Like many LEAs, Caerphilly County had previously used plastic finger guards but grew frustrated with the lack of durability and need for frequent replacements. They tried a number of different plastic options but none were up to the job in a modern high traffic school environment – which is they chose our integral finger guards.
The discreet design of the finger guards not only met the School's requirement of superior safety by designing out the problem of trapped fingers but also helped to incorporate flexibility into the building design, embracing the school's culture of community and support.
Plus, the robust design meant it would last the lifetime of the door, reducing the need for regular replacement costs, fitting in with the school's ethos of sustainable design.
Naturally, this was music to their ears – one simple solution to many issues and demands.
Following its refurbishment, the school was shortlisted for RIBA Welsh Architecture Award.
Worcesters Primary School initially requested 20 integral finger guards as part of an extension. They were so happy with the quality and sleek aluminium finish that, the following year, they ordered 80 retrofit surface-mounted finger guards for the existing building.
To combat a tough combination of high user traffic and high moisture content, our integral finger guards were installed throughout this award-winning leisure centre. Their discrete nature also matched the Pod's exterior which was designed to blend in seamlessly with its natural surroundings.
At the heart of their refurbishment process, Sheffield Children’s Hospital wanted to seamlessly balance safety with homeliness, creating a non-institutional environment for children of all ages. Naturally, the Trust chose to install our integral finger guards (Alumax).
Keen to create a 'home away from home' environment, Ronald McDonald Charity required finger guards that were discreet and unobtrusive. That's why they chose our integral finger guards, blending seamlessly into the environment, whilst also increasing safety and durability.