Bathrooms Designed to Help Maintain Your Bathing Independence.

Living Needs is Devon's leading bathroom design and installation company. We are based in Barnstaple & specialise in wetrooms and easy access showers for the elderly, disabled and less mobile. We cover all of Devon including Barnstaple, Bideford, South Molton and Ilfracombe as well as Tiverton, Somerset and North Cornwall.

  • Your Centre for Independent Living Solutions
  • Future Proof your Home
  • Transform Your Bathroom

Mobility Equipment to Support Independent Living

We provide a wide range of carefully selected mobility equipment and daily living aids to assist and enable you to live independently in and away from your home. We are also happy to provide accessibility advice and equipment to businesses. We have a large showroom at our Mill Road site as well as having a display stand at Green Lanes Shopping Centre in the centre of Barnstaple every Thursday between 8.30am and 3pm. Our mobility specialist will be more than happy to visit your home, or your business, to assess your need and offer advice. Our specialist is also able to provide presentations and demonstrations to community groups free of charge. We are a fully accredited NHS provider of prescription equipment to patients.

Mobility Aids

Guaranteed Quality

With Living Needs, you can rest assured of a job well done. We have over 25 years experience, and all our work is fully warranted. You can click the link below to learn more about how your project & requirements are in safe hands with Living Needs.

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Full design supply and installation service

With all our work we offer a full design, supply and installation service. From our initial consultation, we will work with you to provide the best solution to your needs. After our free home survey, you will receive a detailed quotation listing the works required and costs involved.

The majority of our work is gained from word of mouth and we pride ourselves not only on the quality of our service but also on our ability to offer a best price promise.

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Explore our website or contact us now to learn more

You can find out all about our products and services on this website, or you can just get in touch with us at any time to talk about your requirements. We have linked to some of our more popular products below, to help you get started.

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Design and Build

We specialise in the provision of high-quality construction work in the North Devon area. Whether you want to renovate an entire property, build an extension, or breathe new life into an existing room, our teams of professional tradesmen offer the same excellent standard of finish on every project. Our aim is to deliver your vision of the perfect home, and we won’t leave until you’re happy with every aspect of the build.

We cover all aspects of internal refurbishments, ranging from complete renovations, conversions, extensions, to decorating, bespoke joinery and carpentry. In fact, for any building work you require on your home, we should be able to help. And all our projects, whatever the size, come with the same level of customer care.

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Visit Our Showroom

If you would like to discuss your needs in person and view our bathroom displays, our showroom is located at 1 Mill Road, Barnstaple. We have a free car park at the rear and are open Monday to Saturday.

Call us on 01271 374600 or:

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Case Study:

Rolle Quay, Barnstaple

Learn more about a cleverly designed conversion, recently completed at an apartment on Rolle Quay, Barnstaple

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VAT Reductions

If you are aged over 60 or are registered as disabled or have a long term illness, you may be eligible for VAT reductions or exemptions on mobility aids. For more details, call us on 01271 374600 or click below:

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Recommend a Friend

If you recommend a friend to Living Needs we will reward you with a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher.

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Free Home Survey

From our initial consultation, we will work with you in your home to provide the best solution to your needs. After our FREE home survey, you will receive a detailed quotation listing the works required and costs involved.

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Bath Out – Shower In

Fits in place of your bath – Fully supplied and installed from just £3000

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The care and attention given to me by your workmen was excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending you, as you were recommended to me.

Mr T. – Barnstaple

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All of our work is guaranteed

Living Needs, Solutions for Independent Living

Reassuringly experienced and dependable, Living Needs is the only bathing specialist in Devon who are members of the Master Builder’s Federation, approved by the Consumer Protection Association AND hold the Trustmark.

Living Needs are on the approved list of contractors for various local councils and housing associations across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Members of Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry.  Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized building firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit-making, lobbying continuously for members’ interests at both national and local levels.

The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members. The FMB also offers advice to consumers via its 'find a builder' and 'check a member' web pages giving you peace of mind that your project will be handled professionally.

FMB's mission is that "Our construction companies are uniquely placed in the construction market to deliver the highest quality and best value to clients."

Trust Mark: Government Endorsed Standards


TrustMark is a Government-backed quality mark which operates a framework under which 26 scheme operators work in the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators.

These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.

Consumer Protection Association

Living Needs are accredited by the Consumer Protection Association (CPA). Members are leaders in their field – only top rated tradesmen with the best reputations and work history are good enough to be allowed to become CPA members.

This also offers insurance backed guarantees and deposit protection schemes for your peace of mind. This means that we can help you feel and be safe an secure when purchasing products or services from Living Needs.

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