APHC launch wet room training course


APHC Ltd. in conjunction with supplier partner AKW, have launched their new Wet Room Design and Installation in Domestic Premises training course.
The course is aimed at installers who want to learn how to design and install wet room systems which have been traditionally used for assisted living applications but are also becoming ever more popular in the luxury bathroom market.
Following completion of this course, candidates can promote themselves through manufacturers and local authorities to tender for work where assisted living is a requirement.
Graeme Dryden, APHC Technical Manager commented: “Traditionally wet rooms have been designed for use by those needing additional care and assistance in mainly local authority or housing association run schemes. In recent years the popularity of wet rooms has grown and there is now an increased demand for wet rooms as part of a luxury bathroom installation. With our partners at AKW, we identified the skills gap within the industry and decided to create this specialist course to give installers the confidence to correctly install wet rooms in the growing market.”
Keith Jobson, AKW added: “ We are delighted to be working with APHC to pass on the skills and insight we have gained over the past 25 years of designing and manufacturing wet room formers and screens. The luxury Wet Room is a rapidly growing sector for us, and sales of Wet Rooms designed as accessible bathrooms for the domestic sector (both owner-occupiers and social housing tenants) also continue to grow rapidly to cater for our ageing population. To this effect we have added a short module to the Wet Room course that deals specifically with design considerations for those with reduced mobility – the correct positioning of shower seats and grab rails, ensuring easy access to raised height toilets etc.”
The course will cost £150 for APHC members (£200 for non-members). For more details or to book a place please contact the training department on 0121 711 5030 or email: training@aphc.co.uk. Don’t forget to also ask us about the £100 training grant towards the cost.