Operable walls are widely utilised in aged care facilities for one of two primary reasons – firstly to facilitate space adaptability for administrators (meeting and leisure activities). Administrators are able to use operable walls to turn larger, shared spaces into multiple meeting rooms, training rooms, leisure and break-out spaces. And secondly to adjust treatment room sizes depending on the number of treatment staff available and the space required by the type of treatment being administered.
Operable walls are movable acoustic walls which offer varying acoustic properties, which are not only fit for purpose but also highly attractive and user friendly. These acoustic walls allow a limited transfer of sound between the relevant individual spaces.
Bolton Clarke Willowdale at Denham Court is the region’s newest residential aged care community, situated on land adjoining the Stockland Willowdale Retirement Village. The facility delivers a contemporary residential aged care community for wellbeing and independence, with the latest enabling technology, a dementia care environment incorporating internationally recognised principles to promote choice and independence and retail spaces including a cafe to encourage active and social lifestyles. It features 144 rooms and care apartments designed around accessible communal indoor-outdoor areas including landscaped courtyards and gardens, forecourts, balconies and terraces.
Bolton Clarke Willowdale, through builder Lipman, has installed Bildspec operable acoustic walls in meeting rooms and leisure spaces to give them greater flexibility with space requirements as needed. Rooms can easily be made larger or smaller through the use of operable walls whilst retaining acoustic and privacy requirements of the various spaces. The movable acoustic wall panels have fixed top sweep seals and bottom mechanical retracting seals and are finished in Woven Image Mura for their pleasant aesthetic and strong acoustic control qualities.
Canobolis Clinic at Bloomfield Hospital in Orange NSW is a long stay mental health rehabilitation unit for the elderly. It includes a community care unit with a patient treatment room. The clinic installed a Bildspec Series100 movable acoustic wall panels in the treatment room enabling the room to be divided into two smaller treatment rooms depending on the number of nursing staff available at the time to deliver treatment to patients, and the amount of space required depending on the nature of the treatment itself.
Over our 50+ years in business, Bildspec have supplied operable walls into many high-quality aged care centres. Bildspec is 100% Australian-owned and all our components and products are locally sourced and made. Bildspec is the oldest and the first operable wall manufacturer in Australia. We have the most operable wall-experienced staff compliment in Australia. Bildspec is the only NSW-based operable wall manufacturer.