Wet Room Myths

Wet Room Myths

Wet rooms have been growing in popularity recently and look set to continue to do so. However, despite the rise in wet room installation, the myths surrounding wet rooms haven’t been erased. Alongside their fashionable look, wet rooms provide many key benefits. This blog will run through the most common misconceptions about wet rooms and …

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Infographic: Reducing Risk with Dementia-Friendly Bathrooms

Infographic: Reducing Risk with Dementia-Friendly Bathrooms

Creating a dementia-friendly bathroom can significantly reduce risk for people with dementia, so with September being World Alzheimer's Month, we've produced this infographic to show some of the main risks for people with dementia when using the bathroom and some of the potential solutions that can reduce risk. To find out more or to read our …

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What is an Occupational Therapist

What is an Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist is someone who works with people of all ages to support them in overcoming disability. Ways they are able to do this is by providing support in all areas of their life. Such as helping them to participate in activities they might have given up on, but mainly to help them keep …

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Wet Rooms vs Baths

Wet Rooms vs Baths

The battle is on! Here at AKW we have looked into the benefits of both wet rooms and bathrooms, but which would be the better option? Whilst wet rooms are on the rise it’s time to ask the question: are baths necessary? If you answer no, would a wet room benefit you? Here is what …

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How does a Wet Room work?

How does a Wet Room work?

Once a wet room is fitted, the components that make up the room all do different jobs to enable the users to get the best results out of the room. But how do they work? Firstly when looking at the flooring many people think that it’s just tiled. However underneath many steps have been taken …

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Wet Room Popularity Set to Soar

Wet Room Popularity Set to Soar

The wet room market has been increasing massively over the last few years and this is only set to skyrocket. AMA Research have concluded that by the year 2020 the wet room/walk in shower market will be 34% bigger than it is today in 2015. They're forecasting a 6-7% growth year on year. It's estimated …

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World Water Day

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day – A day set up by the UN (United Nations) as “an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.” With that in mind, it’s important to remember that every time we use the …

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AKW’s Intrepid Explorer Trekking for Heroes

AKW’s Intrepid Explorer Trekking for Heroes

Ever thought of trekking over a marathon distance? How about two? On consecutive days. And then, to spice things up even more, add in a few mountains, ice fields, hot springs and rivers. Now that’s what we call a challenge – an Iceland Challenge. AKW’s Customer Services Director, Paul Tingey, has been training for this …

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The OT Show 2015 – Thank You Super OTs!

The OT Show 2015 – Thank You Super OTs!

What a few days we had last week at the NEC in Birmingham for The OT Show 2015! We met hundreds (and hundreds) of truly SuperOTs who either wanted to come to our stand to see our products or who came to one of our Dementia-friendly bathroom presentations in the Innovation Theatre. During the show, …

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Quality Plumber Week 2015

Quality Plumber Week 2015

This week it is Quality Plumber Week and the APHC are running ‘7 prizes in 7 days’ to promote the industry’s very best plumbing and heating contractors and warn against rogue traders. Everyday, from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October, a competition will be running via twitter. Using the #QPW15 hashtag plumbers need to post …

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