Twyford Bathrooms believe that pushbutton flushes should not be used on Doc M wcs.
“Push button flushes can be hard to use for those with limited or impaired manual dexterity,” says Twyford marketing director Anna Burns. ”
That’s why Twyford have used a side action spatula lever in all their new Doc M packs – bathroom suites and accessories which conform to Part M of the Building Regulations. The side levers can be operated with a chin, elbow, fingers, hands or a clenched fist and because they are easier to use will help save water.
“Dual flush buttons can be tricky to use the light flush for some people, so they end up using the more powerful flush when they don’t need to, thus using more water than they need to,” Burns continues.
The company has worked closely with leading occupational therapist Kate Sheehan on the development of their new Doc M bathroom packs. “Life expectancy has risen by 50% over the last century and one in three adults in the UK is over the age of 50,” Sheehan told buildermerchantsjournal.net. “Finding products to suit an ageing population is key. But the elderly today are far more savvy than previous generations. They won’t put up with ugly or bad design and why should they?”
Twyford’s new Doc M products also feature a contemporary, attractive design, rather than the standard instutionalised look often associated with Doc M, a low volume 4 litre flush as standard, secure double pan fixing for extra stability and a heavy duty seat with stainless steel hinges for added strength and stability.