For over 20 years, the education sector has accounted for a significant number of our completed toilet refurbishment projects.
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of School and University toilets and changing rooms, we can offer universities and their contractors with a guide-through to a typical university toilet refurbishment specification. We can also tailor this specification to meet your individual needs.
Although washrooms in a university can be the smallest room on campus, they can have one of the biggest impacts on student health, education and happiness.
Signs of vandalism, no hot or warm water, poor maintenance and limited accessibility for disabled users are all contributing factors that can affect the health and wellbeing of students.
Our expert staff will take a closer look at the various elements that may need to be considered when carrying out a university washroom project, such as;
- Types of User
- ‘Downtime’ Duration
From our offices located in Dorset and London, our coverage extends throughout the South of the UK and we’re more than confident we’re able to help you! Get in touch today.
Our University Toilet Installation Process
2 – Site visit and survey
We come to visit your site to understand the extent of the work
3 – Quote and Design Specification
We provide you with a quote and start drawing up designs
4 – Installation
We provide a full supply and fit service to complete the toilet installation
Renovations to university washrooms usually take place during holidays and half-term breaks. However, with strategic planning and management, major washroom refurbishments can be carried out during term time without disruption to the day-to-day functioning of your school.
Halls of residence are an area of priority when it comes to washroom maintenance and refurbishment. Durability is of extreme importance as this is a high traffic environment. We look to supply baths, showers, taps and toilets that are of a domestic nature, easy to replace and always opt for standard sizes. This makes replacement and maintenance much easier further down the line.
More recently, we have seen the interest in unisex washrooms steadily increasing and we have helped to deliver several progressive and forward-thinking gender neutral washrooms. An open communal hand washing area is typically flanked by full height cubicles which deliver ultimate privacy for users as the cubicles become self-contained spaces.
Although met with some trepidation, the benefits of unisex washrooms often outweigh the negatives and can actually be more advantageous on many levels. Completely inclusive, easy to monitor, clean and maintain are just a few of the benefits of installing unisex toilets on campus.
It is also vital that toilet facilities are accessible to all people, including wheelchair users. Lan Services specialises in the design, project management, and refurbishment of disabled washrooms, disabled toilets and disabled showering facilities with full compliance to Doc M of the building regulations. This can include the provision of ambulant disabled facilities within single-sex washrooms.
From grab rails and outward opening doors to ambulant disabled toilets and taps designed for users with arthritis and impaired mobility, the team at Lan Services has a depth of knowledge and experience with disabled washrooms in all sectors.
University Toilet Installation FAQs
What are unisex washrooms?
The term unisex washrooms, also called gender-inclusive, gender-neutral and mixed-sex or all-gender toilets, bathrooms or restrooms, or just toilets, refers to public toilets that are not separated by gender or sex.
How many toilets should my university have?
The Department of Education’s do not specify a set number of toilets that a university should have. They do, however, recommend the following number of toilets per person:
- One toilet for every 20 pupils aged 11 or over, but there is scope to reduce the number of washbasins where the washing facilities are shared
How to fit toilet cubicles
Knowing how to fit toilet cubicles is a process that needs to be carried out in a certain order. The following steps give you a guide to achieving that professional finish.
- Step One: Unpacking and laying out your cubicles – The first thing to do is clear the working space and lay-out your panels and fixings.
- Step Two: Mark out and make your wall fixings – Working to your drawing, set the width and depth of your cubicles locating and fitting the U-brackets or U-channels firmly to the wall.
- Step Three: Fit the pilasters and partitions – Fix the centre pilasters with the U-brackets or U-channel to the end of the cubicle partitions. You can then place the opposite end of the cubicle panel into your U-channel or U-bracket on the wall. Now take your wall pilasters and fix them directly to the wall using the U-brackets of U-channel. Finally, begin to install each of the toilet cubicle legs to the partitions and ensure each partition is the same height.
- Step Four: Fitting the head-rail and doors – Fit the cubicle head-rail, making sure the front fittings are at the same centres as the rear wall and check that the door gaps are correct as per your drawing.
- Step Five: Fitting the hinges, doors, and lock – Next step is to fit the hinges and locks to each door and hang the doors on to the pilasters. Once you have checked everything is level, you can fix the cubicle feet to the floor and hang your doors.