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Stair-gate avoiding stair-lift rail

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Barnet
  • 6/BA/03 2004
  • Complete

Stair-gate avoiding stair-lift railA 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 on both sides with 4mm ply. The edges were veneered. Extensions on the sides of the gate fit into aluminium brackets screwed to the door frame and wall so that when required, the gate can be lifted out and carried up to a second set of brackets at the top of the stairs.

The parents now have greater peace of mind.

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