KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
18th September 2019
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Geberit AquaClean plays its part in BBC DIY SOS Big Build heartwarming project
When 39-year-old Jason Liversidge was diagnosed with Fabry's, a rare, life-limiting illness, and Motor Neuron Disease (MND) local tradespeople in his home town of Hull rallied to transform his house into a safe haven in which he could make precious memories with his wife and young children.
Answering the call from the BBC's DIY SOS team, Geberit supplied its top-of-the-range AquaClean 8000plus Care, to help future-proof the newly designed ground floor wet room.
Dad to three-year-old Lily and 18-month-old Poppy, Jason was diagnosed with MND in 2013 giving him just years to live. Also suffering from life limiting Fabry's Disease, Jason, a former electrician, now finds it increasingly difficult to move around his home, with his plans to renovate the property himself having to be shelved since his diagnosis. Things were made even worse with the realisation that Jason's two daughters may also develop Fabry's Disease, as it is hereditary.
Speaking on the programme, which aired on BBC One on 17 June, Jason's wife, Liz, explained how important it was for the family not to be disabled by the house. With just nine days to complete the project, the BBC DIY SOS team, with the help of designer Oliver Heath, needed products and solutions that were easy to install and would help make the house safe and accessible for Jason both now and in the future.
Giving Jason as much freedom as possible when using the bathroom, for as long as possible, the Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care [BT1] shower toilet combines the convenience of a warm water wash and a warm air-dryer to leave the user feeling fresh and clean.
The donation of the Geberit shower toilet is just a small part of the major project undertaken by the DIY SOS team, creating a home where Jason can be safe to build memories for his daughters to remember him and where wife Liz will have the best environment to raise them in the future.
T: 0800 032 9628
26th June 2015