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significant benefits. They can form a bespoke part of a larger offsite construction project or be slotted into an existing building as part of a wider refurbishment.


When providing accessible residential care for older people, features such as modular pod wet rooms can bring significant benefits


Bathrooms are one of the greatest potential hazards for older people and a great deal of thought needs to go into their design. Wet room floor solutions from On The Level for instance, provide made-to- measure environments, which prioritise accessibility. They are far quicker to install than those constructed on-site, incorporate an innovative waterproofing system, and allow the security of level access showers. What’s more, these modular solutions


could easily be installed into people’s houses. Many older people wish to delay going into residential care for as long as possible and would prefer to stay in their own home. Adaptations such as installing a wet room pod, tailored to meet their specific needs, would mean they could live independently for longer. A customised bolt-on bathroom annex is a quick and easy way to make a home user-friendly. Providing homes that are fit for purpose is critical when confronting the challenges of an ageing population. This is also true


in relation to social housing. The UK is in dire need of more affordable quality homes, which can stand the test of time. As the Government grapples with the need to boost social housing provision, features such as pod wet rooms can help future proof a home and ensure it meets the needs of occupiers with limited mobility. We need more strategies to ensure that as people grow older, everyone in the UK will be able to live somewhere which meets their needs. That will not only involve delivering more new-build homes but adapting existing properties. Those in the offsite construction sector must rise to the challenge and play a pivotal role in the provision of appropriate living spaces. Offsite and modular construction businesses must take the opportunity and be ready to work with Government and the wider construction industry to increase offsite capacity, investing further in manufacturing capability and developing modular construction techniques that can address the needs people at every stage of life.


Chris Sutton is business development director at On the Level


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