The rise in multi-generational living has necessitated a shift in how products are specified. Grandparents will often be living under the same roof as small children, and their needs, particularly from a usability and safety perspective, will differ drastically. This becomes especially pertinent when it comes to the bathroom, one of the most heavily used rooms in the home.
To take a closer look at some of the key issues associated with bathroom safety, Triton Showers teamed up with Housing Association Magazine to host a roundtable on the subject. Victoria Galligan, Editor at Housing Association, reports.
With an ageing population and only 7% of housing stock in England offering even the most basic accessibility features , there is a growing need for housing associations to offer flexible accommodation. An area that is the most challenging for those with mobility issues is the bathroom. Here Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, shows how housing associations can have the best of both worlds – contemporary, long-lasting bathrooms for day-to-day use and then, when needed cost-effective transitioning to accessible wet rooms.
The half height Pro-Door systems from N&C Phlexicare, manufacturer of carer-led showering solutions, enables easy level access for family member and carers.
The quality constructed, half height shower door system is available in a variety of configurations, finishes and sizes for for use in wet-rooms and shower areas to maximise on space and suit the users’ needs.
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.
When it comes to bathroom installations, sourcing quality products that are also cost-effective and contemporary is the key to long-lasting success. Here Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, discusses why AKW is launching the Beautiful Bathrooms Collection this month and the benefits it offers Housing Associations and tenants alike.
Ariston’s electric water heaters boast the best in-class ErP ratings available, providing landlords a wide choice of options with which to maximise the energy efficiency of their rental properties. Products such as the Andris Lux, Aures Slim Multi and Velis Evo also ensure greater annual savings, as well as exceptionally reliable levels of performance – providing tenants with lashings of hot water all year round.
In order to meet the Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency standards (EPC band E) for domestic private rented properties, as stipulated in the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) Regulations, landlords should embrace the most efficient products available – including the latest electric water heaters from Ariston.
With over 160 years’ experience in bathroom innovation, Twyford is a market leader in the affordable housing sector. Keith Ridding, regional sales director, answers some questions around the brand and addresses some common queries from housing association customers.