Functional & Stylish Bathroom Upgrade

As Retirement Living construction experts Sensus is dedicated to creating seamless spaces for elderly residents.

With all the wet weather Eastern Australia has experienced recently the last place a retirement living resident expected to find water overflowing was in their bathroom!

“One of our clients called us to investigate why water from a shower was draining towards the doorway,” said Project Manager, Michael Taylor. “Another contractor had installed the flooring incorrectly leading to water filling the bathroom.”

The village wanted to fix the issue as quickly as possible and our expert team were on site straight away with solutions.

“We consulted with our client to propose a renovation that would fix the functional issues and create a stylish living space,” says Michael.

The team started by jack hammering up the existing flooring.  A new waterproofing membrane was installed on the floor and walls to stop moisture. A new tile bed was installed with the correct falls to ensure proper drainage. To reduce slip hazards and to further ensure appropriate drainage new zero transition flooring was installed.

During construction our industry experts also anticipated resident’s future needs by building in connection points for easy installation of a bidet. They also lined all walls with structural ply so assistance aids can be installed anywhere in the room in the future.

“Sensus prides itself on our high-quality work,” says Michael. “Throughout the construction process we kept open lines of communication with the village and resident to ensure any needs were met quickly and respectfully.”

During construction the resident asked to remain in their home so Sensus happily installed zip-up dust covers. This provided access to different parts of the unit without having to encounter the construction site. It also mitigated the spread of dust.

The team enjoying thinking of the ‘the little details’ to finish off the space. Features like a detachable showerhead, chrome towel hooks and easily accessible drawers.

The resident is enjoying their new bathroom (pictured below) and is glad the only wet weather they have to worry about is outside.

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At Sensus we understand retirement living communities and are proud to deliver a high-quality product every time. Let’s work together to create the perfect bathroom for your retirement village. To discuss how Sensus can help you please contact us on

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