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Aspirational Accessibility J

ohn Houghton from Impey’s healthcare team explains why there’s no reason to

compromise on style when designing accessible bathrooms, because modern products can be both functional and aspirational.

How important is it to ensure that accessible showering products look attractive? The idea that accessible showering products need to look unattractive is definitely outdated. It’s our intention for products within the Impey

portfolio to incorporate form and function. No one wants their showering facilities to look institutional; so, we focus on clean, modern designs which would look great in any bathroom setting. Products like our contemporary bi-fold shower

Comment by John Houghton

National Sales Manager - Healthcare North, Impey Showers

doors, Boston Comfort and Safety range of accessories or our ‘Slimfold’ wall mounted shower seating, all boast market-leading technology in addition to modern design; offering enhanced functionality and usability in conjunction with a more contemporary style.

How has Impey changed perceptions around accessible product design? We are keen to promote the ethos that with careful planning and design choices it is possible to

have a beautiful bathroom that meets accessibility requirements. In a home refurbishment situation, customers

are discerning and often keen to ensure that the accessible choices made for their bathroom don’t impact the use of the space for others, for example a partner or visiting relatives. Simple design swaps like opting for a modern

stainless-steel grab rail instead of a typical plastic one or, fitting a modern brushed-steel drainage grate within a wetroom instead of a standard white one – can make a surprising visual difference. When it comes to accessories, think about

multifunctional products like our Boston grab bar / toilet roll holder, which is both stylish and practical. The function of the product is disguised by the attractive modern design. Our Slimfold wall-mounted shower seat is as

useful for showering children as it is for adults with mobility requirements; it’s all about striking a balance and making thoughtful product choices. We have invested heavily in R&D and design;

ultimately, it’s our goal to provide improved showering accessibility as well as design flexibility.

shower enclosures marry superior design and exceptional functionality to create a unique, accessible offering. Impey is renowned for leading the way in

Impey – Beautiful Bi-Folds; Accessible Showering at its Best D

esigned by leading showering solutions specialists, Impey’s bi-fold

A bi-fold is the perfect choice when maximum

space is beneficial. The space saving bi-folding design allows both doors to be folded back to the wall to give a large opening, making it extremely practical for wheelchair use.

innovation for wetrooms and accessible showering. The brand’s easy-access solutions are high-performance, watertight and can be easily installed, offering complete showering freedom. Combining enhanced functionality and improved performance with stylish and contemporary design, Impey products make it simple to create a tailored showering space that is modern, attractive and caters to all mobility requirements. Impey’s double bi-fold doors are the ultimate

solution where space, safety and access are required, but aesthetics still count.

Features & Benefits: • Minimal frameless design, 2000mm high • Can be installed onto vinyl flooring for level- access showering

• Easy to install – doors come pre-assembled with no fixing to the floor required

• Easy to use – soft, effortless folding mechanism • Concealed fixing & seamless profiles – creating a contemporary look

• Easy clean – featuring ‘Stay clean glass’, removable seals, concealed fixings & seamless profiles

• Soft-touch handle – acts as a bump stop and creates a good grip for users

• CE certified and compliant to BS EN 14428 • Profile and hinges pivot 180° – for maximum versatility

To find out more about all of Impey’s

accessible showering solutions, call or download the latest brochure: and-showering-solutions-brochures.

u01460 256 080

• Toughened safety glass – BS EN 12150 and BS EN 12600 standard

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