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Level Access Showers
22
Mar

Is the ageing population really ready?

Lots has been said in the news and on the television about our ageing population but are we really ready for it?? By 2050 a large percentage of the UK population is going to be considered to be a senior citizen. This has huge significance for the UK economy as well as a social and political impact.  This has many affects but the lasting ones are around the needs and…

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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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16
Jun

Where can my Level Access Shower be installed?

A level access shower can be installed literally anywhere within the home as long as it is practically viable with regards to drainage and ultimately the needs of the user. DW Services have installed level access showers in traditional bathrooms to under stairs cupboards and everything in-between. The job of considering the location of the shower generally falls to the occupational therapist if a local authority instruction or indeed the…

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15
Jun

How long will a Level Access Shower installation take?

This is all dependent on the complexity of the installation. If it is a straight forward refit of an existing bathroom i.e. removal of bath, basin and toilet and replacement with new tiling, etc. it is likely to take 5/6 working days. However, if you wish to remove a bath and install a level access shower only this can take 3 days. On the other hand if it’s more complicated…

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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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07
Feb

Adaptec Mobility becomes approved contractor for Horsham District Council

DW Services is pleased to announce that it has become an 'approved contractor' for Horsham District Council. DW Services will continue its excellent work in the area of disabled and senior citizen living for residents in the Horsham area. DW Services will provide adaptations such as, level access showers, access ramps, stairlifts, low access kitchens, showering toilets, grab rails and door widening. This is another clear indication of DW Services…

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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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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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