Thanks to gas springs the covering of the basement stairs is made easy and gains space on the terrace and in the garden
Gas springs always at your service: they keep the covering of the basement stairs closed or also open
It can be so easy to gain space! The basement stairs took up precious space. So the company Hubert Reier GmbH in Bad Soden (Germany) presented the customer with an easy and clever solution: covering the stairs with stable, wood paneled flaps. When closed they can be walked on and the terrace became larger and more attractive.
But: the basement door should always be accessible without much effort and complicated opening or closing manoeuvres. The solution were DICTATOR gas springs and the corresponding – free of charge – advisory service of DICTATOR. The requirements were difficult: The individual elements should be kept closed as well as the opened only by means of the gas springs. If the elements were mechanically locked in the closed position, it wouldn’t be possible to open them from the outside, only from the cellar. And they didn’t want that.
For every covering element, each weighing about 50 kg, a gas spring was used. The gas springs were calculated so that only a small hand force is needed to open and close the flaps. The flaps remain reliably opened, but can easily be closed by hand as well. The cushioned closing prevents that the flaps fall down and hurt somebody.
For this optimal functioning of the gas springs the correct fixing points are of vital importance. Each millimeter can influence the function. In this case, a dimension changed as the flaps were installed. However, the gas springs had already been delivered. True to the DICTATOR slogan: “The DICTATOR Family – we’re here to help”, it was no question for the technical customer advisor at DICTATOR Neusäß: the calculation of the correct fixing points was adjusted to the new requirements so the delivered gas springs could work as desired. The company Reier and the end customer were very happy – and DICTATOR as well, because also we are happy about every succussfully solved customer inquiry.