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Accessible Wet Floor Shower Case Study | Pontefract | West Yorkshire

Published: 26 November 2018

Bathing Problem:

Mr Roberts lived in a 1900’s Victorian house with a bathroom that dated back to the mid 60’s, early 70’s. Situated on the ground floor of the property the lilac bathroom suite consisted of a bath with overhead shower, bath lift and a matching basin with the WC being in a separate room entirely.

Fully tiled there were three tiles variants on display including a Pilkington floral tile, a checked vinyl wall panel tile and a patterned polystyrene tile on the ceiling. Finished with a navy carpet the long and thin bathroom also housed an airing cupboard which had to be taken into consideration when it came to renovating the design which was a result of wanting to create a more stylish and accessible shower room solution.

Bathing Solution:

With difficulty standing for long periods of time it was clear from the start that whatever solution was suggested it would have to facilitate sit down bathing. Having struggled with the existing bath Mr Roberts was conscious of the fact that he preferred the future proofed flexibility that a shower solution would offer and with that was forth coming with the idea of looking into a bath to shower room conversion.

Visiting Mr Roberts to survey the existing bathroom and discuss what options were available to him, with regards to both want and need, More Ability Surveyor and Designer Garry went armed with ideas and concepts. Working with the available space Garry completely turned the room around with some significant layout changes that would make the room feel bigger and open the awkward space up to an accessible wet floor shower solution.

Installation Outcome:

An unusable, tired and dated bathroom was transformed into an accessible wet floor shower solution that included a number of bespoke features. The intruding airing cupboard was used as a clean line in the building of the shower nib which would be used to seal off the wet area to the rest of the room and align the custom built shower bench and also feature a niche for storage.

In the alcove between the two modern wall-hung modular furniture was installed in the form of a vanity basin and a separate storage unit. On the opposite side of the room, and what made this design extra special, was the inclusion of a change and dry bench which had also been custom made. Fully tiled with wall boards in the wet area only the beige and brown suite was finished with complimentary sand stone anti-slip vinyl to the floor.

What Mr Roberts said about More Ability:

“Excellent finish - very happy. I would recommend this company to anyone!”


More Ability, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshires only 5* rated bathroom adaptation company. Specialising in accessible, mobility and disabled bathroom solutions we are extremely proud of the exceptional service we continuously deliver from design right through to installation and after care. Whether you want a future proofed solution or require a more specialist adaptation in order to remain independent at home More Ability can help create a safe space to bathe for you or your loved ones.

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Senior Designer

Garry is an experienced bathroom surveyor and designer having worked in and around the industry for 28 years; gaining invaluable experience whilst at bathroom specialist’s; Norwood & Porcelanosa.

Showing a keen interest in design & technical drawing from an early age Garry ‘fell’ into surveying bathrooms as a result of wanting to make the most of his natural abilities which involved a creative flare for design.

At Passmore’s Garry works directly with the MoreBathrooms & MoreAbility brands, surveying & designing bathroom works and solutions for the domestic homeowner.

Garry will also work alongside Paul Tarbard managing the showroom ensuring the latest products and designs are on display.

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