bathrooms

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electric showers

Daniel Lintell, Sustainability Manager at Triton Showers, discusses why energy efficient electric showers are perfectly placed to make a difference when it comes to sustainability, and explains what Triton is doing to lead the market and help housing providers move towards a more environmentally friendly future.

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bathroom design

Every day, 250 people start to lose their sight across the UK.  This is a problem that is made worse by poorly designed homes. When it comes to housing associations, many people with visual impairments are waking up in a home that is not adapted to their needs and the area of greatest risk for them is the bathroom. Here Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW explains how social landlords can introduce simple bathroom design changes to improve the lives and safety of tenants. 

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bathroom installations

The switch from traditional tiling to installing Fibo waterproof wall panels in their bathrooms has allowed Places for People, one of the UK’s largest property management companies, to improve its installation rate by up to 133%. Providing tenants with a hygienic and maintenance-free finish.
 
The organisation owns or manages 182,725 homes and provides services to over 500,000 people. Its affordable and social housing properties, which include sheltered accommodation developments, are usually tenanted so finding a bathroom solution that would improve installation efficiency was crucial.

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electric care showers

Continuing its commitment to inclusive bathroom solutions, Triton has unveiled its new and improved family of Omnicare thermostatic electric care showers.

The popular Omnicare and Omnicare Design options have been updated to incorporate innovative new features that continue to place user accessibility and safety at the heart of their design.

In line with the wider Omnicare collection, the two upgraded units feature an updated cover design, in addition to a single hand slider to facilitate easy customisation for those with limited dexterity.

 

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AKW Holdings

AKW Holdings Limited Group, provider of accessible showering, general bathrooms, daily living and kitchen solutions, announces that it has acquired Elfreed Limited including Contour Showers Limited and H2O Pumps Limited.
 
Serving a broad range of customers throughout the UK, Cheshire-based Contour Showers was established in 1959 and employs approximately 60 staff across two sites in Winsford, Cheshire and Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

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Affordable housing providers can face a difficult task when it comes to procurement. Regulatory and financial restraints mean that most are more mindful of budgets than ever before. Meanwhile, shifting consumer behaviour, not to mention smaller homes, mean that providers are working harder to plan a practical, affordable and design-led bathroom space. Here, Daniel Fairfield, Product Manager, from Twyford Bathrooms offers some advice.

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shower

In our last piece, we looked at how the rise in multi-generational living will impact bathroom specification. Here, Martyn Brown, Contracts and Technical Manager at Triton Showers, takes a look at the options available to those tasked with delivering inclusive showering.

Anyone who specifies for housing associations will know there are a range of factors that impact product choice. While tight budgets will always play a role (an issue we will touch on later in the piece), first and foremost homes need to be fit-for-purpose.

Given the increasing number of generations that are living under one roof (expected to account for 5.4 million households by 2040 ), this is particularly pertinent. When it comes to bathroom design, inclusive showering is a critical component of social housing.

 

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