‘Top tips’ for a successful accessible toilet adaptation
Written by Angela May Published: 22 January 2020
Many potential usage issues arising from an adaptation can be eliminated at the outset, using a new “quick guide”.
‘Adapting to an Accessible Toilet: Quick Guide to Getting it Right’ has been produced and published by Closomat. It is intended to help all those involved in delivery of housing adaptations to ensure an expedient project, in which potential common problems in design, layout and use are addressed at the outset.
Toilet most frequently adapted fixture
“The bathroom is the room most frequently adapted, and the toilet the fixture most frequently changed,” explains Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “Often, little things may not even be considered, which have a massive impact on the client’s ability to retain their independence. It may be something as basic as the toilet roll being within easy reach, the door impeding access for a walking frame or wheelchair, a hoist reaching the areas it needs to.
“We hope that, by covering just ten points, toilet adaptations can be delivered not just without delay, but without usability issues going forward, that result in time-consuming and costly remedials.”
Trusted, compliant supply
Closomat is Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilets, that enable people to deal with their intimate care as independently, hygienically, and with as much dignity, as possible. Its Palma Vita wash & dry toilet is the biggest-selling WC of its kind. It is also the only one manufactured in the UK, designed specifically for disabled people, and which can be accessorised to accommodate individual needs, initially, and as those needs change. Thus the company is uniquely positioned to understand the issues facing users on a daily basis, and to help those delivering adaptations to deal with those issues.
Closomat is unique in offering initial commissioning, and in-house service & maintenance, as part of its commitment to enable dignified and hygienic intimate care. It also offers full UK-based pre- and post-sales support, including site survey, design advice, supply, installation, commissioning, and service & maintenance.
Download your copy of the Top Tips here: https://www.closomat.co.uk/images/downloads/campaigner-resources/Adapting_to_an_Accessible_Toilet.pdf