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  • We are experts in this field and in a wide range of adaptations to ensure that your home is more comfortable and functional to suit your changing needs.

  • At no obligation, we will discuss and plan your ideas with you and provide a design and programme with which you are happy with. Careful planning will minimise any inconvenience and disruption all whilst completing the project with maximum efficiency and care.

VAT Relief

VAT is not charged on certain services provided to disabled people, including some building work to adapt a disabled person’s home. Goods and services on which you don’t have to pay VAT are often referred to as ‘zero-rated’ or ‘eligible for VAT relief’. The rule about VAT relief for disabled people is complex.

Not everything that is supplied to disabled people is zero-rated for VAT. Appeel are able to provide additional guidance on VAT Relief following our initial visit to discuss your requirements.

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Bathroom Installations

Designed for Independent Living

Whilst many people are able to use a standard bathroom there are times when people may need their bathroom adapting to enable them to continue living independently.

When designing an adapted bathroom we consider the user’s needs, the location of the bathroom and the requirements of other users.


Adapted Bathroom Options

There are a wide and varied number of options available, these include;

  • Non slip floor and shower surfaces

  • Shelves and storage units positioned at easily accessible heights

  • The removal of steps, ridges or other barriers for easy access to bath

  • The installation of side opening baths or specialist lifts

  • Grab rails in areas where additional support may be required

  • Installation of a thermostatically controlled shower

  • Replacing conventional taps and shower controls with levers for ease of use

  • Installation of wall hung toilets and basins for ease of manoeuvrability and cleaning

  • Installation of specialist toilet seats to provide increased height
    and additional thigh support if necessary

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Wet Room Installations

Ideal for Adapted Living Spaces

The main features of wet rooms for Adapted Living is removing steps, ridges or other barriers in order to provide easy shower access which is idea for the less able and wheelchair bound. We provide wet rooms that are suitable for virtually any type of property or bathroom to meet the needs of the user.

Creating a completely waterproof wet room area requires specialist fitters and expertise. Our extensive experience and numerous installations throughout the South West are a testament to our reputation.


Wet Room Options

There are many options available when installing wet rooms with adapted living in mind, these include;

  • Low level or floor access shower tray with a door free shower enclosure

  • Replacing conventional shower controls with levers that are easy to use

  • Use of thermostatically controlled showers

  • Shower controls operated by touch buttons with tactile coding or illuminated controls for visually impaired users

  • Non-slip floor and shower surfaces

  • Grab rails in the areas where additional support may be required

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Kitchen Installations

Kitchens Designed for Independent Living


Kitchen planning for those with physical disabilities is particularly essential for independent living. We consider everything from the positioning of controls to the height of work surfaces. We will discuss with you your individual needs and design a kitchen that is perfect for you and your needs.

Part of our design services include the production of CAD drawings which allow you to visualise your kitchen prior to making any final decision.


Adapted Kitchen Options

There are many options available to make kitchen suitable to the specific needs to each user, these include:

  • Electronically adjustable worktop height and independent heights available

  • Low level storage

  • Shallow sink bowls and space saver waste kits allowing space for wheelchair access

  • Front controlled gas and electric hobs

  • Easy grip handles

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General Building for Adapted Living

In addition to the full range of works we offer for adapted living, we also provide a comprehensive building service to supplement it all should you so require.

These include:

  • Stair Lift installations

  • Door Widenings

  • The repositioning of power and light sockets.

  • External access ramps

  • Grab Bar Installations

  • Safety Flooring

  • Adapted Living Kitchens

  • Adapted Living Bathrooms

  • Adapted Living Wet Rooms

General Building & Maintenance

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Whilst we particularly specialize in adapting properties to suit your needs, our skills, expertise

and dedication are exactly the same for the more normal types of projects we undertake.


  • Extensions and Conversions

  • New wet rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, toilets

  • Structural Repairs

  • Central Heating and Plumbing works

  • Accredited boiler installation and Maintenance (Gas Safe Registered)

  • Accredited wiring/re-wiring electrical works (NIC-EIC approved contractor)

  • Painting and Decorating works

  • Roofing and roof repairs to both pitched and flat roofs; Either slate or tiled.

  • Tiling

  • Dry Lining and Plastering works

  • Doors and Windows in UPVC, timber and aluminium

  • Driveways and paving.

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