Sanitaryware brand Armitage Shanks has launched new Doc M packs, designed to help specifiers and building managers ensure their facilities fulfil Part M of the Building Regulations and satisfy the 2010 Equality Act.
Itemised packs, floor plans and guidance are available online and in print for single toilet facilities, multiple toilet facilities, hotel facilities, public shower facilities and washrooms.
Tony Rheinberg, Senior Sector Marketing Manager at Armitage Shanks, said: “This year sees our brand celebrate its bicentenary, and as the last remaining sanitaryware manufacturer in Britain, we certainly have a lot of knowledge when it comes to meeting diverse customer needs.
“Our Doc M packs and our broad range of Part M products demonstrate this and offer specifiers the perfect fit, whatever their application may be. We offer a lifetime guarantee on all ceramic items and a five year guarantee on our taps, mixers, toilet seats, stainless steel and cistern fittings.”
Armitage Shanks has extended the range of Part M products meeting the stipulations of the Act, which requires that commercial and public buildings are entirely suitable for the use of disabled people. The brand’s packs and the products within them can be used in hotels, offices, public buildings and healthcare institutions.
An improved range of back-to-wall and wall-hung WC pan designs are also new to the Part M offering. Additionally, it features an improved TMV3-approved sequential thermostatic tap, which is easier to use, safer and better looking than its predecessor.
These new products, along with the existing Part M lines, are supported by a new Part M brochure, which is available on IdealSpec — the Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks online information hub and product data portal for specification and specifiers.
As a member of The CPD Certification Service, Ideal Standard also offer accredited training, workshops and events suitable for Continuing Professional Development — with a dedicated course on Part M: Accessible Bathrooms in the Home.
The products offered cover the varied requirements of Part M, providing specifiers with flexibility in choice and design. One of the Doc M packs is Peninsular Care, which offers a washroom solution in spaces where access for wheelchair users and carers is required.
Each item within the packs is approved by Local Authority Building Control, and each product manufactured by Armitage Shanks for Part M compliance is tested to industry standards, ensuring that items can handle weight stress and offer general durability.