bathroom-modern-bathBathroom Installation Plymouth

Designed for Independent Living

Whilst many people are able to use a standard bathroom there are times when people may need their bathroom adapting to enable them to continue independent living.

When designing an adapted bathroom we consider the extent of a person’s disability, the location of the bathroom and the requirements of other users.


Adapted Bathroom Options

bathroom-modern-tiledThere are a huge number of options available to make bathrooms suitable for the elderly or physically challenged, these include;

  • Non slip floor and shower surfaces
  • Shelves and storage units positioned at heights which are easily accessible
  • Removing steps, ridges or other barriers for easy access to bath
  • Installation of side opening baths or specialist lifts
  • Use of grab rails in areas where additional support may be required
  • Installation of a thermostatically controlled shower
  • Replacing conventional taps and shower controls with levers for ease of use
  • Installation of wall hung toilets and basins for ease of manoeuvrability and cleaning
  • Installation of specialist toilet seats to provide increased height
    and additional thigh support if necessary


bathroom-modern-sinkVAT Relief

VAT is not charged on certain services provided to disabled people, including some building work to adapt a disabled person’s home. Goods and services on which you don’t have to pay VAT are often referred to as ‘zero-rated’ or ‘eligible for VAT relief’. The rule about VAT relief for disabled people is complex. Not everything that is supplied to disabled people is zero-rated for VAT. Appeel are able to provide additional guidance on VAT Relief following our initial visit to discuss your requirements.

Plymouth City Council's preferred contractors for Adapted Living