Poole Grammar School - Case Study
Poole Grammar is a local secondary school that appointed us to refurbish all of its existing washrooms. The dated facilities were in need of modernisation to improve durability, cleaning and maintenance, and give a sophisticated appearance more in keeping with the school.
Following several site visits, we created a specification for the washrooms that met the all boys’ school’s needs and had a strong focus on energy efficiency.
We installed IPS ducting for all the urinals and toilets, an integrated system that conceals all services and cisterns behind removable panels. This not only prevents students from tampering with, or accidentally breaking pipework, but also makes the washroom significantly easier to clean. Within the duct system, we fitted TMV3 mixer valves to control and regulate water temperature to the taps and prevent scolding.
We used Altro Walkway vinyl flooring for its anti-slip properties, and Whiterock hygienic wall cladding to aid the easy-clean nature of the new washrooms. The wall cladding was chosen as it can be thermo-formed around corners, eliminating joins where bacteria and grime build up.
The school was also keen to invest in energy saving features wherever possible. This led us to install non-concussive taps, which only flow water for a set time, as well as LED lighting controlled by an infrared activation sensor. This means the low energy lighting will only come on when motion is detected in the room. Urinals were also fitted with individual sensor flush kits, which ensure the urinals only get flushed after use, as opposed to an automated timer.
Our robust washroom specification also included solid grade laminate cubicles from our Ultra range. This hardwearing material is completely impervious to water and prevents swelling and weakness caused from humidity and water ingress.
Having refurbished nine of Poole Grammar’s washrooms to date, Commercial Washrooms have met an ambitious time schedule and have been completing the phased renovations causing minimal disruption to school operations.