Canterbury City Council's staff toilets in its 1970s built main offices needed refurbishment. Existing fittings were old, wearing out and not operating effectively.
Douglas Delabie Tempomatic WC direct flush valves, eliminating the need for cisterns, were specified for their instantaneous recover time, water usage efficiency utilising the system pressure to provide more effective flushing without increased water usage.
Low maintenance was a crucial criterion, as Kent has very hard water, which can lead to scaling up of WC and washing facility mechanisms, allowing leakage through the mechanism and water wastage.This can mean regular and costly maintenance issues.
With around 650 employees at the Council's offices in Canterbury, it's essential that the staff toilet facilities work effectively
In such a busy environment and with intensive use, cistern refill time is an additional important pre -requisite.
Designed for intensive use in public buildings, 19 (including one for the disabled toilet) Douglas Delabie Tempomatic WC direct flush controls were specified for the building's 11 staff WCs, to replace the existing concealed cistern.
Complying with public building requirements these mains-fed vandal resistant direct flush valves are manufactured with shockproof mechanisms to withstand hundreds of thousands of operations.They feature Hostaform scale resistant materials.
The Plumbing contractor for the project was CG Group of Thurrock, Essex.
"The Douglas Delabie Tempomatic WC controls were installed to address the high maintenance issues and water wastage with cisterns at our Council offices. We liked the concept of direct flush valves and their ability to recover instantly, enabling staff to use the toilets without having to wait for cisterns to refill. Staff comments have been positive as the non-touch solution has significant hygiene benefits. We believe these units have provided the ideal solution, appropriate to many commercial applications."
Jeffrey Hall, Asset and Buildings Inspector at Canterbury City Council.