Barrier-free building for improved quality of life
Enjoy added comfort and safety in your living environment. A barrier-free design makes your home even more beautiful.
Challenges and requirements
Requirements for products that ensure accessible, lifetime homes
- Fixed installation (glue-down installation)
Age & weight
- Trip hazards reduced to less than 1.5 mm
- Fall prevention
Pregnancy / small children
Pregnancy / small children
- Slip resistance at least R9
- Cfl-S1 (in public buildings)
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Solutions for barrier-free living
Safety when climbing stairs
The HARO Kontrasto stair noses are available in two versions and allow the combination of different wood types, creating a clearly visible contrast between tread and edge. This stair design follows the specifications of the German DIN 32975 standard. It is becoming increasingly important as an effective means to ensure mobility and safety for people with visual impairment. HARO Kontrasto and the new wall protection elements are a perfect way to achieve this with a stylish and sophisticated interior design.
HARO Reverso direction-change board
Avoiding trip hazards - continuous installation from one room to the next
Professional installers are increasingly asked to install parquet flooring continuously from one room to another to enable barrier-free access without transition mouldings. One reason is the trend towards spacious, open-plan living spaces; another reason is the growing requirements for barrier-free access. The HARO Reverso direction-change board now allows continuous installation from one room to the next – with perfect fit and no time loss.
Visible and audible indication thanks to high-contrast and/or tangible design of steps, stairs and passageways
When ground surface indicators need to be installed, for example in barrier-free hotels or retirement homes, there used to be no appealing solutions to create a cosy homelike feel. With HARO Takteo, which is an innovative and patented ground surface indicator system based on parquet flooring, a barrier-free living environment is now possible at affordable cost and with a stylish design. Visually impaired persons can detect the different geometries with a white stick and, at the same time, they can also hear the difference thanks to sound sheets that are factory-fitted to the board underside. This system fully meets the objective of the "principle of two senses", which significantly increases the safety of tactile guide systems according to a person's sensory perception.
Holiday & relaxation for everyone: Barrier-free hotel rooms
With different sample designs HARO illustrates what barrier-free solutions can look like. The hotels shown here range from 3 to 5 stars.
Sample design Barrier-free hotel / 3*
Sample design Barrier-free hotel / 4*
Sample design Barrier-free hotel / 5*
Barrier-free model house for safe, comfortable and stylish living
The model house built by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontotechnik (GGT) can be visited in Iserlohn, Germany. https://goo.gl/maps/CS2aU
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Right of cancellation / cancellation policy
When you make a purchase in our shop as a consumer, you can cancel the agreement as follows:
You have the right to cancel this agreement within a period of fourteen days without giving any reason. The cancellation deadline is fourteen days from the date on which you or a third party named by you, which is not the consignor, has taken possession of the final goods. To exercise your right of cancellation, you must inform us
of your intention to cancel this agreement by way of unambiguous declaration (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You can but do not have to use the enclosed sample cancellation form for this purpose. If you decide to avail yourself of this option, we will send you confirmation of the receipt of such cancellation (e.g. by e-mail) without delay. To exercise the right of cancellation, it will suffice to send notification of the right of cancellation prior to expiry of the cancellation deadline.
Consequences of cancellation If you cancel this agreement, we will refund you any payments we have received from you, including the cost of delivery (with the exception of any additional costs accrued from choosing a different type of delivery than the most favourable standard delivery option offered by us), immediately and at the latest within fourteen days from the date on which the notification of your cancellation of this agreement has been received by us. In case of such a refund, we will use the same means of payment that you used in the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; in no case will you be charged as a result of such a refund. We can refuse the refund until we have received the returned goods or until you have proved that you have returned the goods, whichever is earlier. You must return or surrender the goods to us immediately or in any case no later than fourteen days from the date on which you inform us of the cancellation of this agreement. The deadline is met if you send the goods before the period of fourteen days expires. You bear the immediate cost of returning the goods.
You shall only be liable for any diminished value of the goods
resulting from handling other than what is necessary to ascertain the nature and functioning of the goods.