At Port Marine Bathrooms, we are delighted when we are able to make life safer, easier, and more comfortable for people who require specific mobility access in the Bristol area. We’re experts at designing innovative accessible bathrooms that help people regain and keep their independence, without sacrificing style and elegance.
The challenge when designing a bathroom with specific mobility access is to meld functionality and safety with good looks, which is something we’re experienced at.
We understand that people have different bathroom needs, requiring accessible bathrooms designed to work specifically for them. From complete wet room refitting with safe seating and walk-in showers to installing secure grab rails and supports, our friendly team have worked with them all.
Having a disability or requiring assistance in your everyday life can be costly. From extra equipment, transport, dietary requirements, and care packages, to buying the more expensive food tins because they come with a ring-pull, keeping your independence with a disability pulls on the purse strings.
If you are worried about the costs involved in making your bathroom disability friendly, you’ll be pleased to know that for work carried out to help you live with a physical or mental disability, there is no VAT on the cost. That means whether you’re having a new bathroom, washroom or lavatory installed or an existing bathroom extended or adapted, you will receive VAT relief.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Port Marine Bathrooms is only too happy to advise and assist our customers with obtaining VAT relief for adapting or altering their bathrooms in and around Bristol. The VAT relief also covers having a new bathroom installed on the ground floor if you can’t access the upstairs bathroom in your home.
If you are looking to adapt your Bristol bathroom due to your current bathroom not meeting your needs, and making it difficult and hazardous for you, get in touch with Port Marine Bathrooms. it’s time to improve your quality of life and preserve your independence by consulting with Port Marine Bathrooms, today.
If you’re not sure whether installing a new accessible bathroom is necessary for you, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answer YES to one or more of these questions, Port Marine Bathrooms can help you, With a life-changing bathroom makeover that will ensure you can maintain your safety and independence for many years to come.
A popular choice with many people who have their bathrooms adapted to meet their accessibility needs met is to have a wet room installed. A wet room installation is a great choice for people with limited mobility, dexterity, and impaired vision. Wet rooms allow space for mobility aids such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, and walkers whilst also allowing room for carers if needed.
Installing a wet room involves tanking and sealing the bathroom to make it waterproof, with the anti-slip floor slightly angled to allow for water run-off into a drain. This allows for an unobstructed flat floor where you can enter smoothly into the shower or walk-in bath with no high-profile edges or barriers to negotiate.
Along with stylish, strategically placed safety rails, anti-slip tiles, lever taps and a wall-mounted “comfort height” toilet and sink basin, keeping yourself clean, safe, and comfortable has never been so easy.
If a wet room installation and refit aren’t for you, there are many other accessible options available to revolutionise a traditional standard bathroom into a safe and serene haven.
The experts at Port Marine Bathrooms can show you options like fold-away shower seats, height-adjustable wash basins, walk-in baths, pop-up sink and bath plugs, heated towel rails, underfloor heating, grab rails and so on.
The key to a successful bathroom that works for people with mobility needs, is to plan the layout of the fixtures and fittings so as to leave as much open space as possible, particularly when room for a carer and wheelchair access is required.
Port Marine Bathrooms’ specialist bathroom designers will work with you to assess your individual needs and limitations and suggest a bespoke accessible long-term bathroom plan that will make using the bathroom a pleasure rather than a pain.
Contact us to arrange an appointment at your convenience to discuss your new VAT-free mobility access adapted bathroom.