wall wraps will actually look like in real life. Installation doesn’t take place until the customer is 100% happy.
Schools can save (a lot of) money…
Wall art for schools is considered an investment, providing a cost-saving in painting and overall maintenance of walls. Over the course of 10+ years, just think how many times corridors would need to be painted or touched up to cover those pesky bag scuffs – these costs for larger schools can rocket into the thousands per year.
We say that generally wall wraps are good for at least 10 years, which is also partly down to the over-laminate having built-in UV inhibitors, preventing fading from sunlight.
But what if the wall wraps are damaged?
That’s not an issue either, as small parts of the wall wrap can be carefully cut out and replaced with a newly printed section – making the repair virtually invisible to the eye. Even if a large are was damaged badly then we can replace whole panels. If areas are very small then we don’t normally charge either… making the wall wart a valuable asset to keeping your school looking well cared for.
What about installation?
All wall art ordered with HD Wraps UK are inclusive of professional fitting. No matter how large or awkward the area – their team can fit. Sometimes they need to ’make good’ very rough crumbling walls with a material called Foamex, this is mounted onto thin battens and the Foamex is then secured to it – giving a nice flat surface for the wall wraps to then be mounted on to. HD Wraps UK take care of all this – headteachers and their teams need not worry about the details.
The installation team are also IPAF and PASMA trained and qualified with up to date disclosures and security checks – giving schools peace of mind around their children.
Can wall art help encourage learning?
According to studies of students’ physical environments, we would think a resounding yes to this question! Students get to read and see information every day on their way to classrooms, stimulating imaginations with vivid imagery and facts that can be tailored to the school’s curriculum.
Way-finding can also be placed inside the designs and serve to distinguish areas of the school with different subjects.
We have seen a dramatic increase in headteachers talking about ‘competition’ and wanting their school to stand out when potential students visit. For a WOW first impression, wall wraps from HD Wrap UK will deliver just that.
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