Stairs

 

Grab Rails for a double amputee

The Client , a lady, had lost both hands and feet due to sepsis. A stairlift had been installed in her house but there were two small steps to be negotiated dor which she required assistance.

Detachable stair rail

A handrail for a listed building which attaches securely and does not modify the existing structure.

Stairgates

Rails at top of stairs … … and with board in place Bottom of stairs A mother of three autistic children requires robust gates at the top and bottom of her stairs to prevent falls. Standard stairgates for toddlers are not high or strong enough. A pair of rails have been fitted at both the […]

Shopping Hoist

Client had lost the full use of the left side of her body so found it very hard to carry shopping up a short flight of stairs to her flat.  Clambering up was possible but not holding shopping. Stair lift was not possible as the stairs were communal access. A small hand powered hoist was […]

Handrail

The client required an indoor stair handrail in an awkward location, and the suggested Magic Rail was unsuitable. A bespoke angled rail was made and fitted.  

Top-of-stair safety stop for transfer aid

Cricket transfer aid The client’s carers use a Cricket transfer aid and are concerned that, when transferring to/from the top of the stairlift, the wheels of the Cricket will topple over. A simple plywood stop was made that can be easily placed at the top of the stairs by the carers when needed, but can […]

Stairlift Control modifications

The client has minimal hand function as a result of motor neuron desease and finds operating her stairlift controls difficult. A rubber mask was designed to fit over the buttons. Bristol Remap case ref 11\14-08

Adult stair gate

The client is sometimes confused due to medication being taken and needed a stairgate or barrier which could be hinged out of the way when not in use. A hinged barrier was made from wood which could be raised and held with a “detent” pin.

Stairlift leg support

Legs supported by board and client’s own weight Cord restraint Board stored when not in use The client is a wheelchair user and must keep her legs straight. Her wheelchair has leg supports to achieve this, but her stairlift does not, meaning she cannot use it. A new varnished plywood board rests on the stairlift […]

Adult stairgate

  Client is unsteady on his feet and  is concerned he could fall down the stairs at his home while moving along the landing during the night to visit the bathroom.  Because of the limited space, the gate had to be completely removed during the day. A gate was made from a metal child’s stairgate, […]

Stair gate for wheelchair user

The client uses a wheelchair. The passage from her bedroom to the bathroom crosses the head of the stairs, and the top step is very close, such that a small error in turning the chair out of the bedroom risks a front wheel rolling over the step and the wheelchair tipping over. There was no […]

Stairlift lever

A middle aged man was left mentally muddled and with restricted movement after a brain injury. He could only be sat on his stair lift with the foot plate in the up position but then could not lower it when seated. The lever mechanism which is attached to the wall requires a simple pull to […]

Stair-gate avoiding stair-lift rail

A six-year old who has learning and behavioural problems needed to be prevented from falling on the stairs. Although he can stand, he cannot safely climb stairs. He would pull on a slat type gate and would quickly damage it. A stair-gate shaped to avoid the stair-lift rail, was made of a wooden frame covered […]

Staircase aid

The client was having difficulty in negotiating the full-height risers of a staircase but the disability was not such as to warrant the installation of a stairlift. Fifteen half-step boxes were made and fixed close to one side of the treads so as to form a full staircase of halfheight risers. The existing carpet and […]

Stair lift shelf

The client has multiple sclerosis and she needs to use a stair lift to get to her bedroom upstairs. Her bathroom is downstairs and to avoid going downstairs during the night she uses a commode. She then has a problem of getting the ‘bucket’ downstairs – spillages are frequent, as it has become difficult to […]