Oct 052017
BK2017/42C – Modified arm of riser armchair

Existing arm rest New grab rail in position New grab rail The armrest of riser armchair was used heavily during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair. He didn’t use the elevate function, but preferred to use his upper body strength to transition. His concern that the armrest lacked a good purchase. The armrest was […]

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Oct 052017
BK2017/42A – Rotating bed grab handle

Existing arrangement New rotating grab handle The existing commercial bed grab handle did not allow the client to maintain a firm grip as he manoeuvred out of bed into his wheelchair. The new handle clamps to the side rail of the bed and allows limited rotation to ensure the client has a firm grip as […]

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Oct 052017
BK2017/42B – Improved grip for vertical grab poles

The client found that his wet hands slipped on the floor-to-ceiling poles in his bathroom. Both poles were fitted with paracord whipping over double sided carpet tape to provide a secure hold. Berkshire Panel Job BK2017/42B. BerksRemap@gmail.com

 October 5, 2017  Posted by at 09:30 Household Equipment Comments Off on BK2017/42B – Improved grip for vertical grab poles
Jul 122017
Trolley for Oxygen Generator  Essexnorth Job 12/1247

Client used oxygen on a regular basis and preferred to use an oxygen generator rather than the gas bottles as this would allow  client to go on holiday by plane without the cost of the airline supplying oxygen.  Client was unable to carry the generator very far as it was too heavy. A small trolley […]

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May 042017
BK2017/23 - Kitchen tap lever

Handle in position. Wooden mould Handle being formed on mould. Finished handle The client has arthritis and finds the hot tap of her kitchen mixer tap very difficult to turn, as it is very smooth. The ideal solution would be to replace the entire mixer with something having lever taps, or at least replace the […]

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Feb 172017
Window Opener - Quick and Easy

Following a rash of window opener jobs I decided to try and find a quick, easy, inexpensive and efficient solution for most windows. I have developed an opener that in many cases allows for the job to be completed in a single visit of less than 30 minutes. The big problem that panel members encounter […]

Nov 092016
BK2014/47 – Braked seat/step for kitchen

  Kick step Underside showing operating mechanism Gliding around the kitchen In use as a kickstep Client only has the upper section of both her arms and is very adept with her two split hook prosthesis. There are times however when she finds it easier to manipulate items with her feet while seated. For this, she requires a […]

 November 9, 2016  Posted by at 08:23 Household Equipment No Responses »
Jul 072016
BK2016/29 – Wheelchair threshold ramps

Ramp in positionRamp folded  The client uses a Symmetrikit chair which has an unusually wide footprint and so standard threshold ramps are not wide enough to be used to allow her to pass through her patio doors into the conservatory. A light weight folding wooden ramp set was made.  It is light enough for the […]

 July 7, 2016  Posted by at 17:11 Household Equipment No Responses »
Feb 062016
Gas fire control knob turner

The client who has limited standing, reach and gripping capability, has a gas fire with the control low down towards the back. It has to be pushed down, turned 300 degrees and then held to light. The client is unable to bed sufficiently to reach it. It was judged impractical to affix a permanent device […]

 February 6, 2016  Posted by at 12:20 Household Equipment No Responses »