Flipping heck I need to let off some steam. I also me some proper advice and ideas from people like yourselves.
I need a shower put in upstairs because in our old house the bathroom is downstairs in an extension. The only place a shower can go is in the hallway upstairs. It’s a small landing space and not really a hallway but it does have an ideal alcove type area we can put a shower.
I rang a company called ‘bathroom solutions’, a company dedicated to designing bathrooms for disabled people.
The are manager just rang me with 101 reasons why we can’t have a shower in the hallway and quoting building regulations and mandatory space requirements. He said the shower has to be enclosed to contain the moisture and an extractor fan put it…err no you are not putting anything electrical above the shower was my response. Keep electricity away.
He said the shower will have to be turned into a room and have walls around it. Err no, that’s takes space away and I need as much space as I can get for my walking aids. He then said bathrooms for wheelchairs have to have a 1.5 metre turning circle. Err - we don’t have the room for that so what’s the solution I asked their man from Bathroom Solutions. And he said - wait for it …he said ‘you’ll have to move to a bigger house’.
I was very annoyed at talking to such a pillock and I told him that he’s obviously not disabled, doesn’t know anybody who is and has no clue. I hung up.
We need to put a shower in the hallway upstairs and he says we are not allowed to and the solution is to move. What is the REAL solution please?