Company opens doors to improve mum’s life

A BESPOKE door manufacturer has stepped in to make life better for a mum of two who has multiple sclerosis.

Knaresborough-based Manse Masterdor has installed a special door for Bev Dawson, who has been largely housebound at her bungalow in Haxby, near York, since her condition worsened.

The bungalow, which Bev shares with husband Mark and their two children, Louis, four, and Hannah, six, has steps to the front and rear entrances, making it difficult to get her wheelchair in and out of the house.

When Masterdor heard about her plight, they stepped in to help out. Together with Macclesfield decking and ramps company Masterdeck, they have provided a solution, free of charge.

Masterdor’s national operations manager, Graham Pollard, said: “It was clear that the problem was two-fold. Bev needed a door with a low threshold, so that she could get her wheelchair through it, then she needed a ramp structure to get her safely to ground level.”

The company, which makes and fits doors for local authorities and housing associations across the UK, measured up and fitted one of their latest high performance Masterdors featuring a special low-threshold designed for wheelchair users.

Masterdeck then designed and fitted a Sheerline PVC ramp with safety handrails.

The result has made a life-changing difference to Bev, who said: “With Mark out at work, it’s down to me to get the kids up and off to school, and that has proved difficult in recent months. Now I can come and go as I please and it has restored my independence.

“I can’t begin to thank enough everyone who has been involved in giving their time and their materials to make this a reality for me.

“It’s really changed my life for the better.”