New challenges for interior outfitters

2021-02-12T19:06:54+00:00 February 12th, 2021|Interior Design|

Southampton-based interior refurbisher, Trimline has been able to maintain full functionality during the pandemic and, when required, quickly increased its teams to meet the new health & safety and logistical demands.

Many things have changed during these unprecedented times, but one thing that remains unchanged is the unique challenges faced as marine interior outfitters, the company said.

Having completed in excess of 530 significant interior refits in its 56-year history, the com;any claimed that it had learned that every project offers an opportunity to grow expertise, as each refit is unique with its own set of challenges.

Over the last few weeks, Trimline has completed the ’Marella Explorer 2’ drydock refit in Amsterdam where work in the cabins, suites and public spaces, was carried out.

Working in Amsterdam during the pandemic presented a number of logistical and personnel challenges, however due to the meticulous planning, the company said it was able to finish the project on time and to budget.

Teams are now working across several dockyards in Europe, carrying out work for DFDS Seaways in Dunkirk and P&O Ferries in Rotterdam, as well as work on board a UK Royal Navy ship closer to home.

As more clients return to service, Trimline is being asked to undertake more riding squad work. While ships are sailing with much reduced passenger numbers there is capacity for teams to stay on board and carry out a programme of maintenance work while passengers are not using certain areas of the ships, the company explained.