June 2023


When Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, was invited to get involved in an exclusive rural development of 11 new family homes, it signalled the start of a unique two-year installation project.

The just completed development of stunning stone-built barn conversions and new builds in the popular village of Palterton in Derbyshire was done by Chesterfield-based D J Atkinson Construction – located just a stone’s throw from Designer Contracts’ own head office near the town.

Said sales manager Lindsey Haystead: “The Highfield Farm site is an impressive barn-style scheme involving the conversion of former agricultural buildings and very individual new builds with high specification finishes. It is all set in a popular rural village location with open plan living, landscaped gardens and surrounded by open countryside.

“It was a really beautifully executed scheme which we were delighted to have been part of and involved laying approximately 2,500 sqm of carpet through the 11 houses. We used our range, ‘Solar’ throughout the houses which involved some quite long landings and different floor levels. We chose Solar because it is a stain-resistant, two-ply twist which looked amazing when it was installed.”

A spokesman for D J Atkinson said: “Designer Contracts were reliable and professional throughout the installation. They tailored the flooring specifically to suit our barn conversion project and we are delighted with the flooring they have installed.”