This may seem like a strange topic for a Blog post, but I recently saw an amusing sign on a toilet door and thought this was a topic worth writing about. There were separate signs for the ladies and gents toilets and each featured a cartoon character that appeared eager to use the bathroom. If you search online you can find a wide range of signs for toilet doors ranging from sophisticated to bizarre, but there are many options available.
Building regulations on WC
When installing a new toilet in a home or business premises, there is often a belief that there needs to be two doors between a kitchen and a toilet. However this does not appear in current building regulations. I have also heard that pubic toilet doors should include a hook on the inside of the door, however I cannot find anything to back this up so I assume this is just good practice rather than a requirement.
An important consideration, when installing a door for toilets or bathrooms, is the type of handle and locking system. Everyone feels more confident with a lock on a WC, however, there are occasions such as is an emergency due to illness or when a child locks themselves in a room when access from outside the room is imperative. At Doorsan we supply a variety of hardware for internal and external doors and in the Internal Hardware range you will find an option, on the left, to tick for Turn and Release Hardware. Turn and release products connect to an appropriate locking system suitable for timber doors, you will see many options also have indicators to show the WC is in use. A useful detail included in turn and release locks is the ability to access and open the door from the other side if necessary.
One issue that is often a problem when installing a new toilet or bathroom in your home is limited space. A great solution to this is a bi-fold door, which allows you to open the door in a tight space. Whether you are looking for a modern or traditional design, you can select a white door, timber or glazed and you will find a wide range of options available.
If you are looking for a new toilet or bathroom door then you should take a look at the Doorsan website where you will find a wide range of internal timber doors along with all the most appropriate hardware including handles, knobs, hinges and the latch and locking systems. The collection of internal doors can be used for commercial property or for your home and we welcome calls to our customer services team if you have any queries.