With the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in 2004 anyone providing goods or services to the public is responsible for providing adequate facilities to less able individuals.
Since the introduction of this act all public washrooms must conform to these standards, including disabled facilities. The diagram below illustrates a typical layout of a DOC M pack in DDA compliant disabled washroom. You’ll notice that each and every item has an exact position, especially in relation to each other. The height of the toilet pan, position of the grab rails, colours and turning circles are just some of the issues to consider when designing a washroom for a less abled visitors.
Here at Axent Design Washrooms we are fully aware of the importance of providing adequate facilities but we understand that there is no need for disabled washrooms to be an afterthought. Disabled washrooms deserve to be given equal amount of attention to detail as every washroom, while still complying with the DDA.
Here is a perfect example of a dull lifeless disabled toilet that you can’t wait to leave.
Now compare that room to this. A much more pleasant room to visit!
As you can see you do not need to do much to change create a pleasant atmosphere to a washroom, just a little consideration.
Do your disabled washroom facilities look similar the first image? Well maybe it’s time to think about a refurbishment and who better to help you with this is Axent Design. Call us now on 0116 325 0060 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org