Access Walk-in Baths to Deliver Market-leading Safety at kbb


Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Access Walk-in baths will be demonstrated at the kbb show so visitors can experience the latest in future-proofed safety, design and value for bathers with restricted mobility.

Since 1988 Gainsborough has been providing life enhancing bathing in the domestic and long-term care markets. The entrepreneurial founders, the Farmiloe brothers, were responsible for conceptualising and bringing to market the first walk-in baths – a heritage that is ever present in Gainsborough products. Today, this UK-based specialist manufacturer is a trusted expert in assisted bathing for senior and disabled bathers.

Available through trade distributors and dealers, the Access range of compact to full-length specialist baths ensures maximum independence and lifestyle fulfilment for elderly and disabled bathers through innovative access, hygiene and safety features.

Access Walk-In Baths


At the kbb show, Access will be showcasing four walk-in baths – the Indiana, Tennessee, Easi-Riser and Georgia. Each of these designs selected from an extensive range provide unique features and benefits for bathers who required added peace of mind without compromising aesthetics.

The Indiana is a full-length, 'P-shaped' bath which combines a slim-line footprint with ample bathing and showering space. It includes a powered vertical rising seat for safer transfers and the option to add a contoured shower screen to compliment the stylish glass walk-in door. The Tennessee bath is a popular choice from the Access Midi range with its ultra-compact shape and outward opening, wide access door. Suitable for bathers who prefer a fully upright seated position, the Tennessee has slip-resistant surfaces and effortless door locking operation.

The Easi-Riser represents the ultimate powered reclining solution. It provides total support and luxury for users with a reclining seat that offers a comfortable backrest and lateral support. The low access, wide entry glass door enhances safety, so bathers do not have to lift legs in and out of the bath. Its contemporary design blends with all bathroom decor and provides simple to understand controls. If bathers are seeking a more streamlined compact bathing experience, then the Georgia combines maximum practicality with elegance – including a lifetime leak free door seal as with all Access baths.

Access baths are unique in the UK… they are number one for safety. In addition to ergonomic design features, they are the only range to include antimicrobial BioCote protection built-in – a bathing first in the battle against infectious Superbugs. Delivering a proven 99.9% reduction in bacteria in care homes and hospitals*, this silver-ion technology cannot be wiped or worn away as it is integrated during the GRP manufacturing process. Unlike liquid disinfectants, BioCote provides 24/7 enhanced hygiene and reduced risk of illness as harmful microbes cannot survive on any treated material. Bathers also benefit from reduced stains, odour elimination and increased durability.

Developed in close cooperation with healthcare professionals and end users, the Access range consists of 11 baths with 25 different configurations. This choice is strengthened through technological advanced options such as Bluetooth sound, Chromotherapy and Air spa. In term of taste, Gainsborough’s manufacturing ability allows all Access baths to be finished in any bespoke colour – offering a new retro alternative to the standard white. Precision construction with attention-to-detail provides guaranteed lifetime leak-free seals and a 10-year warranty. These promises are reinforced by reliable components and high-grade materials which deliver a quality finish and feel.

Dealers who are looking to supply bathroom professionals with trusted walk-in baths have no better choice than Access as Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, explains: “Our Access proposition excels in the eyes of bathers, fitters and end users. We are all about delivering a rewarding and therapeutic bathing experience for all – so everyone in the supply chain benefits from a positive outcome. This is why our Access range has been considerately designed, leveraging our 30 years of experience, to include a new level of safety and reliability that is second to none. Our renowned reputation is there to be leveraged by all bath distributors and buyers attending KBB.”