Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bromford & Impey: Making a Difference



Offering residents safe and secure living arrangements, Bromford Housing Association not only builds homes, but invests valuable time and resources into every client. For over 50 years, Bromford has worked to reduce welfare-dependency and generate social value in employment, education, health and community safety; inspiring individuals to be their best.  
Bromford recently worked closey with wetroom solutions specialist Impey on a life-changing renovation of a former care home in Bourton on the Water. The renovation project saw the creation of two, modified three-bedroom houses, for two families in crucial need of new accommodation, when their previous homes could no longer be adapted to suit their changing circumstances.  
Impey donated specialist wetroom solutions to the projects, one of which allowed a safe showering space for a family whose son Jack urgently needed access a ground floor bathroom. The space has transformed the family’s life and provided their teenage son with the independence and showering freedom he was so desperate for.  

 

 




Overview
Bromford Housing Association recently created two beautiful and functional three-bedroom houses for two families with disabled members, whose homes could no longer be adapted. This case study focuses on Jack and his family, who struggled for usable space and found it increasingly difficult to allow Jack the independence he really needed. 

Now relocated into the specially refurbished property, the new living arrangements give Jack and his family essential ground floor facilities and much-needed space.  Jack has his own bedroom, with sliding doors that lead into a games room; and essentially his own level-access, spacious wetroom.




Solution

As a space which is used on a daily basis, it’s important that the bathroom is a safe and secure environment, which can be utilised with ease. For individuals who experience mobility difficulties, appropriate showering solutions need to be tailored to their specific requirements. Creation of an open plan wetroom was the perfect solution to cater for Jack’s needs. Incorporating waterproofed showering area with a level access floor, Jack’s wetroom is easy to navigate, leak free, practical and low maintenance; enabling effective use of space in a pleasant bathroom environment.

 

Product Choice

It was important that Jack’s wetroom remained light and bright and was spacious enough to accommodate his needs. Working with Bromford, Impey donated two LevelDec EasyFit wetroom floor formers, along with WaterGuard tanking membrane; which ensured that installation was quick and easy, coordinating well with the urgency of the refurbishment.

Imperatively, the LevelDec EasyFit floor former is strong and rigid, and can easily withstand a weight of up to 47 stones; catering well for a wheelchair user and their carer if needed.
Impey’s EasyFit product is well-suited to refurbishment environments, where existing underfloor obstructions like pipework or joists can be easily avoided using the revolutionary rotating drain plate. The floor former’s inbuilt 1:40 drainage gradient ensures that there is no risk of flooding or pooling and the Impey WaterGuard tanking membrane guarantees a leak-free and easily maintained showering area.
Needless to say, Jack’s life has been significantly improved by the ability to shower independently in his new open-plan, functional adapted bathroom. 



“We have worked with Impey for many years now. Their service, products and support is excellent and always to the highest standard. Consequently, we choose to work with Impey time and time again and would highly recommend their products to anyone installing a wetroom.

Tanya Everett, Aids & Adaptions Surveyor, Bromford


 

 

 

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