Finishing touch

Fenster Fabrications have helped transform a family’s home as part of home improvement show Love Your Home and Garden.

The programme, which has been running since 2011 and regularly draws audiences in excess of four million, sees a team of home improvement experts led by Alan Titchmarsh transform properties for families in difficult circumstances.

The Torquay firm contributed one of its Uni_Slide sliding doors for an episode that focused on the Seeserrun family from Eltham, south east London.

Husband and wife Manisha and Rajeev have a nine-year-old son called Aryan, who’s had dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy since complications at birth. This life-limiting condition means he’s permanently confined to a bulky wheelchair, and requires round-the-clock care.

The couple’s cramped 1930s semi made it extremely difficult for Aryan to get around, and virtually impossible for him to access the garden.

The Love Your Home and Garden team responded by transforming the garden to be fully wheelchair accessible, revamped the kitchen and living room areas to be open-plan, and used the sliding doors to link the two spaces together.

Fenster managing director Tony Drake said: “It was extremely pleasing to be recognised as a leading provider of aluminium windows and doors – but it’s been even more satisfying to know we’ve helped support good people going through hard times.

“We hope that Manisha, Rajeev and Aryan get years of reliable use from our door, and enjoy the stunning home the amazing Love Your Home and Garden team have created for them.”

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