Seadown Holiday Park Washroom Refurbishment - Case study
We first carried out a washroom refurbishment for Seadown Holiday Park (Charmouth, Dorset) some 15 years ago and on returning in late 2019 we were pleased to see the washroom in incredible shape. However, though the washroom was still functioning well, it was beginning to look quite dated and with many advancements in materials and technology, the client was looking to refresh and revitalise the wash space, making it easier to clean, while reconfiguring the available space at the same time.
Following complete removal of the existing washroom, new Aco floor drains were installed for the showers. Not only was this done to accommodate two extra showers, but these new floor gulleys would accept floor tiling, as opposed to the pre-existing vinyl floor.
We then screeded all the flooring to get the right levels and falls to the floor drains, before laying a highly durable Wooliscroft floor tile, which would be much easier to scrub and keep clean than vinyl. In an environment where users regularly trudge mud through, tiles are often the preferred choice for this very reason.
Previously the walls had been clad in solid grade laminate, but this time around we covered the walls in Altro Whiterock for strengthened hygiene control and ease of cleaning. A full-height DUCT set concealed all the pipework and services to the toilets which were housed in solid grade laminate cubicles. Vitra S20 toilet pans were selected for their back to wall design which allows for more space inside the cubicle and clean sophisticated aesthetic.
Solid grade laminate was also employed to construct the custom-built vanity units that carried a solid surface worktop with pre-moulded washbasins. Lever taps were chosen for their strong hygiene benefits. These taps are safer for the user as the easy-to-use lever provides greater control over the flow and temperature of the water.
Finally, a new suspended ceiling was installed complete with an integrated PIR lighting system with low energy LED lighting. This system is controlled by an infrared sensor so that the lights are only activated when a user is actually in the room, delivering great economic savings over the course of a year.
This full, turn-key refurbishment project was carried out over the winter of 2019/2020 when the holiday park was closed so as not to affect business operations. Completed on time and on budget, the client is extremely happy with their new facilities ready for a busy summer season ahead.