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Accessible easy access shower installation case study | Leeds | More Ability

Published: 28 July 2023

In this latest case study, you can read how we converted a bathroom design and transformed it into an accessible easy access shower, fit with extra safety features.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bentley had an existing bathroom in Leeds consisting of a bath, basin, WC, and other bathroom features.

Due to some struggles with the existing concept, the couple were thinking of refurbishing their bathroom for a more functional and safe solution, so they began to explore their options.


Inspired by a friend’s bathroom we completed. Mr. and Mrs. Bentley sought to research More Ability online and subsequently booked a free design appointment.

The couple were contacted by a member of the team prior to scheduling them for a design appointment to gather early details on the couple’s expectations.

Mr. and Mrs. Bentley relayed that their aim was to find the right company that could overcome their challenges with the existing design and come up with a new bathing solution.

The couple were then informed of our full fit and design service and a strong history of delivering adaptable and accessible bathrooms.

In agreement that this was the service that they were after, they proceeded to schedule a design appointment for a designer to go out to their home.

Visited by Senior Designer Nigel. The couple and Nigel would have an in-depth conversation about the existing design and the challenges the couple were facing and create a new bathroom solution.

Listening to the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bentley explained to Nigel that using the bath had become tricky, leading them to consider having a full refurbishment.

They had a few ideas in mind that they wanted to explore, which included potentially installing a shower with seat option and finished with accessible bathroom design features.

Given Nigel’s vast experience in the bathroom industry, Mr. and Mrs. Bentley wanted his guidance on the bathroom design and the best solution for them.

Combining the couple’s ideas, Nigel proposed an accessible easy access shower design with a view to fitting a fixed seat. In the proposal he had considered ensuring the safety of the couple and incorporated safety features such as a comfortable height WC, and anti-slip vinyl flooring.

Mr. and Mrs. Bentley were delighted that Nigel had listened to them and had successfully managed to merge their ideas for the new bathroom concept, and had gone above and beyond to further enhance their safety with more accessible bath features.

Happy to carry on with the process, Nigel provided the couple with an estimated quote of the agreed design and invited them for 2nd appointment at our Leeds Bathroom showroom.

Nigel behind the design:- Mr. and Mrs. Bentley notified me of the challenges faced in the existing bathroom, and wanted to explore some of the ideas they had for the new design. Managing to include them we made a few slight adjustments by adding a few more bathroom features ensuring their safety whilst using the space.

At the appointment, he presented the couple with detailed CAD visuals of how their new shower room would look from various angles. Once they had a look through them they then went around the showroom choosing their final fixtures and fittings.

Happy with their choices they proceeded to place an order with us.

Accessible Easy Access Shower Refurbishment | Leeds | More Ability

Prior to the bathroom installation, the couple were introduced to our surveyor Joe who would be the first point of contact if they needed anything. He would also liaise with the fitter throughout the project.

Fitter Phil stripped out the existing bathroom design and transformed the space into a clean white accessible easy-access shower room with a few grey bathroom features providing the new concept with some colour.

The bath was removed and replaced by a walk-in shower, fit as part of the shower installation was a low-level access tray increasing the shower room’s functionality and reducing the risk of a trip or fall. On the inside of the shower, a fixed seat was fit providing the couple extra comfort and further enhancing their safety.

Next to the shower seat, a shower head was attached to the new white Carrara marble tiling giving the bathroom a modern look. Finishing the new shower build a glass flipper screen was fit helping to conceal and maintain the water in the area.

Outside of the shower, the rest of the room was fit with grey anti-slip vinyl flooring, and just like the fitted tray, reduces the risk of slipping in the bathroom space as well as being very easy to clean.

Maintaining the white colour theme, a comfort height WC and semi-pedestal basin were fit. Concluding the new shower room installation, a grey tall wall-hung radiator was fit, allowing the couple a place to put their towels.

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Senior Designer

Passmore’s second longest serving employee, Nigel has been with the company since 2001.

Nigel is a fully qualified Gas & Central Heating Engineer, who, before joining Passmore’s installed bathrooms and wet floor showers, using us as his supplier.

Nigel works directly with the MoreBathrooms and MoreAbility brands, surveying & designing bathroom works and solutions for the domestic home owner.

Nigel is also responsible for the Barnsley and Doncaster conurbation with regards to the public sector MoreAbility work. Managing relationships with the local council to deliver bespoke bathroom solutions for the elderly & disabled customer.

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