When designing and building a care home for the elderly or disabled, accessibility and a resident’s dignity are key priorities. P C Henderson has developed a range of sliding door gear systems providing an ideal solution for ease of access within care homes.
Quick access to a room is essential in an emergency and not always possible if a resident has fallen behind a swing door. A sliding door provides an easy access system which will allow carers to always enter the room in the event of an emergency.
Versatile and silent in use, the Husky 50kg and 100kg sliding door systems are ideal for use in care homes as room dividers as well as for wardrobe doors, freeing up valuable space in a room. It also allows for a maximum door width of 1250mm, allowing ease of access for wheelchair users. This low maintenance, high quality solution is available as standard with nylon rollers, with an option to upgrade to a roller guiding system which offers a smoother operation.
Another popular alternative is Evolve, an innovative range of products that offer a convenient and highly sophisticated automated system. Evolve 80 is ideally suited to applications where space is at a premium, such as toilets and bathrooms. It is simple to fit and program with a high level of safety, due to its decoupling action which allows manual operation. The Evolve 80 SIM kit can be used with two doors with a combined weight of up to 80kg. This system has a range of both wired and wireless sensors, with obstacle detection and safe low voltage.
Nolan Couzyn, Technical Sales Support, at P C Henderson comments: “The design and functionality of each individual project is crucial to providing an environment where residents of a care home can live and go about their daily routine with ease.”
P C Henderson has long been acknowledged as the world leader in the design and manufacture of Sliding Gear Systems for domestic, commercial and industrial applications involving sliding and folding doors. The range of high quality products are tried and tested systems that offer a durable, long-lasting solution.
P C Henderson Ltd
176 Progress Road
Tel: +27 (0) 11 761 5000