New ‘best practice’ guidelines have been published addressing bedroom and bathroom accessibility in multi-occupancy buildings, be it new build or refurbishment, and Closomat is getting engaged.
It is announcing new developments to enable hotel, residential and care home operators and communal/supported housing providers to comply with these guidelines, in a stylish way, with a unique package from specification, right through fitting to future service & maintenance.
BS8300:2018 – Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment – extends the remit of compliance covered under its predecessor BS8300:2009.
The newest version is not just specific to new build projects, applying to all building types that require permanent sleeping accommodation for disabled people.
It also notes the fact that some disabilities are not visible, such as those with bladder or bowel continence problems, who require urgent access to sanitary facilities.
Under the new guidelines
Closomat offers a range of contemporary ceiling track hoist systems that can be tailored to individual needs, enabling movement and transfer within a room, through to an en-suite, or beyond.
In the bathroom, it offers a range of fixtures, such as grab rails, height-adjustable or fixed washbasins that integrate with a stylish wall track system, allowing doe quick and easy adaptation to individual occupant needs.
Its range of wash & dry toilets take accessibility into higher realms of inclusion and intimate hygiene, with contemporary styled floor-standing, wall-mounted and height adjustable variants.
Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager, commented: “Whether designing a new build or refurbishing, it makes sense to future-proof it to accommodate the growing numbers of people with impairments who need help who will stay somewhere, whether short, medium or long term.
“Just in the hotel industry, parties which include a disabled person spend £14billion a year on tourism and travel: can you afford to ignore that?
“The Standard applies also to residential and care homes for example: we all know how that market is set to increase, and that inevitably the older generation have more issues with mobility.”
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