Why should you choose Doc M compliant products

Posted by Owen Mclean on 16-Jan-2018 11:45:29

What does Doc M stand for?

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Tags: Design, Sustainability, Architects, Accessible, Disability, Ease Collection

How to specify the right hand dryer for your project

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 12-Dec-2017 10:51:14

Recently we have been approached by a number of architects asking for advice on which hand dryer to use for their washroom project. Due to the number of hand dryers in the market, each with their own different features, it can be difficult to specify a dryer that meets all the needs of the client. Therefore we have collated the questions that we get asked most frequently to help you choose which dryer best suits your project.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Workplace, Airports, Affordable, Handwashing, Clerkenwell Showroom, Design, Business, Facilities Management, Architects

What is ALAVO?

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 10-Nov-2017 09:05:04

ALAVO is the modular, touch-free, behind-mirror handwash system by Dolphin Solutions. It keeps the taps, soap dispensers and hand dryers cleverly concealed behind a back-lit mirror and above the basins - saving space, minimising water spillage and reducing queues.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Workplace, Washrooms, Airports, Affordable, Handwashing, Clerkenwell Showroom, Design, Business, Facilities Management, Sustainability, Water-saving, Architects

Architecture in the United Arab Emirates: What will the future hold?

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 31-Oct-2017 09:27:19

The UAE currently has the fastest growing construction market in the world, with reports stating that it has overtaken the previous leader, Saudi Arabia, for the first time in over 5 years.

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Tags: Washrooms, Airports, Handwashing, Design, Business, Architects

How disabling disabled toilets really are

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 19-Oct-2017 15:50:30

Written by David Spooner.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Workplace, Washrooms, Airports, Design, Business, Facilities Management, Sustainability, Architects, Accessible, Disability, Ease Collection

What is PVD?

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 13-Oct-2017 15:15:23

We've been asked lots of questions by architects about how to achieve these kinds of finishes, so we decided to share the answers to the questions architects most need to know in order to specify products with these in-demand finishes.  If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, please let us know in the comments below!

What does it stand for?
PVD stands for Physical Vapour Deposition. 

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Tags: Workplace, Washrooms, Clerkenwell Showroom, Design, Business, Facilities Management, Sustainability, Architects

Creating an ‘Accessible WC’ that is actually accessible.

Posted by Owen Mclean on 27-Sep-2017 11:41:48

Written by Owen Mclean. 

Accessible WC rooms are designed to make toileting as easy as possible for those with physical disabilities; yet many (or most!) ‘Accessible’ public toilets comply with neither Part M of the Building Regulations nor British Standard BS 8300-2009. Far too many are difficult to use and can even pose a serious threat to the safety of the user.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Washrooms, Airports, Business, Facilities Management, Architects, Accessible, Disability, Ease Collection

Wash Troughs – helping to improve hygiene in the washroom

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 20-Sep-2017 15:13:03

As we know, washrooms have a significant part to play in reducing the spread of germs in any public environment, particularly when it comes to hand washing. Research from BioCote has shown the sink as the worst culprit for levels of contamination with more than 50,000 Colony-Forming Units (CFUs) present on or around the basin at any one time. Because of their streamlined and easy to clean shape, troughs help reduce the number of spaces where germs can be harboured, improving hygiene in the washroom. Troughs are a rapidly growing trend in washhroom design, offering a more modern, stylish alternative to the standard sink.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Washrooms, Handwashing, Design, Water-saving, Architects, Accessible

Dolphin Solutions takes part in Clerkenwell Design Week

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 22-May-2017 15:45:00

 

We’re pleased to announce that we will be taking part in Clerkenwell Design Week (23rd to 25th May). 

Clerkenwell Design Week is a renowned showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies, presented in a series of showroom events and installations. Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it one of the most important design hubs in the world!

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Tags: Washrooms, Affordable, Clerkenwell Showroom, Launch, Design

Why are Facilities Mangers the key to a successful business?

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 17-May-2017 09:28:50

At Dolphin Solutions, we understand the importance of the facilities management (FM) industry and the role it plays in enabling positive experiences in the workplace. Facilities Managers are often described as the unsung heroes of the built environment as they ensure the safe running of a business, dedicated to maintaining the efficiency and usability of our workplaces.

As we know, ensuring a clean and tidy workplace is vital to any business. The organisation and hygiene levels of a business directly affect its efficiency, productivity and morale of employees. Research from Jeffrey Campbell, PhD chair of FM programmes at Brigham Young University, reported that 88% of employees say that productivity, concentration and learning is hampered in dirty and dull workplaces.

Today, 17th of May, World FM Day celebrates the global facilities management (FM) community, looking at how facilities teams enable positive experiences around the globe.

To celebrate, we’ve looked at some of the ways we think facilities teams are unsung heroes and why they are the key to a successful business.

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Tags: World Day, Business, Facilities Management

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