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Sacriston Care Home installs Armstrong commercial laundry equipment on fixed price hire

Sacriston Care Home installs Armstrong commercial laundry equipment on fixed price hire

Hollyacre Bungalow Care Home in Sacriston, Co Durham, provides long term and occasional respite care for 10 younger adults with physical and learning disabilities.  The home is privately owned and was opened in 1997 offering 24-hour non-nursing care and support for its residents.   Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor and the home has an attractive garden and pleasant views across the local countryside.

In 2015 the laundry at Hollyacre needed replacing and the decision was made to install equipment from Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems on their increasingly popular fixed price hire scheme.  The equipment selected was a Schulthess 7kg washer extractor with a sluice programme for soiled items, and a Speed Queen tumble dryer.  Sharon Gilchrist, manager of the home, told us that the laundry is in use every day, operated by the care staff who are all given training on the special programmes.

“The fixed price hire scheme is excellent for us”, Sharon explained.  “It means that we know exactly what our outlay on laundry is each month, and we know there aren’t going to be any nasty surprises if we do have a machine breakdown – all the labour and parts are covered in the monthly payment.  But the equipment has been fantastic so far, so we haven’t had to worry about that anyway”.

For further information on our popular fixed price hire scheme or about our commercial 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