Accessible Wet Floor Shower Case Study | Wakefield | West Yorkshire
Published: 4 November 2016
Mrs Johnson had what you would call a typical bathroom suite. The fixtures, consisting of a bath with overhead shower mixer, pedestal basin and back to wall WC, were white in colour with neutral detailing throughout. The room was stereotypically small in size which posed one or two concerns in itself given the reason for works.
Although the suite wasn’t overly tired or dated Mrs Johnson was wanting to convert her bathroom into a wheelchair accessible, stylish yet safe, hazard free wet floor shower room, in order to meet the needs and requirements of her son and facilitate independent bathing within her home.
*Bird’s eye view drawing of the existing suite
Originally an enquiry through a council / DFG adaptation, a bath to wet floor shower conversion was the needs based solution specified. That said however Mrs Johnson was looking to add to a simple conversion in order to create a stylish yet safe shower room which all the family could use and enjoy.
More Ability Surveyor & Designer, Nigel Dawson, spoke at lengths with Mrs Johnson to fully understand exactly what she and her family were wanting to achieve and incorporate within the already designed adaptation. In soon became clear that accessibility and ample storage was a must in order to reduce the number of visible hazards and make the provided solution safer and more practical. Secondly, and following a visit to our showroom, Mrs Johnson had fallen in love with a corian bench type seating arrangement within the shower area over your typical seat set up which would increase the overall style appeal and added this as a must to her list of upgrades.
Key finishing touches and cleverly chosen extras / upgrades had made all the difference in this particular transformation. Ranging from fully tiling all four walls, incorporating a purpose built shower bench, chrome accessories / shower fittings and lastly the wall to wall basin & WC vanity unit had meant a once mundane and unpractical bathroom had been transformed into a wheelchair accessible, stylish yet safe, hazard free wet floor shower solution which all the family could enjoy.
What mrs johnson said about more ability:
“*MoreAbility gave the 5 Star treatment*
Thank you Nigel Dawson (surveyor/designer) for your help, advice and knowledge in making our wet room suit all our family needs.
A big thank you to Steve Earnshaw who did the majority of work all by himself. Transforming our bathroom into a wet room wasn’t easy, but Steve took it in his stride to complete everything to perfection. Steve had a saying “I am here to please you in giving you the wet room that you want, if anything is concerning you then please talk to me, I want to walk away knowing you are happy with all aspects of my work” and how very true this was.
I would also like to thank Mark Buck, the electrician. A polite man who connected the towel heater and extractor fan and took the time to explain how they worked. In all both workman are a credit to your company and our wet room has surpassed all our expectations.”
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