Disabled Bathrooms Glasgow
What is a disabled bathroom?
Disabled bathrooms are specially designed bathrooms made for people with disabilities. This means that it should be designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of disabled people and make them comfortable in using them. In the past, the disabled bathroom was not as well thought out and this created a problem for many.
However, now we some standard set of rules that acts as a framework (Building regulations M document) for creating disabled bathrooms. In the UK, there are building regulations put in place for designing a disabled bathroom. The first and for most consideration is that the place should be accessible to people in wheelchairs and the equipment should be easily operable for a person with limited dexterity.
Setting up a disabled bathroom requires experience in the field, and the thorough knowledge of the requirements of a disabled person.
What features does a disabled bathroom have?
As per the rules and regulations laid out by the UK government, there are some must-have features that all disabled bathrooms should have. Apart from these basic necessities, additional features can be added per the discretion of the builder. The ultimate aim is to provide a seamless experience for the user.
The primary requirement of a disabled bathroom is that it should be easily accessible by a wheelchair. A raised height WC must be used so that a person can transfer themselves from the wheelchair to the toilet with minimal effort.
The building rules of the UK states that the minimum dimensions for a disabled bathroom should be 2200mm in length and 1500mm in width.
The basin should have lever-operated taps and must be fitted with at least 5 grab rails. The grab rails should be of a different color to the walls or floor so that people with visual impairments can recognize it better. This helps people with low dexterity to easily use the resources. The toilet flush should be of a paddle type design so that it can be easily accessed.
An emergency assistance alarm system should be fitted to the bathroom. The access should be installed in such a way that it should open outward.
Understanding the laws regarding building facilities for people with disabilities is critical towards getting everything right. we provide comprehensive service to our clients and our building methods are in line with the specifications of the UK building laws.
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All bathrooms designed by New Bathrooms Glasgow is fully guaranteed covered by public liability insurance and they are covered by the HIES quality assurance. We are fully approved members of the Home Insulation & Energy Systems Contractors Scheme (HIES) which ensures all approved members adhere to a code of conduct. Here’s a quote from the HIES website:
Walk-in mobility showers and baths
Having a disability makes even the task of taking a simple shower an arduous one. Having a nice bath is one the best way you can refresh your mind and body. However, the harder it gets to do something, the more we stay away from it.
Walk-in showers and bath help to remove Walk-in showers and baths are very convenient for the disabled and the elderly.
Walk-in showers and baths are showers spaces that are free of doors or curtains. This makes getting in and out of the shower easy. Also having no doors to lock means that the user will not have the fear of accidentally locking themselves in the shower.
Walk-in showers and baths also come with other amenities like grab bars, anti-slip shower trays, etc keep safety hazards to an absolute minimum.
Walk-in baths are bathtubs that are designed for the elderly and the disabled. You can see how it differs from a regular bathtub as it is easier to get and there are add on features that help in both independent baths and assisted baths.
Walk-on baths have slip-resistant materials, thermostatic bath taps, grab rails, etc to make the experience even more comfortable for the user.
Other terms for a disabled bathroom
Disabled bathrooms have many terms in the industry and they are often used interchangeably. In the UK itself, disabled bathrooms are also called mobility bathrooms, access bathrooms, and walk-in bathrooms.
When you search about these terms, they always point to there disabled bathrooms. When choosing any disabled bathroom, make sure that you carefully study their safety features. With the elderly and disabled people, their requirements are different and your goal in setting up a disabled bathroom is that it should follow all the rules of the UK building regulations and have all the necessary safety features.
Who is a disabled bathroom suitable for?
Disables bathrooms are designed for people with disabilities and the elderly. They are specifically made to be more accessible people who lack mobility, people who are visually impaired and the elderly. The way disabled bathrooms rise up to that task is by having amenities that are making getting in and out of the bath a breeze.
Since bathrooms are places that require special safety measures because of the presence of water, non-slip materials are used to ensure grip in slippery conditions.
When you look at how a disabled bathroom is designed, you can easily spot the differences that make it more convenient for the disabled. Having access to wheelchairs and having a number of grab rails are few among the most utilitarian features of a disabled bathroom.
Benefits of a disabled bathroom
Having a disabled bathroom helps people who have disabilities to use them without having any outside assistance. This is an important part of making them feel welcome and helping them get comfortable with the place.
Normal bathrooms are designed for people without any physical disabilities. However, when such designs are pose issues in terms of mobility and safety for the disabled. Being considerate is one of the important human qualities one should have.
Setting up a disabled bathroom at your store or office empowers people who don’t have the same physical capabilities as you do. Nowadays equipment for the disabled can be found very easily and they are more in numbers as well as variety.
We plan and construct a disabled bathroom to ensure that they are easily accessible and serves their purpose well. With years of experience in building disabled bathrooms, our creations are built with the user in mind at every part of the process.
How much does a disabled bathroom cost in Glasgow?
The cost of building a disabled bathroom varies greatly with the features that you plan to install in it. You will also see a large variance based on whether you choose to remodel an existing bathroom or build a new one.
Features like anti-slip flooring, gar bars, lifts, lights, etc. will also cost you money based on the total area of application.
Hence, there is no exact cost that we can suggest when it comes to a disabled bathroom. However, we assure you that if you are choosing our service, you will be provided a transparent cost structure. During the planning session, we take suggestions from your part and translate the final model into the cost. This will help you to adjust your budget for the project.
Finding a reputable disabled bathroom installer in Glasgow
Finding a reliable and reputable disabled bathroom installer in Glasgow is critical to having the right team for the job. You must do your research into the latest type of disabled bathrooms that each seller has completed.
We have been in the service of building disabled bathrooms, and our past clients’ experiences are a testament to the work that we do. Once we undertake a project, we will ensure that it has been completed to perfection.
We understand the requirement of a disabled bath or shower and the safety risks involved in building a subpar bath or shower space.
Disabled bathroom customer F.A.Q
There might be a lot of questions on your mind before finalising a decision on the disabled bathroom. In this section, we will address some of the most common questions asked for disabled bathrooms.
How big are disabled bathrooms?
There is no one size fits all use cases when it comes to disabled bathrooms. However, in the UK, building disabled bathrooms are guided by regulations that require a minimum area for the bathroom.
Are disabled bathrooms and ambulant bathrooms the same?
No, one cannot be used as another. Both are different and serve people with different conditions.
What keeps the water in a disabled bathroom if there are no barriers?
Disabled bathrooms come with a shower pan or a collapsible water retainer that ensures that the water is kept within the boundaries of the bathroom. The possibility of water leaking or splashing around is reduced by a large degree.
Are disabled showers and baths the same?
No, both shower and bath are distant in their design and the equipment used. Showers are made easy to walk in and out while baths are more geared towards comfort and relaxation.
What are specialist toilets?
Specialist toilets very technologically advanced systems that aim to make the entire experience hands free. This means that there is no need to even use toilet paper. Also, the height of the toilet can be adjusted with onboard controls helping the disabled person to set the toilet in the right position. Specialist toilets do cost more than ordinary disabled toilets.
Area of Glasgow we installed disabled bathrooms
We have installed dozens of disabled and mobility bathrooms in the Glasgow area and we continue to offer our services in Anderston, Anniesland, Ballieston, Balornock, Barlanark, Bridgeton, Calton, Cambuslang, Carmyle, Castlehead, Castlemilk, Charleston, Clarkston, Cowcaddens, Dennistoun, Drumchapel, Dykebar, Easterhouse, East Renfrewshire, Eastwood, Ferguslie Park, Finnieston, Foxbar, Gallowhill, Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow’s East End, Firhill, Glasgow North, Glasgow Southside, Glasgow’s West End , Glenburn, Govan, Hillhead, Hyndland, Ibrox, Inkerman, Jordanhill, Kelvin, Kelvinbridge, Kelvinside, Knighstwood, Langside, Laurieston, Maryhill, Milton, Mosspark, Mount Vernon, Newton Mearns, Nitshill, Parkhead, Partick, Pollok, Pollokshaws, Pollockshields, Possil, Possilpark, Queenslie, Ralston, Robroyston, Royston, Scotstoun, Shawlands, Springburn, The Gorbals Tollcross, Toryglen, Victoria Park, Whiteinch, Woodlands, Yoker, Yorkhill and all other areas of Glasgow and Greater Glasgow.