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Hafele extends helping hand to Channel 4 renovation project
Premium home solutions specialist, Hafele UK, donated products free of charge to a renovation project which featured on last week's Channel 4 programme, 'Double Your House for Half the Money', fronted by celebrity property expert Sarah Beeny.
Jamie Clarke and Shital Shah from Sheffield featured on the primetime programme, which helps people achieve their property dreams for a fraction of the cost of moving. The pair, who both have disabilities, were given a helping hand by Hafele UK which donated a number of mobility assisted products to improve accessibility in their home.
Sarah Beeny is renowned for her expertise in renovating properties and advising homeowners on the latest trends that can enhance a home's appearance. Jamie, who has Cerebral Palsy, and Shital, who has a rare degenerative condition leading to the permanent use of a wheelchair, wanted Sarah's advice on how to save both space and money, while creating a home that would remain accessible for the future.
To improve accessibility in the bedroom, Hafele provided a pull down hanging rack and pull-out shoe rack which allows clothes to be brought down to a more manageable height.
Hafele also provided the family with a Ropox rise and fall worktop system, which is a height adjustable mechanism for kitchen worktops. The manual hand operated systems allows the height of a worktop to be easily adjusted to the level suited to each individual user.
The Ropox swing washbasin was the final Hafele product used in the renovation, which allows users to swing it into a position that best suits their needs.
Shital said: "We have spent years saving for our dream home, so to finally have a future-proof house that improves the whole family's quality of life is a hugely comforting feeling. The new sense of independence that we all benefit from is overwhelming and could not have been achieved to this high standard without the help of Sarah.
Image: from left - Shital Shah, Jamie Clarke and Sarah Beeny
19th September 2014