FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here we answer the most common questions about school washrooms and how you can order new cubicles and sanitary ware. If you have a question which is not answered here, contact us and we will do our best to find the answer.

What is a cubicle configuration?

This is the arrangement the cubicles will be constructed in. See diagram below. We will need to know the cubicle configuration before quoting.

 

typical school toilet cubicle configurations

 

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What is the minimum sizes for a toilet cubicle?

750mm (wide) x 1500mm (deep). See answer below for typical cubicle configurations.

 

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What is a typical cubicle configuration?

toilet cubicle sizes diagram

 

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What is a typical configuration for a wheelchair access cubicles?

 

wheelchair toilet cubicle size guide

 

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What should I clean my cubicles with?

For MFC, remove general stains and marks with a proprietary non-abrasive bathroom or kitchen surface cleaning solution on a damp cloth. Do not use excessive amounts of water or solution.

CGL cubicles are water proof and can therefore be cleaned more intensely with water and solution. Avoid scrubbing or using anything with sharp edges in contact with the panels.

 

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How many toilet cubicles do I need in my school?

Pupils under the age of 5 years - 1 toilet for every 10 pupils

Pupils over 5 years of age - 1 toilet for every 20 pupils

In special schools - 1 toilet for every 10 pupils, regardless of age

See Guidelines page

 

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How many washbasins do I need in washrooms?

If the majority of pupils are under the age of 11 then as many wash basins as toilets are required.

If the majority of pupils in the school are over the age of 11 then:

Washrooms with 1 toilet must contain at least 1 washbasin

Washrooms with 2 toilets must contain at least 2 washbasins

Washrooms with 3 or more toilets must have at least two-thirds the number of washbasins as there are toilets

See Guidelines page

 

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Can we have unisex toilets for the pupils?

It is recommened by the Department of Education - Advice on Standards for School Premises (May 2013) that toilet areas for male and female pupils over the age of 8 should be separate.

 

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Do we need showers in the changing rooms?

Suitable changing accommodation and showers must be provided for pupils aged 11 years or over at the start of the school year who receive Physical Education. The cubicles which are waterproof and suitable for shower areas are made from Compact Grade Laminate (CGL). The CGL products available are Brecon CGL and Cairngorm.

 

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Do the staff need a separate toilet area?

Staff toilets should be separate from pupils although when a toilet is designed for use by those who are disabled, it can be also used by staff and visitors.

 

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Which are best urinals or private toilet cubicles?

In a document compiled by the Department for Education and Skills, the following advice has been provided for Secondary School toilets:

"It is better if the use of urinals is avoided in school environments, since research has shown that at puberty, boy's use of urinals is problematic. The trough type in particular can contribute to a medical condition known as 'shy bladder syndrome'."

Private toilet cubicles that lock are preferred to urinals.

 

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How can we reduce anti-social behaviour occurring in the washrooms?

It is advised that space outside the cubicles is kept to a minimum to combat anti-social behavior. Vandal resistant cubicles are also available which are made from Compact Grade Laminate (CGL) panels which are impact resistant. The CGL products available are Brecon CGL and Cairngorm.

 

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Who runs the SchoolToilets.co.uk website?

SchoolToilets.co.uk has been created and is run by Cubicle Centre - an established family run business with over 12 years expertise in manufacturing washroom panel products.

 

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How can I order cubicles for my School?

Once you know which cubicle system is best for you (the Product Selector will tell you), give our sales staff a call on 01924 457600 or fill in the contact form and we will get in touch.

 

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What details will I need in order to get a quote?

We will need to know the cubicle system you are interested in, how many cubicles, vanity units and panels you require. A drawing with measurement would also be perfect. Download a quotation form here. If you are not sure of anything give us a call and we will be able to help you through the process.

 

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Do you have a price list?

Due to our products being made to measure, pricing is on a job-to-job basis.

See the question above for the details we need before we can provide you with a quote.

 

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Can I open an account with Cubicle Centre Ltd?

You may apply to open an account with Cubicle Centre. Account application forms are available at the website: www.washroomcubicles.co.uk/downloads.html

Unless you currently hold an account with us, all made to measure specials and bespoke items are subject to pro-forma prepayment.

 

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How quickly can I get my order?

Lead times can vary from 7 working days to 10-15 working days depending on your specific requirements.

NOTE: Lead times may increase during busier periods of the year (i.e. school holidays).

Schools looking to refurbish washrooms during school holidays are advised to place their order several weeks beforehand.

 

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Do you offer a fit-out service?

Cubicle Centre manufacture and supply only. Our washroom systems are designed to be easily installed by any competent tradesperson.

 

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Where can I purchase sanitary ware?

www.plumbware.co.uk offers school sanity ware to buy online.

 

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Which cubicles are suitable for wet areas?

Cubicles made with Compact Grade Laminate (CGL) panels are suitable for wet or shower areas. CGL panels are also impact resistant making them perfect for high usage areas. The cubicle systems which use CGL panels are Cairngorm and Brecon CGL.

 

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Which cubicles are best suited for nursery children?

Due to it's design, safety features, size and vibrant colour choices, Sydney cubicles are great for nurseries and pre-schools.

 

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Which cubicles can I get quickly?

We offer a boxed packed cubicle which is easy to construct onsite. Pendle Junior is usually delivered 48 hours after ordered. For more details on the full Pendle range click here.

 

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