Aiming for safer, more supportive spaces

Kingsway Group, which says it is a ‘thought-leader’ in the design and manufacture of anti-ligature doorsets, will again showcase its latest developments. As the main event sponsor, the company will have a spacious stand to enable show visitors to see a wide range of new and ‘concept’ anti-ligature doorsets. Kingsway Group said: “The doorsets will represent the latest in collective design expertise for mental health environments, and are care pathway-focused to provide a clear solution to the distinct needs of the various patient groups.

“As a visitor to our stand in Coventry we will be able to explain, and indeed discuss with you, some of the challenges for anti- ligature doorsets, and you will have the opportunity to consult with our expert staff about your design requirements. We look forward to working with you to create a collaborative solution that moves towards our mutual goal of safer, and more supportive, mental health spaces.”

New ‘dementia-friendly’ product range

For over 40 years, Wallgate has specialised in the design and manufacture of ‘robust, innovative, and efficient’ washrooms and

sanitaryware solutions. It offers a wide range of anti-ligature

sanitaryware products which it says ‘create a safe, secure, and

normalised environment for patients’ – such as washbasins, showers, baths, and WCs – all

developed specifically for the mental health sector. Wallgate said: “Together with our intelligent water controls, they help to ensure that healthcare providers maximise their energy

and water efficiencies.” Wallgate has recently been working with ‘care specialists’ such as the DSDC University of Stirling and HammondCare to develop a new ‘care and dementia-friendly’ product range that it claims ‘could transform sanitaryware solutions and water management’. It added: “Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Wallgate stand to

discuss with the technical team how our specialist healthcare product range can help with your upcoming projects, offering the best solution for all your healthcare sanitaryware needs.”

‘On-trend’, sound-absorbing carpeting

danfloor UK describes itself as ‘a leading manufacturer and supplier of commercial carpets designed for the demands of hospitals, specialist care facilities, and the general healthcare sector’.

The company said: “Our impervious carpet collection is BRE-certified, hardwearing, and has great sound absorption qualities, making it ideal for therapeutic environments where a specially designed interior can positively affect an individual’s recovery. “Our Economix range is certified class


33 ‘heavy commercial use’, and is manufactured using the ECONYL nylon yarn, which contributes to the integrity and resilience of the carpet, and goes a long way in determining its overall performance. Manufacture using regenerated nylon fibres, including pre- and post-industrial and consumer waste, makes the ECONYL yarn 100% sustainable, and infinitely regenerable.” danfloor uk says Economix offers ‘a full range of on-trend colours to suit any interior design scheme’.



growth’ for window specialist

Britplas is a North West England-based designer, manufacturer, and installer of specialist windows designed for challenging mental health environments.

The company said: “Our Safevent window addresses key challenges in this sector through four key criteria: it is anti-ligature, anti-contraband, minimises the risk of absconscion, and allows for high levels of user-controlled natural ventilation.”

Britplas has ‘grown exponentially’ since its incorporation in 2006, and claims now to be the market-leader for windows in the mental health sector. The company is also a significant provider of commercial fenestration – such as curtain walling, cladding, casement windows, and door solutions. At Design in Mental Health 2019 it will also show its Fortress fencing, ‘an award-winning product proven to greatly increase patients’ privacy, dignity, and safety’. Britplas added: “The whole Britplas range has been created specifically for the improvement and enrichment of environments, considering people’s need for safety, wellbeing, and comfort.”

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