Companion has introduced a new quick-to-fit Showerpod that offers disabled and elderly people more accessibly showering without the need for a full bathroom re-fit.
In an effort to build on its expanding bathroom sales, which increased by 25% in 2017, Companion is looking to capitalise on the greater number of multi-generational households, which is driving demand for accessible bathroom products.
Sales and marketing director, David Harrison, said that many people are reluctant to adapt their home as they do not want the disruption or do not like the clinical appearance of some of the products available.
He said: “Our new Showerpod can be fitted in as little as a day, as it fits in the same space as a traditional bath, while its contemporary styling is proving popular making it an attractive alternative to a full bathroom re-fit.”
Companion hopes the solution will minimise the cost and disruption experienced when work is done to adapt homes to the needs of the disabled and elderly.
It said that this strategy gives mobility retailers the opportunity to offer their customers a comprehensive range of home adaptations and customer service.
“We offer retailers a risk-free way to increase their income by passing referrals to us.
“They can be assured their customers are in safe hands as we are a Which? Trusted Trader, an approved member of Trading Standards’ Buy with Confidence Scheme and a Feefo Gold Trusted Service award winner,” added Mr Harrison.
Companion’s Showerpod, developed in conjunction with AKW, is available in a range of finishes and with options including half-height doors and panels, shower seats, grab rails and shelving.
It is quick and easy to install, fitting in the same space as a traditional bath if necessary, and easy to look after as the self-contained leak proof unit needs no tiling, grouting or sealant.