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PC Henderson: Increase floor space

08 May 2013

In light of recent research from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) which says a lack of space is one of the main causes of dissatisfaction with the home, PC Henderson offers advice to help projects gain vital space through the specification of cleverly designed sliding door gear systems

''PC Henderson’s solutions can increase the interior floor space available by the use of sliding door gear systems which provide an easy access solution that is versatile and silent in use,'' the company says. 

It adds that its systems can be used as room dividers to create a flexible living space as well as for wardrobe doors which helps create space and allow more light into a property by opening up rooms. In addition, pocket doors glide neatly into the wall cavity to provide a modern aesthetic for dividing rooms or for use with en-suite bathrooms and cupboard doors.

With these options, space is created in contrast to a swing door which impacts on the room once opened. In a house with ten 3ft internal doors, up to an additional 70sq ft of usable space can be released in the home by eliminating the room needed for it to swing and function.

Andrew Royle, UK Commercial Director at PC Henderson commented: “We’ve been manufacturing sliding door gear systems for over 90 years in the UK now and our British engineered designs offer builders the right combination of high performance and space saving solutions ideal for both new build and refurbishment projects which are very easy to install . Being clever with the space available is key to creating a comfortable home to live in.

“Our sliding and folding door hardware systems are perfect for saving space, maximizing door opening widths, adjusting room sizes and increasing safety by removing an intrusive swing door. We offer a solution wherever a sliding or folding door can work.”


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