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    what is the size of the room, can the doorway be made bigger and a sliding door saves lots of room, charles;

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    Charles,

    When you say a "small roll in shower cubicle", what do you have in mind? If it's a small room, it'd probably be easier not to have a defined shower cubicle and to have a true wet room with sealed floors and walls.

    My bathroom is 2.9m x 2.5m and I spent about 4k on new accessible bathroom suite - sink & loo have to be compatible with an over-the-loo chair - a level access shower and completely tiled floors and walls, (mind you, that was in 2008!) It's not a wet room as only the shower floor & walls are sealed.

    You can get advice from your OT re what's possible in the space.

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    Hello Charles,

    We had a similar dilemma when we converted. Whilst a wet room is space saving, everything in a small area gets wet i.e. towels and toilet rolls. We decided on a low level glass enclosure with a minimal lip on the shower tray. This was using the space where the bath occupied. There are many suppliers online if you have a builder sorted. Remember to ensure the shower tray will take your weight and possibly a carer. I assume you have a means of getting upstairs?

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    Dear Barry and Ellie:

    You guys are very helpful. I am not looking at a full wet room. I am looking at an enclosed area like you both describe.
    Now if it is not too much trouble dearest Barry and Ellie would your respective good selves contemplate taking a photo of your respective shower arrangements and sending to me in a private message. I don't expect a demo photo of you using it. That might be asking a bit too much.
    Thanks thus far

    Charles

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    Hi Charles,

    We have just gone through this process converting a very small downstairs bathroom into a wetroom, it is smaller than recommended but we can just get the hoist and me in. The quotes coming in were around the £4000 mark, that was just way more than we could afford so my husband did it himself bless him and the mnda helped us out with a grant towards the costs. To get local suppliers used to doing this kind of job our O.T gave us a list of the contractors that our local authority uses for this kind of work. So it's worth asking to get your local guys.

    Wendy x

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    Wendy:
    Thanks. very helpful. I shall proceed as you suggest.

    Charles

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    Hi Charles;

    You might find this useful:- http://www.mobilitydepot.co.uk/impey...%20Cubicle.htm

    Night Hawk had one that I have some pictures of, the thread that talks a little about it is:- http://forum.mndassociation.org/show...ghlight=shower

    There should be another thread but I can't find it.

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    Much appreciated terry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njm View Post
    Dear Barry and Ellie:

    You guys are very helpful. I am not looking at a full wet room. I am looking at an enclosed area like you both describe.
    Now if it is not too much trouble dearest Barry and Ellie would your respective good selves contemplate taking a photo of your respective shower arrangements and sending to me in a private message. I don't expect a demo photo of you using it. That might be asking a bit too much.
    Thanks thus far

    Charles
    Hi Charles,

    I will send you a photo in a pm and as you say it will be the censored version.

    Barry

    Sorry to bore everyone with photos of my shower but I can't upload in a pm.
    Last edited by Barry52; 10th January 2017 at 18:02.
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    Barry:
    This is very helpful. And thanks for the courage to go public with your photos. As you say they are public but not the pubic version.
    Charles

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