If you prefer taking a bath to a shower, then a walk in bath from Able Access UK might be the perfect solution for you if you – or a family member – have a disability or restricted movement that is making bathing difficult in your existing bath.
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We know that every person has their own specific needs, so the first part of the process is to meet you and your family at your house so that we can understand your requirements and take a good look at the existing bathroom. Only then will we have all the information we need to recommend the right walk in bath for you.
Our walk-in baths are designed and handmade in The Midlands, using 1 inch steel frames, to provide you with comfort, relaxation and safety. With options such as moulded contoured seats, anti-slip surfaces and lever handles you gain added comfort as well as reassurance for easier and safer bathing.
In addition to the convenience and ease of walk in baths, for the ultimate style and pampering experience you can choose to add any of the following fixtures and fittings:
Working closely with healthcare professionals and occupational therapists means we approach the design of your new walk in shower or walk in bath differently to our competitors, concentrating on the following key factors:
The less mobile the person, the larger the area that is needed for turning. Sounds obvious, but in our experience all too often baths are replaced with shower cubicles that do not allow for a large enough turning circle, which defeats the object of instsalling a shower in the first place.
Most shower trays and walk in baths that are fitted must be strong enough to bear the not only the weight of the user but also to allow assistance from family members or carers. Without sufficient strength, the product will cracks and leak, causing damp problems after the installation.
The higher the step into a walk in bath or shower the more core strength is required. Often stepping out of the shower or bath is far more dangerous than stepping in. For that reason, the correct safety flooring or use of a level access showering solution can help prevent falls and reduce resulting hospital admissions in the longer term.
It is very easy to overlook the possibility of being scolded by hot water, especially where walk in baths are concerned. Walk in baths are filled with the user already sitting in the bath. If the correct temperature controls are not installed and calibrated, users can easily be burned.
Some installations use pumps to bring water to and from your walk in shower, which in our experience can result in costly maintenance issues later on. We always try to design and install a natural gravity based drainage system.
Remember that for walk in baths, all the water has to flow out of the bath before the user can open the door. If the time taken for the water to flow out is too long, it can lead to users sitting in a cold bath for a while whilst waiting for the water to empty. The time for the bath to empty should be measured at installation, and alterations made, if required, to reduce the time the user is left sitting in cold water waiting for the bath to empty.
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Based in Birmingham, we provide walk in showers and baths to clients throughout the West Midlands. Contact us or call us on 0121 382 1814 for an initial consultation and a FREE quotation.