This was our first project with BDB after recommendations from other contractors in the field. It was a new Audi dealership to Audi’s new specification and was the first of its type in England.

Tapper Interiors was very proud to win a second Gold award from the AIS in 2010 for this showroom installation.

Scope of works

  • Dry lining
  • MF ceilings
  • Durlam metal plank ceilings
  • Rockfon Pacific ceilings

Critical Issues

The two main features of this showroom are the curved and sloping wall and the bulkhead. Setting out of these walls and the Durlam ceilings had to be carried out by hand before the tiles were on site, due to the late decision on the choice of tiles and the long lead time involved. The tolerance of these tiles was ½ mm so setting out was critical. These tiles were not received on site until the dry lining had been finished.




SDA Architects, Leeds

Main Contractor

BDB Design Build

Project Value


What Audi Europe said

… it was the best showroom under construction they had seen in Europe.

What the AIS Judges said

…’The critical nature of natural light coming in through floor to ceiling external glazing adds to the complexity of this installation. Drywall at its best.’