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Please help support Team Pantera for a gruelling 4-day, 285-mile bike ride in support of a fantastic charity, Home-Start.
The team includes Pete Mills - Managing Director, Liam Hitchen - Operations Director and Andy Siddle - Project Manager. They will be cycling from Montpellier to Monaco in May 2019 in aid of Home-Start London. The challenge will involve cycling 285 miles across 4 days and will involve cycling up the legendary Mount Ventoux (Part of the Tour De France).
Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK. Home-Start London, operates across 21 London Boroughs, facilitating the delivery of more varied and effective services to a significantly larger number of vulnerable families across the capital, particularly in areas suffering extreme deprivation.
Home Start believes every family in London should have the support they need to give their children a happy, safe family life.
Please follow this link to find out more information about the charity and what it does - https://www.home-start.org.uk
If you can spare any amount of money to donate to this wonderful charity and to help us hit our £9,000 goal, we would really appreciate your support.
Date: Fri 10th May 2019
Congratulations to the Housebuilder Brain Game and Marie Curie.
It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces at the 2019 Housebuilder Brain Game, which is an event that supports the amazing Marie Curie charity.
I’m thrilled to announce a record breaking £360,000 raised, which takes the accumulative net total raised at the Housebuilder Brain Games since 2006 to over £2 million.
It was overwhelming to witness everyone’s generosity and support to the evening, Marie Curie believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel.
They simply couldn’t have raised what they did without the support of those that donate to a great cause. If you would still like to make a pledge to pay for a Marie Curie Nurse, you can do so by visiting www.housebuilderbraingame.com, alternatively please call the team on 0207 599 7219.
As ever, the quiz was fiercely competitive with Team Anderson claiming the victory with an overall score of 37. Well done!!
We look forward the HBBG 2020 and hope that they smash the new record achieved from the night.
Date: Tue 7th May 2019
London Marathon 2019
Congratulations to all Marathon runners, supporters and the lucky charities that many have helped raise money for.
Rob Farquhar: My story
For some reason I got it into my head that I should run a marathon before I was fifty, with this rapidly approaching I was lucky enough to get a space in the London marathon, the week before my birthday.
I have since questioned my reasoning during the training!
I got the space by supporting a great little charity called The Change Foundation, the reach these guys have is astounding considering their size. The work they do couldn't be more important, with the rise of knife crime and young people stabbing each other, the Change Foundation offer an alternative to the gangs for these children by changing perspectives through sport and dance and helping troubled and deprived kids into work placements and training, rehabilitation for ex-offenders through rugby sessions delivered in prisons, they also help children with learning disabilities and mental health problems and list goes on.
I am the only person running in the marathon for this charity, so if you could spare a small donation, it would go a long way.
The Change Foundation
The Change Foundation is an award-winning charity that uses sport and dance to create transformational change in young people. The Change Foundation have been delivering and designing sport for development initiatives for 37 years where they have worked in 36 countries and across 12 UK cities – including every London borough.
The Change Foundation programmes support in changing perceptions and aspiration of young people through the support of their coach mentors with lived experience. Participation within the programmes develops trust, teamwork, self-reliance and a can-do attitude. Lasting relationships are established; confidence is boosted; thinking and behaviour are changed; whole lives can pivot. The programmes are delivered in a safe environment, where change is hard-won and delivered through intensive, long term one-to-one mentoring to develop young people’s self-discipline and self-belief which is achieved through personal success in continuing their journey in achieving their aspirations.
For more information on The Change Foundation please visit - www.thechangefoundation.org.uk
Date: Sun 28th Apr 2019
I'm delighted to announce we have secured and new client and a new scheme in Caterham, Surrey for Chartwell Land and New Homes.
A stunning development that uses our new Urbanmobili front framed wardrobe system.
Date: Sat 6th Apr 2019
Pantera Group our pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2019 ROSPA gold award, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a British charity that aims to save lives and prevent life-changing injuries which occur as a result of accidents.
Date: Wed 3rd Apr 2019
This week Pantera held it’s January MBR (Monthly Business Review). At Pantera we have held supervisor meetings for several years, in 2018 we changed the format to the Monthly Business review and extended the audience to all office and site management, it is a must attend event for anyone at SSSTS level or above. The objective of these meetings is to keep everyone up to date with the operations of the business and most importantly the safe working procedures we adopt across all our projects.
This month we held our 2018 Supervisor of the year awards. Each of our sites are reviewed monthly by our SHEQ and Compliance Manager Jonathan Callow, areas of scoring are PPE, working practices, housekeeping and Health and Safety documentation. Winners this year were Jim Anderson, Andrew Siddle and Simon Annett.
We also reviewed our 2018 Near miss and Positive Actions, as a group we had 808 reports. Positive actions are a great way to reduce risk whether it is an intervention associated with our own package or another trades work, we will identify what we see as a risk and put it right there and then to minimise the potential of harm to anyone on site. We discussed accidents within the month and the findings of our health and safety team along with the recommended actions to put in place to reduce the chance of it happening again.
Robert Farquhar our Health & Safety director presented a toolbox talk on dust, the effect that poor dust prevent and protection can have on health and the measures to put in place to reduce these risks.
Our monthly quiz was on Fire door’s, the answers are reviewed and any employee that doesn’t score above our pass mark will be asked to attend a session to improve there knowledge. We also present case studies so we can look at what has worked well and what didn’t go so well on a project and everyone is asked to participate on how we can improve on the didn’t work well areas.
By holding these meetings regularly we make sure best practice is communicate and enforced across all our schemes and assess ways to continually improve.
Date: Thu 14th Feb 2019
Our site team have worked incredibly hard to get back to the top spot of the H&S leader board at Berkeley Homes, Woodberry Down project. Well done to our team, great effort. That's 1st place 6 times in the last 7 months.
Date: Wed 6th Feb 2019
Great to see Egger UK feature our Urbanmobili range in their January news feed. Catching up on some Z's this weekend? Look at this example from Pantera Wardrobes of how you can use our U636 ST9 Fjord Green to create a tranquil space in your bedroom...
Date: Fri 18th Jan 2019
After further R&D, Pantera are pleased to announce that we will soon be launching a stunning new shaker wardrobe in a handful of stunning finishes.
These beautiful finishes will complement our already very popular 22mm Egger finish slab doors and will be available in our Urbanmobili front frame system and full carcase system.
Look out for more information on our product launch over the next few weeks.
If you would like any further information on our product or services, then please feel free to get in touch on 01634 914108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Fri 4th Jan 2019
The Charity fund raiser was in aid of a worthy cause Marie Curie who provide help, support and care for people living with a terminal illness. The event was to explore the country life of the Hmong and Khmu communities, cycling a gruelling 415 kilometre ride through beautiful valleys and ascend mountain ridges, and visit the fantastic city of Luang Prabang while accumulating a £50,000.00 funding for the charity.
we asked Pete what is was like to ride across such a beautiful country "It was humid and hot over 35 degrees, total evaluation climb over the five days was 27000 feet. It’s the toughest ride I had ever done, but it's all for a worthy cause"
Date: Mon 10th Dec 2018
It’s always exciting to see the first installation pictures of a show apartment being installed using our Cinqanta3 hinged wardrobe. The attention to detail throughout the whole install process, even down to the protection and wrapping, is exemplary, while ensuring the client is happy at every stage through to hand over. We’re looking forward to seeing the final pictures of a well-dressed show apartment when its finished and open.
Date: Wed 5th Dec 2018
Just finished the wardrobe installation for yet another new show apartment in London, for one of our valued clients. What do you think? More images to come when they’ve officially launched. Great work again from our team on site.
Date: Mon 26th Nov 2018
We are pleased to announce a forth month at the top spot in the Berkeley OHS&E League. This is a sterling effort from everyone involved. Last month we introduced waste recycling of metal from site, disposable blade bins at every H&S station and distributed our monthly Health and Wellbeing newsletter. The money we raised from our recycling was donated to the 2018 Poppy appeal
Date: Tue 13th Nov 2018
We are pleased to announce a third month at the top spot in the Berkeley OHS&E League. This is a sterling effort from everyone involved. We introduced waste recycling of metal from site, disposable blade bins at every H&S station and distributed our monthly Health and Wellbeing newsletter.
Date: Fri 9th Nov 2018
Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar each year when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK. Pantera Wardrobes are committed to recycling what we can, when we can, across London on prestigious projects. Last month we initiated a recycling programme with one of our valued clients who allowed us to segregate our waste metal material on site, and collect it at the end of the month. Once collected we transferred the waste metal to a local scrap merchant where we delivered it to be recycled. We were very happy with the amount of £69 pounds that would ordinarily be sent to our chosen charity Marie Carie Cancer Care, whom Pantera Group have worked with for several years, so far we have raised £29,248.19 for our charity in 2018 alone. On this occasion we have decided to match the amount of £69 and donate the proceeds of £140.00 to the Poppy Appeal to aid the support they give.
Date: Fri 2nd Nov 2018
We’re pleased to be working with Berkeley Homes on their new Forbury development in Blackheath. It comprises of a stunning collection of 14, one, two and three bedroom apartments and 10, four bedroom villas, situated on Lee Terrace in the conservation area of Blackheath. Each of the homes designed by Berkeley are modern in appearance yet reflected and complement the unique character of properties in the surrounding area. We Look forward to seeing the show apartments when they officially open.
Date: Fri 26th Oct 2018
We are pleased to announce our new spiral wrapping machine is up and running. It is already busy packing our New Urbanmobil product before going out to site. This was a must have machine to improve the efficiency of our packing facility and reducing the manual handling of the product. It also enables us to package the material better which in turn should minimise the risk of damage whilst in transit.
Date: Fri 19th Oct 2018
On Saturday 13th October our staff from Pantera Carpentry and Pantera Wardrobes rose to the challenge of a Bear Grylls team building exercise set in the beautiful and picturesque setting of the Down Hall Hotel in Bishop Stortford, Essex. They undertook 5 complex challenges from off road 4x4 Landrover driving (while blind folded) to a whiteout on Everest, the final challenge of the day was taken from the famous menu of The Gross Eating. The lucky team members that were picked at random for the challenge had a selection of items to eat, first being a handful Meal-worms through to the final meal being a very large tarantula that was eaten by our very own Nina Cadogan (Pantera Wardrobes). It was great to see our team participate and get involved throughout the day, and look forward to the next challenge.
Date: Mon 15th Oct 2018
It's been quite a month! Not only have we launched our new front-framed wardrobes, Urbanmobili, but we are also pleased to launch our new website. Included are details on each of the available wardrobe ranges; Urbanmobili, Novamobili and Battistella, adding 'flipping books' to provide an easier way to view brochures. We highlight details of our design, installation and customer care and by completing the contact us form, we can keep you informed of new products, further product guides and useful news from Pantera.
Date: Thu 11th Oct 2018
Pantera Wardrobes are delighted to announce the arrival of new Urbanmobili. This range of front-framed wardrobes is ideal for the developer market and includes both hinged and sliding wardrobe options with a great range of finishes and colours. For more information please contact us on 01634 914108.
Date: Mon 8th Oct 2018
Sophie supports the office on an administration basis, keeping track of our deliveries in and out of our warehouse, FSC information, stock and customer care.
An important role making sure everything we do is documented and recorded for use.
Date: Mon 1st Oct 2018
We are delighted to welcome Aidan Loonie to our team as Head of Sales & Marketing. Aidan is a highly experienced sales professional with a background working within the KBB sector of the construction industry. For the last 16 years Aidan has work alongside architects, designers and specifiers to help them choose the right products for there schemes.
Date: Mon 24th Sep 2018
We are almost there! Orders have already starting to come in and we haven't officially launched our new range of wardrobes yet. Our final marketing material is being put together ready for the launch on the 1st of October.
Date: Fri 21st Sep 2018
We are delighted to welcome Ian Mumford as our new Design Co-ordinator. Ian is a highly experienced designer, working for many years on draughting and developing designs and working with many different design platforms. Ian will be producing CAD drawings and designs for Pantera projects.
Date: Mon 10th Sep 2018
We are pleased to announce a second month at the top in the Berkeley OHS&E League. This is a sterling effort from everyone involved. This month we introduced waste recycling of metal from site, disposable blade bins at every H&S station and distributed our monthly Health and Wellbeing newsletter.
Date: Tue 28th Aug 2018
We are delighted that we will be supplying the wardrobes to our sister company, Pantera Carpentry, for the Wembley Parade project being built by Anthology. A total of 185 wardrobes, including the show apartments, are required in January 2019.
Date: Mon 23rd Jul 2018
In the space of just a couple of days, Crest Nicholson have awarded us the wardrobe contract for Bond House in New Cross and The Essex Brewery in Walthamstow. With 85 and 157 wardrobes respectively, we are delighted to be working with Crest again. Crest London took a sneak preview of our new range of wardrobes and insisted that they have them on their new schemes going forward...even though they haven't been officially launched yet! More details on this new range shortly.
Date: Sun 1st Jul 2018
Congratulations to all the site and office staff that have contributed to Pantera Wardrobes being sat at the top of the Berkeley Homes OHS&E League for July. Scored categories included PPE, Supervision, Sustainability to name but a few. We are proud that our staff strive to be the best.
Date: Sun 1st Jul 2018
Congratulations to Stelian who has now passed his SSSTS safety training. Stelian has been part of our installation team for 3 years and was a natural choice to progress into supervision. He has worked alongside many senior managers on our schemes and shows leadership and responsibility as well as being an excellent carpenter.
Date: Thu 28th Jun 2018
We are working hard on our new wardrobe range. The first prototypes have been built and each component is being analysed and the design enhanced where needed. Careful assessment is being made of each element to make sure it is right.
Date: Tue 1st May 2018
We are starting work on the Centralis project in May, which being built in partnership by Peabody and the Purelake Group. The scheme consists of 49 high quality homes and Pantera will be fitting wardrobes to the 19 private houses. Completion is planned for June.
Date: Wed 18th Apr 2018
The first installation starts at Barn Hawe, Orpington the Priory Quarter with the PureLake Group this month. This scheme consists of 20 apartments and 8 exclusive three/four-bedroom homes.
Date: Mon 5th Mar 2018
Pantera Group have held their first Monthly Business Review. The business review brings together all office managers, site managers and supervisors. Areas discussed are; Health, Safety and Environment, Construction planning, Commercial, Business Performance and Site Scoring including Pantera's own internal audit and league monitoring performance. In this month's Health and Safety section people engaged in role play for the LiveSafer campaign.
Date: Thu 8th Feb 2018
Ian Walford has successfully attended his SMSTS refresher course. Training is important at Pantera to ensure each member of staff has up to date qualifications and they receive the right instruction to ensure both their own safety, and the safety of those that work under their supervision.
Date: Tue 23rd Jan 2018
Novamobili attended IMM Cologne, one of Europe largest furniture fairs. Their beautiful stand was full of bedroom and living spaces and the philosophy behind it was, peaceful, gentle and creative are the colours of Novamobili.
Date: Mon 1st Jan 2018
We have been busy identifying supply partners throughout the UK. This has involved carrying out due diligence and bench marking to short list our preferred suppliers. It is good to see the UK manufacturing is strong and has so many great companies producing high standards of craftsmanship and products.
Date: Thu 21st Dec 2017
Berkeley (NEL) have awarded us the next phase, following Block F at the Woodberry Down Regeneration Development. Consisting of 4 blocks of apartments with a total of 218 units. We will be installing sliding door wardrobes to Bed 1 & 2 in a Bianco Seta Matt finish with white lacquer recessed handles.
Date: Fri 3rd Nov 2017
Working alongisde our sister company Pantera Carpentry, we have been awarded 399 Edgware Road, a mixed development of apartments and town houses with a total of 182 mixed hinged and sliding door systems.
Date: Wed 13th Sep 2017
Pantera are currently working on a design to bring to market a new developer wardrobe in both hinged and sliding door options. This will have the same build quality that you would expect from a Pantera product but with a price tag that will compete in the developer market. More news coming soon!
Date: Tue 12th Sep 2017
Welcome to Nina who joined the team this month as Operations Manager, providing support to the Operations Director and the team. A proven project manager with excellent skills we look forward to a long association.
Date: Mon 4th Sep 2017
Our first job for Kitewood will consist of 108 hinged wardrobes from the Cinquanta3 range with a bianco exterior finish and Nuvola exteriors, all being fitted at their Sydenham Hill development.
Date: Wed 30th Aug 2017
Redesign at Sandringham House penthouse on the One Tower Bridge development. Installing Ben walk-in wardrobes finished in Rovere Brown eco wood.
Date: Mon 10th Jul 2017
Consisting of 3 blocks with heights of 8, 10 and 18 storeys we will be installing 207 sliding door wardrobes in a Bianco Seta matt finish with white lacquer recessed handles.
Date: Mon 8th May 2017
Tony Mills has successfully completed the Advanced Management Programme at Ashridge Business School.
Date: Fri 28th Apr 2017
Pantera have visited Italy to look to expand our manufacturing capabilities, with the success of our existing med-high end modular systems, we are looking to expand the range with low-mid end wardrobes without compromising on quality and style.
Date: Wed 19th Apr 2017
Wardrobes has now relocated to offices at the distribution centre, enabling them to monitor deliveries more efficiently and have created a great space to run their operations from.
Date: Sat 1st Apr 2017
We are delighted to have been asked to supply and install our first wardrobes for Earlswood Homes at their Lowdells Lane development in East Grinstead. We will be installing Cinquanta3 wardrobes with dresser in Cashmere finish to all master bedrooms.
Date: Fri 3rd Mar 2017
Novamobili were at the IMM Cologne showcasing the wardrobe day and night collections with a preview into projects for 2017.
Date: Fri 20th Jan 2017
Purelake Homes have awarded us Westbury Terrance, which is a collection of luxury 4 and 5 bedroom houses located in the heart of Beckenham. We will be installing Cinquanta3 wardrobes into each of the master bedrooms.
Date: Tue 20th Dec 2016
Novamobili release new finishes responding to the latest contemporary trends and shades to create welcoming moods, complemented by clean lines.
Date: Sun 20th Nov 2016
We are pleased to have finished the installation of our first unit with Cala Homes at their Clay Farm project in Great Kneighton. We will now be installing a further 5 walk-in units in Olmo Scuro finish.
Date: Thu 15th Sep 2016
The Purelake Group have just awarded us the Greatness Mill Project in Sevenoaks, which is a mixture of both houses and apartments. We will be installing the Cinquanta3 wardrobes to the master bedroom in each property.
Date: Wed 13th Jul 2016
We have just secured the private accommodation blocks for Woods Road, developed by Crest Nicholson London. We will be installing Cinquanta3 wardrobes in a Grigio finish to Bedroom 1 of 83 units.
Date: Fri 1st Jul 2016
Novamobili have launched their new 'About' wardrobes and walk in closets catalogue with new doors, handles, interior accessories and finishes. This catalogue truly displays that Novamobili are at the forefront of Italian furniture design, but don't just take our word for it, download it from our Products section on the website.
Date: Tue 7th Jun 2016
Purelake Homes have just awarded us Phase III of Barnardo's Garden Village where we will be installing Cinquanta3 wardrobes to the master bedroom of each house.
Date: Wed 11th May 2016
We are pleased to have secured the final phase of the Crest London SE1 portfolio. Brandon House is a new landmark development of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom duplexes and 2 & 3 bedroom town houses. We will be installing 123 Alfa hinged wardrobes in matt lacquer finishes and using our new burnished finish interior fittings.
Date: Wed 13th Apr 2016
The Batistella Cinquanta3 range grows with the additional finishes and catalogues for both collections in the 'Home' and 'Public Spaces' such as offices and hotels. Both catalogues can be downloaded from our Products section on the website.
Date: Sat 9th Apr 2016
We have just secured our first project at the Greenwich Peninsula development working with Kier for their client Knight Dragon. We will be installing Gola wardrobes in the stunning Olmo Ossido finish to bedrooms one, two and three of 59 private apartments.
Date: Thu 17th Mar 2016
Novamobili debut the new About Night collection at the IMM Cologne exhibition introducing a new element of bedroom furniture.
Date: Wed 27th Jan 2016
We are delighted to have been awarded another part of the Crest London SE1 portfolio, Valentines Place. We will be working on 62 private units comprising of one, two and three bedroom apartments and mews houses, installing 85 Alfa wardrobes in Grigio and Tortora Matt Lacquer finishes.
Date: Wed 25th Nov 2015
We have just secured the final phase on Berkeley Homes Flagship site, One Tower Bridge. We will be installing White Crystal Glass wardrobes to the bedrooms and Olmo Scuro, Eco Wood finish Wing walk in wardrobes to the dressing rooms in 17 apartments.
Date: Fri 16th Oct 2015
We are delighted to have secured our third project with Purelake Homes. This project in the centre of Bromley will comprise of 50 lucury apartments where we will be using wardrobes from the New Cinquanta3 range, a mixture of both hinged and sliding system.
Date: Fri 9th Oct 2015
The UK's largest design trade event attracts architects, specifiers and designers from across the globe. It was a tremendously successful show helping Pantera and Novamobili to showcase more of their range to our existing customers and raising awareness of the product to potential new clients.
Date: Mon 28th Sep 2015
Expressionist and Action Painter, Ben Mosley will be joining us at the 100% Design Show in September to create some of his signature pieces of artwork live during the event, one of which will go to the lucky winner of our Business Card Draw at the end of the show. Come and see us on Stand L419.
Date: Fri 21st Aug 2015
Pantera and Novamobili will be at the 100% design show at Olympia being held from 23-26 September, we welcome you to come along, see our range and discuss your requirements on Stand L419.
Date: Tue 28th Jul 2015
Batistella launch their new Cinquanta3 range featuring 3 foil-wrapped wooden finishes and six natural colours, with an extensive range of handles and accessories to choose from to enhance all interior solutions.
Date: Mon 13th Jul 2015
We have secured this part of the Crest London SE1 portfolio. A boutique collection of 28 highly specified 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments & penthouses, where we will be installing Alfa hinged wardrobes in matt lacquer finishes.
Date: Sun 12th Jul 2015
St James have awarded us the Hurlingham Walk development comprising of 53 units, four of which are penthouses. A varied range of hinged and sliding wardrobes will be installed to the 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom properties consisting of Alfa Gola & Crystal doors with matt lacquer, coloured glass and mirror finishes.
Date: Tue 2nd Jun 2015
Berkeley South East London have awarded us the Wardrobe contract for their impressive One Tower Bridge development. The Alfa Gola matt lacquer hinged wardrobes and Cystal Tortora ranges will be supplied with installation due to start later this year to bedrooms 1 & 2 in 135 units. Pantera Carpentry are also awarded the Supply and Fit carpentry contract.
Date: Fri 8th May 2015
Novamobili open their flagship store with multifunctional space covering 500 square metres with shop windows overlooking the road, located in the basement of the iconic GIOIAOTTO building which was designed by Marco Zanuso and Pietro Crescini.
Date: Thu 2nd Apr 2015
Novamobili introduce a stunning high detailed wood finish laminate 'Olmo Ossidio', which is now available in the Tempo Armadi range.
Date: Tue 10th Mar 2015
St James Court comprises of 9 Town houses with 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms. Alfa flap handle wardrobes will be installed to all master bedrooms with a Totora mat lacquer finish.
Date: Mon 26th Jan 2015
Pantera entered a team into the 24hr Spin Cycle to Lapland Challenge presented on ITV in December 2014 to help raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Guide Dogs, Well Child, Alzheimer's Socitey and Together for Short Lives. Every £1 donated gave an extra mile to reach the 1369 miles and the 7 strong team were thrilled to raise £4,697 which made their gruelling 24hr spin fit class all worth while! Pantera has already signed up to take part again in 2015.
Date: Fri 12th Dec 2014
Crest Nicholson London have awarded us the first of the SE1 portfolio developments Snowsfields Yard. Comprising of 28 highly specified one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses. A total of 55 Alfa wardrobes in Grigio and Tortora Matt Lacquer finishes.
Date: Mon 17th Nov 2014