The Glazerite UK Group and their installer partner Thistle Windows and Conservatories were pleased to install a Solidor composite door recently, after being contacted by a customer who suffers from a very rare neuromuscular condition.

Shanice Robertson of Aberdeen has a condition called SMARD (Spinal Muscular Dystrophy with respiratory distress) which affects the use of all her muscles and means that she requires the use of a wheelchair at all times. Shanice is the oldest known living female with the condition and there are only 80 other known cases of it around the world. Despite the challenges she faces, Shanice has been highly involved in promoting awareness of SMARD and meeting & supporting others with the condition.

Having recently purchased their own bungalow, Shanice and her partner contacted Thistle about help with adapting the property to suit her needs, which included updating the bathroom and installing ramps to help Shanice access and live in the property with ease. Shanice explains: “I also find it difficult to operate a standard door handle, so I needed a door with an electric lock so that I can access it without having to pull up/down on handles.”

Jason Thompson, Director of the Glazerite UK Group says; “When Thistle found out about Shanice’s circumstances they promised to do everything they could to support her with the very necessary changes to her property. After talking with Andy Cadman, Thistle’s Trade Sales Director, together we identified that a Solidor composite door would be perfect for Shanice’s requirements, due to its auto-locking and high-spec features. Solidor kindly provided the slab and Thistle, with the support of Independent Network (VEKA), were able to install the door. Working together, we were able to provide this installation for Shanice free of charge.”

Shanice is delighted with the results and the generosity shown by all those that were involved in the process.

For more information about Thistle Windows and Conservatories, who recently won the ‘Conservatory Installer of the Year’ Award at the G17 Awards, visit www.thistlewindows.com or call 01224 706555 for more information.

Glazerite is VEKA’s largest trade fabricator in the UK and offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants, Peterborough and Greater Manchester and a distribution hub in Bristol. Visit www.glazeritewindows.co.uk or call 01933 443222.