Accessibility report highlights opportunities in rented housing

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

A Closomat accessible toilet

An 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.”

Closomat is already the ‘go to’ provider for accessible toilet provision in domestic and ‘away from home’ environments. Its website is acknowledged as a key resource to help take the first steps towards efficient accessibility provision, including design guidance, white papers, CAD blocks, NBS specification clauses and case studies.

The expertise within the company represents the combined wealth of knowledge amassed from 57 years’ helping disabled people optimise their dignity and independence in the bathroom, at home and away.

 (*) Abode Impact Accessibility is the Key report