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David Hammond

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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:31 pm

Freestanding composite display, suggestions please?

Something has got lost in translation with the customer.

They were looking for a freestanding display/divider, 8x7ft.

I suggest a fabric display but with polishing metal they didn't want that due the fine dust, and it getting dirty.

Brief was it needs to light and durable. Composite ticks the box, my understanding was they would knock up a frame to fix it too. Seems I misunderstood that....

Any ideas what's available to create a freestanding base, we'll need to strengthen the composite so it doesn't bend & flex.
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:37 pm

Re: Freestanding composite display

You can buy or make free standing bases. I have one in a cupboard somewhere. Bought it years ago.
You can also buy freestanding roll up stands up to 10ft wide.
Same applies with fabric stretched ones.
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:41 pm

Re: Freestanding composite display

Roller banner, or the pegasus stand would be too light & flimsy, going in a retail shop, it's kind of acting as a security partition too.

Had the boards printed direct, as the logo spans 2 sheets :puppyeyes:

Bit of bodge this get something sorted.
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:28 pm

Re: Freestanding composite display

Maybe an Ali angle frame, mdf base, cable kit to secure the top to the ceiling? Made some cheap freestanding monoliths for a customer on a very small budget
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Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:45 pm

Re: Freestanding composite display

this is the type I was meaning. you buy the base and bolt through the sheet holding it upright.
that said. you would need some t-bar plastic down either end to hold composite rigid at that hight. you would also need a decent weight at the bottom. these bases are heavy though as they are folded steel that's been powder coated.
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Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 am

Re: Freestanding composite display, suggestions please?

That looks fab Kevin :thumbsup:

Think that may be the way forward Rob, we used them with some large foamex panels, had the same issue with them flexing.

The plastic T bar sounds like a tidier solution to making a triangle strut, I suppose it'll need to be quite thick still. Any idea who supplies it?

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