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University College
London choose
Washr
Bushboard for
washroom
refurbishment
University College London (UCL) has
previously had a number of areas fitted available in today’s market. RPM has been eliminated. Gregg Higgs commented
with Bushboard Washrooms’ cubicles and developed specifically to meet the further: “Because we opted for hinged,
Ready Plumbed Modules (RPM). construction industry demand for off-site lockable panels access to concealed
Impressed with what had previously been pre-built engineered solutions and has a pipework for routine maintenance is fast
installed, Gregg Higgs, UCL’s Maintenance proven track record providing fast, cost and easy. Panels don’t have to be
Surveyor specified Bushboard Washroom’s effective and reliable washroom ducting completely removed and our staff have
Quadro System and RPM with hinged that is fit for purpose and easy to maintain. found this very convenient plus we had the
lockable panels for easy access, for further RPM incorporates factory built rigid added benefit of security with locks.”
areas within the University. He aluminium frames that are pre-assembled Hinges are manufactured from robust,
commented: “After seeing other with easy access panels and sanitaryware, durable materials, a combination of
washroom projects around the UCL site I including cisterns and plumbing. The injection moulded industrial nylon and
decided to specify RPM for the Physics complete module is then dry pressure extruded aluminium for solid grade panels
Building. The Bushboard RPM system has tested prior to on site delivery to provide a and pressed steel for MFC and HPL. The
been a real success. The units were fast, simple cost saving installation. option of lockable panels is ideal for where
delivered pre-tested and ready to install One of the key benefits of RPM is that security is paramount.
making the washroom installation much the extruded aluminium frame has been “The support we received from
faster than traditional timber frame and specifically designed to incorporate hinged Bushboard throughout the project has
panelling systems. The units neatly panels to meet the increasing demand for been second to none and I would have no
conceal pipework resulting in a smart, quick and easy access to essential hesitation specifying the RPM system on
professional and flush finish to the services for routine maintenance. future projects.” concluded Gregg Higgs.
washroom areas.” In addition, hinges make for easier For more information about Bushboard
Bushboard Washroom Systems manual handling and because panels are Washroom Systems’ Ready Plumbed
integrated plumbing system; Ready not completely removed to access Modules or to order your brochure visit the
Plumbed Modules (RPM) are recognised pipework, any risk of damage due to water Bushboard website or call 01933 303 160.
as the leading pre-plumbed system ingress from potentially wet floors is www.bushboard-washrooms.co.uk
Douglas Delabie gets secure with cell controls
Douglas Delabie, the specialist supplier In each of the four stations, the timing ‘lock-out’ can be re-
of thermostatic control solutions and can be set for individual use or the same set by interrupting
accessories for the commercial market, application. the control box’s
continues to progress installations as part For example, channel 1 – basin tap power supply. All
of the Government’s emphasis on (hot), 15 seconds; channel 2 – basin tap channels are then
improving prison cell facilities. (cold), 15 seconds; channel 3 – shower functional.
The company has developed an control, 30 seconds; channel 4 – WC dual The flexible
integrated secure cell four-station flush control (double); or all four channels system enables each
electronic control system designed to set for group shower or other application. of the four stations
meet the needs of the Secure Sector For high-risk applications, the controller to be set for
including mental health units, police incorporates an optional ‘security lock-out’ operational run time
holding cells and other secure units, and facility, which prevents deliberate abuse in of 7, 15, 30 or 45
which provides maximum flexibility. police and high security holding cells. seconds. It is ideal
The control box serves four stations For example, nuisance operation like for control of Hot
allowing more efficient use of water for deliberate flooding and water wastage. and Cold basin taps,
the WC, hot and cold supplies to the wash Should a touch pad be operated more shower and WC control applications
basin and/or shower. It is operated by than three times in a 10 minute period or including WC single/dual flush, and can be
touch pad controls and has an integral 10 operations in any 30 minute span, that used with Douglas Delabie direct flush
transformer 230/12V supply. channel only will ‘lock-out’ the solenoid valves, eliminating the need for WC
Installation is simple; the control box is valve operation for 30 minutes. cisterns.
a plug and fit solution using quick fit If other channels are similarly operated, The new ‘Washroom Controls for High
connections (with security restraining clips) these channels too will ‘lock-out’ the Security Environments’ brochure is
to the touchpad controller and solenoid solenoid valve operation for 30 minutes. available on request. Tel: 01491 824449
valves (12V) and is supplied complete with The channel resets automatically after the www.douglasdelabie.co.uk
electric cables (four metre length) 30 minute lock-out period. The security
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