3 November 2022

Wet Floor Shower Room


The Challenge

The services had twice tried to provide the family with a wetfloor shower room. It was found that this was completely impractical and unsuitable for the client’s needs. Due to the shower tray immediately filling up with water and spilling over, leaking through the kitchen ceiling and consumer units below and showing signs of stress in the woodwork due to so much water, the shower was unusable. This had completely destroyed the confidence of the clients in getting a bathroom that worked for them. The extractor fan was far too noisy for the client and the shower head produced a spray pattern so close to the wall that they would have restricted movement, a huge issue for their involuntary movements.

The Solution

Within two months, the team at Care & Repair identified where the changes needed to be made, communicated this to the Occupational Therapist, client and contractors and set to work, completing a successful project in a fraction of the time it had taken the previous organisation.

They fitted an overhead shower head that would provide better freedom of movement and fitted the dial to the wall to ensure the temperature controls were secure and could not be pulled off. A dish floor was fitted to the whole of the wetroom floor to prevent the water from filling up and causing floods, leaks and escaping onto the landing. Under-floor heating was put in instead of a radiator. An extractor fan was fitted in the loft to reduce the amount of noise produced.

“I am so happy with everything. The amount of input was huge, they engaged with me, communication was brilliant and they spent a lot of time understanding my needs”