Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs

Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs

Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs is a Channel 5 programme where a team of experienced tradespeople put right the errors made by 'Cowboy Builders'. With donations from companies and manufacturers and with some of the finest builders, electricians and plumbers in the business behind them, the team has set about transforming some real monstrosities into …

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Introducing the AKW Shower App

Introducing the AKW Shower App

The AKW SmartCare Plus shower is the first of its kind… a Bluetooth controlled electric shower. The AKW SmartCare Plus has many care benefits, one of which being the multiple modes of control, which can be taken advantage of by using the wireless remote (up to 10 meters in range) but now the comes the AKW …

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What is a Wet Room Former?

What is a Wet Room Former?

Put simply, a wet room former is a shower tray that sits under the tiling or the type of floor that you have in your wet room. Its purpose is to create enough of a fall for water to drain out of the wet room whilst, at the same time, making sure that the wet …

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What is DOC M?

What is DOC M?

DOC M is short for Document M. In the case of a DOC M pack, this is a product set that contains a disabled toilet for public use; it is up-to-date with the latest public building regulations and is ergonomically designed so the user has maximum comfort when using it. There is a wide verity …

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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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