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New commercial dryer from Armstrong in near constant use at Oaklands care home

New commercial dryer from Armstrong in near constant use at Oaklands care home

Oaklands Care Home in Waterlooville is a privately owned care home with capacity for 31 residents in a mix of single and shared rooms.  Its specialist registration categories include dementia, stroke, bi-polar and visual impairment and it has an excellent reputation locally for the quality of care it provides.  Originally a single farm house it has had two large extensions and also taken over the next door house to increase its capacity.

The laundry handles everything in the home – bed linen, towels, table linen and all the residents’ personal clothing and is in use pretty well continuously according to Marilyn Collins, manager of the home.  Last year the tumble dryer needed to be replaced and the owner contacted Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems who supplied and installed a Huebsch gas heated stacked tumble dryer, allowing them to dry two loads simultaneously.   The laundry is operated by a specialist member of staff during the day, but often care staff will need to do additional loads at other times.

“We’re delighted with the new dryer”, Marilyn told us.  “We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, for instance we don’t use agency staff – I have my own bank of carers – as consistency is so important.  Keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

For further information on our commercial tumble dryers or other laundry equipment, contact us and see how we can advise you to best suit your business.

What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home