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bathroom refurbishment


Ideal Standard adds to Concept Freedom range with new bath


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deal Standard, a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has extended its successful


‘accessible bathroom range’, Concept Freedom, with the addition of a new, multi-functional, accessible bath that is suitable for the whole family. Concept Freedom’s new inclusive bath tub has been designed to make bathing anxiety free for users with mobility issues, while still delivering a beautifully designed aesthetic and a tranquil space in which to bathe. It also aims to offer an alternative to the


somewhat stigmatised requirement to replace a bath with a shower in the hope, just because a user has mobility issues. The intelligent and versatile design of the


bath combines luxury with multi-functionality, meaning its features are relevant for the different needs of the different types of users in the bathroom – with many of its features, such the lower ledge, also making bath time simpler for those bathing children and pets, for example.


Developed with accessibility in mind, the


Concept Freedom range aims to include those of limited mobility through a collection of ceramics, brassware and showers that are well- designed, elegant and functional to meet a range of access needs. Bathrooms can be adapted to users’


Other key features of the bath include a


reinforced ledge for stability, a lowered height controlled entry and exit, an inside step ledge to aid movability, a gel headrest to support the neck and support rails for manoeuvrability. Ideal Standard teamed up with experts in


design and care for older people. Led by Ideal Standard designer Robin Levien, the team comprised Design Council member, Colum Lowe, from specialist healthcare organisation, Red and Yellow Care, and well-respected occupational therapist, Anava Baruch, from Design for Independence.


changing needs, whilst still looking modern and stylish – ensuring that the space deals with the demands of modern households and the diversity of occupants, including less abled and older generations. Concept Freedom’s collection includes raised


height WCs for easier, more comfortable access, accessible basins with wide side rims, wet-room panels with extended brackets and easy to use shower valves and kits.


01482 346 461 www.ideal-standard.co.uk


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A wetroom is considered to be an installation where the shower base is at the same level as the floor. Good design, water-resistant background materials, high quality tiles, grouts and adhesives, as well as correct installation methods are all important to achieving a safe and long lasting wetroom. Tile adhesive, grout and preparation products manufacturer Norcros Adhesives offers a range of solutions which can be used by builders to achieve a successful result. Manufactured from high density polystyrene, Norcros Pro Board comprises a rigid insulation core, coated with a specially formulated reinforced cementitious coating ideal for the application of tiles.


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Tarasafe ULTRA H2 PERFECT FOR


SOCIAL HOUSING WET AREAS


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www.gerfl or.co.uk contractuk@gerfl or.com 01926 622600


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is a high performance slip-resistant fl ooring for wet and dry, barefoot and shod applications, which meets HSE 36+ guidelines. It is suitable for use in all areas where slip-resistance, durability and hygienic conditions are required.


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An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet engi- neering expertise. To accommodate his needs, William (Buff ) McBeath’s home in Livingston has been majorly adapted, with a stairlift, and the bathroom turned into a wetroom, complete with Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet. Further deterioration in his condition has meant that he has now had a hoist fitted in his bedroom to enable his carers to get him out of bed, and his wheelchair replaced with a shower chair. “Clos-o-Mat does a marvellous job” he says.


0161 969 1199 www.clos-o-mat.com


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