Sliding Door Hardware Ideal for Visitors with Mobility Access Needs
by Stephanie Lee on 04/01/2017
According to VisitEngland, the Purple Pound is worth £12billion a year to the UK hospitality and leisure industry. The figure denotes the spending power of people with an impairment and their companions.
In 2015, British residents in England with an impairment and their travelling friends spent £3.2 billion on overnight trips. Figures from a government backed study, found that thousands of customers were being turned away from hotels and self-catering accommodation because there were not enough accessible rooms to meet demand .
To adequately meet the needs of this consumer group, hotel owners and developers should be considering sliding doors systems as an alternative solution to the traditional swing door. Sliding doors used in place of swing doors can save vital space which can be utilised elsewhere in a room. If configured correctly, sliding doors can also negate the need for a larger overall floor area as smaller spaces are maximised. In rooms such as en-suites and walk-in wardrobes, pocket doors are ideal as they can slide away neatly into the wall cavity.
Combining efficiency and aesthetic appeal, P C Henderson’s systems offer high performance and are tested for everyday use. Combining these essentials with technical support from a UK based team ensures that specifiers and their clients receive unrivalled service and support.
Read the full article in Hotel Business Magazine on page 18 here.
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