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Nightingale Hospitals

A range of Kinedo shower cubicles normally found in social housing and student accommodation proved to be in high demand for temporary facilities for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the very start of the lockdown, the UK Government was quick to build a number of Nightingale Hospitals as part of contingency plans to treat COVID-19 patients. Saniflo, one of the UK’s leading supplier of pumps, macerators and showers, remained open throughout to provide an urgent supply of pumps and shower cubicles for the conversion of exhibition centres and sporting venues into Covid wards. The company also provided round-the-clock support for existing hospitals that expanded their own facilities to cope with additional demand. Saniflo products were used in the creation of accommodation units and shower blocks for on-site medical teams, for the installation of hand washing basins throughout hospital wards and temporary food preparation areas for patients and staff.

 

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wall panel

AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility solutions, has extended its popular Marlbrook wall panel range, offering installers and end users even more ways to create luxurious bathroom solutions that don’t compromise on style but are still cost-effective.

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housing adaptations

Practitioners involved in the housing adaptations process are being empowered to ease at least one pain point with co-professional analysis documents.

Available for free download, Occupational Analysis: Activity Analysis of Toileting and Single Handed Care: Toilet Guidance have both been written by occupational therapists commissioned by Closomat. Both facilitate the assessment process, to enable appropriate selection of toilet assistive technology as part of a home adaptation.

 

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Primed 2 Go

Introducing Primed 2 Go from Vicaima, saving valuable time and costs on site with a revolutionary new surface finish.  With its specially developed ultra-smooth surface, Primed 2 Go allows you to just wipe the face clean and paint without the need for time consuming sanding or priming on site. All doors are manufactured to Vicaima’s superior construction with timber lippings and softwood rails. Fire performance options are also available.  Why sand and prime a door when you can use Primed 2 Go.

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bathrooms

Keith Ridding discusses the best practice methods for specifying bathrooms in new or retrofit properties.

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Housing with care

The use of assistive technology in housing is receiving additional relevance with the publication of new research and strategies.

According to Housing LIN, housing developers and providers can deliver enhanced benefits for residents by constructing more housing with care type properties(*). Toilet assistive technology manufacturer Closomat is urging that helpful fixtures are utilised to simultaneously deliver that independent living with care and reduce demand on healthcare services.

 

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Paint

Leading trade paint brand Crown Trade has introduced an upgraded Ultimate Opacity formulation to its popular range of Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt emulsions which offers excellent coverage, increased scrubbability and a flawless finish.  
 
The new high opacity formulation is available on Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt, as well as the matt versions of its Clean Extreme Anti-Bacterial and Mould Inhibiting paints. Developed to not only match but exceed the performance characteristics of the popular Clean Extreme range, the new water-based Ultimate Opacity option offers increased scrubbability and excellent flow as well as being quick-drying and low-odour.

 

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