To first appearances this retractable lifting wardrobe looks like a standard fitted cupboard or wardrobe; you can open the doors and store your belongings as normal.
Make sure all the doors are closed, press the hidden switch, wait 15 seconds and then try the doors again…
The right hand pair are now locked shut, but if you open the left hand door, a staircase is revealed. (Note: image 4-r/h shows the movement stopped if you open the stair access door before cycle complete).
A flap at the highest end of the stairs rises up automatically to provide a comfortable amount of headroom. The cupboard can then be returned to original position so that there is no indication of anything unusual, concealing people and objects beneath. (Note: image 5 shows ‘engineers access only’ – with the system stopped mid cycle and safety door locks released).
The movement is fitted with safety sensors so that obstructions cannot be trapped during the movement cycle.
This project is a perfect example of our bespoke service for each project. The client was renovating and discovered a number of unusual voids from previous conversions of a high ceiling Victorian house.
We worked with the design team to produce innovative ways to use the unusual void spaces that would otherwise have been wasted.
To bring these peculiar spaces into real use, whilst doing so with great finesse, is typical of a bespoke solution that cannot be reached with standard products.