Häfele UK helps create an amazing space for charity

HÄFELE UK has had products used for an ambitious charity outdoor sky den project bythe Channel 4 TV programme George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

Häfele UK helps create an amazing space for charity

The project was launched on behalf of Calvert Trust Kielder, a charity which helps people with disabilities to achieve their potential through outdoor activities, and involved creating a fully-accessible room of only 14m2 that could fit two single beds, a table and chairs to seat four people in addition to ample storage facilities.

The production team behind the prime-time Channel 4 programme commissioned design specialists William Hardie Design to manage the sky den project.

Various hinges and catches were used to create access flaps within the confined spaces of the sky den – flap hinges are designed to sit flush with the surfaces to maximise the space available for storage, which made them ideal for the project. Push catches allowed for ‘push-open’ doors and panels and eliminated the need for handles which would protrude into the valuable space within the building.

Häfele’s Loox battery-operated lights were chosen as they are both energy saving and eliminate the need for cabling, again freeing up usable space inside the installation. The lights are also fitted with built-in movement sensor switches that will only turn on when required.

Häfele’s adjustable Ropox systems were chosen to combat the problem of installing flexible kitchen systems into an area where space is a premium.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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