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House of Disabled People's organisation

House of Disabled People's organisation

d line

Designed by Cubo Arkitekter and Force4, the House of Disabled People’s Organisations Denmark’s new structure was conceived so that everyone – regardless of ability – could work and move freely within it.The building’s disability solutions had to be subtle enough to integrate into the architecture, and the d line Cut lever handle, created in collaboration with both Cubo and a group of occupational therapists, was one of the solutions chosen.
Housing 21 empowers disabled residents

Housing 21 empowers disabled residents

Fireco Ltd

Freedor SmartSound takes the weight out of the heavy fire doors and allows residents to place the door open at any angle. Being able to keep the door open empowered residents as it meant they could easily enter and exit rooms.
Disabled Access Gravel Driveway Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Stabilisers

Disabled Access Gravel Driveway Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Stabilisers

CORE Landscape Products

Our clients existing block paved driveway was uneven and had sunken in one specific area due to drainage problems. They wanted a free draining surface that was disabled friendly and could incorporate an access ramp to the front door, making entry easier for their elderly mother who had recently moved in with them
Manchester Airport - Britain’s best airport now offers the best facilities for disabled travellers too, with the opening of three Changing Places toilets.

Manchester Airport - Britain’s best airport now offers the best facilities for disabled travellers too, with the opening of three Changing Places toilets.

Closomat

The Changing Places toilets are bigger than standard wheelchair-accessible toilets and also feature a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, height adjustable basin, and hoist, all supplied and installed by Britain’s leading Changing Places company, Manchester-based Clos-o-Mat. Without the space and equipment Changing Places toilets provide, people who care for someone with severe learning and/or physical disabilities faces having to either stay at home, or try to change their loved one on the floor.
Offices, Piet Hein Buildings, Amsterdam

Offices, Piet Hein Buildings, Amsterdam

Bauporte Doors UK Ltd.

The development of the Piet Heinkade east of the Central Station is the backbone of the Southern riverbank of the IJ in Amsterdam. Here the Central Station connects to the newly developed Eastern and Western Docklands. The complex consists of three office buildings, where large numbers of people are employed. The main entrances should be accessible for various types of users, such as Disabled persons. Disabled buttons inside and outside operate the door at half speed and adapts to the speed of the person passing by. Wheelchairs, mobility scooters, disabled on crutches, can all have a safe and comfortable passage.
Holiday venue fulfills the dream

Holiday venue fulfills the dream

Closomat

The experience of holidaying with a disabled member of the family was the inspiration of a dream to provide the ultimate in accessible vacationing
Revving up accessibility in York

Revving up accessibility in York

CIBES Lift UK

Disabled access was the driving force behind a leading motorcycle company’s decision to ramp up facilities at its new showroom. It’s been a year of success for Barrie Robson Motorcycles, a well-known prestige motorcycle dealer and BMW franchise in York. But with a newly-built premises the company needed to ensure that it gave disabled customers and staff top quality access by installing a Cibes UK lift. Kevin Fairburn is manager and joint owner at the dealership that opened its new headquarters a year ago after 30 years in business.
Taking accessibility to the next level at a broadband HQ

Taking accessibility to the next level at a broadband HQ

CIBES Lift UK

Broadband experts have taken accessibility at their Hull HQ to the next level. Cibes Lift UK has installed an A5000 platform lift at KCOM’s head office to allow for disabled access. Lauren Haysom, regional property coordinator at KCOM, says she wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cibes to those looking to improve accessibility for staff and visitors. She said: “As a company we know it is vitally important that we meet all our employees’ access needs as well as fully complying with regulations surrounding disabled access and Cibes has enabled us to meet those requirements."
Otto Bock HealthCare

Otto Bock HealthCare

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG

The international family-run company Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH is on the technological cutting edge. The Science Center Berlin, located between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate, provides the public with insight on the topic of mobility with disabilities.
Full Ward Upgrade At Prominent NHS Trust in Yorkshire

Full Ward Upgrade At Prominent NHS Trust in Yorkshire

BioClad

This case study highlights an entire ward refurbishment that was completed using BioPod’s IPS at a prominent Yorkshire based NHS Trust. Units included wash hand basins, WC and WHB for disabled toilets, IPS to cubicles and full wall IPS to consultation rooms.
Care for Veterans

Care for Veterans

Pressalit Limited

Adjustable bathroom equipments for ex-Servicemen and women. Care for Veterans, providers of long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women, have opted for adjustable bathroom equipment from specialists Pressalit in a suite of new bathrooms in their Worthing rehabilitation facility.
Flat Spaces, Ropley, Hampshire

Flat Spaces, Ropley, Hampshire

Pressalit Limited

Artist and developer Tom Yendell’s new concept in holiday accommodation, Flat Spaces, has been specially designed to take the worry out of travel for disabled visitors. In creating his new holiday homes which place as much emphasis on accessibility as well as aesthetics, he turned to Pressalit Care for their help in providing the wow factor in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Gravel Driveway Installation Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Stabiliser Grid System

Gravel Driveway Installation Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Stabiliser Grid System

CORE Landscape Products

CORE Landscape Products visited the customer’s property in Gerrards Cross to repair and redesign their driveway. The customer was unhappy at the condition of their driveway after it had been damaged as a result of extensive building works on the property. They also requested to have the surface compliment the building whilst making access to the property more efficient. Due to the need for disabled access, it was extremely important to create a driveway with stabilized gravel.
Gravel Driveway Installation Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Grid

Gravel Driveway Installation Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Grid

CORE Landscape Products

The client required a gravel driveway that could withstand the use of larger vehicles, in this case, most notably ambulance access. A DDA compliant surface had to be laid due to the client’s disability, teamed with an application that could combat the waterlogging that was being caused by excess water coming off the adjacent farmer’s field. Funded by the local council, the costs covered the materials as well as the cost of preparing the existing ground for the grid.
RDaSH – Adult Mental Health Inpatient Facilities

RDaSH – Adult Mental Health Inpatient Facilities

Intastop Ltd

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) operates services in 200 locations across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire. It provides an inpatient and community mental health, learning disability and addiction services for adult, young people and children. The trust required a solution to help prevent the possibility of suicide from door tops while not compromising the integrity of the door in terms of fire, safety, privacy and functionality.
Changing Place - MK Gallery in Milton Keynes

Changing Place - MK Gallery in Milton Keynes

Ropox

MK Gallery in Milton Keynes is an art gallery and a venue for world-class exhibitions and events together with pioneering learning and community programmes. In 2016, they began a redevelopment of the gallery, and this involved installing a Changing Place. The Changing Place would enable them to welcome visitors with physical or learning disabilities at their art exhibitions and activities. The new Changing Place includes a Ropox StandardLine washbasin and Shower/Changing bed and Guldmann GH3 Ceiling Hoist.
Farrow Court, Ashford - Sheltered housing

Farrow Court, Ashford - Sheltered housing

VELFAC Windows

Farrow Court, in Ashford, is a modern, vibrant older people’s housing scheme designed to enhance quality of life through innovative, thoughtful design. Built in two phases, Farrow Court will eventually comprise 84 care-ready apartments, an eight bed recuperative care centre, 12 independent living apartments for people with learning disabilities, a shop, hairdressers and therapy room, along with an Age UK Community Resource Centre.
Calvert Trust, Kielder

Calvert Trust, Kielder

Innova Care Concepts

The Calvert Trust was set up to provide a fully-accessible luxury holiday home for people with disabilities and their families to stay in. As such, they wanted to make sure that any accessible equipment included in their lodges and chalets was as discreet as possible. We worked with them on their Kielder campus, and created bespoke Integralift hidden hoist systems to go around the double bed from either side. You wouldn't even know they were there! Take a look at the photos on our website.
Altro integrated package brings feel-good factor to flagship spinal injury centre

Altro integrated package brings feel-good factor to flagship spinal injury centre

Altro

An integrated package of Altro floors, walls and ceilings have been installed in a brand new flagship Spinal Injury Centre in Dorset, run by disability charity Livability, creating a homely, design-led unit with a high level of aesthetic appeal. Livability Holton Lee has recently undergone a total refurbishment, carried out by main contractor Stepnell Ltd, transforming the existing care home into a well-being discovery centre and purpose-built Spinal Injury Centre.
National rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin

National rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin

Dortek Ltd

The National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, is a hospital rehabilitation treatment for patients who have a physical or cognitive disability due to illness or injury. The new 17,000msq development at the hospital included a fit for purpose ward accommodation block comprising 120 single ensuite isolation rooms with integrated therapy spaces, a new sports hall, hydrotherapy unit, links to the existing building which will ensure full integration between the new development and the existing hospital on the site, and significant campus infrastructure upgrades.
Liverpool Street Station

Liverpool Street Station

MIW Water Cooler Experts

Installation of Liverpool Street Station’s WRAS approved robust bottle filling stations to provide passengers with an alternative hydration solutions when travelling. The drinking fountains installed are quick and easy to use in order to cope with the high volume of station passengers (66 million every year), highly durable and vandal resistant. The chosen units are designed to be accessible to all, in conformity with the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and the UK’s Equality Act (2010). WE continue to provide aftercare service for these bottle fillers.
Mental Health

Mental Health

Wallgate Ltd

Working closely with NHS Trusts and hospitals, we have developed the ideal range of sanitaryware products suitable for all mental healthcare applications from low risk environments to high security forensic healthcare, including disable-use compliant options, too. These products are designed to be normal in appearance, highly damage-resistant and anti-ligature. What’s more, our intelligent water controls deliver efficient water and energy use and help prevent legionella, providing your buildings with safer and cost effective washrooms for years to come.
The Bedale Centre - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Bedale Centre - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

danfloor UK Ltd

Ginni Bilham, lead Interior Designer was tasked with updating and transforming the Bedale Centre which provides specialist mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services. Ginni’s main aim was to create a tranquil feeling throughout the facility, which in turn would help users of the centre to feel relaxed and comfortable during their visits. ”The décor was previously very plain. Everyone loves a trip to the seaside and feels refreshed after a day by the sea so I wanted to create that atmosphere within the Centre.” Explains Ginni.
RDaSH - En suite Doors

RDaSH - En suite Doors

Intastop Ltd

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) operates services in 200 locations across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire. It provides a range of inpatient and community mental health , learning disability and addiction services for adult, young people and children. The solution offered by Intastop was to ensure the door had full anti-ligature protection with the Door Top Alarm and fully clad the door in high quality anti-bacterial impact protection sheet which prevents water absorption and protects from damage.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Dolphin Solutions

A grade II listed building, the building has several notable Art Deco features including the staircase and corridors at either side of the auditorium. The Royal Shakespeare Company has renovated the Theatre as part of a £112.8m transformation project which saw the creation of a new 1040+ seat, a thrust stage auditorium which brings actors and audiences close together. The new theatre is also more accessible to people with disabilities and offers a more comfortable experience. The style of their washrooms needed to emulate the features adopted from years of fashion and trends reflected in the theatres' décor.
CBRE, St Martin's Square

CBRE, St Martin's Square

record uk ltd

CBRE wanted to replace their existing automatic doors at the front and rear of their newly refurbished building with stylish doors which are safe, reliable and ensured effortless pedestrian flow. Two record K41 stainless steel four-leaf revolving doors constructed from glass to provide a modern, minimalistic look were installed. A stainless steel swing door complete with a record DFA 127 operator has also been installed next to revolving door at the main entrance to provide a wider opening for disabled access and deliveries of large, bulky items to the premises.
Education | Francis Holland School

Education | Francis Holland School

Venesta Washroom Systems Ltd

“The variation of colours available in the Award range meant each washroom became a unique space, which really brightened up both areas.” Given the schools extensive range of activities, their new washroom refurbishment needed to be suitable for both wet and dry environments. They also requested a separate disabled access washroom and bright colour schemes to create a welcoming and stimulating environment. Award’s cubicle range was the perfect choice for the project. Both washroom refurbishments created bright, unique and welcoming areas and have been well received by pupils and staff alike.
Easyflush provides no-touch WC flushing for students

Easyflush provides no-touch WC flushing for students

Cistermiser Ltd

Treloar is a specialist college for students with physical disabilities aged sixteen or over. When Architects McAllen & Penfold were designing the new Brewer House Halls of Residence they wanted to ensure user friendly facilities to aid the students in every way possible. Easyflush is a WRAS approved, hygienic and simple-to-use product that employs an infra-red sensor to operate a dual-flush WC valve. The user needs only to pass his or her hands in front of the sensor for a part flush, or hold them in front for more than a second to obtain a full flush.
Northshore Innovation Centre

Northshore Innovation Centre

Artform Urban Furniture Limited

The New Fusion Hive Innovation Centre at Northshore, Stockton-On-Tees, was part of a 56 acre and £300 million overall project. The 36,000 sq ft Innovation centre is a state-of- the-art, high-tech building that provides spaces for small and medium sized science and technology businesses. Having been identified as the preferred supplier, Artform offered a selection of site furniture elements which included Big Harris Benches, Word Bollards and Box Litter Bins. There were also bespoke signage plates incorporated into some of the bollards to identify disabled parking bays.
Pepenbury chooses EnviroVent for better ventilation

Pepenbury chooses EnviroVent for better ventilation

EnviroVent Ltd

Pepenbury, a charity based in West Kent that provides care and support to people with learning disabilities, has chosen EnviroVent’s heatSava Single Room Heat Recovery Units to improve indoor air quality, reduce condensation and enhance energy efficiency. The charity approached EnviroVent to recommend an effective ventilation solution for its residential unit which supports 70 people and is based in Tunbridge Wells. Following a survey by a ventilation specialist, EnviroVent recommended that each bedroom was fitted with a heatSava 150 to provide constant ventilation and improve indoor air quality by maintaining relative humidity levels.
Franke products chosen for UK leading theme park and attraction refurbishment

Franke products chosen for UK leading theme park and attraction refurbishment

Franke Sissons Ltd

Franke were thrilled to provide products to one of the UK’s leading theme parks and attractions for a recent refurbishment, which consisted of a large male toilet room, a large female toilet room and a less abled disabled washroom. Water conservation was also an important aspect. Franke supplied a number of self closing Pureline taps, which only release water for a controlled amount of time, bringing down water usage in the washroom. Stainless steel table top soap dispensers (SD80) were also supplied, removing the possibility of spillages onto the vanity units and making the area easier to clean.
Bedford Modern School

Bedford Modern School

MIW Water Cooler Experts

A successful roll out of 10 bottle refill stations with drinking fountains across the school to help reduce single-use plastics on site and provide hydration to students and staff. We recommended the installation of WRAS-approved Halsey Taylor chilled indoor unit that are also ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) approved meaning they can be easily accessed by wheelchair users as well. Capable of processing up to 1.5 gallons of chilled drinking water per minute, these fountains meet the demands of the school, and hands-free bottle filling mechanism and antimicrobial coating also maintain a high degree of hygiene.
The Charter School North Dulwich

The Charter School North Dulwich

MIW Water Cooler Experts

Installed 12 indoor bottle refill stations to keep students hydrated and help achieve the school's goal of removing single-use plastics from the school grounds by 2021. Vandal-resistant Halsey Taylor bottle filling model was chosen to answer all of the school’s needs: integrated filtration would ensure the highest quality of water and remove student’s concerns about the taste and smell of the water provided, WRAS approval guaranteed that all health and safety guidelines would be met. And ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) approval meant that the units were proven suitable for wheelchair users.
Sutton Sports Village

Sutton Sports Village

Washroom Washroom Ltd

Washroom designed, manufactured and installed new washrooms and fitted out the reception area for the new Trampoline and Play Park at Sutton Sports Village. The team specified a vivid shade of orange throughout the centre including on the Forte SGL cubicles, Concerto SGL duct panels, SGL vanities and HPL reception desk. With accessibility a key consideration, Washroom installed two different sized washroom cubicles; one with half-height doors for younger children, disabled toilets with outwards opening doors and ensured the pilasters provided a colour contrast to the cubicle doors to assist any partially sighted visitors to the centre.
Eclisse supply the Lukas Koch foundation with Eclisse Hoist Pocket Door Systems.

Eclisse supply the Lukas Koch foundation with Eclisse Hoist Pocket Door Systems.

Eclisse UK

Sliding pocket doors are hugely beneficial when designing new or refurbished accommodation for people with disabilities where inclusive design is deemed important. More than 30 sliding pocket door systems and 11 Eclisse Hoist pocket door systems have been installed inside the new building. The Eclisse Hoist pocket door system has meant that a hoist lift can be between rooms to transport the young people from one area to another. Three ECLISSE Hoist pocket door systems have been installed in the physiotherapy area and a motorised lifting system in the pool area.
Stocks Hall Care Home, Mawdesley

Stocks Hall Care Home, Mawdesley

Innova Care Concepts

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have homes all over the UK, and they were opening a new one in Mawdesley, Lancashire. This home was designed specifically for people living with complex physical disabilities and plus size patients. Our designers worked closely with the owners to design a flexible, thorough hoist systems that would deliver for patients throughout the building, no matter how much their needs vary. We installed a total of 20 X-Y inset overhead hoist systems connecting private rooms to en-suites and assisted bathrooms. Take a closer look on our website!

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