Deciding which safety gate to purchase can be a daunting experience for a new parent. Sometimes it is also difficult to know what they want until they understand the possibilities and features that are available. Primarily, the consumer maybe aware of certain deciding factors such as budget, brand reputation, where they want to install the gate and space available.
Lindam, offer a range of gates that are suitable for a variety of installation requirements and budgets. In addition, they offer brand reassurance through their lifetime guarantee and by actively promoting their conformity to EN 1930L:2011. All of their gates operate a one handed easy adult opening, are suitable up to 24 months of age and provide an extra wide walk through area.
Perhaps the first question a retailer can ask a consumer, is how wide the opening they wish to cover and where do they want it for. Anything less than 76cm and over 82cm up to 106cm, is more likely to be cost effectively addressed with an extending metal (steel) gate at £15.99, extending wood (natural hardwood) gate at £21.99 or for those with more of a budget and looking for something most aesthetically pleasing the Numi extending (aluminium) gate at £59.99.
The extending metal is suitable for openings of 64.5cm to 102cm, the extending wood 63.5cm to 106cm and Numi 67.5 to 101cm. Extensions cannot be added to these gates and they fix directly to the wall except the Numi which slides into a low profile wall mount first. All 3 gates are free of a step over bar and have a two way opening which is ideal for use in doorways. The Numi with its stylish looks and top end price tag has a few additional tempting features too including and FTS – Fine Tune System for a millimetre perfect fit, an anti-pinch hinge for effective finger protection and easy push to shut one handed closing.
Bearing these dimensions in mind, if the consumer requires the gate for the top or bottom of the stairs then you would eliminate the Numi, and still be able to continue to offer the extending wood and extending metal gates as both also offer a 1 way opening catch suitable for stairs. Some consumers may be drawn in on how the gates closes as a final deciding factor, with the extending metal having a ‘push to shut’ closing, whereas the extending wood requiring a manual closing into place.
Now, for the consumer whose’ dimension is between 76cm and 82cm or greater than 106cm would be best offered the Easy Fit Deluxe (steel) gate at £17.99, Sure Shut Orto (steel) gate at £18.89, or Sure Shut Deco (contemporary birch wood and metal) gate at £24.49. They all feature a 4 point pressure fit U shaped framed for really easy installation (no drilling), with parental reassurance that the gate is fitted correctly through the pressure indicator. They also all offer a 2 way opening which is ideal for use in doorways and boast a 5 minute installation time. The standard openings for these gates are 76cm to 82cm but they can be extended via the compatible Lindam extensions to cover an opening of up to 117cm. The extensions are available in a 7cm, 14cm and 28cm and can each be used separately or one on either side in a combination of 7cm and 14cm, or 7cm and 29cm.
For the next differential for these dimensions, what if they need it for the bottom of the stairs? Well, both the Easy Fit Deluxe gate and Sure Shut Deco gate are suitable for both doorways and bottom of the stairs (with the stair case fixing kit) and both feature an additional optional lock at the base of the gate. In terms of the opening and closing, the Easy Fit Deluxe gate has a squeeze and lift handle to open and a manual closing requirement; whereas the sure shut Deco gate has a squeeze and slide down handle to open and is simply ‘push to shut’.
We have followed the following thought process, but there are many ways to address the same key questions in helping your consumer choose the right safety gate(s) for them.
For the full safety guide by Lindam please see this helpful brochure which details the features, style and usability of each of the gates.
Here’s a quick overview:
|Easy Fit Plus Deluxe||Sure Shut Deco||Sure Shut Orto|
|Closing||• Manual closing||• Push Shut closing||• Automatic closing|
|Opening||• Squeeze and lift handle||• Squeeze and slide down handle||• Pull and lift handle|
|Safety||• Pressure Indicator assures the gate is installed correctly||• Pressure Indicator assures the gate is installed correctly||• Pressure Indicator assures the gate is installed correctly|
|Fixing||• 4 point Pressure Fit U frame||• 4 point Pressure Fit U frame||• 4 point Pressure Fit U frame|
|Space||• Fits openings between 76cm-82cm||• Fits openings betweem 76cm-82cm||• Fits openings between 76cm-82cm|
|Extensions||• Can be extended up to 117cm with separate extensions||• Can be extended up to 117cm with separate extensions||• Can be extended up to 117cm with separate extensions|
|Extras||• Optional second lock at base of gate||• Optional second lock at base of gate|
|Opening for stairs||• 1 way opening for use on bottom of stairs||• 1 way opening for use on bottom of stairs|
|Opening for doorways||• 2 way opening for use in doorways||• 2 way opening for use in doorways||• 2 way opening for use in doorways|
|Assembly||• 5 minutes, no drills||• 5 minutes, no drills||• 5 minutes, no drills|
|Construction||• Steel||• Contemporary birch wood and metal||• Steel|
|Extending Metal||Extending Wood||Extending Numi|
|Closing||• Push Shut closing||• Manual closing||• Push Shut closing|
|Opening||• Tilt and lift handle||• Tilt and lift handle||• Push with thumb and squeeze handle|
|Safety||• No step over bar||• No step over bar||• No step over bar|
|Fixing||• Fixes directly to the wall||• Fixes directly to the wall||• Slides onto and locks into low profile wall mount|
|Space||• Fits openings between 64.5cm-102cm||• Fits openings between 63.5cm- 106cm||Fits openings between 67.5-101cm|
|Extras||• Anti-pinch hinge for effective finger protection|
|Opening for stairs||• 1 way opening catch for use on top and bottom of stairs||• 1 way opening catch for use on top and bottom of stairs|
|Opening for doorways||• 2 way opening catch for use in doorways||• 2 way opening catch for use in doorways||• 2 way opening for use in doorways|
|Assembly||• Top and bottom adjusters allow for quick and easy installation, and quick release fittings for removal||• Top and bottom adjusters allow for quick and easy installation, and quick release fittings for removal||• ITS: Fine-tune system for a millimetre-perfect fit.|
|Construction||• Steel||• Natural hardwood||• Aluminium|
Baby Brands Direct are proud to be the exclusive UK wholesaler of Lindam gates to the independent baby and nursery retail trade. Login for good trade prices, volume discounts and loyalty credit. We also offer Free mainland shipping on orders over £200.