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What is a Changing Places?

A Changing Places Toilet is designed specifically for people who cannot use a standard accessible toilet. It provides more space (minimum of 12m²) in order to accommodate extra mobility or medical equipment and up to two carers, to provide assistance when necessary.

A Changing Places typically includes the following equipment:

  • Overhead room coverage hoist system
  • Height-adjustable changing bench
  • Peninsular toilet
  • Height-adjustable sink
  • Privacy screen

What constitutes a “Changing Place” is set down in building regulations Approved Document M-Access to and use of buildings.

So, consequently, if you are looking to incorporate a Changing Places toilet into your next new build project, or planning to add one into an existing building, it is important that you choose a partner with the right knowledge and experience to ensure your project meets the required standards.

How can Closomat help?

We’ve been assisting with design advice, specification, installation and maintenance of Changing Places toilets for many years. We’ve supported hundreds of successful projects up and down the UK in a variety of different settings – from big retail units to zoos, from railway stations to conference centres. Click here to read our case studies.

Our knowledge, experience and proven track record will ensure the project runs smoothly – from help and advice on the design and specification of the facility, right through to completion. We will ensure everything is fully compliant with building regulations, and is delivered on time and within budget.

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Complete, end-to-end project management

We are experienced in working with architects and building/facilities staff at every stage of the process. We can manage the project from start to finish, ensuring everything runs smoothly and removing any potential issues which can lead to overruns and hassle.

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Plan and advise

We can work with existing plans and specifications, providing advice and guidance as required, or we can advise and make recommendations ourselves.

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Survey and recommend

We always insist on carrying out a free of charge site survey to absolutely ensure that everything is correct and to identify any potential areas of concern to avoid problems arising later in the process. We will also recommend the best combination of equipment.

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Supply and install

We can supply the equipment and oversee its installation to ensure everything adheres to the plan, and is fully compliant with all relevant Standards and Building regulations. We also provide ‘how to use’ and ‘safe working load’ signage.

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Aftercare

Once everything is installed and ready to use, we can provide support and training to staff to ensure they are confident in the operation of the equipment, and are then able to provide support to those in their care. We can also provide on-going servicing and maintenance of the equipment to ensure it continues to support people for years to come.

Step inside a Changing Places Toilet room...

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Changing Places Toilet Locations

Changing Places Toilet Locations

Want to see a Closomat installation of a Changing Places Toilet? See the map for available locations.
Changing Places Toilet Locations

Configure your Changing Place

Configure your Changing Place

Plan the layout of your new Changing Places Toilet
Configure your Changing Place

Hygiene Rooms

Hygiene Rooms

For a Changing Places Toilet in a school or educational venue. See our Hygiene Rooms information
Hygiene Rooms

Our Changing Places Experience

Community Changing Places at The Salvation Army UK & Ireland Territorial Headquarters

Community Changing Places at The Salvation Army UK & Ireland Territorial Headquarters

Made in Britain winners!

Made in Britain winners!

Changing Places specifications: what you need to know – part 2

Changing Places specifications: what you need to know – part 2

Changing Places News

Changing Places Toilet Specification – you get what you pay for.

Changing Places Toilet Specification – you get what you pay for.

Network Rail – London Victoria Station

Network Rail – London Victoria Station

NEC Birmingham

NEC Birmingham

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