Heating control aid

Project  / Project number: 06/07-26 2008  /  Status:


The challenge

Heating control aidMichael has severe rheumatoid arthritis and could not reach upwards and deep into his airing cupboard to operate a boiler control button. Being a rented property, rewiring, repositioning or modifying the unit were not options.

A sprung actuator was created from pieces of plastic angle and electric conduit pipe which were suitably cut, heated, remoulded and bent to form a cradle and sprung actuator arm. The components were riveted together, taped around the control box and fitted with a dowelling arm.

Michael can now operate his boiler without asking for help.