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04
Apr

What is the floor covering in a Level Access Shower?

Generally speaking a level access shower for the disabled or senior citizens is installed with a vinyl covering. This ensures that the water gathered by the level access shower is completely captured and drained away into the gulley. This is the preferred option when compared to a tiled floor because the amount of joints are limited. However, if the correct equipment, adhesive and procedure is taken when installing a tiled…

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25
Mar

Can my family members in my household use the adaptations for my condition?

All adaptations are designed and implemented specific for the individual users. However, all adaptations are sympathetic to needs of other members of the household. All bathroom and kitchen installations although supported by accessories for the individual can easy and safely be used as facilities appropriate to all users.  DW Services through extensive market research and client feedback launched a ‘deluxe’ range of both bathrooms and kitchens. This range goes way…

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16
Mar

5 Things to consider when installing a level access shower

Amongst all the cosmetic elements to your new bathroom which are much more important there are a few points which need to be duly considered when installing a level access shower. These are Floor Structure. Is the floor where the level access shower being installed either solid (concrete) or made from wood in the form of joists? If the floor is solid this can have great implications in the installation…

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Level Access Showers
01
Feb

What is a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

WMandatory Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are available from local authorities in England and Wales and the Housing Executive in Northern Ireland. They are issued subject to a means test and are available for essential adaptations to give disabled people better freedom of movement into and around their homes, and to give access to essential facilities within the home. Scotland operates a different scheme of assistance. Central government funding for DFGs…

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level access shower
28
Jan

Simple Maintenance Tasks for Bathrooms

Cleaning out traps. Traps from basins, showers and baths collect the soap residue and hair which eventually will cause the discharge of water to slow or even block. Periodic cleaning by disconnecting them and washing thoroughly will prolong the effective use of the appliance. 2. Cleaning out the overflows of the appliances. By using a good, stiff wire brush and rinsing thoroughly will ensure these are kept free of blockages.…

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Level Access Showers
26
Jan

The Role of a Plumber

 TA plumber should have the following skills The supply and distribution of hot and cold water for drinking purposes, sanitation, heating and firefighting etc. The connection of associated equipment and controls.The removal of water from the building via a suitable system of drainage, to include foul water from soil and waste appliances and surface water from the roofs and paved areas.Consider the installation of energy conservation systems, to include solar…

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level access showers
24
Jan

Preparation for Bathroom Installation

PFor the installation of a bathroom, the preparation undertaken is essential to complete the works effectively and to the highest standard. Thousands of pounds is spent by customers on their bathroom, so it is vitally important that the installation is completed to the best standard by suitably qualified installers. British Standard BS 8000-13 provides guidance on the workmanship expected when installing a bathroom suite. Essential for preparation includes Good Planning.Ensure…

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level access shower
22
Jan

Shower Cubicles and Enclosures

SThere are 3 distinct forms of cubicles and enclosures plus the disabled/senior citizen application. Freestanding shower cubicle. This is the type that is not attached to any walls or only one which the cubicle is fixed to and where the appliances are.Shower enclosures using one/two walls. Usually fitted in the corner of a room and can be square or rounded. Most common.Shower door. Where the shower is in a small…

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level access showers
20
Jan

Baths Design

BBaths are manufactured in many various styles and designs. Standard Baths. The rectangle shape with a bath panel. Found in most bathrooms.Corner Baths. Fitted in the corner of a bathroom.Offset corner baths. You could say a split between a standard and corner bath.Freestanding baths. Supported by feet and usually not fitted against a wall. Available in both left and right-handed styles/design.Double-ended baths. Same as a standard bath but the taps…

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18
Jan

Wash Hand Basins

WThere are many different styles of wash basins, in different sizes and tap arrangements. The industry standard is for basins to be installed 800mm from the floor to the lip of the basin. There are 4 common basin styles/design Wall hung wash basin. This type of basin is fixed to the wall by brackets or bolted directly to the wall. The wall must be strong enough to mount the basin.Pedestal…

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