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Accessibility report highlights opportunities in rented housing

  • Angela May

A new survey(*) is highlighting the growing need for accessible rented accommodation, and particularly homes with accessible bathrooms...

accessible rentingAn accessible WC and shower were rated the most important accessibility features by 90% of respondents. The findings affect both social and private rented sectors (50% of respondents would like to move into the PRS, yet only 18% are currently in privately rented accommodation). Of the respondents, four out of five live in a home that does not fully meet their needs.

The bathroom accessibility can be met efficiently using a project management service available from Closomat. The leading provider of accessible bathroom solutions can survey, offer design advice, supply, install, commission and provide ongoing service & maintenance. The service is available across Closomat’s product offering, including shower toilets, toilet lifters, washbasins, shower seats, ceiling track hoists. It is fully Construction (Design & Management) compliant.

“We can take the pain away,” explains Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “From experience, and another survey, one of the biggest headaches in adapting a home was rectifying poor workmanship. We have our own team of engineers and approved installers, specifically trained in our product range, so our customers know it will be a job well done. Our service & maintenance packages are unique in the sector and again help ease the pain, ensuring the equipment is looked after and, in the rare event there is a problem, ensuring timely rectification.”

(*) Abode Impact Accessibility is the Key report


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