Accessible housing design: put pleasure over procedure

  • 15 Oct 2019

According to guidance published by RIBA, a well-designed bathroom is often the key to dignity and independence. Closomat, the leading brand of wash dry toilets, offers the ideal solution.

The guidance- ‘Age Friendly Housing’- says “hospital-style bathrooms have made bathing [personal hygiene] a procedure rather than a pleasure for older and disabled people but safety and practicality no longer need to come at the expense of style”. It cites as exemplar of well-designed accessible bathrooms the inclusion of fixtures such as wash & dry toilets.

Closomat offers wash dry toilets, smart toilets and automatic toilets, which combine integrated douching and drying within the WC so there is no need to manually wipe.

Its latest models, the wall-hung Asana and floor-mounted Palma Vita, reflect several of the features and benefits referenced in the age-friendly housing guidance.

Closomat delivers contemporary styling with the best performance in douching and drying. The Asana features a low level soft ambient light, facilitating its location in the dark/at night. The Palma Vita is unique in that it can be accessorised, initially and retrospectively, to suit the individual’s changing needs.

“Age-friendly housing is actually about designing homes for life,” observes Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “The bathroom is the most common room to be adapted to accommodate a person’s needs, and the toilet is actually the most commonly altered fixture therein. Appropriate design (and execution) at the outset can reduce or eliminate the need for adaptation later, with all its financial, physical and psychological cost, and enable someone to enjoy living in their home, for life, with optimum dignity and independence.”

Contact:

Closomat
Building 1, Brooklands Place,
Brooklands Road,
Sale,
Cheshire,
M33 6SD,
United Kingdom

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