Riviera Bathlift
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Riviera Bathlift
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Riviera Bathlift

Riviera Bathlift
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£399.00 Before sale price
£349.00 Excluding VAT
£418.80 Including VAT

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You can declare if you are eligible for VAT relief at the checkout.

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VAT Relief Information

The Riviera Recliner Bathlift makes everyday bathing easier and more comfortable. Available in blue or white, the Riviera blends nicely into any bathroom.

The new improved Slimline Riviera has technical improvements, which include; 

Individual – new ergonomically shaped backrest.

Easy – to operate by means of a plug in, floatable hand control with built in PCB board for ease of maintenance.

Added comfort – from the Riviera comfort model, where the hygienic seat covers also cover side flaps.

More hygienic – The new hygienic backrest and seat covers are designed with smooth, sealed surfaces that are resistant to dirt, easy to wipe clean, can be machine-washed and available in blue or white

Easier – The new storage battery compartment is located conveniently in the centre directly behind the backrest, making it more accessible, safer and a lot easier to insert or remove the battery.

Moving and handling – The bathlift is easily dismantled into two pieces, both include integral, dedicated carry handles to assist moving, cleaning and carrying.

More practical – The new unlocking mechanism of the drive unit features a red unlock button – one simple push with your thumb is sufficient to fold and dismantle the bathlift into its two manageable parts.

Safer – a new EMERGENCY button, which is integrated in the hand control, a more powerful battery offering even longer operating times, and a unique safety shut-down function to protect against squeezing or jamming during lift movements.

More space - saving – New flat backrest design to sit further back in the bath giving greater leg room.

More attractive – The new, slim line design makes the bathlift even more attractive and adapts harmoniously to its surroundings.

More economical – Our optimised service concept includes a separate, more powerful battery, maximum compatibility of old and new parts, and enhanced overall reliability

Optional Extras Available:

Comfort Cover Set - Available in white, with a smooth finish, this set fits on the seat, side flaps and backrest to provide additional comfort while bathing.

Headrest - Available in white and blue, this provides additional head and neck support and lateral stability while bathing, height adjustable to suit user need and height. The headrest is made from waterproof padded polyurethane for comfort.

Vitaturn L Transfer And Turning Aid - This assists users with restricted mobility to slide onto seat from outside bath and to turn their legs into the bath, providing more safety and peace of mind for the user. 

Vitaturn K Turning Aid - This allows users with limited mobility to turn on the seat for easier transfers into and out of the bath, with smooth rotating operation for user comfort. 

Clear Suckers - The clear suckers are only 5cm wide and make the Riviera easier to use in narrow baths.


  • Max. Weight capacity: 130kg 
  • Total width: 70 cm (seat including slide flaps)
  • Total length: 86 cm (at lowered backrest)
  • Seat depth: Approx. 45 cm
  • Seat width: 37 cm 
  • Seat height min. / max: 8 cm / 42 cm
  • Total length of seat: 58 cm 
  • Backrest dimensions H / W: 56 cm / 32 cm
  • Backrest adjustments: 12 – 40 degrees
  • Base plate L / W: 54.5 cm / 31 cm
  • Duration of lifting / lowering process: 25 seconds
  • Weight: 15.5 kg total, without storage battery /1.0 kg storage battery / 7.5 kg drive unit without storage battery / 8.0kg frame.

No fuss, just total safety and comfort at the push of a button.

Additional Warranty and Insurance Options:
All our new Bathlifts come with a minimum of 12 months warranty, with an additional option of Insurance cover. If you would like to protect yourself beyond the first 12 months please add the Extended Warranty option. Click Here or call us on 08006 123454 for more details
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Product CodeRIVBL
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ManufacturerDrive Devilbiss Healthcare

VAT relief on products and services for disabled people

VAT is a tax that you pay as a consumer when you buy goods and services in the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom. In the UK the standard rate for VAT is 20 per cent.

Disabled people don't have to pay VAT when they buy equipment that has been designed solely for disabled people, or on the adaptation of equipment so they can use it.

Also, VAT is not charged on certain services provided to disabled people, including some building work to adapt a disabled person's home and the hire of disability equipment like wheelchairs.

Goods and services on which you don't have to pay VAT are often referred to as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief'. In other words, the rate of VAT that is charged on them is zero.

The rules about VAT reliefs for disabled people are complex. Not everything that is supplied to disabled people is zero-rated for VAT.

Who is eligible for VAT relief

VAT law states that you must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief.

A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they:

  • Have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities
  • Have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (like diabetes, for example) or are terminally ill

A person with a temporary injury like a broken leg would not qualify, nor would a frail older person who was otherwise well and non-disabled.

A product or service must also be supplied for the 'personal or domestic use' of a chronically sick or disabled person to qualify for zero-rating. Things not covered by this include:

  • Products and services used for business purposes
  • Products made widely available for a group of people to use
  • Products and services supplied to people who are staying or living in a hospital or nursing home, as part of their medical or surgical treatment or with any form of care

Products that are eligible for VAT relief

Some examples of products that are zero-rated for VAT are:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Some medical and surgical appliances - like artificial limbs, for example electrically or mechanically adjustable beds chair or stair lifts
  • Computer software or hardware designed specifically for disabled people
  • Gadgets and devices that are designed solely to make everyday tasks easier for disabled people, like kettle tippers vehicles that have been adapted for use by a disabled wheelchair or stretcher user

Services that are eligible for VAT relief

Services that are eligible for zero-rating include:

  • The servicing, maintenance and installation of disability equipment
  • Adaptation work on equipment or appliances so a disabled person can use them
  • Some building alterations to a disabled person's home
  • The hire of qualifying disability equipment

Motor vehicles

If you are a wheelchair or stretcher user, you should not have to pay VAT when you buy a motor vehicle that has been substantially and permanently adapted for your personal use. A wheelchair user is defined as anyone who has to use a wheelchair - powered or manual - in order to be mobile.

Any adaptation work that is done on an unadapted vehicle to make it suitable for a disabled person's condition, whether or not that person is a wheelchair user, is also eligible for zero-rating. However, there is no VAT relief on the purchase of an unadapted vehicle.

For more information, read the notice 'Motor vehicles for disabled people' on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Read the notice 'Motor vehicles for disabled people' on the HMRC website (opens new window)

Equipment How VAT reliefs work

Before you pay for any product or service, check that it qualifies for zero-rating and that the supplier is registered for VAT.

When you buy a zero-rated product or service, you may have to sign a form declaring that you have a chronic illness or disability and what it is. You must also declare that the product or service is for your own 'personal or domestic use'. The supplier should have copies of this form.

You can then buy the product or service at a price that excludes VAT. You don't have to pay VAT and then reclaim it from the government - it will be taken off the purchase price before you pay.

You can find an example of the declaration form in the 'VAT reliefs for disabled people' notice on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Read the 'VAT reliefs for disabled people' notice on the HM Revenue & Customs website (opens new window)

More information

You can find out more about VAT reliefs for disabled people on the HM Revenue & Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there, you can call their Charities Helpline, which covers VAT reliefs for disabled people.

Telephone: 0845 302 02 03

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