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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.
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.
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 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 showers, shower screens, shower seats, wastes, pumps and accessories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AKW packages style and functionality together for St Philips Care Home Group bathroom
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: email@example.com or visit www.akw-ltd.co.uk.
AKW launches innovative new wet room former
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.akw-ltd.co.uk.