Utopia    Real Home 14 Jul 2017

Geberit helps change the life of 12 year old brain-tumour-sufferer Matthew with an accessible bathroom


Geberit answered the call to a recent DIY SOS, featured on BBC One’s DIY SOS: The Big Build.

Matthew, who was diagnosed in 2015 with a brain tumour, underwent 14 months of arduous surgery before being given a hopeful positive prognosis. However, the difficulties for Matthew and his family didn’t end there, as, to return home, the family home needed to undergo intense renovations and be futureproofed for Matthew’s future care and accommodation needs.

Amidst the DIY SOS team’s complete redesign and renovation of the home, a ground floor extension was added, with space for a carer to reside and bespoke areas suited to Matthew’s physiotherapy and socialising. In addition, the downstairs bathroom zone had a very particular brief – to be entirely accessible to Matthew and ensure he retained the optimum level of independence. A wet room was created with a Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care shower toilet, which incorporates the latest easily operable technology.

“We were pleased to be able to help with the latest BBC DIY SOS project, which are always for very worthy causes, helping families faced with life-changing circumstances,” commented Geberit Marketing and Products Director, Brent Hudson. “We hope Matthew and his family get a lot of benefit out of the Geberit AquaClean Care shower toilet and wish them all the best for the future.”

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