Walk in showers

walk in shower specialists

We specialise in walk in showers, so whether you’d like your shower to be completely step-free or just at a lower level, we can transform your bathroom into a safe and luxurious environment to suit your needs.

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Our wide range of easy-to-clean, slip-resistant flooring provides you with a seamless and safe transition from one slip resistant surface to another.

Walk in shower surfaces

Instead of tiles, we find uPVC and Ply-based wall panelling offers a practical, high quality finish to walk in showers. We’ve already installed it in hundreds of bathrooms and walk in showers and our customers love them. These interlocking panels are water tight, come in a variety of colours and trims are easy to wipe clean.

Please let our Surveyor know if you would like us to install any bathroom accessories such as towel rails, toilet roll holders or cabinets, as our fitters are well equipped to help.

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Choose from two types of shower tray:

1) Low level shower trays Our low level trays feature a ‘step in’ height of 25mm to 40mm when installed on top of your existing flooring. A low level shower tray to replace the existing bath – or ‘bath out shower in’ – is very common as a means to increase the use of the bathroom and create a large airy shower space.

2) ‘Step free’ (level access) shower trays We can go one step further than mainstream bathroom companies by providing completely level access using a shower tray. This ‘zero step in’ entry has all the benefits of a wetroom in terms of level access, but at the cost of a low-level shower tray. Ask our Surveyors how and whether it can be done in your home.

Buying from AHM is simple

3 simple steps to transform your bathroom

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Quotation

Call us or simply fill in the online form and let us know what you require.  We will get back to you with a quote or arrange a site visit

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Design

Once you accept the quotation we draft the designs for your approval – everything is then made to your specification

Installation

We arrange a suitable time to start, deliver everything to site,  once we have finished we clean up

Screens for walk in Showers

With all of our walk in showers, you can choose from a wide range of shower screens of varying glass thickness and designs to match your taste. You might like a fixed panel screen to give you a no fuss option and a truly liberating showering experience. Or you could choose a high quality thick glass enclosure with optimum door opening space, and a door that glides with ease to meet a magnetic door seal.

Bath sized shower Packages

£2495
  • Design FREE home survey and quote. Design based on your needs and wants
  • Tray Showerpax 1800×700 Slip Resistant Tray (trimmable to 1500). Gravity Waste
  • Screen Scudo i8 shower screen 800-1000mm
  • Walls Easy clean wall panelling (2 walls, up to 6.5 Sqm any colour)
  • Shower FREE repair/re-use of existing shower
  • Other stuff! All fitting kits/glues, Rubbish removal, Home carpet protection, kit as standard, Free 12 months installation warranty, Tray, screens and shower lifetime warranties
  • All installation quotes subject to FREE home survey
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£3995
  • Design FREE home survey and quote. Design based on your needs and wants
  • Tray AKW 1800×700 Slip Resistant Tray (trimmable to 1500), Showerpax Fast flow for high output showers or ANY Lakes tray (not slip resistant)
  • Screen Any Scudo i8 with flipper panel OR Scudo i10 shower panel
  • Walls Easy clean wall panelling (3 walls, up to 10 Sqm any colour)
  • Shower Mira Coda Pro EV or any exposed valve Scudo (not Raincan)
  • Other stuff! All fitting kits/glues included, Rubbish removal included, Home carpet protection kit as standard, Free 12 months installation warranty, Tray, screens and shower lifetime warranties
  • All installation quotes subject to FREE home survey
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* All prices exclude VAT.  You may be eligible for the reduced rate or zero VAT, ask your surveyor for details

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FAQs

As technical surveyors we speak to clients everyday about what their needs are in the bathroom for both normal or disabled use. The questions and answers detailed below are typical examples of what people ask ;

I would like to replace my bath with a showering area in the bathroom – Is it possible?

That depends on a number of issues. Firstly if it is the bath you want to remove and replace with a shower cubicle or wet floor area then it should be quite possible. We make a number of low level bath size shower trays sizes specifically for this application. Examples are 1200 x 700 ; 1500-1700 x 800 ; 1500-1700 x 700 ; 1500-1700 x 650 ;

Do you fit standard sized shower trays and cubicles from any manufacturing company?

Of course. We are specialist installers. A lot of our clients will want to buy their own shower cubicle and want us to fit it. We will usually advise them about the quality of what they are purchasing and can sometimes suggest better quality alternatives for the same money.

How much are standard shower cubicles?

That really depends on the size and quality of the shower cubicle you want fitted. But expect to pay around £499 (exc VAT) for a reasonable quality 800 x 800 quadrant shower including screens fitted with 6mm safety glass and adjustable door rollers.

How much are specialist bath size shower cubicles to buy?

Again that depends on the size of the shower tray and screens being used. Expect a low level bath sized tray with slip resistant texturing 1700 x 700 to include a single 900 x 8mm shower screen to cost around £699.00. (exc VAT) Where a carer is assisting a disabled individual with showering, the screens may be half height. The typical prices for a bath sized low level textured slip resistant shower tray and a set of 1700 x 900 half height bifolding doors and curtains would be around £1,199.00 exc VAT.

Are there grants available for paying for converting walk in showers?

Yes, if you have a chronic illness (such as arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, heart problems etc)..or some other form of disability and you cannot get into or out of the bath then there are grants available from the Council to fund a shower conversion. For anybody living in social housing the funding is available under their standard home improvement budget, but for people living in their own homes the grant is called a Disabled Facilities Grant – DFG.

Can I have any type of shower fitted using a DFG?

When a client applies for a grant they are visited by an Occupational Therapist (OT) to assess their bathing needs. The OT will then specify what type of specialist walk in showers or wet floor should be fitted and so the client does not really have much of a say in what equipment will be fitted.

How long does it take for DFG to be awarded?

From date of your initial enquiry to the Council, depending on what point you are in the financial year, it is quite normal for it to take anything from 7-14 months to be awarded.

How would I qualify for a DFG?

You have to have a qualifying illness or condition before you can become disabled eligible. If you are an adult when you apply for the grant it is usually means tested. If your income is too high and/or you have a large private pension or savings then you may be outside the scope for a DFG and you may have to fund it privately.

Is it cheaper if I decide to fund the installation of the walk in showers myself?

If you do not qualify for a DFG or the waiting list for a grant in your area is too long, you may decide not to proceed down that route and you can therefore fund it yourself. If you were to have a grant an NHS Occupational Therapist would decide what bathing facilities you required and since the Council would pay for it, you as a client will have no choice in what you have fitted. Most DFG installs specify a wet room or wet area in the bathroom which will almost certainly be a more expensive option that walk in showers of some description.

Do I have to pay VAT on the shower installation?

If you have a qualifying physical illness or disability, then not normally on walk in showers.

A lot of companies promise fitting walk in showers in one day. Is this possible?

In theory if everything is in place, yes it is. Bit it all depends on how much work is required to fit the cubicle. Lowering the waste, cutting out a concrete floor, relocating any pipework and sinking a tray into a concrete floor to achieve level access entry for example is going to take a lot longer than fitting a surface mounted tray, connecting to the existing bath waste with a 6″ step-in tray height. Then there might be a new shower mixer to fit, and any cladding or tiling to the shower walls to consider. Be careful of any company making rash promises.

Will there be a lot of mess when you fit walk in showers?

If we are cutting into floors then there will always be a certain amount of mess and disruption, but a professional installation company should have already prepared the site with protective coverings and facilities to remove any waste materials into a skip as soon as rubbish appears.

Do you remove all of the rubbish?

Yes, we will remove all rubbish from site when the job is completed.

Can we still use the toilet if you are here for more than a day?

If we are at site for 2-3 days we will of course ensure the toilet is available during the day and at night. Our fitters are quite used to working with clients in this way and has always proved successful.

I can manage a small step into a shower but how low can you make the tray height?

We can fit a shower tray into most types of bathroom floor to give level access entry into the shower, or we can fit a 40mm (1.5″) ; 100mm (4″) or 150mm (6″) standard step in entry height.

Could our own plumber fit a shower cubicle?

Whilst most plumbers are trained to fit heating and plumbing systems, in our experience there are only a few who are multi trained and able fit all of the different walk in showers that we specify or are available in the market place. Most plumbers can fit an offering from the internet or the DIY stores but tend to avoid the more specialist level access showers and wet rooms that we manufacture and install.

Is it possible to add a shower cubicle to a small bathroom and still keep the bath?

A lot of people still like a good soak in the bath. Keeping the bath and adding a new shower area might be a bit more challenging in some smaller bathrooms, which is why a lot of clients enquire about having a walk in bath fitted in order to gain an easy access shower facility as well as managing to retain a bathing facility.

Do you provide a free survey service?

Yes. One of our surveyors will call out to your home and talk you through the options available to you. When we are only fitting a shower or bath into an existing bathroom our approach is to specify a walk in shower or bath based on what you tell us about your physical needs. We are conscious that a lot of our disabled and retired clients may be on restricted incomes and so we will always specify a suitable product for their immediate or future needs and wherever possible reuse existing materials or fitted products to reduce their install cost. The surveyor will then create a drawing and schedule with a number of price options to suit.

Do you guarantee all of your work?

We always guarantee our work. Most of the products used in our bathrooms have at least a a 12 month warranty with them and some others up to 10 years. Installation warranty is for a standard 12 months. As installers we prefer to fit better quality products to give a longer lifetime to the install anyway.