Trust: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust 
Project type: Live Ward Refurbishment 
Mental Health discipline: Acute Inpatient and Continuing Care Services 
Product supplied: Symphony doorset, Retrofit anti-barricade doorstop, Concealed door closer, Anti-barricade pivot system


When Mersey Care upgraded their existing leaf-and-a half bedroom door arrangements, they wanted to improve the anti-barricade access and robustness of their doors – while still having a clear opening width of 1000mm. 

They found the leaf-and-a-half arrangement wasn’t ideal because fitting them with anti-barricade access created a very bulky meeting stile on the two door leaves.  Plus these doors can look very institutional, with additional exposed metalwork – you would never expect to see a door like this in your own home. 


Offering practicality 

To address this, they chose our extra-wide single leaf Symphony doorset.  Aided by market-leading fire evidence, the leaf is 1100mm providing a clear opening of 1050mm – more than enough space for a service user and two members of staff.  It also meant beds could be moved in and out, which the Trust wanted. 

And the speed of installation was critical too because they wanted to keep rooms available while work was carried out – minimising disruption to service users.  The rapid-install frames allowed the installers to remove and replace the doorsets in under four hours, including fitting a wall in-fill section. 




‘We were looking to standardise with a sustainable product in terms of cost, safety and meeting fire regulations.  The rapid-install metal frame and single-leaf means we get a safe and robust solution to replacing our doors’. 







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