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INTERIORS


public facilities there is a wide variety of technology available and a lack of familiarity may result in unintentional vandalism if the user does not know how an electronic tap works or how to adjust the temperature. Frustration or impatience may manifest in increasingly abusive behaviour and the sanitary fittings provide a convenient target. DELABIE has over 80 years’ experience


manufacturing water controls and accessories for the commercial sector. We believe that there are certain considerations that can mitigate against the involuntary vandal such as well-designed facilities, product suitability and regular maintenance.


Poor housekeeping


Aesthetics play a large part. Washroom facil- ities with an obvious lack of maintenance (broken tiling, soap dispensers with no soap, WCs or urinals with water stains) will lead to contempt for the facilities. Attractive surroundings with well-maintained fixtures and clean, bright surfaces are more likely to elicit respect and care from the user.


Fit for purpose


System considerations need to be factored in. Pipe size, dynamic pressure and flow rates play an important part. Failing to adapt the WC flush to system pressure will cause over spray leading to wet floors creating a hazard for users. Similarly, excessive splashing from an incorrectly positioned shower head or an undersized basin will result in surfaces becoming discoloured, joint integrity may fail, materials may warp with the damp and hygiene becomes a major concern. Products that can be easily adjusted to system condi- tions during installation will pre-empt such problems and provide facilities that are fit for purpose.


Durable materials


Taps and showers intended for washrooms subject to intensive use such as sports facili- ties, service stations or airports must be made of robust and durable materials. Push-button controls and mechanisms should have no fragile moving parts. DELABIE mechanisms are made from solid brass and will withstand regular and intensive use. Our electronic sensors are able to withstand impact, even though they are designed to be non-touch.


Washrooms for the unintentional vandal T


here’s a potential vandal in each of us, especially when it comes to using public washrooms and toilets. In


Well-designed facilities with durable sanitary fittings will keep unintentional vandalism at bay


Accessories such as soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and grab bars for accessible toilets are made from 304 stainless steel – the surface reacts spontaneously with oxygen, forming a protective layer, and guarding the surface against corrosion.


Secure fixings


Water controls with secure fixings will withstand a heavy-handed user and also more deliberate vandalism. DELABIE’s commercial tapware is designed to fix firmly in place via threaded rods with a horseshoe bracket and back nuts to tighten onto the working surface. Alternatively cross wall fixings and anti-rotating pins provide an additional level


of stability that will withstand any torsion or twisting. Fully recessed models with tamper- proof fixings or concealed fixings leave no opportunity for even the most determined vandal to access the mechanisms. Consideration is often given to how to


prevent overt vandalism but facilities managers and building owners need to consider the impact of unintentional vandal- ism. DELABIE’s water controls and sanitary fittings can provide a complete washroom solution that will minimise the impact of involuntary damage.


01491 824449 www.delabie.co.uk


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ADF MAY 2017


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