19 November 2018
Mr & Mrs Ambler had an existing bathroom that had been semi-adapted in order to facilitate continued use. Unfortunately the time had come for more drastic measures in the form of a complete rip out and refit of something more accessible and mobility friendly. Originally consisting of a bath with overhead shower, pedestal basin and WC with toilet frame and plastic riser seat the bathroom was exceptionally well maintained and fully tiled in the wet are with half tiles to the rest of the walls.
Conscious of not wanting the renovation works to look overly disabled the design required a perfect combination of accessibility, mobility and style in order to meet the wants and needs of all of the users. Initially coming to our Leeds showroom to get a feel for what we do and how we could help solve present and future bathing problems Mrs Ambler felt confident enough in our capabilities to book an appointment for us to visit their property to discuss the works in more detail.
Meeting the couple on site, More Ability Surveyor & Designer, Andy, went through the various options available to them and how a mobility wet room could be achieved while keeping aesthetics in mind.
Totally aware of what they wanted the adaptation works to achieve, Mrs Ambler was forthcoming with ideas which she had considered for some time in order to make sure the solution was exactly what she wanted - Andy’s job was to listen carefully to these requests and design a solution that achieved all of them. Making the room bigger a redundant airing cupboard was removed which highlighted issues with the roof joist which needed to be changed and resulted in the ceiling being lowered. With regards to bathing solutions a totally future proofed mobility wet room was installed which featured a cushioned shower seat with supporting arms. Fully tiled with anti-slip vinyl to the floor the accessible suite also featured a comfort height WC and new pedestal basin.
“Nothing was too much trouble - very quick to sort out any snags.”