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Powermatic Free Swing controlled concealed door closers fire doors care homes sheltered accommodation less institutionalised accessibility elderly infirm disabled CE marked BS EN 1154 BS EN 1155

Concealed door closers for care homes

The need for residential care facilities to make adequate provision for fire safety is widely accepted, with the use of door closers, and free swing versions in particular, being recommended in the government’s document: ‘Fire safety risk assessment: residential care premises’.

Powermatic® concealed door closers are perfect for fire and non-fire door applications in residential care premises and sheltered accommodation.

Especially welcome in care homes is the fact that Powermatic® door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed and particularly unobtrusive when the door is open.

Powermatic concealed door closers do not have the highly visible, unsightly control arms and mechanical housings that come with surface-mounted door closers. This allows Powermatic® to facilitate a cleaner, more aesthetically pleasing and less institutionalised appearance to interiors, giving the care facilities a more homely feel, enhancing comfort and improving the overall ambience of the home.

In addition to an improved living and working environment for residents and staff, Powermatic® Free Swing is particularly well-suited to satisfying the needs of care homes as it allows doors to operate manually, with no added resistance to access, and left open as desired until closing is needed.

  • Enhanced appearance to interiors – less institutionalised, more homely
  • Improves comfort and well-being of residents
  • Increased convenience of Free swing operation
  • Meets all fire and accessibility requirements

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