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Mr & Mrs Bell, Keighley, Bradford, West Yorkshire – a bespoke disabled showering solution that allowed for walk-in or wheel-in access.

19 August 2016

Problem:

Mr & Mrs Bell had what you would call a typically British bathroom suite. Small (or average) in size housing a bath with over shower mixer and glass screen, vanity basin unit and separate back-to-wall WC. The suite was half tiled, although fully tiled to the bathing area, with a detailed floral boarder. The suite itself was in great working condition and not overly dated either with regards to look and feel. Unfortunately the older couple, especially Mr, could no longer managed getting in and out of the bath which consequently meant assisted ‘strip washing’ by a health care professional.


Solution:

Wanting to regain some independence Mr & Mrs Bell contacted More Ability and survey Andy Keir visited the couple at their home to discuss their specific wants and needs. Given the overall condition of the suite it was a joint decision to focus on the main problem at hand only, the bath. Having discussed both of the couples bathing woes in great detail Andy proposed the idea of a simple bath replacement shower which would lend itself perfectly to keeping the rest of the suite intact. Although originally interested in the concept of a ‘walk-in bath’ it soon became clear, following discussion with our Surveyor that this was not the right solution for them.

Outcome:

Wanting to solve all present and any future bathing problems the finished bespoke shower room allowed for walk-in or wheel-in access as a result of the proposed low level bath replacement design. Enhancing this further the converted shower room also detailed half height shower doors which would be perfect for assisted showering, if and when the time required. To finish the renovation, matching tiles were applied to all 3 of the surrounding walls which complimented the existing features in a perfect manner.


what mr & mrs bell said about more ability:

“We have been extremely satisfied with your service from our initial visit to your showroom, to the finished shower. Due to the excellent advice given in the showroom when we visit, we realised that a shower was more appropriate to our needs than a walk-in bath.

The design process went smoothly and thanks are due here to your designer Andy Keir. We appreciated him making a return visit with the final design as it is difficult for us to get to your showroom. We also appreciate Paul, our fitter, arriving at 7pm one evening to finish fitting the shower doors, which had unfortunately been delayed by one of your suppliers.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company. We feel that you have handled the whole process in a sensitive and very professional manner.”

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