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Space to Change
by Closomat

Space To Change builds on the basic provision of a wheelchair-accessible toilet, with the space and equipment to enable personal care hygienically, OFF the floor.

The concept of Space To Change toilets arose from users, the tens of thousands of people who need extra space and equipment to help their loved one with their toilet requirements away from home.

Space to Change Fly Through Video


What is a Space to Change toilet facility?

Space To Change toilets bridge the gap between typical ‘Document M’ accessible toilets and the ultimate, a Changing Places facility (see our Changing Places section).

A Space To Change toilet is meant as a minor upgrade/ refurbishment, to overcome the issues campaigners consistently face when asking for Changing Places: issues of space and cost. Legally providers have to offer at least a wheelchair-accessible toilet*, all they need to do is add into that an adult-sized changing bench and hoist.
*Building Regulations Approved Document M 2015 section 5

Space: A Space To Change toilet is 7.5m2 (3m x 2.5m)
Adult-sized changing bench
As per a conventional wheelchair- accessible toilet i.e. close-coupled WC, washbasin and taps, grab rails, alarm pull cord, sanitary dispenser, waste bin, mirror, sanitary disposal bin, shelf and wall hook.
Paper towel dispenser or hand dryer

Why do we need Space to Change Toilets?

11million registered disabled people in UK


1.5m of those use a wheelchair


6.5million people with a bowel problem


1.5million people with a learning disability


1.2million people living with stroke


30,000 people with cerebral palsy


13,000 people with acquired brain injuries


8,500 people with multiple sclerosis


 5,000 people with motor neurone disease


8,000 people with spina bifida


62,000 amputees


Space to Change Typical Layout

Project Management

Drafting comWe are the only specialist manufacturer and supplier of accessible bathroom/ toilet equipment to offer clients a complete, compliant project management service.

Fully CDM (Construction Design & Management) 2015 compliant, our service gives you the peace of mind that our element of your project will be executed in an efficient, professional and timely manner, to all relevant Standards and Regulations.

Our service encompasses design advice site survey, installation, and commissioning.

If required, we can also offer subsequent service, repair and maintenance: see our service page for further details.

Meet Our Expert - Kelvin Grimes

kelvin expertKelvin Grimes trained as a plumber, but has a decade of experience in technical sales and support on a raft of specialist disability equipment and DDA access.

As a result, he brings to the table the ability to undertake all aspects of a Changing Places installation, from design advice and specification through surveying to installation and commissioning, balancing technical requirements with sympathy for end-user needs.


To discuss your project further please call 0800 374 076 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Meet Our Expert - Claire Haymes

claire expertClaire Haymes joined the Closomat team in 2011, bringing a skillset that ensures a timely, efficient and professional delivery of your away from home disabled toilet facility, be it Changing Places, Space to Change or a hygiene room.

Claire is CDM Compliance & Project Co-Ordinator, being fully trained in all relevant aspects. She is also qualified to Level 3 in moving and handling procedures.

Claire is primarily office-based, to execute all administrative elements of your project, from arranging site surveys through quotes to install, commissioning, and, if required, subsequent service & maintenance.