Low Level Access Showers
Our range of Low Level Access Showers presents an ideal solution for individuals who experience challenges stepping into and out of a bath but can handle a minimal level of elevation.
This form of installation offers an excellent choice for those intending to substitute a bath with a shower. Additionally, it eliminates the requirement to overhaul the entire bathroom.
The Low Level solution has a small step of around 60mm, which means they are not suitable for wheelchair users who require a near-flush entry to the shower area. As always, our experts will work with you to determine if this is the right solution for you whilst considering your mobility needs for a walk-in shower in the future.
The safety and comfort of our customers is our chief concern. To ensure this, our Low Level Access Showers are equipped with slip-resistant surfaces that minimise the risk of slipping and falling, thereby increasing the safety of the showering experience.
In addition, the well-designed shower enclosures play a crucial role in maintaining hygiene and cleanliness throughout the showering area. It is engineered to effectively confine the water, preventing it from spilling out and causing a slippery, unsafe environment outside the shower enclosure.
If additional mobility aids are required, such as grab rails or shower seats, we can supply and install them. This ensures the customised showering experience is safe, comfortable, and convenient.
- Great for straightforward bath-to-shower conversions
- Simple installation process
- 60mm or less step for easy access
- Equipped with slip-resistant surfaces for enhanced safety
- Ergonomic design for easy maintenance and cleaning
- Provisions for additional mobility aids such as grab rails and shower seats
- Not suitable for wheelchair users who need wheelchair access while showering
- A range of stylish walk-in showers to suit your home’s aesthetic
We have installed easy access showers in hundreds of homes around the country. Find answers to our customers’ most commonly asked questions below:
What Is a Low Level Access Shower?
A low level access shower, unlike a traditional shower, has a limited entry threshold. In our range, this includes showers with a lip of 60mm or less. This design feature makes it more accessible and convenient for individuals with mobility challenges, such as the elderly or those with disabilities. Our easy-access showers can be equipped with chairs, grab rails, and more making bathing an independent, comfortable, and relaxing experience. In addition, they feature a low lip for added convenience.
What Makes Low Level Access Showers Different from Other Shower Options?
Low level access showers are specifically designed to be easily accessible and a safe and comfortable bathing, for individuals with mobility issues. Whether you have difficulty stepping over a high threshold, using a traditional shower chair, or standing for long periods of time, our low level access showers provide a solution that meets your needs and enhances your independence.
What's the Difference Between Low Level Access and Level Access Showers?
Low Level Access and Level Access showers differ primarily in their entry thresholds. A Low Level Access shower, as the name suggests, has a lower lip or step than most traditional showers, typically around 60mm or less. This feature allows those with some mobility issues to enter and exit the shower with greater ease.
On the other hand, a Level Access shower goes a step further. It has an entry threshold of 10mm or less, virtually creating a flat surface. This design is especially beneficial for wheelchair users or those with significant mobility challenges, as it eliminates any steps, making access to the shower even easier and safer. Both options are designed with safety and comfort in mind, catering to various levels of mobility and ensuring a more enjoyable showering experience for all users.
You can find more information about our Level Access showers here.
What Is the Difference Between a Wet Room and a Level Access Shower?
A wet room and a Level Access shower share a common characteristic – both provide easy, step-free access to the shower. However, they differ in their design and usability. A wet room is a completely open plan, waterproofed bathroom where the shower area is not enclosed or raised, allowing for more space to manoeuvre, with water draining away through a single point in the floor.
On the other hand, a Low Level Access shower is an enclosed showering area with a minimal entry threshold of 60mm or less. Level Access showers have a lip of 10mm or less, and are designed specifically for easy wheelchair access. While an enclosed shower can offer the same accessibility benefits as a wet room, it has the added advantage of containing water within a specific zone, preventing the entire bathroom space from getting wet.
Who Are Low Level Access Showers Designed For?
Low Level Access Showers are designed specifically for those who have mobility issues but can manage a small step. This includes the elderly population and individuals with disabilities or injuries that make traditional bathing options challenging. Mobility showers are also suitable for those seeking to future-proof their bathrooms, catering to changing mobility needs as one ages.
However, they may not be the best option for wheelchair users who require a completely level surface for showering. For those requiring wheelchair access, a wet room floor conversion or level access shower may be a more suitable alternative. If you are unsure about which showering option is best for your specific needs, our team of experts is always on hand to provide personalised advice and guidance.
How Much Do Low Level Access Showers Cost?
The cost of a Low Level Access Shower can vary depending on your specific requirements, the complexity of installation, and any additional features such as grab bars, rails, shower seats, or other mobility aids. It’s also important to remember that certain individuals may qualify for VAT relief or grants for home adaptations.
We offer a free, no-obligation quote following an initial consultation where we assess your individual needs and bathroom layout. To discuss your requirements in more detail and get an accurate quote, please contact our team today.
What Shower Is Best for Mobility Issues?
The best shower for individuals with mobility issues largely depends on the degree of the individual’s mobility challenges and their specific needs. For those with limited mobility but who can manage a small step, Low Level Access Showers are an excellent choice due to their minimal entry threshold and safety features, plus the lack of shower doors makes getting in and out even easier.
For wheelchair users or those with significant mobility challenges, a Level Access Shower or a Wet Room conversion may be the optimal selection, providing an entirely flat and easily accessible showering space.
Our showers are all designed with safety, independence, and comfort in mind, and can be equipped with additional features like grab rails and shower seats to further enhance the showering experience.
We understand that everyone’s needs are unique, and we’re committed to helping you find the perfect solution for your situation. If you need help determining which shower is best for you, contact our team for personalised advice and guidance.
What Is the Best Shower for an Elderly Person?
The best shower solution for an elderly person can vary greatly based on their individual mobility needs and personal preferences. Low level access showers are a popular choice, offering easy access and safety features such as anti-slip flooring and optional grab rails or shower seats.
Level access showers and other wet room showers or conversions may be more suitable for those who face significant mobility challenges or wheelchair users, as these provide completely flat access. It is essential to consider the individual’s comfort, safety, and independence when making this decision.
To ensure the best fit, we recommend speaking with a professional who can assess your specific needs and guide you to the most appropriate solution. Our team at EA Mobility is always ready to offer personalised advice and support. To explore your options further, get in touch with us today.
How Much Space Do I Need?
The space required for a walk-in shower can vary, but the beauty of these designs is their versatility. Often, a walk-in shower can be seamlessly integrated into the existing blueprint of your standard bath or shower, making it an efficient solution for bathrooms of all sizes.
At EA Mobility, we boast a wealth of experience in tailoring our installations to bathrooms of every shape and dimension. We are adept at optimising your available space to create a safe, accessible, and comfortable showering area that suits your specific needs. To discuss your unique requirements and obtain a personalised solution, contact our team today.