Architects, Specifiers and Interior designers

British Thornton work with architects, specifiers and interior designers from the early stages of planning and offer a range of services to aid designing your space and selecting your furniture. 

Revit Architecture and BIM

British Thornton draw all our schemes in Revit, BIM (Building information modelling) software. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition. Using BIM allows us to integrate our drawings with all those involved in a project including architects, structural engineers, engineers and contractors. Revit allows us to plan the scheme in 2D for space planning and layouts or produce a 3D model which can even be coloured to the clients scheme and used to produce a photographic representation of the completed project.

Revit blocks are available for our full product range and can be supplied, on request, to aid you in planning your project. 

 BIM Render

RIBA Approved CPD

RibaCPD.jpgBritish Thornton's experienced team offer a offer a RIBA accredited CPD on Furniture Specifications and the Modern Educational Environment. The presentation aims to cover all current aspects of building projects and furniture in education. Topics covered include;

  • Changing educational environments
  • Design and planning including using BIM and Revit architecture
  • Guidelines, equality and discrimination acts
  • Sustainability
  • Product selection including; ergonomics, co-ordination issues, material choices and specifications, cost issues when selecting materials and components
  • Innovative product solutions

The presentation lasts around 30 to 45 minutes and is ideal over lunch, British Thornton can provide lunch.

To book a CPD presentation, please contact us.

See more on the RIBA CPD website here.


Both our Educational furniture and Trudy catalogues includes a Specifiers guide detailing our fitted furniture options and standard finishes. You can download copies of our catalogues here, or alternatively contact us to have a hard copy sent out to you.