Hydrotherapy Soaking Tub, Linlithgow, Scotland
Product: Takara Japanese Soaking Tub
Client: Mr K W, Linlithgow
In 2019, Mrs K W and her family started to plan a bathroom conversion project, aiming to create a wet room with adaptations to suit Mrs K W’s restricted mobility. In particular they sought a comfortable, deep bath, versatile enough to suit different members of the family. They also wanted it to feature a bespoke hydrotherapy spa system. Mrs W suffered chronic problems with her back, so it was important that the chosen hydrotherapy system would deliver a real therapeutic effect.
The family found the Cabuchon website and duly contacted the company. They explained their requirements to the customer services team, who described the various options, enabling Mr and Mrs W to make an informed choice.
As part of their decision-making process, they asked if it would be possible to fit an electronically-controlled hydrotherapy system and, at the same time, to produce a specially coloured 3-sided bath panel in a contrasting gloss black. The team confirmed that it would be perfectly possible to meet both requirements using any model in the company’s deep soaking tub range.
Given the importance of making the right decision, staff invited the family to visit the showroom in order to test out each bath option for themselves. This would prove conclusively which was the most comfortable for them, and the most easy to use. An additional advantage of this was that the family could then see firsthand some examples of high quality brassware that would work well with each of the baths.
The family duly chose the Takara soaking tub, together with Cifial brassware, including an Aqua Filler – a combined filler/overflow that removes the need for a spout. They selected the Takara partly because of its ergonomically placed grab bars, which make for especially secure and easy transfers in and out of the bath.
There then followed a series of to-and-fro discussions by telephone and email to agree precisely the best placement of the hydrotherapy jets and their controls.
Eventually, with all the decisions made, Cabuchon set about manufacturing the bath and side panels, and fitting the 16-jet bespoke hydrotherapy spa system. The team then liaised with the family and their chosen bathroom fitters to arrange a convenient delivery date.
The bath was successfully installed and Mrs K W wrote to say that she and her family had quickly put the soaking tub to good use.