Clos-o-Mat at Rose Hill Primary

New design advice package for adapting schools for special needs

  • 25 Jul 2016

Clos-o-Mat has developed a design advice package for adapting school premises for special needs in preparation for the fresh intake in September.

According to the latest figures, more than 1.5 million of the 8.4 million pupils in England have special needs.

The number of children with special needs going into mainstream education is rising and those continuing their higher education up to at least 19 is now actually more than non-disabled students. Those going to University is also increasing.

To help address the special needs of disabled students, such as going to the toilet, Clos-o-Mat has developed a design advice package including Department of Education best practice, technical support including white papers, CAD blocks and videos.

The package also advises on survey, supply, installation, commissioning and subsequent service and maintenance.

Clos-o-Mat’s away from home toilets project manager Kelvin Grimes explained how each individual project requires a different specialised approach: 

“For one Council-led project we have done recently, for example, across 12 schools, the needs were met by adaptations ranging from a paediatric support over a WC through to a fully Building Bulletin compliant hygiene room/care suite- all of which we were able to execute expediently and in full consultation with all relevant professionals involved. 

As a result, children with special needs in the county have been able to start, and move school, without worrying about suitable toilet provision. It may seem a small thing to many of us, but it  makes a huge difference in helping smooth their transition.”

Contact:

Closomat
Building 1, Brooklands Place,
Brooklands Road,
Sale,
Cheshire,
M33 6SD,
United Kingdom

Visit Closomat's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Geberit

Geberit shortlisted for two industry awards

A brace of awards could be coming the way of leading bathroom manufacturer, Geberit, as the company has been shortlisted in two categories at the annual Builder Merchants Journal (BMJ) Industry Awards.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Drainage, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing

Negative growth in Q4 rounds off disappointing year for builders’ merchants

The latest report from BMBI shows total Builders’ Merchant value sales in Q4 2019 were -4.0% down compared with the same quarter in 2018.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, news, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

Plasloc

'No more DNO hassle' says Kensa Heat Pumps with Connect & Notify approvals

Kensa Heat Pumps has secured its full suite of 3kW to 13kW thermal output single phase ground source heat pumps on the ENA Connect & Notify database.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Plumbing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

Altro's adhesive-free floors collection has grown

Altro is offering adhesive-free flooring options for a host of applications with its innovative new ranges.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Floors, Innovations & New Products, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Site Preparation, Waste Management & Recycling