A pivotal design for doors

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

One of the winners of this year¹s Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards was the new Scope sheltered home at Woodford Green in Essex. Designed by architect John Baines, for 20 people with cerebral palsy and confined to wheelchairs, the specification dictated that the ironmongery should be very durable and aesthetically pleasing. Because the occupants are severely disabled, all the bathroom doors were required to open outwards to permit easy access in an emergency. To meet that need, Royde & Tucker¹s double action pivot sets have been used throughout. All the ironmongery was supplied by George Boyd. The pivot set is designed for emergency use in hospitals, care homes or wherever ill or infirm people are likely to run the risk of falling and blocking an inward opening bathroom or toilet door. Normally, doors are not designed to open outwards because they are likely to block corridors, fire escapes and cause accidents. Royde & Tucker says the double action pivot will allow the door to swing in either d

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Extracare – the next best solution?

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Academics at Newcastle University say that an average of almost nine thousand more care home beds will be needed each...

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...