Case Studies and Projects


Rearo in supply partnership with Insite Contracts working for the main contractor Galliford Try have recently completed a renovation project close to home. Local to our Glasgow production facility, Govan High School is the most recent client added to our extensive commercial customer list.

Govan High is a non-denominational, co-educational, comprehensive school whose history can be traced back as far as 1874, although the name Govan High dates from just 1910. It’s centenary year in 2010 was supported by their most famous former pupil Sir Alex Ferguson.

The school moved to its present site in 1969 and was opened by Mr Anthony Hepper - Chairman of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders at that time. The school’s current roll stands at 417 and also unique to the school is its co-located Language and Communication Resource (LCR) for children on the autistic spectrum.

Govan High School’s current refurbishment programme includes upgrading the PE halls, showers, changing rooms as well as various washroom facilities located around the building. The aim of the project was to give the previously dated interiors more robust and waterproof fittings with a quirky, modern and youthful appearance.

Ideally suited to a school environment and being totally impervious to water Rearo supplied Impact Cubicles for these projects. Designed to cope with high use areas, the solid core construction combines quality with value and in addition is also ‘vandal’ resistant.

This range of toilet cubicles is fabricated using 13mm, high impact, solid grade laminate with a Phenolic core. All panels have profiled edges. The highest quality, black powder coated ironmongery is then used with these panels.

Our Impact Cubicles are available for fabrication in any customised size and configuration. In this instance Govan High School opted for blues and greys in the shower areas and vibrant and uplifting colour scheme of lime zest and fuchsia in the washrooms.

Glasgow Clyde College, Cardonald Campus

Having undergone a rebranding process in 2009 to appeal to a wider audience, Rearo is the latest company to add to the new look of Glasgow Clyde College’s Cardonald Campus. Local to our Govan branch, the Cardonald campus established in 1972 currently has over 12,000 full-time and part-time students ranging from school leavers to mature students.

Students and Staff alike will now be treated to a classic and complimentary palette of black and grey tones as Rearo have supplied new washroom facilities to all ten floors of the college (male, female and disabled) the café and the first aid room.

The installation completed by Elmwood Projects Ltd features products from Rearo’s Impact range of toilet cubicles and IPS systems alongside vanity units.

Impact Toilet Cubicles provide a unique combination of elegant design and durability. In addition to being robust and strong, the solid core range combines impressive quality with genuine value. Meanwhile Impact IPS systems, Our Integrated Plumbing Systems (IPS), offers an attractive design feature which allows for the plumbing system to be hidden from view. This discrete system also prevents bacteria from gathering in those awkward to clean areas, offering a hygienic solution to any high-use environment.

For more information on our Impact Toilet Cubicles, download our brochure for the full technical specification.

Marriott Hotel, Durham

Overlooking the River Wear, Mariott’s upscale 17 century build Hotel in Durham has become the most recent commercial customer to join Rearo’s growing client list. The unique build features all luxury facilities such as a cocktail/tapas bar, indoor pool, gym and spa.

To keep with the sophisticated, high end image of the hotel Rearo’s new bathroom instalment showcases a sleek monochrome palette finished with metallic mirrored detailing.

Working in partnership with the commercial department at Rearo, the build was completed by Gosforth Decorating and Building Services to extremely high finish and detail.

Product detailing is as follows:

  • Cubicle partitions composed of 18mm MR Chipboard with Polyrey B100 Banian Blanchi laminate to both faces,
  • Doors and pliasters composed of 18mm MR Chipboard with Polyrey B101 Banian Noirci laminate,
  • IPS panels composed of 18mm MR MDF core with B100 Banian Blanchi laminate,
  • And, Vanity top composed of 18mm MR MDF with B101 Banian Noirci laminate.

McDonalds Princes Street, Edinburgh

McDonald's flagship restaurant in Edinburgh's Princes Street as well as the restaurant at North Shields, Tyne & Wear have been given a stylish new look, designed to appeal to customers seeking an internet café environment with muted
colours, more sophisticated furniture and finishes and free WiFi.

In the case of the Princes Street restaurant, materials supplied by Rearo included ornate laminated wall panels. (High level wall panels faced with Polyrey Papago (B015) Blanc Menuires. Low level wall panels and counter fascia faced with Polyrey (C047) Chene Wenge.)

Rearo also supplied Abet (1354) Zebrano real wood veneered solid core fire doors with bespoke feature engraving through-out the store.

McDonalds added a zesty life feeling by introducing dramatic laminate self colours such as Polyrey (P092) Pomme Verte and Abet (897) Brown Grainwood with a strong structured texture, throughout the store.

Corian surfaces were all used extensively throughout the store including, servery counter tops, surfaces in the staff area and in the customer toilets. (Colours used: Corian: - Vanilla, Midnight and Glacier White.) 

Newton Mearns Care Home, Glasgow

Adaptive bathrooms are a perfect environment for the use of the Selkie® Board waterproof wall panelling system.

The newly opened Newton Mearns Care Home in Glasgow’s southside choose our ageless Cream Pearl shade from the 2015 range of Selkie® decors for wall and IPS panelling within their custom designed bathrooms. .

To complement the use of Selkie® Board - the bathrooms also Feature Surfstone Primo - a strong robust solid surface worktop material which can be cut and fitted with seamless joints. The non porous and hardwearing properties of the worktop make it perfect for any bathroom. From the 8 available shades Miracle Black was specified contrasting beautifully with Cream Pearl.

The materials were supplied to Marshall Construction who together with Advanced Refurbishment Contracts undertook the development.


SSBA Rebecca Cottage, Carnoustie

Project Summary
Project: Rebecca Cottage,
Charity Respite Home, Carnoustie
Contractor: McGill of Dundee
Specification: Iranian Travertine Selkie® Board water proof wall system

The Scottish Spina Bifida Association’s (SSBA) respite care cottage situated on the stunning shoreline of Carnoustie was in need of an upgrade to its main downstairs bathroom.

The 34 sqm bathroom is an important feature of the cottage which allows full access for wheelchair users.

Rearo supplied a total of 18 Selkie ® wall boards In the popular Iranian Travertine décor together with the appropriate trims to provide a total waterproof wall solution. Selkie® Boards were installed on top of existing tiled walls.

Selkie® in general provides an ideal hygienic longterm solution for wet rooms and adaptive bathrooms offering an easy to clean maintenance free attractive surface.

Cafe Asia Barrhead Road, Glasgow

The 'easy clean' and hygienic nature ensures that Rearo products have always been popular in restaurants.

With the added design features of special request products such as Sibu, the catering industry will continue to have a big demand for laminate products.

At Glasgow’s Cafe Asia, Sibu decorative laminates were used together with Senses Kitchen worktops throughout the popular Indian restaurant.

Sibu is available on special order, customised to your request.

Featured products include:
(1) Sibu Bubble Silver Pf/Met
(2) Sibu Punch-line 3D Q-10-40-40 zebrano touch1/silver
(3) Resopal - Black Slate 4556-90
(4) Sibu Punch-line 3D Q-10-40-40. silver pfmet/silver

All Sibu laminates are available to order in a variety of sheet sizes. Matching profiles can also be supplied.

Sibu sheets can also be bonded onto wooden substrates, such as plywood and MDF to make installation easier.

The range of Sense worktops are available 'Off the Shelf' from all Rearo Service Centres.

Worktops are available in 40 colours in standard sizes of 3600mm long x 600, 665 & 900mm wide x 40mm thick.

All Senses worktops can be cut, mitred and edged to your exact requirements.

Celtic FC, Lennoxtown Training Ground

In October 2007 Celtic FC opened their state of the art training complex at Lennoxtown on the outskirts of Glasgow. Campbell Construction were the main contractors on site.

The toilet cubicles were specified from the Impact Range offering a combination of elegant design, whilst displaying the confidence of quality and durability.

The Impact range is totally impervious to water and is guaranteed to be vandal proof.

Featured products include:

Postformed Vanity unit with built in whb's with integral 100mm postformed upstand and 200mm postformed downstand faced with Polyrey Maryland Fonce (M003) Concealed Plumbing access panels manufactured using Polyrey Erable Nordique (E028).

Typical Cubicle and vanity layout using Polyrey Erable Nordique (E028). All impact cubicle panels have profiled edges and are supplied with the highest quality black powder coated satin anodised aluminium irongmongery.

Detail showing 13mm high impact solid grade laminate with waterproof Phenolic core.

Detail showing concealed cistern IPS panelling with black shadow gaps for easy access and maintenance. The Impact system is ideal for demanding environments such as schools, leisure clubs, swimming pools & prisons.

Standard Cubicle Dimensions
Overall Height = 1950mm
Overall Width = 900mm
Overall Depth = 1500mm
Disabled Width = 1200mm

The Jefferson, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

As well as being practical and robust Rearo products also look great!

The Jefferson Restaurant in Kilmarnock is established as one of Ayrshire's newest and most exciting venues. Head chef Michael Kilkie hosts regular cooking demonstrations and wine tasting events in this contemporary designed restaurant.

An extensive range of Rearo products including, bar counters, toilet cubicles and vanity units as well as kitchen wall panelling and fire doors all show off the quality and design potential when Rearo is specified.

Featured products include:

Centurion range of cubicles and ironmongery. Cubicle partitions and vanitys made up in Formica Terrill velour F2297, Doors and access panels made up in Sibu Decoline Makassar Touch 1.

Bar front displays fabricated with Sibu Decoline Zebrano Touch 1 to face and edged in Formica Terrill velour F2297. Bar Tops fabricated with Formica African Teak F5154 to face and all edges

The Kitchen area wall panelling is made up of 18 number 2420 x 590 x 11mm tongued and grooved white velour panels manufactured to BS476 Part 7 Class 1 surface spread of flame.

Domestic Kitchen Worktops, Troon

Design flair provides practical luxury
Residential Development, Troon

Project Summary
Project: Domestic Kitchen, Troon
Designer: Rearo Solid Surface Team
Specification: Corian® ‘Designer White’
Other products: Bespoke Selkie Splashback using Formica Maui AR Plus®

This residential development in Troon required an extra dimension to its Howdens budget kitchen units to complement the contemporary design of a new build extension.

Corian® ‘Designer White’ was selected to offer sleek lines with minimum fuss. With an integrated undermount Caron Phoenix Sink the wall unit worktop features a 100mm upstand on 2 edges, with a clever rebate to allow a bespoke Selkie® Gloss splashback to be seamlessly positioned. The Island worktop incorporated a gentle radius towards the end panel with the unusual detailing of an illuminated wine cooler.

Excess Corian® material was used to good effect to provide two curved shelves on the island unit. The worktop, island and shelves were fabricated with a chunky 50mm thickness.

Baby Change Facilities, Braehead Shopping Centre

A warm, inviting but practical design solution.
Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow

Project Summary
Project: Baby Change Facilities, Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow
Designer: Rearo Solid Surface Team
Specification: Corian® ‘Spring Green’ & Antique Amethyst
Other products: Bespoke Selkie wall panels using Formica® Macchiato and Classic Walnut

With a dramatic move away from sterile and cold baby change facilities Capital Shopping Centres (CSC), main contractor QFM and the team at Rearo created a very functional modern environment for parents and babies to change and catch their breath, while offering a practical and hygenic solution

Providing a total design solution Rearo, specified and fabricated baby change worktops using Corian® Spring Green and Antique Amethyst with each worktop complete with fully integrated colour match Corian Fontana® wash hand basin.

All wall panelling was created as bespoke Selkie™ Board, with main walls and IPS featuring Formica® Macchiato and Formica® Classic Walnut, while feature panels use Formica Lime and Formica Viola.

The Rearo team commisioned matching leather sofas and lamp shades to complete the striking design.

Washroom Facilities Ferguson Marine, Port Glasgow

Modern Design in a Functional Environment
Ferguson Marine, Port Glasgow

Project Summary
Project: Washroom Fit Out for new staff block at Ferguson Marine
Designer: Sunax Design & Build
Specification: Centurion Plus Toilet Cubicle System with IPS and matching semi inset Vanity Units
Other products: Selkie® Waterproof Wall Panel (concrete) to Shower Area.

The newly completed staff facilities at leading Clyde shipbuilder Ferguson Marine specified Rearo products throughout the development which included Toilet Cubicles, Shower Cubicles, IPS, Vanity Units & the Selkie Waterproof Wall Panel System.

The design and build was installed by Blantyre based Sunax who are re-developing the 19th century shipyard.

The toilet cubicles and vanity units were selected from the ‘Centurion Plus’ range using Light Grey Speckle and Graphite Grey from the Abet laminate with satin finished ironmongery. The shower cubicles were selected from the Impact Range, and were made in matching compact grade laminate to blend in with the toilet cubicle colours. The semi recessed vanity units with IPS were made from the same matching Laminates.

Waterproof Wall paneling to the shower area and behind the vanity units used Selkie® Board ‘Concrete’ décor for from the latest 2015 colour selection together with satin aluminium finishing trims.

The kitchen area also utilised Selkie® as Splashbacks behind the sinks and food preparation areas with ‘Blue Frost Gloss’ adding a clean modern look.

Washroom Facilities, Saltcoats Town Hall, Ayrshire

Full modernisation of council Town Hall and washroom facilities

Project Summary
Project: Washroom Facilities for Saltcoats Town Hall, North Ayrshire Council
Architect: Mclean Architects, Glasgow
Contractor: Taylor & Fraser,
Specification: Emperor Toilet Cubicles, IPS & Vanity Units
Black Laminate: Egger u999, Sonae Wood Grain Cherry M760

Working in partnership with specialist interior contractors Taylor & Fraser, the Commercial Team at Rearo helped to create fabulous washroom facilities within this 19th Century Town Hall in the coastal town of Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

New Male and Female washrooms were created in the space for both staff and public use. The Town Hall acts as an administration centre as well as offering facilities for civil partnerships, weddings, council functions and private parties.

Washroom facilities were installed in each floor and a modern look was achieved with a high quality specification with includes the Emperor Range of Cubicles, IPS, and Vanity Units. The use of Black and warm Chery Woodgrain laminates provide a perfect solution. The architect offset the modern Rearo products with some designer white gloss traditional tile effects.

Mclean Arichitects and Taylor & Fraser have created a fabulous public building with a high quality refurbishment and build providing one of the best town hall facilities in Scotland.

Wimpy, The Garage, Kilmarnock

Produced to the standards expected of a global brand, the Wimpy franchise in Kilmarnock has been re-fitted using a range of Rearo products.

The project at Wimpy, which is part of The Garage Ten Pin Bowling Complex, included the Fast Food area, the kitchen area and the male & female toilets. Rearo products were used for the Servery Counters, wall panels, kitchen panels, worktops and for the full washroom design. Featured products include:

Servery counter top, custom formed using 13mm Corian Savannah for great looks and a tactile finish whilst being easy to clean. Corian not only has the design credentials needed, it is also inherently hygienic.

Counter Face fabricated using perforated 2mm stainless steel sheet overlayed over 6mm Red Perspex. Access to backlighting available behind 20mm thick, fielded panels faced with Formica Beaujolais. Counter Fascia finished with Formica brushed aluminium kick plate.

Wall Panelling – 20mm thick fielded panels faced with Formica Beaujolais lipped all round with a colour matched 2mm pvc edging for robust protection. The brushed aluminium shadow gaps give that extra quality look.

Toilet cubicle partitions, pilaster and wall panels faced with Formica Latte (0418), doors faced using Sibu 3D R-5x10/15A Tobbaco Touch1/silver. The doors and pilaster were all manufactured 40mm thick to give the cubicle structure a more 4 robust appearance.