Raised Toilet

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My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if the toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a spacer that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet something like 50 or 100mm.
Is anyone aware of a toilet manufacturer that offers these as an accessory to their toilets or a firm that supplies spacers suitable for toilets in general?
( I've seen some of the modern wall fixing toilets that would be suitable however they are constrained by a under-floor pottery outlet pipe in a concrete floor. )
TIA - Andy
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:12:17 +0000, Andy wrote:

I suggest you avoid Dolphin like the plague. Their reputation precedes them and remains afterwards rotting in their vastly overpriced tat. Most other "specialist" firms in this area are similarly the spawn of a failed double glazing salesthing and her horse trader spouse conceived on a mercury contaminated moor lit by a radioactive lantern and fed on Pot Noodles from birth.

There is a pretty standard clip on adapter for any toilet bowl, a bit like a standard seat but about 4" deep, to raise the seat position. Your ;local Social Services Dept should have a catalogue of such things - if you have no luck get back to me and I'll find you the manufacturer.
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: On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:12:17 +0000, Andy wrote: : : >My parents are considering a new bathroom and my mother would benefit if the : >toilet were to be higher. Some of the specialist firms (Dolphin) offer a spacer : >that matches the footprint and design of the bowl that raises the toilet : >something like 50 or 100mm. : : I suggest you avoid Dolphin like the plague. Their reputation : precedes them and remains afterwards rotting in their vastly : overpriced tat. Most other "specialist" firms in this area are : similarly the spawn of a failed double glazing salesthing and her : horse trader spouse conceived on a mercury contaminated moor lit by a : radioactive lantern and fed on Pot Noodles from birth. : So, Peter, are you for or against them?
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That type of clip on makes it rather difficult to clean the toilet. There is also a removable frame with an incorporated "riser" which is light and very easy to move, which I think would be preferable.
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Andy,
There is a fitting that takes the place of the toilet seat and raises things about the same amount - this has the benefit that others can used the toilet without being incommoded (sorry!) by lifting it off. Don't know a supplier but my Mother has one in her semi sheltered accomodation so I know that they exist !
Andrew Mawson
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Yes, BUT WATCH the NHS ones. They are not as good as the commercial ones. My mother is disabled and has used both. There are plenty of firms around doing aids for the disabled.
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 21:42:49 +0000 (UTC), Andrew Mawson wrote:

Something like this from Armitage Shanks: http://www2.zestmedia.com/bluebook/products/18_1_14.asp
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My father who suffers from Parkinsons has a similar thing in his bathroom:
www.westonshealth.co.uk/acatalog/Westons_Health_Toilet_Surrounds___Rails_116 3.html
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Oops, wrapped url, try this http://tinyurl.com/yo5b
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Andy wrote:

Some of us unspecialsed D-I-Y ers are wondering why Dolphin can sell for money what any competent person can knock up for bugger all out of a coule of concrete blocks, some tile cement and a few tiles...
I really don't see the problem. If you have to unbolt the pan, raise it, you have already done 99% of the hard stuff - plumbing. The physical bit is just standing it on bricks, and making em look good afterwards.
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wrote:

Have you ever wondered why a dog licks its private parts???

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Err cos it can ?

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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:43:35 +0000, snipped-for-privacy@despammed.com wrote:

Exactly. .andy
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My mother, who has lupus, has just had a "disabled" toilet installed. It looks exactly the same as an ordinary toilet, it's just taller. She also has a seat raiser on the other toilet, which looks like a Zimmer frame with a loo seat. It sits over the top of an ordinary loo and you (well, she) sits on that. Not pretty, but it works.
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