A high-dependency care home in Bushey, provides specialist support for people with mental health problems. It is a high-category hospital facility offering round-the-clock support to a limited number of service users.
The project’s focus was to create a number of specialist flats within the mental health care home facility in Bushey, Hertfordshire.
On every new external window, tilt-only magnetic blinds were supplied to Window Care Herts Ltd from BetweenGlassBlinds.
As an increased safety measure, these integral blinds were fitted between specially-toughened, clear laminated glass. BetweenGlassBlinds worked with the team at Window Care Herts Ltd, to ensure the magnetic blinds could function smoothly through thicker glass and technicians from both companies visited the project to make bespoke, on-site adaptations to the integral blinds.
The magnetic blinds are operated with a neat and unobtrusive sliding magnetic block which is located around the perimeter of the unit. This means the blinds work on a completely cordless system.
On this project, in a bid to keep residents safe, BetweenGlassBlinds was asked to make the magnetic block detachable so only staff could operate the blinds and patients could be protected from any unforeseen dangers. This was a simple task for the technical support team at BetweenGlassBlinds.
The tilt-only magnetic blinds, locked between the two panes of glass, protect blinds from dirt, damage and grime – making maintenance and upkeep very simple.
Paul West, managing director of Window Care Herts Ltd, which is based in Stevenage, was extremely pleased with the products supplied from BetweenGlassBlinds. He says the team at BGB are professional and supportive and the technical staff are full of knowledge.
Paul says: “This project was complex, but we were really pleased with the finished work. We were there to fit windows and doors at the site, but our brief was complicated further when we were asked to adhere to greater safety requirements.
“The glass had to be specially-toughened laminated glass and that meant the magnetic blinds needed some adaptations. None of these issues caused us a problem – mainly thanks to BGB and its team of technical staff.
“They visited the site and worked alongside us so we could complete the project without any issues. I was very impressed with BGB.