A unique service is helping local education providers achieve optimum effectiveness in value engineering for accessible toilet provision.
The Department for Education has updated its Building Bulletin 103 Area Guidelines for Mainstream Schools, which, for the first time, lays down a minimum size and required equipment for a school hygiene room. However, few building services companies fully appreciate the breadth of equipment and associated ancillaries required, or have the capability and ability to supply, install and commission the raft of equipment involved. This puts strain on timescales and budgets.
Clos-o-Mat is the only disabled toilet provider than can, in-house, provide a value engineered solution. It can, through one source, provide design advice, supply, installation, project management and on-going service/maintenance across ALL the equipment needed.
“Because the room is a toilet, there is a misconception that any building services company can fit it. But it contains more than a WC; it has highly specialized equipment such as a hoist, a big changing bench, it needs electricity as well as a water supply, it needs load-bearing walls….… if not understood, these cause significant delays and cost to the project,” says Clos-o-Mat hygiene rooms/Changing Places project manager Kelvin Grimes.
“We deal with every element of these toilet facilities day in, day out. Thus we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure time and effort is not wasted, and the progress of the project- be it new build or a refurbishment/upgrade- is kept on track as far as possible- all key factors in the value engineering process.”
To access Clos-o-Mat’s project management facility for hygiene rooms, and thus optimise value engineering in at least this element of a build, visit the website, and its relevant hygiene room and Changing Places sections, or contact the office on 0161 969 1199.