Washroom Optimised: Helping you Adhere to the DDA

We’ve introduced two new sheet sizes to our Formica® Washroom Collection, making this the most comprehensive washroom range available on the market.

These options reduce fabricator wastage and make it easier to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and recommended school building standards. Identifying the demand for deeper, full height cubicles, our newest offerings are ideal for the specification of cubicles over 2200mm high and 1800mm deep.

When opting for taller cubicle systems, the largest of the two sheet sizes, measuring 2775x1835mm, provides multiple options for doors, pilasters and partitions. The smallest of the two sheet sizes, measuring 1825x1525mmm, delivers the perfect fit for standard 1800x1500mm cubicle systems. By significantly reducing wastage for fabricators, the new sheets contribute to limiting the environmental impact of a project and support greater cost efficiencies.

DDA and Toilets in Schools

The new sheet sizes support the provision of cubicles that give disabled people the rights of access. To adhere to the DDA, a 450mm gap between an in-swinging door and the toilet pan is needed, larger sheet sizes make it easier to ensure that a cubicle’s dimensions facilitates this requirement without the need for unnecessary joins.

The two additions are also ideal for meeting the standard specifications, layouts and dimensions as outlined in the government’s ‘Toilets in Schools’. In primary schools, washrooms need to strike a balance between privacy and adult supervision. In secondary schools, more privacy is required. The new introductions to our Washroom Collection support the creation of spacious, longer cubicles.

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