No toilets seat lid in accessible wetroom

MouldyOldDough
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We are currently having an accessible toilet/wetroom constructed and have just had the toilet pan fitted - however, the toilet has no seat lid fitted
I am trying to figure out why ?
Most accessible bathrooms/ toilets in the REAL world are the same - ie) No seat lid
Why would this be ?
Surely - in a private home, it is necessary for hygeine reasons - and to stop things from dropping in to the pan ?

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  • Brie
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    I would have thought it was much easier for some less able individuals to use a toilet if they didn't have to faff about with lifting a lid.  Frankly I think toilets are much better off without myself.  
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  • twopenny
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    Slippery when wet?

    As in its wet so could slip out of hands, you could slip off it if you tried to sit on it, you couldn't get the lid up quickly enough if you needed to go urgently?  :D
    Alternative seating for showering?

    Indian trains have this set up and we would joke you could shower at the same time as - ahem!

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  • Brie
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    twopenny said:
    Slippery when wet?

    As in its wet so could slip out of hands, you could slip off it if you tried to sit on it, you couldn't get the lid up quickly enough if you needed to go urgently?  :D
    Alternative seating for showering?

    Indian trains have this set up and we would joke you could shower at the same time as - ahem!
    We came across something similar in a hotel in London.  The ensuite was so tiddly that your feet were actually in the shower when you were seated.  Think it had been meant for a motor home or boat.
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  • Jonboy_1984
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    Standard specifications allow for situations such as wheelchair users and people with crutches looped on their arms not having to reach over the relatively long distances. 

  • Standard specifications allow for situations such as wheelchair users and people with crutches looped on their arms not having to reach over the relatively long distances. 

    Surely it is up to myself as I am paying for it in my own home 
  • Andy_L
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    Standard specifications allow for situations such as wheelchair users and people with crutches looped on their arms not having to reach over the relatively long distances. 

    Surely it is up to myself as I am paying for it in my own home 
    It is. Did you tell the installer/designer that you wanted one or did you just ask for an accessible toilet & they just chose the default "no-lid" option
  • Andy_L said:
    Standard specifications allow for situations such as wheelchair users and people with crutches looped on their arms not having to reach over the relatively long distances. 

    Surely it is up to myself as I am paying for it in my own home 
    It is. Did you tell the installer/designer that you wanted one or did you just ask for an accessible toilet & they just chose the default "no-lid" option
    They chose the option 
  • EssexExile
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    Toilet seat with lid £12 from Screwfix.
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