Plastic fastening system / for panels
Due to the demanding hospital environment, it was paramount that panels could be easily removed, repaired and replaced, and have the ability for an entirely new panel to be inserted if need be. Working with Jasmax Architects, removable panels were designed in order to access the services which were housed in the headboard structure, such as electrical and monitoring wires for the room, and light and power switches.
Two key factors influenced the way that Fastmount was implemented into the design of the headboards. The first and foremost concern was the lack of time - the ‘half-life’ renovation was to be conducted over the Christmas shutdown period, and needed to be ready in time for reopening in the new year. Secondly, the fact that it wasn’t a total renovation meant that the team needed a way to attach a new headboard, without having to remove the pre-existing permanent panels, and undertake a complete refit of the headboard structure.
As a solution to the tight timeframe, new specialised ply panels were designed to simply cover the existing headboards, using the Fastmount Low Profile LP-08 clip system to mount the panels with hidden fixings. This allowed the panels to be not only robustly and precisely fastened with a strong shear load, but also aesthetically pleasing.