WET ROOM: Dear friends We are looking at... - Ataxia UK

Ataxia UK
3,330 members3,579 posts

WET ROOM

Litty
Litty

Dear friends

We are looking at converting my bathroom into a properly accessible wet room.

As part of that we are researching Wash Dry Toilets. We’d like to know if anyone has any experience of them and if you have recommendations. The three products we have found so far are:

Gerberit Aquaclean

Closomat Palma Vita

Bio Bidet

We have seen some pretty poor reviews on line so would welcome any first hand experience you wouldn’t mind sharing.

Any other recommendations welcome as well re adjusting height sinks, body dryers and so on.

Many thanks

Litty

21 Replies
oldestnewest

🙂 Good ideas, at some point this year we’ll be tackling a new bathroom from scratch, so I’m interested in your progress. I know somebody who (years ago) installed one of those toilets, I’ll try and find out how things turned out 🙂

wobblybee
wobblybee in reply to wobblybee

🙂 My friend has a Gerberit Aquaclean, and recommends it.

Hi we have a wet room, over the years we have tried a few different kinds. The best I have found is the not to have a shower tray in the floor but just have a drain whole and slop the floor to it, use antislip flooring, we have a half screen shower doors, so I can help my husband shower too. We also have a shower chair on wheels that goes over our toilet and then my husband can go straight into the shower. We have a gerbert aqua toilet, had this for about 10years, they are good and we haven’t had any problems with it but I will say it doesn’t always get you clean, especially if you are sitting on a chair over the toilet. I think this is because you are a little higher and the water does escape. But they are a life safer, no more trying to get into a bath or shower cubical if you are having balance issues.

Hope this helps xx

Litty
Litty in reply to Sammy418

Thank you x

Hi,

We did this for a son about a year ago.

As soon as I’m home I’ll post some photos.

This was done under the grant from the council, you can get up to £30,000 every three years to help adapt your home.

We researched all the toilets, and found a Grohe one.

There is a company in Hertfordshire, I think, they deliver UK nationwide, and that is all they concentrate on selling.

Their website:

bidet-shower.co.uk/

The owner (Lucas, if I remember correctly) recommended it as he has the same one at home.

When we started the project the decision was made to have nothing on the actual floor. I thought it would be much easier to clean water if nothing was in the way. All the bathroom fittings are wall hung, the sink, the toilet, the two towel rails, the heater.

We have also had one wallReinforced under the heater, so that when Ryan’s illness progresses we can easily add a changing bench.

Another decision I am very happy we made was to put the wall cladding (waterproof, white, extremely easy to sweep the water off of) all around the bathroom.

You will need a specialist company to fix the wall cladding and the wet room flooring.

The risk can be done by a plumber or a general builder.

Do you speak to your council and your social services physio to get the grant approved first.

Good luck!

Litty
Litty in reply to majajefferies

Thank you x

winch
winch in reply to majajefferies

We are having to convert our bathroom as I can no longer get into the bath. I note what you say about receiving a Grant: could you tell me who to approach and what information they require please. Thank you.

Hi Litty

I have one from bidet-shower.co.uk as per majajefferies. I would agree that they don't always get you clean, but they usually do. I wouldn't be without mine, and it was cheaper than may competitors.

Litty
Litty in reply to violasrbest

Thank you x

I got a grant for my wet room it has a grippy floor and tiled walls with a shower seat and curtain

The drain hole regularly blocks with hair

Litty
Litty in reply to FFNick

Thank you x

winch
winch in reply to FFNick

We are having to convert our bathroom as I can no longer get into the bath. I note what you say about receiving a Grant: could you tell me who to approach and what information they require please.

majajefferies
majajefferies in reply to winch

Each council should have a person responsible for disability adaptations grants.

They will tell you what is required.

disability-grants.org/disab...

foundations.uk.com/dfg-adap...

FFNick
FFNick in reply to majajefferies

All grants through ot. Don't tell about your savings

winch
winch in reply to majajefferies

Thank you.

FFNick
FFNick in reply to winch

All grants through ot . Dont tell about your savings at the time I had none

winch
winch in reply to FFNick

Thank you for this information.

Hi Litty!

I have no experience in those brands.

What I can offer you are photographs and a video of the modification we made in the WC when my wife fell ill with PSP.

They are "heavy" documents and I have to send them to an e-mail address that accepts large documents:

-Video mp4 (200MG): Adaptation of a WC to a PSP patient.

-Accessories for a PSP patient. jpeg pictures

If you are interested, send me an email address by the internal email of this chat.

Hag and luck.

Luis.

Thank you x

Please send litsmith@mac.com x

I have the Gerberit Aquaclean and to me it's one of the most useful things I ever bought. Tip: Wall-mount the remote control to a height suitable for you.

Litty
Litty in reply to medea

Thank you x

You may also like...