changing places toilets

Astor Bannerman manufactures and installs the full range of Changing Places toilet equipment
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changing places toilets

Astor Bannerman manufactures and installs the full range of Changing Places toilet equipment
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Changing Places Toilets are fully accessible toilets designed to bring major, life enhancing freedoms to 14.1 million disabled people and 250,000 with complex needs in the UK who are unable to use a standard toilet.

What is a Changing Places Toilet?

A Changing Places toilet offers more room than a standard accessible toilet. This extra space caters to necessary equipment and provides accommodation for up to two carers.

Typically, these facilities include:

Requirement Recommended Product
Ceiling track hoist (full room coverage) The Astor OT200 Hoist
Adult sized height adjustable changing table The Astor Invincible
Peninsular WC Standard Doc M Toilet
Height adjustable wash basin Astor ABW-CP
Privacy Screen Kwickscreen
Grab rails and drop-down support rails Hewi support bars & handrails

    Changing Places play a vital role in supporting people with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives, emphasising independence, hygiene, and dignity.

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    Regulations and Requirements

    With the incorporation of Changing Places into Approved Document M of the Government Building Regulation since January 2021, there’s now a mandatory inclusion of Changing Places toilets in various project types.

    Changes to Approved Document M stipulate that over 150 new buildings annually must now incorporate Changing Places toilets by law. This requirement applies to new constructions or major refurbishments in settings such as shopping centres, hospitals, stadiums, leisure centres, and venues for assembly, recreation, and entertainment, catering to 350 or more individuals.

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    Accredited CPD Training | Changing Places

     

    Our free CPD session covers the latest regulations, building standards, and required equipment for compliance followed by a focused Q&A session.

    Applicable For: Primarily aimed at architects and contractors but also applicable to NHS trusts, local authorities, procurement managers and surveyors.

    Duration: One hour in total including Q&A session.

    Lunch: Provided for face-to-face CPD sessions.

    Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate that can be credited towards their CPD hours.

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    Why Choose Astor Bannerman?

    A UK manufacturer with more than 30 years’ experience 

    Free expert design, specification and planning advice

    Products specifically for Changing Places

    The full product range, experienced installers and comprehensive after care

    Support throughout the project

    Why Choose Astor Bannerman?

    A UK manufacturer with more than 30 years’ experience 

    Free expert design, specification and planning advice

    Products specifically for Changing Places

    The full product range, experienced installers and comprehensive after care

    Support throughout the project

    View our Changing Places Equipment

    Astor Bannerman are the only UK manufacturer to produce the full range of capital equipment specified in a Changing Places Toilet (CPT). Details on our product range suitable for Changing Placed toilets are available below, alternatively should you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our specialists please contact us here.

    Add the NBS specification for a complete Changing Places Toilet (with shower) below:

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    Add the NBS specification for a complete Changing Places Toilet (no shower) below:

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    Add the NBS specification for a complete Modular Changing Places Toilet below:

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    Modular Changing Places Solutions

    Our Modular Changing Places Toilets offer a straightforward solution for integrating a Changing Places Facility on your property, keeping convenience in mind. Rather than taking up space, our prefab facilities can be easily installed on-site to create an inclusive environment without the need for extensive construction. Our Changing Places come equipped with all necessary fixtures for public use. 

    Read more about our Modular Changing Places Solutions.

    Modular Changing Places Solutions

    Our Modular Changing Places Toilets offer a straightforward solution for integrating a Changing Places Facility on your property, keeping convenience in mind. Rather than taking up space, our prefab facilities can be easily installed on-site to create an inclusive environment without the need for extensive construction. Our Changing Places come equipped with all necessary fixtures for public use. 

    Read more about our Modular Changing Places Solutions.

     

    Featured: The Institution Of Structural Engineers

    We are thrilled to announce our contribution to this comprehensive publication by the Institution of Structural Engineers!

    As advocates for enhancing inclusivity in built environments, we’re proud to have contributed our expertise to this invaluable resource.

    If you’re involved in structural engineering or the built environment, this guide is a must-have.

    Pre Install Support

    We will work with you, your architect or your building contractor to recommend a solution, and provide a full quotation with product detail breakdown, accompanied by a site specific detailed drawing of the room layout. Quotations are provided free of charge and with no obligation.

    Contact one of our specialist advisors to discuss your project requirements

    The Changing Places Consortium have published detailed requirements for Changing Places Toilets, including specifications for everything from room size to placement of soap dispensers. These requirements must be followed to ensure that the toilet can be officially registered as a Changing Places Toilet. With so much to think about, it can be easy to make mistakes during the initial planning and design stages which can affect compliance, including with things as basic as soil pipe placement or the location of an electrical spur. Our Changing Places Toilet Project Managers are experienced in the planning and design of these fully accessible toilets, can give advice at every stage, and are aware of common pitfalls.

    We can assist in the planning and design stages by offering:

    • Full turnkey solution
    • One-to-one project support and advice
    • Specifications, BIM and CAD files
    • Site-specific detailed drawings
    • Knowledge of the latest building regulations and recognised standards
    • Design troubleshooting
    • CPD training for Architects and Contractors

    Contact our team to discuss your project

    Our nationwide team of fully trained and qualified engineers and installers will ensure the highest level of quality installation, commissioning and repair of your equipment anywhere in the UK as required.

    Contact one of our specialist advisors to discuss your project requirements

    Post Install Services

    A crucial part of any Changing Places installation is telling people that it is available, and ensuring people can find it.  Getting it officially registered means that it will appear on the Changing Places Toilet Map used by thousands across the UK to both locate Changing Places and allow users to plan their journeys with Changing Places in mind. It is also important to have the correct signage both on the door and in the vicinity to direct people to it.  Our expert team is on hand to support you with this.

    Contact one of our specialist advisors to discuss your project requirements

    We offer staff training at all levels to enable employees to use, maintain and check the Changing Places Toilet and its equipment. This helps to ensure that it is operating optimally at all times and that people using the facility are supported effectively.

    Read more about staff training

    Our products are covered by a warranty (please check the details of the specific equipment for full terms and conditions). We can ensure your equipment provides many years’ worry-free use and offer a range of service and maintenance packages ranging from 1 to 10 years, including 6 monthly LOLER testing where appropriate.

    Contact one of our specialist advisors to discuss your requirements

    When you are ready to open your Changing Places Toilet, our experienced team is here to help you to make your Changing Places Toilet launch a success. Through social media, website blogs, case studies and a launch event, we can help to ensure that your Changing Places Toilet gets noticed, helping to drive the purple pound to your venue and support your local community with well needed facilities.

    Contact one of our specialist advisors to discuss your project requirements

    About Changing Places Toilets

    From January 2021 a major change to building regulations in England was brought in, that requires Changing Places (at least 12m2, well-equipped accessible toilet facilities) to be designed and built into new (or those subject to significant redevelopment) public buildings above a certain size.

    At least one changing places toilet is to be provided in the following:

    • Assembly, recreation and entertainment buildings with a capacity for 350 or more people; or a collection of smaller buildings associated with a site used for assembly, recreation or entertainment, such as zoos, theme parks and venues for sport and exhibitions, with a capacity of 2000 people or more;
    • Shopping centres/malls or retail parks with a gross floor area of 30,000m2 or more;
    • Retail premises with a gross floor area of 2500m2 or more
    • Sport and leisure buildings with a gross floor area more than 5000m2
    • Hospitals and primary care centres
    • Crematoria and cemetery buildings

    Places of assembly, recreation and entertainment can be defined as buildings such as:

    • amusement arcades;
    • art galleries;
    • cinemas;
    • concert halls;
    • conference centres;
    • further education colleges;
    • hotels that provide function, sport or leisure facilities;
    • libraries open to the public;
    • motorway service areas;
    • museums;
    • places of worship;
    • theatres;
    • university buildings open to the public;

    or any other buildings or sites as defined by these thresholds, which are open to the public and used for the purpose of assembly, recreation or entertainment.

    For more information visit www.gov.uk

    The Government confirmed in March 2021 that £30m of funding to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in England will be distributed by local authorities.

    The funding will be delivered through a multi-year programme of opt-in formula grant allocations to unitary and district authorities. Applications are now open and must be submitted by Local Authorities by 26th September 2021. Organisations and venues wanting to install a Changing Places toilet are being encouraged to get in touch with their relevant local authority to register their interest.

    Read about the latest announcement

    Changing Places toilets are larger than standard disabled/accessible toilets and include additional equipment and items which allow people with various and complex disabilities to the use the toilet safely and comfortably.  It is important that these features are all installed to make sure the toilet meets requirements and is suitable for those who need it most.

    REQUIRED CHANGING PLACES EQUIPMENT:

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    The British Standard BS8300-2-2018 Code of Practice states that Changing Places toilets should be provided in addition to standard accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. They should be in all new publicly accessible buildings such as transport hubs, shopping centres, concert halls, hospitals, church halls, educational facilities, residential establishments, civic centres, arenas and stadiums.

    The team at Astor Bannerman are experts in the provision of Changing Places toilets and accessible design, on hand to guide you through the planning stage, installation and maintenance of the facility.

    Typical Changing Places toilet design for a 3x4m (12sqm) room.

    The Changing Places campaign is a campaign for fully accessible toileting facilities, with the aim of making venues of all types more accessible for all. The Changing Places Consortium is made up of MDUKCAE and PAMIS and was set up in 2006 to campaign on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. Along with campaigners and organisations such as Aveso, the campaign has been instrumental in driving change, including changes to UK Building Regulations and the introduction of Government funding for Changing Places.

    Training for Changing Places Toilets

    We offer a range of training and support options to enable you to plan, design and install the best and most appropriate equipment for your Changing Places Toilet project. 

    How can we help?

    Our skilled team have many years’ experience of planning and installing equipment within Changing Places Toilets. Please do get in touch if you need help or advice.

    International

     

    Outside the UK we work with our experienced partners to lead the Changing Places momentum in the US, Australia and Europe. We pride ourselves on our international support to architects and using our 20 years experience our liaison with lobby groups and regional experts. From Sydney Opera House to the NY Mets, from airports to museums our Changing Places equipment is being specified worldwide

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