Clos-o-Mat launches white paper for accessible toilet design

Clos-o-Mat launches white paper for accessible washroom design

  • 20 Jan 2016

  • Share

Clos-o-Mat has developed a new white paper to help architects and builders in the design and specification of domestic accessible toilets and washrooms.

Entitled Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet/Wetroom, the white paper emphasises the importance of allowing people to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

To do so, it provides information on the structural considerations to house personal care technology.

It offers additional advice on the role texture and colour can play in designs, as well as details on the amount of space needed for wheelchair users.

The white paper can be referred to by architects and builders when designing a bathroom: under the updated design criteria for lifetime homes, bathrooms should be accessible and able to accommodate any further provision, such as a ceiling hoist.

Ceiling hoists for accessible toilets

Britain is home to approximately 250,000 people who cannot move around their homes unassisted. Thus, Clos-o-Mat predicts that the role of ceiling hosts is set to grow in domestic environments.

By considering this at the design stage, the home can be adapted to suit the changing needs of its occupants as they grow older. Clos-o-Mat’s white paper aims to simplify this process for designers, architects and builders.

The company is also able to supply, install, commission and service the equipment. Its ceiling track (X/Y) hoists can carry over 30 stone; they have been designed to support the user as needed, whilst being simple for the carer to transfer.

The hoists compliment Clos-o-Mat’s range of accessible bathroom technology, which includes its wash/dry toilet, the Palma Vita


Building 1, Brooklands Place,
Brooklands Road,
M33 6SD,
United Kingdom

Visit Closomat's website

Leave a Reply

More articles


Carpet Recycling UK gets gold for landfill diversion

The work of Carpet Recycling UK has been recognised with an Innovation Gold Award for Landfill Diversion in the National Flooring Innovations Awards 2018.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Floors, Site Preperation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling

  • Share
Hush Acoustics

Luxury Warren Court's acoustic solution from Hush

Warren Court is a brand new development for which Hush Acoustics provided Marlowe Building Contractors with advice and materials for the apartments soundproofing.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

  • Share

New clean air strategy refreshing say Vortice

Vortice Limited’s commitment to educating its customers on ventilation means they are thrilled to get behind DEFRA’s new clean air strategy consultation.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Publications, Research & Materials Testing

  • Share
Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 16.28.44

G-Awards name REHAU as finalists in two categories

This week, REHAU has been celebrating the news that it has been named as a finalist for two categories in this year’s G-Awards.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glass Projects, Glazing, news, Posts

  • Share