AKW-MEDICARE

POINTON WAY
HAMPTON LOVETT
DROITWICH SPA
Worcestershire WR9 0LR

Tel: 01905 823298
Fax: 01905 823297

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Suppliers of: bathrooms for the disabled disabled shower enclosures care home showers bathrooms for the disabled shower enclosures for elderly disabled access shower trays easy access bathrooms level access showering easy access showering disabled access showers grab

AKW are leading suppliers of high quality showering, daily living and kitchen solutions to the elderly and less able.

With over 35 years experience in the accessibility market we design and manufacture products specifically for the end user. We do not adapt existing products to suit our client’s needs.

AKW supply solutions to the majority of local authorities, housing associations and contractors within the UK through a highly experienced national sales team. Our national sales team and trained surveyors are dedicated to providing detailed product knowledge and advice on which products would best suit the user’s requirements.

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Bathroom Products

Our full range of sanitary ware and bathroom accessories gives you a complete bathroom solution, whatever your need. Our bathroom products are optimally designed for maximum comfort; conforming to national standards for guaranteed quality and specially developed, although not exclusively, for users with reduced mobility.

Commercial Products

Our commercial sanitaryware range is designed for the individual wants and needs of our customers:

  • Specially developed for users with reduced mobility
  • Conforms to national standards for guaranteed quality
  • Strong and reliable with safety features
  • Lifetime warranty for your total peace of mind

Showering Products

Showering is an important part of life. That’s why we’ve carefully chosen a range of care showering products to give you safe and comfortable showering experience, whatever your space or need.

AKW also offer several easy access shower tray designs, electric showersshower screens, shower seats, wastes, pumps and accessories.

Wet Rooms

With a wide choice and contemporary designs, AKW is here to help you create a domestic Wet Room with plenty of style, along with high levels of accessibility and functionality.

Adapted Kitchens

The AKW Kitchen range offers the exciting combination of intelligence, style and function. Inspired by leading Occupational Therapists and created using our 15 years of design experience the range from AKW goes above and beyond standard design concepts for disabled kitchens.

Mobility Support

Carefully designed around you, all our Mobility Support products are designed to help you make the most of your home, whatever your needs. Products include Free Standing Shower Seats, Grab Rails, Ramps and Toilet Plinths.

Brassware

Our attractive new brassware range isn’t just designed for ease of use and installation – it’s designed for a lifetime of satisfaction. That’s why it comes with a lifetime guarantee, giving you timeless style and total peace of mind.

Further technical information, including Brochure Downloads and Product Videos are avialable on the BPi Download Library and on the AKW Website.

ACCESS RAMPS Disabled Access Ramps .See Also MOBILITY RAMPS:
ACCESSIBILITY PRODUCTS DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M .
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS Ceramic Tile .
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS Ceramic Tile Non-Slip
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS Ceramic Tile Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip
ALARM SYSTEMS Emergency Assist Alarm Systems .
ALARMS . .
ALARMS Audio/Visual .
ALARMS Disabled Toilet .
ALARMS Electronic .
ALARMS Visual Alarm Devices VAD
BASINS Cloakroom .
BASINS Concave Fronted Wheelchairs Walking Frames Stools
BASINS For the Elderly and Disabled .
BASINS Hand Rinse / Handrinse Finger Rinse
BASINS Vitreous China .
BASINS Wall Mounted .
BATH Boards .
BATH SEATS Adjustable Height .
BATHROOM Equipment for the Disabled .
BATHROOM Equipment for the Disabled Adjustable Tracked Systems
BATHROOM Equipment for the Disabled Commercial
BATHROOM Equipment for the Disabled Domestic
BATHROOM Equipment for the Disabled Visual Impairment and Sight Loss Applications
BATHROOM Lights .
BATHROOM Lights IP 65
BATHROOM ACCESSORIES Special Needs .
BATHROOM FITTINGS AND EQUIPMENT Inclusive For the Elderly and Disabled
BATHROOM FITTINGS AND EQUIPMENT Inclusive Visual Impairment and Sight Loss Applications
BATHROOM FURNITURE: FITTED Vanity Chests .
BATHROOM FURNITURE: FREESTANDING Vanity Furniture Stands .
BATHROOM PACKS DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M .
BATHROOM SHELVES .
BATHROOMS Care Assisted .
BATHROOMS Dementia Friendly .
BATHROOMS For the Disabled Adapted Living Solutions / Accessible Solutions
BATHROOMS For the Disabled DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M Mobility Needs
BATHROOMS Residential Care Homes .
BATHROOMS Social Housing .
CISTERNS Flushing: .
CISTERNS Flushing: BS EN 997
CISTERNS Flushing: Disabled/Elderly Use
CISTERNS Flushing: Lavatory Toilet W.C.
DISABLED Adaptations .
DISABLED Equipment .
DISABLED Equipment DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M
DISABLED Toilet Facilities .
DOOR Threshold Ramps .
DOOR Threshold Ramps Wheelchair Access
EXTRACTOR FANS Bathroom .
FANS Exhaust .See Also EXTRACTOR FANS:
FLOOR DRAINS Bathroom/Wetroom See Also SHOWER DRAINS
FLOORING Anti-Slip/Low Slip .See Also FLOORING: Slip Resistant
FLOORING Safety Flooring .See Also FLOORING: Slip Resistant
FLOORING Slip Resistant .
FLOORING Slip Resistant Sparkle Free Dementia & Mental Health Applications
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet BS EN 13845
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet Decorative
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet DIN 51097 Class B
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet DIN 51130
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet DIN 51130 R13 Slip Rating
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet EN ISO 10582
FLOORING Slip Resistant Vinyl Sheet Sparkle Free/Non-Sparkle Dementia Apps
FLOORING Slip Resistant Wet Areas DIN 51097 Class B
FLOORING Vinyl Sheet: BS EN 13553
FLOORING Vinyl Sheet: Safety Flooring Decorative
GRAB RAIL Accessories .
GRAB RAILS Adjustable Tracked System .
GRAB RAILS Bathroom .
GRAB RAILS BS EN 12182 .
GRAB RAILS DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M .
GRAB RAILS Floor to Ceiling .
GRAB RAILS Folding Fold Down
GRAB RAILS Folding Fold Up
GRAB RAILS Hinged .
GRAB RAILS Hinged Arm Support
GRAB RAILS Hospital .
GRAB RAILS Lift-Up .
GRAB RAILS Newel Post Fitting .
GRAB RAILS Plastic .
GRAB RAILS Shower .Support Rails Hand Rails
GRAB RAILS Shower Integrated Shower Curtain Rail
GRAB RAILS Stainless Steel Powder Coated
GRAB RAILS Steel Plastic Coated
GRAB RAILS Steel Polyethylene Coated
GRAB RAILS Steel Powder Coated
GRAB RAILS W.C. .
HAND DRYERS AUTOMATIC .
HAND DRYERS AUTOMATIC Infrared Sensor Controlled Hands-Free Touch-Free .
HANDRAILS DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT-Approved Doc M (ADM)- .
HANDRAILS For the Elderly and Disabled .
HANDRAILS For the Elderly and Disabled DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M
HANDRAILS Warm to Touch DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M
IN LINE MIXING VALVES Thermostatic NHS Model Engineering Specification D08
IN LINE MIXING VALVES Thermostatic TMV2 Scheme Approved
IN LINE MIXING VALVES Thermostatic TMV3 Scheme Approved
IN LINE MIXING VALVES Thermostatic WRAS Approved
KITCHEN Design Special Needs
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Braille Controls .
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Disabled Use .
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Disabled Use Accessories .
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Special Needs .
KITCHEN BASE UNITS Adjustable Height .
KITCHEN UNITS . .
KITCHEN UNITS Accessible / Wheelchair Access .
KITCHEN UNITS Adjustable Height Rise and Fall
KITCHEN UNITS Adjustable Height Electric Operation .
KITCHEN UNITS Saponetta .
KITCHEN UNITS Sheltered Housing .
KITCHEN UNITS Sink Units Adjustable Height
KITCHEN UNITS Sink Units Adjustable Height Electric Operation
KITCHEN UNITS Social Housing .
KITCHEN UNITS Special Needs .
KITCHEN UNITS Variable Height .
KITCHEN UNITS Variable Height Electric Operated .
KITCHENS Compact Complete Disabled Use
KITCHENS Disabled Use .
KITCHENS Disabled Use Adapted Living Solutions, Accessible Solutions, Mobility Nee
KITCHENS Disabled Use Adjustable Height
MIRRORS Bathroom .
MOBILITY RAMPS Disabled Access Ramps .
MOBILITY RAMPS Lightweight Portable
MOBILITY RAMPS Wheelchair Ramps .
MOBILITY RAMPS Wheelchair Ramps Handrail Combined
MOBILITY RAMPS Wheelchair Ramps Portable
PLYWOOD FSC Certified .
SANITARY FITTINGS DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M PACKS Part M .
SANITARY FITTINGS DDA EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M .
SHOWER CHAIRS . .
SHOWER CHAIRS Mobile Wheeled
SHOWER CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS Shower Flooring .
SHOWER CONTROLS Anti-Glare Finish Dementia Friendly .
SHOWER CONTROLS BEAB Care Rated .
SHOWER CONTROLS Inclusive for the Elderly and Disabled .
SHOWER CONTROLS Inclusive for the Visually Impaired RNIB Tried and Tested Certified
SHOWER CONTROLS Push Button Operated .
SHOWER CONTROLS Remote Control .
SHOWER CONTROLS Remote Control Smart Device Operation
SHOWER CONTROLS Remote Control Wireless Radio Controller
SHOWER CONTROLS Single Lever Operated .
SHOWER CONTROLS Thermostatic .
SHOWER CONTROLS TMV3 Scheme Certification .
SHOWER CONTROLS WRAS Approved .
SHOWER CUBICLES Combined Toilet .
SHOWER CURTAIN RAILS Aluminium White Finish .
SHOWER CURTAIN RAILS Body Support Rails Incorporated Grab Rails Incorporated
SHOWER CURTAIN RAILS L-Shaped .
SHOWER CURTAIN RAILS Straight .
SHOWER CURTAIN RAILS U-Shaped .
SHOWER CURTAIN RAILS Window Spanning Kits Window Bridging
SHOWER CURTAINS Dementia Friendly .
SHOWER DOORS Bi-Fold Doors .
SHOWER DOORS Bi-Parting Saloon Type .
SHOWER DOORS Folding .
SHOWER DOORS Half Height .
SHOWER DOORS Inclusive for the Elderly and Disabled .
SHOWER DOORS Level Access .
SHOWER DOORS Level Access Stable Doors
SHOWER DOORS Sliding .
SHOWER DOORS Split Glass Doors Stable Door Type
SHOWER DRAINS Floor Level Showers .
SHOWER DRAINS Wetroom Applications .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES . .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Bath Replacement .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Compact Unit .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Corner Entry .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Freestanding .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Half Height Doors .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Inclusive for the Elderly and Disabled .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Inset .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Integral Ramp .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Level Access Floor Level Showers
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Quadrant Shape .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Quadrant Shape Sliding Doors .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Self-Contained Cubicle .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Sliding Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Sliding Door Magnetic Closures
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Sliding Door Single Door
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Split Glass Doors .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Stable Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Wall Panel Systems .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES WC Combined .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Wetroom .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Wetroom Frameless Glass Panels .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Wheelchair Access .
SHOWER FITTINGS Doc M Packs DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M .
SHOWER FITTINGS Inclusive for the Elderly and Disabled .
SHOWER FITTINGS Special Needs .
SHOWER FLOOR FORMERS Wet Floor Formers .
SHOWER FLOORING Floor Level Shower Bases .
SHOWER FLOORING Preformed Formers .
SHOWER HANDSETS Hand Showers .
SHOWER PANELS Wall Panels .
SHOWER PUMPS . .
SHOWER PUMPS Drainage .
SHOWER PUMPS Level Access Waste Pumps .
SHOWER PUMPS Wastewater .
SHOWER PUMPS Wetroom .
SHOWER RAMP KITS
SHOWER ROOM PACKS Doc M EQUALITY ACT DDA Part M .
SHOWER SCREENS Bi-Parting Saloon Type .
SHOWER SCREENS Carer Assisted Protects Carer
SHOWER SCREENS Frameless .
SHOWER SCREENS Glass Freestanding
SHOWER SCREENS Glass Panels
SHOWER SCREENS Half Height .
SHOWER SCREENS Level Floor .
SHOWER SCREENS Mobility Applications .
SHOWER SCREENS PET Plastic Dementia Friendly
SHOWER SCREENS Portable .
SHOWER SCREENS Purpose Made .
SHOWER SCREENS Retrofit Retro-Fit Retro Fit .
SHOWER SCREENS Sliding .
SHOWER SCREENS Split Glass Doors .
SHOWER SCREENS Wetroom .
SHOWER SEATS Adjustable .
SHOWER SEATS Arm Rest Combined .
SHOWER SEATS BS EN 12182:1999 CE Marked
SHOWER SEATS BS EN 12727:2000 .
SHOWER SEATS Dementia Friendly .
SHOWER SEATS Extra Wide Bariatric Applications .
SHOWER SEATS Folding .
SHOWER SEATS Grab Rail Combined .
SHOWER SEATS Heavy Duty .
SHOWER SEATS Lift Up .
SHOWER SEATS Padded .
SHOWER SEATS Wall Mounted .
SHOWER SEATS Wooden Slatted Folding
SHOWER STOOLS BS EN 15373:2007 .
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined .
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined Accessible Height Adjustable
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined Automatic Self Cleaning
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined Automatic Touch-Free Operation
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined Integral Bidet Combined Bidet
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined Odour Extractor Combined
SHOWER TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined Remote Control
SHOWER TRAYS . .
SHOWER TRAYS Alcove .
SHOWER TRAYS Anti-Leak Upstand .
SHOWER TRAYS Bath Replacement Area .
SHOWER TRAYS Corner .
SHOWER TRAYS Corner Access .
SHOWER TRAYS Easy Access Accessible .
SHOWER TRAYS GRP Cut to Length .
SHOWER TRAYS GRP Reinforced .
SHOWER TRAYS Inset .
SHOWER TRAYS Integral Pipe Ducts .
SHOWER TRAYS Large Size .
SHOWER TRAYS Level Access Floor Level Accessible .
SHOWER TRAYS Level Access Floor Level Shower Bases See Also SHOWER FLOORING: Floor Level Shower Bases
SHOWER TRAYS Pipe Duct Kits .
SHOWER TRAYS Pumped Waste .
SHOWER TRAYS Ramp Incorporated .
SHOWER TRAYS Rectangular .
SHOWER TRAYS Removable Ramp Incorporated .
SHOWER TRAYS Removable Ramp Incorporated Wheelchair Access
SHOWER TRAYS Stainless Steel .
SHOWER TRAYS Stainless Steel Inclusive for Elderly and Disabled Access
SHOWER TRAYS Stainless Steel Level Access Floor Level Accessible
SHOWER TRAYS Stepped Entry .
SHOWER TRAYS Tiling Upstands Incorporated Lip .
SHOWER TRAYS Upstands .
SHOWER TRAYS Watertight .
SHOWER TRAYS Wetroom .
SHOWER TRAYS Wheelchair .
SHOWER UNDERLAYS Floor Level Showers Level Access Showers
SHOWER WASTE PUMPS Screeded Floor Applications .
SHOWER WASTE PUMPS Shower Drainage .
SHOWER WASTE PUMPS Silent Operation .
SHOWER WASTES . .
SHOWER WASTES Removable Top Access .
SHOWER WASTES Wetroom .
SHOWERS Electric .
SHOWERS Electric Audio and Illuminated Indicators
SHOWERS Electric Automatic Cut Out
SHOWERS Electric BEAB Approved
SHOWERS Electric BEAB CARE Mark Certified
SHOWERS Electric BEAB EMC Verified Mark
SHOWERS Electric DDA Compliant EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M
SHOWERS Electric Dementia Friendly
SHOWERS Electric Grab Rail Incorporated
SHOWERS Electric Inclusive Showering for the Elderly and Disabled
SHOWERS Electric KIWA Approved
SHOWERS Electric Phased Shut Down
SHOWERS Electric RNIB Tried and Tested Certified
SHOWERS Electric Shower Head Remote Control Incorporated
SHOWERS Electric Soap Dish Incorporated
SHOWERS Electric Tactile Controls
SHOWERS Electric Temperature Safety Device
SHOWERS Electric Thermostatic
SHOWERS Electric WRAS Approved
SHOWERS Healthcare Applications .
SHOWERS Inclusive Showering for the Elderly and Disabled .
SHOWERS Inclusive Showering for Visually Impaired / Sight Loss Applications
SHOWERS Wet Floor Installations / Wetroom Installations .
SOAP Dispensers .
TAPS Basin: .
TAPS Basin: For Elderly and Disabled Use
TAPS Basin: Lever Operated
TAPS Basin: Mixer .Mixing
TAPS Basin: Mixer Single Lever
TAPS Basin: Mixer Spray Nozzle
TAPS Basin: Mixer Thermostatic
TAPS Basin: Mixer TMV3 Approved
TAPS Basin: Monobloc
TAPS Basin: Spray Nozzle
TAPS Basin: Thermostatic
TAPS Basin: Thermostatic TMV3 Approved
TAPS Kitchen Sink For Elderly and Disabled Use
TAPS Thermostatic .
TAPS Thermostatic Mixer .Mixing
TAPS Thermostatic Mixer Single Lever
THRESHOLD Ramps Wheelchair
TILE GROUTS Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial .
TILE GROUTS Anti-Fungal .
TILE GROUTS Ceramic Tile .
TILES WALL Wall Tiles .
TILES, WALL Ceramic .
TILES, WALL Ceramic Bumpy Surface Glare Reducing
TILES, WALL Ceramic: Dementia Friendly
TILES, WALL Ceramic: For the Visually Impaired
TIMBER CLS (Canadian Lumber Standard) .
TOILET Packs Complete Doc M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
TOILET Pan Raising Plinths
TOILET Pans .
TOILET Pans Long Projection
TOILET Suites Doc M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
TOILET Tissue Dispensers .
TOILET SEATS .
TOILET SEATS Doc M Replacement DDA EQUALITY ACT .
TOILET SEATS For Elderly and Disabled Use .
TOILET SEATS Top Fixing .
TOILETS BS EN 997:2003 .
TOILETS Disabled Use .
TOILETS Raised Height Doc M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
TOILETS Warm Water Wash and Dryer Combined .See Also SHOWER TOILETS:
TOILETS Wheelchair Transfer .
TOWEL DISPENSERS Paper Towel Dispensers Coloured Polyamide
TOWEL RADIATORS . .See Also TOWEL RAILS: Heated Towel Warmers
TOWEL RADIATORS Heated Towel Radiators (CH Heat Sources) .
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Warmers (Electric Heat Sources) .
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Warmers (Electric Heat Sources) IP66
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Warmers (Electric Heat Sources) LST Low Surface Temperature
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Warmers (Electric Heat Sources) Multirail Ladder
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Cable Mats
UNDERTILE Heating .
VANITY UNITS Wood Effect Finish .
W.C. Fittings for the Disabled DOC M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
W.C. Fittings for the Disabled Visual Impairment and Sight Loss Applications
W.C. Packs Doc M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
W.C. Pans .
W.C. Raising Plinth .
W.C. Wheelchair Compartment Fittings Doc M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Bathrooms Bathside Walls
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Bathrooms Shower Corner Kits
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Bathrooms Walk-In Showers
WARM AIR DRYERS Hand Dryers .
WASHROOM ACCESSORIES Dispensers Cloakroom
WASHROOM ACCESSORIES Dispensers Soap
WASHROOM ACCESSORIES Hand Dryers .See Also HAND DRYERS AUTOMATIC:
WASHROOM FITTINGS Accessibility Products .
WASHROOM FITTINGS For the Disabled .
WASHROOM FITTINGS Packs Complete DOC M DDA EQUALITY ACT Part M
WASHROOM FITTINGS Packs Complete Less Abled
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Bathrooms/Wetrooms .
WETROOM Accessories .
WETROOM Floor Drains .
WETROOM Shower Screens .See Also SHOWER SCREENS:
WETROOM Showers .
WETROOM Waterproofing Systems Tanking Systems .
WETROOM FLOORING Shower Floor Formers / Wet Floor Formers .
WHEELCHAIR RAMPS See Also MOBILITY RAMPS: .
1000 SERIES Grab Rails
1200 SERIES Grab Rails
1400 SERIES Grab Rails
1600 SERIES Grab Rails
1700 SERIES Grab Rails
1800 SERIES Grab Rails
1900 SERIES Grab Rails
2000 SERIES Shower Seats
4000 SERIES Shower Seats
5000 SERIES Shower Seats
ABBEY Bath Board/Seat
ACTIVMOTION Kitchen Units
AQUADUCT 1800 Shower Tray
ARCHIMEDES 4 Waste Water Pump
ARKA Shower Controls
BAMA Shower Seats
BARIATRIC Shower Accessories
BLACK LEVEL BEST Shower Screens
BOND IT Ceramic Wall Tile Adhesives
BOND IT STERI-GROUT Ceramic Tile Grout
BOND-IT Contact Adhesives
BOND-IT Floor Levelling Compounds
BRADDAN Shower Enclosures
BRADDAN Shower Trays
COMPACT Shower Tray
CUT-TO-LENGTH Shower Tray
DALBY Shower Enclosures
DECKSTER Shower Trays
DIGIPUMP Shower Pump
DIGIPUMP SMARTCARE Shower Waste Pumps
DOUGLAS Shower Tray
EASY FLO Shower Tray
EASY GRIP Thermostatic Radiator Valves
ERIN Shower Tray
FORMSAFE Shower/Wetroom Tanking Systems
FREEWAY Portable Shower Screens
GEBERIT AQUACLEAN 8000 PLUS CARE Shower Toilets
GLEN Shower Tray
HI-LO Shower Tray
HI-MED Shower Tray
INCLUDA Shower Kits
INDEPENDENCE KITCHEN Kitchen Units
INSET Shower Enclosure
INTERGRIP Shower Seals
iSURE Shower
iTHERM Shower
KEPPEL Shower Trays
LARENCO Glass Shower Screens
LARENCO DUO Glass Shower Doors
LARENCO DUO CARE Glass Shower Screens
LEVEL BEST Shower Enclosures
LEVEL BEST Wet Room Showering System
LEVEL BEST Glass Shower Screens
LEVEL BEST Bathroom Accessories
LIBERTY Kitchen Units
LIVENSA Sanitaryware
LOW PROFILE Shower Trays
LUDA Electric Showers
LUDA S Electric Shower
LUDA TWIST Electric Showers
MAPEI Tanking Kits
MAXIM Shower Enclosure
MERMAID Bathroom/Shower Wall Panels
Mira Electric Showers
MIRA ADVANCE Electric Shower
MULLEN Shower Trays
MULTI Shower Enclosure
MULTI SPEC Shower Trays
ONYX Shower Trays
ONYX Bathroom Accessories
ONYX Shower Seats
OPTIMA Shower Tray
PENTA Shower Tray
PENTACUBE Shower Enclosure
RAMSEY Shower Tray
RISE AND FALL Kitchens for the Disabled
SCREEDMASTER Pump Kit
SCREEDMASTER Shower Enclosures
SHOWERLOO Shower Cubicles
SILENTFLOW Shower Pumps
SILVERDALE Shower Screens
SMARTCARE PLUS Shower
SOLIHULL Shower Tray
STANDALONE Shower Cubicles
STANDARD 900 Shower Tray
STAY-DRY Shower Tray
STILO Sanitaryware
SULBY Shower Tray
SUPER UNIVERSAL Shower Enclosure
SUPER WALKER Shower Tray
SUPER WHEELER Shower Tray
SUPER WHITE Ceramic Tiles for the Visually Impaired
SUPER WHITE Dementia Friendly Ceramic Tiles
TOPLINE Shower Enclosure
TRIFORM Wet Room Floor Formers
TRIM FIT Shower Tray
TRIM FLO Shower Tray
TRITON Thermostatic Shower Controls
TROMODE Bath Board
TUFF FORM Shower Waste Fitting
TUFT FORM Wet Floor Former
TUK-A-WAY Shower Tray
TYNE Shower Tray
UNIVERSAL Shower Enclosure
USPA Bidet Toilet Seats
VARME Underfloor Heating Mats
VELENA DEVOTE Shower Seats
VERSABILITY Grab Rails
VETTORA Thermostatic Shower Controls
WALKER Shower Tray
WHEELER Shower Tray
WORCESTER Kitchen Units
WORCESTER Kitchens for the Disabled

AKW packages style and functionality together for St Philips Care Home Group bathroom

October 2019

AKW packages style and functionality together for St Philips Care Home Group bathroom upgrades

St Philips Care Group is the leading independent care home provider in the UK and is responsible for 32 homes across the country. As part of the company’s continued drive to provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere in its homes, the St Philips estate management team continually undertakes refurbishment programmes across the group. An area of particular focus at present is the updating of 100 en-suite and shared bathroom facilities at four of the group’s sites.

Cathedral Care Centre and Roxholm Hall Care Centre in Lincolnshire, Kippen House in the Perthshire Hills and Chestnuts Care Centre in Grimsby cater to a range of nursing and residential needs for those with mental health issues, dementia and other age-related conditions. As a result of the variety of needs across the four sites, the estates team decided to work with AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility solutions, to come up with a bathroom upgrade solution that could be rolled out across the group’s facilities. AKW’s team of experts developed a ‘bathroom pack’ of fixtures and fittings that could be installed throughout the estate and looked visually attractive, whilst offering the inclusivity, cost-effectiveness and longevity needed by the St Philips Care Group.

Andy King, assistant estates manager for the St Philips Care Group explains: “With our continual refurbishment programme across the estate, we want to deliver the highest quality and functionality, as cost-effectively as possible. Working with the team at AKW, we were able to create a ‘bathroom pack’ of products that we can order for each installation. We have installed 20 of the 100 so far and the products are easy to install, look good and are hard-wearing. Due to the colour contrasts, they are great for our residents with visual impairments and dementia, as well as looking more welcoming than our existing bathrooms. The key is customer satisfaction and our residents and their families have loved the end result.”

The AKW bathroom pack for the St Philips Care Group includes a raised height pan and cistern with a dark blue, ergonomic toilet seat and lid, a toilet roll holder and dark blue, hinged arm support rail and grab rails. In addition, a monobloc mixer tap has been specified with the sink for ease of use, incorporating a TMV3 valve - a regulatory requirement for all care home applications. To ensure the bathrooms meet a range of end-user requirements, some existing baths are being replaced with wet rooms. In these installations, AKW’s ultra-strong TuffForm wet room formers are being used, as they can accommodate a user with a wheelchair and two carers if required.

Nick Kaye and Rachel Eley at AKW were responsible for developing the bathroom pack for St Philips Care Group in conjunction with Andy King and comments: “With the addition of the dark blue grab rails and toilet seats to our range at AKW, we have been able to offer a full bathroom package to St Philips Care Group that is not only hard-working and cost-effective but looks great. It was a privilege to have the estates team come to us with their refurbishment needs and for us to work together to create a bathroom package that can be replicated throughout the group’s entire estate if needed.”

As a result of the close working partnership between the estates team and AKW, the bathroom refurbishments have allowed for more flexible usage and reinforced the St Philips Care Group’s ethos of providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere in its homes.

For more information, please contact AKW on 01905 823298, Email: sales@akw-ltd.co.uk or visit www.akw-ltd.co.uk.

AKW launches innovative new wet room former

September 2019

AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility solutions, has launched Tuff Form8, a super-strong, innovatively designed, easy installation wet room former. It combines all the benefits of AKW’s existing Tuff Form former with a new octagonal fitting plate, allowing for up to 15 different waste positions and ensuring easy installation every time.

The Tuff Form8 wet room former has been added to the Tuff Form range to offer specifiers and installers even greater installation flexibility and increased weight capacity. With pre-formed fixing points and an innovative octagonal waste plate, all obstructing joists can be quickly navigated, making installation trouble-free. In addition, made from high strength Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC), Tuff Form8 has a weight capacity of 381kg (60 stone), making it ideal for heavier wheelchair users and their carers. Available in nine sizes, the Tuff Form8 former can be tiled or covered with safety flooring and used to create complete level access solutions on both timber and concrete floors.

Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW comments: “The Tuff Form8 former is a great addition to our range, as it offers installers and specifiers even more choice. As well as being ideal for use where increased load is an issue, the former’s innovative octagonal fitting plate helps navigate those trickier installation challenges. With a lifetime guarantee, this former is ideal for installers and specifiers looking to create the perfect foundation for a modern wet room.”

For more information, please contact AKW on 01905 823298, email: sales@akw-ltd.co.uk or visit www.akw-ltd.co.uk.

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