Meeting washroom access requirements head-on with new Doc M packs from Roca

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    Making it simple for hotels to conform to Building Regulations, specifically addressing disabled access to washrooms, Roca has introduced two dedicated Doc M packs.
    The Meridian Access Doc M

    The two new unisex Roca Doc M packs, Meridian Access and Laura Access, feature all the components necessary for hotels to comply with Part M of the Building Regulations, in terms of access, usability and layout in washrooms. without compromising on quality or appearance.

    Wheelchair access is a huge concern for the hospitality industry, with Doc M regulations stipulating that one in every 20 hotel rooms must be adapted for disabled use. Washrooms must offer different types of cubicles, with at least one being suitable disabled people, and every fourth cubicle must be enlarged, while washrooms with more than one toilet must provide one that is wheelchair accessible.

    With a design that will suit any style of washroom, the Meridian Access Doc M Pack from Roca includes a Meridian Access pan and cistern, six grab rails with concealed fittings, and a thermostatic basin mixer, which is WRAS approved. The traditionally styled Laura Access Doc M Pack, meanwhile, is based on one of Roca’s best-selling bathroom collections and comprises a WC, a basin mixer and grab rails with exposed fittings. The seat and grab rails for both packs are available in three colour options, white, blue and grey.

    Laura Access Doc M

    Both packs also benefit from an anti-vandal bracket on the cistern, a spatula lever to make flushing easier and a hinged grab rail with toilet roll holder. Seat retainers on the WC offer extra stability to the user, while a washbasin with chrome bottle trap, overflow and waste is also included.

    Due to the specific design and exact dimensions of the products, the Meridian Access and Laura Access packs ensure the layout of the room complies with Part M of the Building Regulations. In both Doc M packs from Roca, the washbasin can be positioned on either the right or left-hand side, enabling users to wash their hands from the WC, while the lever on the WC can be placed on the left- or right-hand side of the cistern, making it suitable for any Doc M solution.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.08.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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