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What Are The Benefits Of Installing Modular Showers In Houses Of Multiple Occupation?

Posted by Kevin Taylor

A shower with a modular design in a house with multiple occupations.

Undertaking a construction project for a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) for the rental market can be a challenging experience for building contractors, especially when it comes to creating and developing the various living spaces required by multiple residents. One of the most important aspects of any HMO development is the bathroom and showering facilities, and accommodating each resident's individual needs is paramount.

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In this article, we'll explore the benefits of installing modular showers and shower pods in HMOs, providing an ideal alternative to traditional tile and tray showers.

Space Efficiency

The limited space available in HMOs demands the efficient use of every inch of space. Installing a modular shower pod can help to maximise the available space by minimising the shower's footprint. Compared to traditional baths or standalone showers, modular showers can be installed in a corner or a smaller space to conserve valuable square footage. By using modular showers, you can optimise the available areas, potentially increasing the number of rentable rooms/apartments in the HMO development.

Ease of Installation For Contractors

Installing traditional baths and standalone showers can require extensive conversion work to your existing plumbing and electrical systems. However, modular showers for HMOs require less hassle since they can be easily installed using a water supply and a power source, and can often be operational in just a few hours, meaning they can be installed at a later stage of the build.

Maintenance Requirements For End Users

With multiple residents sharing shower facilities – e.g. in a shared student house or university halls of residence, it's essential to maintain a hygienic and sanitary environment. Modular showers are designed to be low maintenance and easy to clean for users, landlords, and facilities managers, reducing level of lifetime wear and tear. Compared to traditional baths and tile and tray shower units, the presence of a shower pod can help reduce the time spent cleaning and ensure that the HMO remains sanitary for longer periods.

Privacy And Personal Space

When living in an HMO, some residents may require greater privacy when using the wash and shower facilities. Private shower pods are an excellent solution, providing individual use and privacy for each resident. Not only is privacy vital for personal hygiene, but it's also a crucial aspect of maintaining a good living environment in an HMO, with clear and respectful boundaries between residents.

Sustainability And Energy Efficiency

In this environmentally conscious age, landlords and end-users alike are increasingly looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of their properties whilst keeping their running costs low. One of the advantages of modular showers is that they are designed to be water and energy-efficient. By regulating water usage and the amount of heat required, modular showers are eco-friendly and can save you a considerable amount of money on utility bills.

Next Steps

To find out more about the benefits of shower pods for building contractors and the owners and operators of HMOs, please download a free copy of our Shower Pods Guide by clicking here.

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