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What are the recommended mounting heights for hand dryers?

What are the recommended mounting heights for hand dryers? | Commercial Washrooms

Installing a new hand dryer and not sure what height to install or mount it at?

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What products should I use to clean my stainless steel washroom dispensers?

What Products Should I Use to Clean my Stainless Steel Washroom Dispensers?

Due to their resistance to corrosion and rust, and their high durability in general, stainless steel products are popular for use in commercial washrooms all over the world. However, they must be maintained properly with the correct materials.

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What is the RADAR toilet lock scheme?

What is the RADAR Toilet Lock Scheme?

The RADAR key scheme is a nationally recognised scheme that was developed to provide access to disabled toilets via a key. Our guide explains more.

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What types of commercial shower are available?

What types of commercial showers are available?

Different commercial shower types are available including concealed and exposed shower controls and heads, all-in-one shower panels, and electric showers. Find out more about them here.

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Design considerations for shower and changing facilities

Design Considerations for Shower and Changing Facilities

Guidance and best practice when designing a new changing and shower facility.

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What Soap Should i Use

What is: The best soap to use for my Dispenser?

What Soap Should I use in our Soap Dispenser? Every soap dispenser manufacturer has their own recommendations with regards the correct soap to use in their product. Here you will find a download sheet for Franke and Dolphin brands of soap dispensers, for all other manufacturers please refer to the Commercial Washrooms soap recommendation PDF download.

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Baby Changing Station height

What is the Suggested Mounting Height for Baby Changing Units?

We are often asked what the correct height to mount a baby changing unit is, unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer. There is no fixed or regulated height at which baby changing units are mandated to be fitted at.

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Doc M Explained...

What is Doc-M, BS8300, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) and the Equalities Act of 2010?

Refurbishment of disabled accessible washrooms can be hampered and complicated by the minefield of applicable regulations. As of writing accessible bathrooms in commercial premises are required to comply with building regulations Approved Document M: Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellings, BS8300 and the National Planning Framework.

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What is LRV?

What is LRV (Light Reflectance Value)?

In disabled accessible washrooms there must be visual contrast between one element or fitting in the washroom against another which is sufficiently different. For example between the wall and a grab rail, or the wall and floor. This difference in visual contrast difference between these objects makes the toilet room easier to use for those with various vision related difficulties.

Visual contrast is measured by LRV, which is the acronym for 'light reflectance value'. The LRV of an object is a measure of the quantity of visible light at all wavelengths that is reflected from the surface when illuminated by a light.

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What is a Changing Place?

What are Changing Places and Why are they so Important?

The limited mobility experienced by thousands of individuals with profound and multiple disabilities across the UK is not being catered for by standard accessible toilets. Failure to provide the right environments for individuals who are unable to stand unaided has led to many incidents of individuals being forced to use

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