One of our recent customer's arthritis had worsened to the point that he was struggling with the bathroom. His son had learnt of his difficulty and was keen for him to change the bathroom to an easy access solution, so he put him in touch with us and some other firms, including a local builder.
On the home appointment, we found our customer had a bath tub, with a shower over the bath, and a basin and WC. This is a typical bathroom set up, this time in a flat with a concrete floor. The customer required a full bathroom revamp, so the work involved stripping everything back to bare walls and floor and starting again.
After providing a quote for our customer and answering various questions about the proposed works, our customer decided to place the order with us. The full bathroom works came in at two weeks work, so it was a pretty extensive job. As mentioned it involved a return to bare walls, from which the finished bathroom emerged.
The before, during and after pictures give an idea of the kind of improvement and level of finish that can be achieved.
Accessibility Experts vs Local Builders
Good local builders can of course be found for this kind of work, but often they are not experienced with bathrooms for people with reduced mobility. Their lack of experience and knowledge in this area leads to standard bathroom materials being used, rather than materials appropriate for a bathroom used by people with reduced mobility. For example, quality anti-slip shower trays, reinforced to take the weight of shower stools and wheelchairs, with excellent anti-slip properties are a must in these types of project.
Some local builders are also in the habit of running several jobs at once meaning they often leave work unfinished for several days whilst they work on another job elsewhere. This is not ideal for people with reduced mobility who require the bathroom work completed as soon as possible. With this in mind, we always ensure we keep on the job until it is complete before we start the next one.
If you wish to install an accessible bathroom for yourself or a loved one in order to make it easier and safer to bathe, get in touch with us today. You may either speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 2922 110 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.