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The Old Crumpet Factory

16 Brockham Lane

Brockham

Surrey RH3 7EL


01737 845630

Info@ihscic.org.uk

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Disabled Facilities Grant Funding?

Here is a quite typical bathroom adaptation funded by a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) compliant with the legislation applicable.  The DFG will allow for plain white tiles within the shower area, provision of splash proof lighting if needed, the shower unit itself with a 45 degree cut off to prevent scalding, adequate drainage which would either be by gravity or by means of a pump, water proof flooring such as Altro flooring which comes in a range of colours, a fold down wall fixed seat or free standing seat, grab rails, a curtain rail and shower curtain. Carer doors as seen here would be supplied and fitted if the Occupational Therapist deems them necessary.

The client in this case arranged to have a pretty border of tiles to break up the white expanse and match the blue of the flooring.

Our vetted contractors enjoy working with our clients to source materials and colours to make every room unique, even on a low budget and in the smallest bathroom; with a bit of imagination it is possible to create something really special.

This is another typical DFG funded shower adaptation. This again makes use of carer doors, which allows a carer to assist with the bathing while standing on the other side of the splash area. In this case the client paid the difference to have their own choice of tiles.  The choice of colour of the non-slip flooring compliments the shades in the tiles. Also the DFG would normally only fund tiles within the splash area or perhaps behind a basin, the client has extended the tiling to the whole bathroom to make a much nicer finish.


The DFG may sometimes fund the replacement of a radiator, wash basin or toilet but only if the items need moving and in so moving them they are likely to break or be the wrong size to work with the layout.

Our vetted contractors enjoy working with our clients to source materials and colours to make every room unique, even on a low budget and in the smallest bathroom; with a bit of imagination it is possible to create something really special.

This simple adaptation was completed with pale tiles and flooring plus a border to make a nice effect. The wooden drop down seat is less obtrusive than the more robust seat in the blue bathroom and the client has purchased a glass screen instead of a shower curtain.

Our client was awarded a DFG for her bathroom adaptation and then a family member put forward additional funds to upgrade the decor to achieve this lovely wet room. The result is one to be proud of, with nice stone and cream wall tiles and a fully tiled floor.

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