mrs brook, colton, leeds, west yorkshire – a fully accessible yet stylishly maintained shower room.
1 July 2016
Mrs Brook had two separate adjacent wash rooms, a WC and the main house bathroom featuring a bath with over shower mixer and pedestal basin. Both rooms were small and narrow in shape and stature meaning using both facilities had become a troublesome task given Mrs Brooks struggles with mobility and manoeuvrability.
Furthermore, bathing had become a real area of concern in general with regards to getting in and out of the bath and the increased risk of slips & falls while using the showering facilities which all link back to present concerns with mobility.
Having visited our showroom prior to making an appointment Mr Brook and Son had a great idea of what we do as a company, our specialities, ethos and examples of the type of work we design & install.
Wanting to co-ordinate the work, Mr & Mrs Brooks Son was working on a short time frame given he was not local to the Leeds area. Doing our best to facilitate this a site survey was booked, confirmed and visited in record breaking time allowing to progress to design and quote stage which could be conducted via email and phone.
Wanting to overcome the key concerns of safety, space, manoeuvrability and usability the question was posed with regards to combining the two rooms into one to facilitate a better structure for incorporating key accessible fixtures. Although Mrs Brook wasn’t over thrilled with the thought of internal building work the pros certainly outweighed the con’s which were further cemented when Garry reassured the household on ‘how we do things’.
Having made a decision with regards to internal space detailed discussions took form with concentration surrounding potential showering solutions given a risk of deterioration and the need for future proofing. Within this a joint decision was made that for style, safety & accessibility a wet floor shower was the fixture of choice which would be further complimented with an accessible basin solution, designed primarily for wheelchair access / sit down use thanks to the sloping under unit.
Working closely alongside the brief Garry designed a room that was not only inclusive of agreed features but finished to the style and tone / colour that was specified early on in the journey. Putting his own creative spin on things the finished room was stylishly safe with neutrally clean and clear lines further complimented by the statement wet floor shower solution and completed with the fully accessible basin unit and a back-to-wall WC & chrome flush plate with all pipe work cleverly hidden behind a purpose built stud patrician wall.
what mrs brook said about more ability:
“The attention to detail, care and excellent workmanship shown by Jim our fitter was exemplary. I cannot speak highly enough of him, a great asset to your company.”