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18
Mar

DFG means testing process

DResearch published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2011 identified four stages within the means testing process: Assess how much the household needs to live on. This is referred to as ‘allowable income’ and is calculated using a set of standard allowances for living costs using basic amounts of income support/pension credit and a flat rate allowance for housing costs. Compare this with their actual income to see if…

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10
Mar

Plumbers Tool Kit

PA plumber will need an array of tools throughout their career. Each instruction will provide unique challenges which may require a particular tool. Below is a list each plumber should carry at all times. Tool box or bag                                                                 Copper tube bender                                                       Screwdrivers – cross and straight headsHammer – claw and clubChisels – wood and brickBasin spannerVarious adjustable spannersAdjustable wrenchesHacksaw – large and juniorWood sawCopper tube pipe cuttersVarious files and a…

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Level Access Showers
02
Mar

Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity

L“We have found thousands of disabled and older people are trapped in unsuitable homes, unable to move around freely.” In a paper published in 2015 called ‘The Long Wait for a Home’ by the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity the above statement was issued. The paper identified that there is a huge shortage in the amount of housing available for disabled and older people. The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) was found…

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27
Feb

Is a Level Access Shower right for me?

Immediately, most people assume a level access shower is for disabled people and senior citizens and generally speaking they would be correct. However, with the market requirement to provide something more than a bathroom that resembles a shower facility at a hospital,manufacturers have designed and delivered products which now can be said to be aesthetically pleasing on the eye. If you are indeed disabled or a senior citizen struggling with…

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04
Apr

What is the floor covering in a Level Access Shower?

Generally speaking a level access shower for the disabled or senior citizens is installed with a vinyl covering. This ensures that the water gathered by the level access shower is completely captured and drained away into the gulley. This is the preferred option when compared to a tiled floor because the amount of joints are limited. However, if the correct equipment, adhesive and procedure is taken when installing a tiled…

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25
Mar

Can my family members in my household use the adaptations for my condition?

All adaptations are designed and implemented specific for the individual users. However, all adaptations are sympathetic to needs of other members of the household. All bathroom and kitchen installations although supported by accessories for the individual can easy and safely be used as facilities appropriate to all users.  DW Services through extensive market research and client feedback launched a ‘deluxe’ range of both bathrooms and kitchens. This range goes way…

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16
Mar

5 Things to consider when installing a level access shower

Amongst all the cosmetic elements to your new bathroom which are much more important there are a few points which need to be duly considered when installing a level access shower. These are Floor Structure. Is the floor where the level access shower being installed either solid (concrete) or made from wood in the form of joists? If the floor is solid this can have great implications in the installation…

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Level Access Showers
01
Feb

What is a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

WMandatory Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are available from local authorities in England and Wales and the Housing Executive in Northern Ireland. They are issued subject to a means test and are available for essential adaptations to give disabled people better freedom of movement into and around their homes, and to give access to essential facilities within the home. Scotland operates a different scheme of assistance. Central government funding for DFGs…

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level access shower
28
Jan

Simple Maintenance Tasks for Bathrooms

Cleaning out traps. Traps from basins, showers and baths collect the soap residue and hair which eventually will cause the discharge of water to slow or even block. Periodic cleaning by disconnecting them and washing thoroughly will prolong the effective use of the appliance. 2. Cleaning out the overflows of the appliances. By using a good, stiff wire brush and rinsing thoroughly will ensure these are kept free of blockages.…

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18
Dec

What is a Level Access Shower?

A level access shower is a bathroom where the entire floor is one level, absent of any steps and edges. However, the area where the shower is located has a gentle slope towards the gulley/drain which takes the excess water when showering. It is design primarily for the disabled and senior citizens to ensure they enjoy a shower safely. It is becoming a design statement too for people looking for…

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