It is very difficult for men to impress a woman these days, but opening and holding a door open for her is a good start. Fancy hotels still have doormen who do this to help customers feel at ease when staying there. Business owners don’t know that the appearance of a door is very important as some people might walk away or in solely because of the door. Not even passers-by realise all the factors that make them go in or not. Having an automatic door installed increases the number of those who decide to go in.
The disabled access doors are doors that can be easily operated by disabled people. The automatic doors should be the preferred by all commercial places, however at home they are difficult to instal, and sometimes impractical. Some companies like Go Access specialise in doors that fold and also offer an enlarged doorway. This is an important aspect for those who need to use a wheelchair. The door’s opening can be increased with 80 mm for a standard door. If there is another type of door installed, then the enlargement will differ.
No matter where you order your special disabled access doors, you will have to modify the door’s opening. Based on the model and the company, the modification might be significant, or very messy. The cases requiring little modification and almost no mess are rare, but well worth searching for. Depending on who you call on to enlarge your doors, the process can last under a day, meaning there will be no wall cutting happening. For this scenario, you will be using either sliding or foldable doors. These doors are also pre-decorated, therefore you will have little to worry about.
The foldable disabled access doors are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms in the homes where there is a person in a wheelchair. Their key feature is their ability to completely get out of the wheelchair’s way thanks to their unique hinges. This type of doors have many other advantages and attributes:
those using a wheelchair can easily reach the door to open and close it
space saving. You can install such doors even if there is no disabled person in your household.
easy and fast installation.
you can choose a latch or a lock
there is no risk of pinching your fingers.
By installing disabled access doors throughout your home you can actually increase interest in it should you want to sell it. Regardless of the use of a wheelchair, everyone in the household will pass from a room to the other faster, easier, and even safer. Before you choose a manufacturer over another, make sure they deliver across the country, and offer maintenance services should they be needed. Most sellers will provide a price quote free of charge during the first contact, but you still need to ask if this is the case.