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Walk-in Bath and Walk-in Shower Installation

How to install a walk-in bath

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, so you need to be able to use its facilities confidently. Many people wonder about the process of installing a walk-in bath. This can lead to feeling unsure when it comes to making the purchase, leaving you with a bathroom that is hard to navigate and one that you feel unsafe in.

Each bathroom is different. Whether you have a small space in which you wish to install a walk-in bath or something slightly larger, the first step is booking a home visit for a member of our experienced sales team to come over. They will go through your options with you and take a look at your existing bathroom. It is the thoroughness of this step that can provide you with peace of mind, as well as answer any questions that you may have.

When the big day comes, your new walk-in bath is expertly installed in a discreet manner. Protecting the rest of your bathroom is key, so the necessary precautions will be made in order to preserve your bathroom floor  and prevent scratching to your toilet and sink.

Once the work has been finished, you can use your new disabled bathroom straight away.

What is the walk-in shower installation process?

For many people, using a shower is their preferred bathing option. However, when struggling with limited mobility, your existing fixture can be difficult to use, especially if the space is cramped and the floor is slippery.

If you fancy upgrading your bathroom and making it more accessible by installing a walk-in shower, then the experts at Handicare can help you. When it comes to installing a walk-in shower, it is important that they can be used by everyone.

The first step is to book a home visit, and one of our experts will then come over to your home and recommend a model for you. There is a walk-in shower with a seat and lots of other models that you can choose.

Our experienced sales team will go through all the details, including the different types of shower trays, shower heads and glass panels that are available. Once all the finer details of what you would like have been confirmed, we will arrange the installation process for you.

Can a plumber fit a walk-in shower and bath?

A walk-in shower can help make your bathroom more accessible. The installation can often be a large-scale process and involves a high level of plumbing skills. Because of this, it is recommended that a professional undertakes such a project to ensure that it is completed correctly.

In order to install a walk-in bath, your existing tub will need to be removed. Thanks to our expert team, there is little damage to your plumbing, which makes installing the newer model easier. In some instances, structural changes such as widening door frames will need to be undertaken to bring your new bath into your home. However, this will be raised during your home visit, so you will have a full understanding of what is happening every step of the way.

Your new full-length bath will need to be levelled, sealed and reattached to the plumbing before use, so your fitters will ensure that this is done. After a clean and check-over, the installation will be complete!

You won’t need to look for ‘walk-in bath installers near me’ on search engines as we can install a walk-in bath and shower across England, Scotland and Wales.

What is the cost of installing a walk-in bath and shower?

When it comes to looking at purchasing a walk-in bathing solution, the price is one of the first things that may spring to mind. For a bespoke walk-in shower installation, the price will vary depending on the scale of the installation process.

In order to secure your purchase of a walk-in shower, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% before the manufacturing can take place. As each bathroom is unique, this deposit is required so that our expert team can provide you with the perfect walk-in shower for your home. This deposit can be paid in two instalments, the first of which is payable at the point of order and is normally around £1,000. The remainder of this is due after a technical survey has been carried out.

The cost of installing a walk-in bath also depends on the enormity of the work that is needed during the installation process and the model that you choose. With our walk-in baths, you will also be asked to pay a deposit of 50% before the manufacturing can take place. A deposit for walk-in baths is normally around £1,000.

 If you change your mind within 14 days of making the £1000 payment, you are welcome to a full refund for your walk-in bath or shower due to our cooling off period. If you decide not to go ahead with the purchase in the days after this period, it is likely that you will have to pay any costs that have been incurred.

If you want to find out more information about the cost of the installation process of a walk-in shower, you can call our experts on 0800 1170 380.

How to convert a tub to a walk-in shower

The best way to convert your tub to a walk-in shower is by removing your existing bath. This way, a bespoke solution can be fitted. The benefit of having this done by a reputable retailer is that you have peace of mind that your shower is safe.

During this process, the experts who will be converting your bathtub to a walk-in shower will ensure that your floor tiles, walls and the rest of your bathroom don’t get damaged.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to get help in the bathroom, you can invest in a range of different accessories, such as seats, handles and lever-action taps. These quick fixes can make a huge difference to the way you bathe and are a good purchase to make whilst you decide to invest in a walk-in bath or shower.

Buy a walk-in bath or shower today!

If you are interested in a walk-in shower or walk-in bath installation, please get in touch with a member of our team. Whether you have a question, would like some advice about walk-in baths and showers, or you want to book a free home visit, we are here to help.


If you have problems with your mobility, certain locations in your home may not seem as accessible as they once were. As a result, making improvements to these rooms, such as the bathroom, is important.

A walk-in bath or shower can help make your bathroom easier to navigate. Step-free access rails to hold on to and a seat to lower yourself into the bath help those with inaccessible bathrooms and allow you to regain a sense of independence. If you’re considering purchasing walk-in baths and showers, find out more about the installation process in this guide.

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