27 May 2015

JD Wetherspoon install Changing Places assisted-access facility

Integrated into the build at the drawing stage, the Changing Places toilet is conveniently located on the ground floor. JD Wetherspoon’s is the first major pubchain to install a Changing Places facility. The facility delivers continuity of design for Wetherspoons toilets, whilst having the room (12m2) and layout for the hoist, height-adjustable changing bench and[…]

  • 27 May 2015

27 May 2015

Flame-retardant paint ensures safety in housing development

Crown Trade transformed Coast and Country Housing’s complex – consisting of 38 one-bedroom flats – using a calming and muted colour pallet of its flame-retardant Timonox paints. The new stairwell of Raithwaite House following a makeover with Crown Trade’s Timonox Flame Retardant paint. Colour specialist Jemma Saunders from Crown Paints worked with the tenants to[…]

  • 27 May 2015

22 May 2015

Wood veneer and back-painted glass used to transform office space

The new offices at Two Pancras Square are spread over nine floors. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the building offers views across England’s capital city from its roof terraces. Washroom Washroom combined real wood veneer with back-painted glass to create a unique space for the contemporary offices Craftsmanship from Washroom Washroom The building’s washrooms are[…]

  • 22 May 2015

22 May 2015

CAD available for assisted-access hygiene facilities in schools

Clos-o-Mat has released a free-to-download CAD for an assisted-access school hygiene room, ensuring any new project is the correct minimum size and contains the right equipment, as laid down in the Department for Education (DfE) guidelines. Clos-o-Mat hygiene room at Lonsdale School. Hygiene rooms are Changing Places assisted-access, wheelchair-friendly toilets that are not open to[…]

  • 22 May 2015

22 May 2015

Timeless shower glass prevents limescale and corrosion

Designed for both commercial and residential applications, SSG Timeless’ specially developed micro-coating causes water to slip off its surface. This protects against the build-up of limescale and corrosion, in addition to significantly cutting cleaning time. SGG Timeless leaves no marks and condensation disperses faster, so the glass quickly regains its transparency. SGG Timeless is produced[…]

  • 22 May 2015

20 May 2015

A considered approach to colour

A clear rationale rooted in trend and forecasting analysis can help specifiers to reassure clients and help them make informed decisions about decorative schemes. As design trends change over time, staple colours such as creams and blues tend to transcend shifting fashions and remain ever popular. However each year can also bring with it dramatically[…]

  • 20 May 2015

18 May 2015

Clerkenwell Design Week – Revolution in workplace interior design

Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk I will be at THE VAULT showroom, 8 St Johns Lane, London, EC1M 4BF during Clerkenwell Design Week to interview interior designer Gary Wheeler live online via the new Periscope technology promoted via Twitter, Follow Buildingtalk on Twitter to get a live link prompt on Thursday lunchtime, 21st May. You[…]

  • 18 May 2015

14 May 2015

Accessible hygiene facility installed at Cambridge University

The Palma Vita has integrated facilities which wash and dry the user instead of them wiping with paper. It is the only automatic wash and dry toilet developed specifically for disable people, and has various options available to tailor to individual needs. The Palma Vita is the only automatic wash and dry toilet developed specifically[…]

  • 14 May 2015

12 May 2015

Clos-o-Mat offer assisted-access hygiene solution

As a comparatively recent concept, many building service businesses are unaware of the breadth of equipment and associated ancillaries required – putting strain on timescales and budgets. Latest Regulations require publicly-accessible buildings to feature an assisted-access toilet facility. Clos-o-Mat is a disabled toilet provider that provides an in-house, value engineering solution. It provides design advice,[…]

  • 12 May 2015

08 May 2015

CleanLine shower channels unveiled by Geberit

Positioned either directly along the wall or in the floor of the shower area, Geberit CleanLine creates a surface-even finish. Geberit CleanLine shower channel is designed as a drainage solution for high-end wetroom or open-plan bathroom environments. The shower channel is available in three designs, and two lengths of 0.9 or 1.3 metres, which can[…]

  • 08 May 2015