Creating sustainable washrooms

22nd August 2017

We take the need for sustainability and cradle-to-cradle design seriously.

It’s safe to say that sustainability has been a driving force with greater emphasis placed on considering a product’s full lifecycle. With this in mind, long-lasting materials, which are easy-to-clean, don’t mark and are efficient to repair, will enhance the sustainability credentials of a project.

A good example is Fenix NTM®, which uses the latest nanotechnology to create a highly durable, tough acrylic resin surface. Our Alto FENIX toilet cubicles, which are manufactured from Fenix NTM®, benefit from being thermally self-healing and hydro repellent as well as impact and scratch resistant – making them the ideal choice for washrooms when longevity is a key consideration.

On a recent project we faced our full height Alto toilet cubicles using eco-friendly Bamboo veneer. Manufactured from laminated blocks of bamboo which are then sliced and sanded before being backed with a fine fleece material to give it extra strength, Bamboo veneer is a highly sustainable option as it can grow at a phenomenally fast rate.

LED lighting and energy efficient consumables such as the innovative Dolphin Alavo modular wash, soap and dry system, are designed to use less water and energy to improve the overall sustainability rating of a washroom.

It’s not just the end product but the manufacturing process which also impacts sustainability. We constantly review and monitor our suppliers, products and processes in order to minimise environmental pollution and waste. In recent years, we’ve installed a centralised dust extraction system which collects all waste centrally before it is then used to fuel our factory’s biomass boiler.

And to complete the cycle we deliver to site using our fleet of fuel efficient vans, so at every stage we’re doing our bit for the environment!