Terry Lifts Provide Nottingham Rehab Supplies With Harmony 'Through-Floor' Lifts for its 'Enable Me' Demonstration Centres

By Terry Lifts, PRNE
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

KNUTSFORD, England, November 10, 2010 - A recent example of Terry Lifts' work with the local authority sector
came about in an unusual way through the company's contact with Nottingham
Rehab Supplies (NRS), a major provider of disabled and rehabilitation
products throughout the UK.

NRS approached Terry Lifts in their search for a through-floor wheelchair
lift supplier, initially for the Bournemouth/Poole area. As part of the
compliance procedures associated with retaining local authority contracts,
NRS are obliged to provide opportunities for the general public to try out
equipment through its ICES (Integrated Community Equipment Service) depots.

Terry Lifts have agreed to provide NRS with the recently launched
re-designed range of Harmony through-floor lifts for their new 'Enable Me'
demonstration centres in Leamington Spa and Bournemouth. The new-look
through-floor lifts are now installed and fully functional as demonstration

Business Development Manager at NRS, Andrew Delany, explained:

"We knew that Terry Lifts were preferred suppliers of through-floor lifts
to several local authorities, so we approached them with a view to meeting
our needs at the new Enable Me centres. An arrangement is now in place for
Terry Lifts to provide us with a full consultation and installation service."

The new re-designed range of Harmony through-floor lifts has recently
been launched. Whilst the lifts retain many of the features which have made
them so popular for so many years, the new wheelchair lifts are available in
wider and longer specifications.

Terry Lifts Sales & Marketing Director, John McSweeney, explained the
reasoning behind the new product designs:

"As specialists in the field of domestic wheelchair lifts," said John,
"we're always looking for ways to improve the customer experience.

"To make sure our lifts can accommodate all wheelchair sizes - including
the industry standard Category A and B - we've introduced a range of models,
including the longer wider (LW) Harmony lift which is the largest available
on the market."

The 'through floor' wheelchair lift concept is ideal for wheelchair users
who want access to both floors of their home. This cuts out the expense of
converting the ground floor into a wheelchair-friendly space with wet rooms,
extensions etc - or moving to a bungalow or ground floor flat.

Harmony 'through-floor' wheelchair lifts can be quickly and easily
installed - usually within two days and across windows or non-load-bearing
walls if necessary - to maximise the space in customers' homes with the
minimum of disruption.

Most importantly, the New Harmony design options are available in
versions which are 135mm wider or 200mm longer than the standard model. The
LW option incorporates both increased width and length.

The new designs give users easier access for their own size and type of
wheelchair, whilst the longer and wider variant is the only product on the UK
market which can accommodate all Category B standard wheelchairs.

A state-of-the-art hydraulic drive system delivers smooth and quiet
operation through its remote power unit, whilst the built-in safety system
guards against free-fall of the car.

In addition to the range of proven features which have been developed for
the standard Harmony lift, the new models now include several new and
improved design details:

    - Remote radio wireless controls are installed as standard which means
    there is no unsightly surface trunking.

    - Users have full control over lift functions from the car and at both
    floor levels. Battery back-up systems take over in the event of a power

    - The low floor construction includes a minimal-gradient ramp, making it
    easier to enter and leave the lift.

    - Fire test certification (including half-hour fire integrity when the
    lift is either in the up or the downstairs position) provides peace of
    mind in the event of a house fire.

    - The 'Standard' Harmony car is 45mm wider than its predecessor making it
    the largest standard model available on the UK market.

To find out more about Terry Group products and services, visit:

Notes to Editors

    - Cheshire-based Terry Group Ltd has enjoyed constant growth since it was
    established in 1948 by Eric Terry. The company is still privately owned.

    - Terry Group specialises in the design and manufacture of domestic
    wheelchair lifts, step lifts and public access platform lifts.

    - Domestic wheelchair lifts include 'through floor' home lifts and
    low-rise step lifts.

    - Public access lifts include a range of vertical platform lifts and
    platform stair-lifts.

    - The comprehensive range of Terry Group products meets the requirements
    of the Disability Discrimination Act and complies with Part 'M' of UK
    Building Regulations.

Note to Editors:

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For more information about Terry Lifts, contact: John McSweeney, Sales & Marketing Director, Terry Group Ltd., Longridge, Trading Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8PR, Telephone +44(0)845-365-5366., E-mail: jmcsweeney at terrylifts.net, For more information about Nottingham Rehab Supplies, contact: Customer Services, NRS, Clinitron House, Excelsior Road, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1JG, Tel: +44(0)845-121-8113, Email: customerservice at nrs-uk.co.uk, (Editorial enquiries: Mike Beeson, Buzzwords Ltd., Tel +44(0)1565-654023 e-mail: open at buzzwords.ltd.uk, web: www.buzzwords.ltd.uk)

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