Swiss Krono specified for prestigious leisure park development

Drawing on its expertise in stockholding, project management and on-time-in-full delivery, decorative surfaces distribution specialist, International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), has supplied Swiss Krono panel products for new accommodation from timber-framed modular home builders, Retreat Lodges.

The Concrete decor, from the Swiss Krono One World Collection, has been specified to create feature walls in the lounges and bathrooms of the eco holiday homes Retreat Lodges is supplying at Strawberry Field Park, a luxury development in Somerset.

Grey is the design colour of the moment and Swiss Krono’s advanced inline registered printing and perfectly matched surface texture embossing delivers the tactile look and feel of real concrete to reflect the trend.

Says Nick Rickard, IDS Account Manager, said,“We are proud of the eco credentials of Swiss Krono products, unique in producing the core board from 100% virgin wood material, which is sourced no further than a 350km radius of the factory, and which meets and exceeds standard FSC® and PEFC™ requirements. This mirrors the ethos of Retreat Lodges, with their sustainable construction methods and use of renewable products. These environmental benefits, plus the breadth, depth and quality of Swiss Krono products, made them an ideal product choice for the project.”

All Retreat Lodges homes are traditionally built by craftsman and time served joiners, to BS3632 Residential Standard and National Caravan Council specifications. 17 have been manufactured to date for Strawberry Field Park and orders are continuing for the same lodges for alternative sites across the UK.

The Swiss Krono One World Collection includes a creative choice of 253 décors, with a wide selection of designs and surface textures in metallics, abstracts, woodgrains and plain colours in addition to concrete. Each of the décors is available as a melamine or a laminate with matching ABS edging as standard. They can all be combined with a variety of different substrates, including chipboard, MDF of all types and compact density fibreboard, CDF.

The collection is exclusively available through International Decorative Surfaces who have 13 branches nationwide. For more information, please contact IDS on t: 0845 023 0376, e: or web: