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Durability

Durability

Durability and low maintenance are considered together as a criterion for product selection in aged care. We provide materials that perform under tough conditions and don’t contribute to the ongoing maintenance schedule of a building. Our HPL and Stratificato compact laminate don’t need constant touching up or repair and often can be used instead of painted surfaces or melamine materials.

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Aesthetic

The standard of retirement living in Australia is rising, as the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation starts to retire. There has been a shift away from institutional models of care to master-planned communities, that appeal to a wide range of residents and provide an all-inclusive community that meet the needs of groups from diverse backgrounds. Residential units and rooms are contemporary and luxurious, creating a warm and inviting space with high end products and materials.

Engineering Blueprint

Health Requirements

Research shows that residents who are happy in aged care facilities generally enjoy better health, including higher levels of mobility, confidence and motivation. They experience less confusion and anxiety and find it easier to maintain their mental health. Designing safe, familiar and non-threatening spaces require consideration of space, lighting, natural elements, and colour scheme, among others. Spaces should be adaptable between low to high levels of care and have the ability to evolve with future healthcare technologies.

Joinery

The joinery in a residential room can make or break the overall feel. Using a variety of joinery configurations will allow residents to display their personal belongings to make it their own space. Warm, inviting colours help to bring a residential feel. When creating joinery, consider using rounded corners and avoiding uneven or sharp edges. This helps to create a safe space, along with using materials with low VOC emissions. Consider our High Pressure Laminate, which tick all these boxes, and can even be used on a curved surface.

Furniture

When we design or decorate our homes, we include elements that makes us feel warm and comfortable. This can often be overlooked in facilities, in favour of practicality. The truth is - you can have both! Our surface products are able to produce furniture that is stunning and comfortable, while also being hygienic and easy to clean, retarding the growth of bacteria. Our SURPAC and High Pressure Laminate surfaces can create a safe space in rooms, with high aesthetic appeal.

Internal Doors

Doors in our homes are used regularly by our family members - perhaps four or five people. In contrast, doors in an aged care facility may be used by hundreds of people every day. So they need to be created a little differently. By using a decorative surface, rather than paint, you reduce the maintenance schedule, and therefore ongoing costs. It is also simple to select a colour pallette that will hide or identify staff, common and private areas. Our HPL range comes in a sheet size specifically for internal doors.

Wall Panelling

Wall panelling is a desirable decorative feature in any contemporary space. In an aged care facility, wall paneling provides durability in corridors, helping to avoid scuffs caused by medical equipment, wheelchairs and walkers. It will also give character to the space and reduce costs, as it eliminates the need for regular repainting. Surfaces such as HPL are highly durable with excellent scuff and impact resistance making it ideal for use in hallways, where medical equipment such as walkers or wheelchairs can come in contact with the walls.

Lift + Surrounds

A lift is a vital piece of equipment in an aged care facility, assisting those residents that have challenges with mobility, and aiding in the movement of people and goods. Whether you want your lift to make a statement or blend into its surroundings, our extensive range of finishes will meet the needs of your aged care facility. Our HPL has a Group 1 fire-rating to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.

Common Areas

Common areas in aged care facilities require more than just a TV room. The modern facility now includes amenities such as salons, gyms and dining rooms, designed to create an inclusive homely-feel, rather than a stuffy institution. Materials must be low maintenance, good quality and long lasting. Consider our decorative timber panels by Holz in Form for a warm, yet on-trend look.

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