Safety first for eco-friendly homes


Safety garage door for homeA Western Australian couple have completed their home with an aesthetically impressive garage door that ensures the safety and security of their young family.
Clayton and Rebecca Bartlett recently completed their dream home in the new environmentally friendly Harvest Lakes Estate, south of Perth.

Harvest Lakes is Western Australia’s first, and Australia’s biggest, Housing Industry Association GreenSmart estate.

The subdivision, about 25km south of the CBD, will be home to about 3,500 people and 1,000 homes, served by the new Perth-Mandurah rail line.
The environmentally friendly design of the Bartlett’s new fourbedroom home incorporates an array of features with a focus on orientation, natural light and eco friendly fittings.

They selected the classic B&D Panelift Statesman garage door for the double garage.

“We went with B&D simply on recommendation and I really liked Panelift’s safety benefits – you can’t get your fingers stuck in it,” Mrs Bartlett explained.

One of the newest and most popular doors on the market, the B&D Panelift sectional overhead door is also one of the most technologically advanced doors available.

Sectional overhead doors comprise hinged horizontal panels that lift up and lay parallel with the ceiling of the garage when open, and do not protrude into the driveway or street at any time during operation.

The Panelift – developed with the benefit of nearly 50 years of garage door technology experience - uses a series of unique safety features making it ideal for homeowners who are worried about their young children’s safety.

At the top of this list of safety advances is B&D’s unique, patented, Pinchfree™ hinging system that virtually eliminates the chance of finger entrapment between panels, both on the outside and the inside.

Safety has also been considered with the use of rolled-over steel on the internal horizontal panel edges - eliminating raw cut steel  that could slice fingers - and the in-line wheels and track which are designed to reduce the chance of finger entrapment on the inside.

All Statesman doors are custom made to the purchaser’s exact size requirements and are available in widths up to 6.6 metres.

The door can generally be installed to completely clear the opening, allowing maximum drive-in clearance for a boat, caravan or four wheel drive vehicle.
The Bartlett’s also installed a B&D Controll-A-Door automatic opener for the added convenience.

B&D’s three-button key ring transmitter can be programmed to operate adjoining doors or entry gates using one of 3,486,000,000 unique codes which provide each user with the ultimate in security.

A safety infra-red beam kit provides added security with an inbuilt reversing feature, returning the door to the open position should it meet an obstruction while closing.

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