Broxtowe Borough Council installs Fibo wall panels to support dementia care
Broxtowe Borough Council recently installed Fibo wall panels in a retirement living scheme to make a bathroom more suitable for individuals with dementia. Two contrasting colours were specified as recommended for this type of installation.
Howard Draper, from Broxtowe Borough Council, comments:
"This was the first time we had used panels as an alternative to tiles and we are very pleased with the outcome. The panels were quick and easy to fit, and excellent from a maintenance point of view."
Fibo's unique Aqualock system means the wall panels can be installed up to five times quicker than tiles. The simple tongue-and-groove system means that tilers aren't required, saving further time and cost. The panels can also be fitted directly onto existing tiles or stud partitioning – all meaning less disruption to social housing residents. In addition, there's no grout line to attract mould and the panels are low maintenance, only requiring a quick wipe down to stay clean, a further benefit for vulnerable residents in particular.
"Fibo supported us throughout the project and was absolutely superb. Any queries were dealt with on the spot and with professionalism. We would definitely use the panels again."