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Concealed Door Closer

Perko Powermatic® has been used to great effect in combination with a continuous geared hinge to create a safer, more comfortable environment in a specialist mother and baby unit at St Luke’s hospital in Middlesbrough.

The unit has been specifically designed to accommodate new mothers with post-natal difficulties. As such, a number of factors have been taken into consideration to ensure that all areas are not only homely and less institutionalised, but also as safe as possible.

The selection of hardware for doors was given careful attention by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, who turned to specialist door solutions company, Intastop, to provide the answer. The objective, to provide an effective anti-ligature solution whilst retaining a domestic atmosphere, was achieved using the company’s anti-ligature continuous geared hinge in conjunction with Samuel Heath’s Perko Powermatic® concealed door closer and selected anti-ligature furniture.

The combination of the Perko Powermatic® door closer and Intastop hinge also enhances accessibility within the unit; Perko Powermatic® meets the opening force recommendations of BS 8300 and Approved Document M, whilst the Intastop continuous hinge incorporates low friction bearings and distributes the door weight more effectively than standard hinges.

With the Intastop hinge running the entire length of the door, the Perko Powermatic® controlled, concealed door closer was able to be fitted at a position no more than one metre from the bottom of the door. This, together with the hinge’s special anti-ligature tip and the fact that the closer is totally concealed when the door is closed, thereby presenting no protruding elements as possible suspension points, provided the ideal anti-ligature solution. It also assured a clear, unhindered appearance to the door itself.

Delighted with the results, the design office for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust commented, “The safety of clients is foremost in our thoughts during the design process of such development works, with the need to minimise any harmful risk.”

“Intastop offered us the ideal solution. Combining their continuous hinge with the Perko Powermatic® concealed door closer delivered the performance essential for fire door applications throughout the unit in an unobtrusive manner which enabled us to create a safe and comfortable environment.”

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Perko Powermatic product information

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    Fire and performance

    Perko Powermatic®'s unique mechanism delivers controlled closing for fire and non-fire doors alike.

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    Powermatic case studies

    Powermatic® has become the preferred choice for specifiers in a wide variety of projects.

    Powermatic controlled concealed door closers are suitable for fire doors and non-fire doors in hotels, health, education and social housing

    Powermatic applications

    Powermatic® is perfect for situations where discreet, controlled, automatic closing is required.

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    Hidden benefits of concealment

    Total concealment enables Perko Powermatic® to deliver a host of extremely desirable benefits.

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    Riba CPD presentations

    We offer two RIBA approved CPD seminars for architects and specifiers

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    Fitting Instructions

    Perko Powermatic® is one of the world’s most advanced, controlled, concealed door closers.