Ideal Standard adds to Concept Freedom range with new bath


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.

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Forbo’s new Flotex Planks: a choice not a compromise

Forbo Flooring Systems has developed a new Flotex Plank collection, allowing users to create stunning, contemporary floor designs for areas where safety, hygiene and well-being are priorities. Combining the comfort of carpet, the durability of a resilient floor covering and the design versatility of a plank format, the new design collection lends itself perfectly to contemporary workspaces. Offering six new designs: Triad, Box-cross, Lava, Seagrass, Concrete and Wood, in a 100x25cm plank, the collection provides endless design possibilities, from colourful and complex layouts to minimal, sophisticated aesthetics, which use shape and pile direction to create a stimulating floor pattern. Flotex has the prestigious “Seal of Approval” from Allergy UK, as with the correct cleaning regime, it will not harbour dust mites. This makes the collection ideal for office spaces where people are likely to spend a pro- longed period of time, especially at a time when work place conditions are understood to be responsible for 11 per cent of asthma cases worldwide.

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Stanley Dura-Care doors for Spire Hartswood Hospital

Five Stanley Dura-Care 7500 telescopic sliding doors have been installed by Axis Automatic Entrance Systems at the Spire Hartswood Private Hospital in Brentwood Essex. Halliday Meecham Architects were looking to replace timber doors on the five patient ‘pods’ used in the recovery area for day-case procedures. The previous doors restricted access for moving beds in and out of the rooms and also created a very closed and detached environment. While researching alternatives they found the Stanley Dura-Care door range featured on the Axis Automatic Entrance Systems website. The fully glazed doors create a much brighter and attractive ambience in the recovery rooms and the breakout facility makes moving beds around much easier. The Stanley Dura-Care range is designed to meet the specific needs of hospital intensive and cardiac care units (ICU/CCU). They offer a selection of sliding, swing, folding and bi-folding door configurations and have all been designed to maximise clear space openings. Project Manager Kevin Hill of M&O Building Contractors was also impressed with the service provided by Axis, particularly the way problems were overcome.

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