Earlier this year Lan Services began producing a commercial washroom design for the refurbishment of two commercial washroom facilities for the National Trust. The washrooms are sited at the Clivedon House National Trust property.
Commercial washroom designs were produced for both the Gas Rooms washroom and Orangery washroom. Which were in need of complete modernisation and refurbishment.
After production of 3D visual concepts and 2D CAD drawings we refined the washroom design with the client. 3D graphics enable us to iron out the fine detail, and demonstrate colour schemes to the client. The 2D CAD drawings allow the client to see exactly how the space will be utilised.
After the completion of the commercial washroom design the work commenced. Refurbishment works were carried out in tandem, over the course of six weeks. The washroom design and specification called for the installation of highly durable toilet and washroom facilities that were in keeping with the traditional, heritage style of the National Trust property. They also needed to be family friendly with excellent facilities for disabled users.
Twyford manufactured sanitary ware was specified for much of the project. Including back to wall toilet pans, urinals, and the under counter washbasins which were set in to the solid surface vanity tops.
Above the sinks Delabie push button timed flow taps were installed. These taps shut of automatically after a 7 second run time to conserve water.
Solid grade laminate panelling was utilised for the vanity unit under frames and duct sets, which is incredibly hard wearing and so ideal for a public washroom.
UNIQUE COMMERCIAL WASHROOM DESIGN FEATURES
The original rustic timber cubicle doors were restored, and painted to suit the washroom design. This was intended to reflect the surroundings and heritage of the National Trust property. Retro copper coloured light fittings sourced from a specialist architectural hardware supplier provided another focal point within the design. Both design features were also intended to ensure the washroom did not look too modern or futuristic.
Bespoke mirrors manufactured for this project with veneer matching frames were used in the washrooms. Also the upgraded flooring was a hard wearing, easy to clean, grey porcelain, which also worked towards maintaining the historic charm of the building.
FAMILY FRIENDLY WASHROOM DESIGN
Another key element of the original commercial washroom design and specification was that the washrooms were required to be family orientated.
For this reason baby changing facilities were fitted in both the male and female washrooms. This entailed a private enclosed baby changing area that included a changing unit, wash basin, waste disposal and toilet.
For the younger visitor to Clivedon house, low level wash basins and urinals were also installed, these are ideal for children and help make the washroom a less daunting place to visit.
DISABLED USER WASHROOM DESIGN
Ensuring the disabled washrooms were easily accessible and comfortable was also a high priority. Accessibility was addressed by fitting outward opening doors to the disabled toilet rooms to give additional turning space inside the room. This is compliant with Doc-M building regulations. Even though this was a refurbishment project and not a new build.
Easy to use paddle lever taps, disabled access alarms and installation of full Doc M sanitary ware washroom packs were also installed. Grab rails in contrasting colours to the walls were fitted, making them easier to see for the visually impaired.
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Lan Services are able to carry out washroom refurbishment projects across the majority of the South of England. With installation teams positioned in both London and Dorset, we are able to take project enquiries from across the regions. Contact us today!