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Public Toilets in the UK

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Public Washrooms in the UK While the UK population has increased by 12.5% over the past two decades, the amount of public toilets has declined by a whopping 39%. This is an alarming disparity, and with the gap only looking to continue, we thought it was of vital importance that we start a conversation about an otherwise unpublicised problem. This article is going to explore the reasons behind our toilet slump, as well as the problems they’re causing people up and down the country and how we, the population, can make a change. Why are our public toilets in decline? The…

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Checklist For Your First Office Fit-Out

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You’re on the up as a business and the only way to accommodate more growth is to physically expand and move into your own permanent address. There’s just one niggling thing – where do you begin with an office fit-out? Thankfully, the experts at Spectrum Interiors have a few tips to make an empty office space the new home for your brand. Beginners’ guide to office fit-outs It’s a unique opportunity, so seize it: Gather together the most experienced staff and compile a list of things you like about your current office and another list of opportunities to improve the space…

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What is Biophilic Design and Why Should We Incorporate It?

What if we told you there is a method of design that can reduce employee stress, boost productivity and begin to help UK businesses save some of the £29 billion a year paid in sick leave? Let’s take a good, long look at biophilic design and how it can transform the fortunes of your office and its occupants. What is Biophilic Design? Biophilia means ‘love of nature’. Specifically, it refers to an innate attraction human beings have for the natural world, its forms and its processes. It hints to the affinity humans have developed for organic surroundings over the thousands of years…

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What to Consider When Renovating an Office

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An office refurbishment can be a large investment for your company, so it’s important to get it right the first time around. Sounds daunting, but with a little know-how and forethought, you can produce a project that runs smoothly and is enjoyable. If it’s your job to breathe new life into an old office space, then you’ll be wondering where to start. You’ll also need help coordinating the effort required to deliver the project on time and in a way that satisfies your boss, shareholders, employees – basically, anyone who has an interest in the space. Ask Yourself: Why you are…

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How to choose the right office space for your company

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With the average office building lease lasting 5-10 years, it’s a crucial decision where to locate your business. The perfect premises should balance all of your chosen criteria evenly, so that all bases are covered and your organisation can continue to thrive. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top priorities so you don’t have to. Location Does the location serve you, your business and employees? Have you considered local transport links, either for commuting, regular trips to London or other far flung parts of the UK? If it isn’t essential to have a city centre premises, you could save money…

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Some of the most current topics that Spectrum Interiors have been helping schools with this year

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Spectrum Interiors have been helping schools since 2002 to adapt and improve school interiors for both students and staff. We keep up to date with government requirements so give schools the best up to date advice. Meet Spectrum Interiors Director Julian Shaw. Julian is going to run through the issues that he finds are at the top of most school agendas at moment. Transgender We understand that this is a government priority to educate schools how to move forward to accommodate all students with respectful facilities. We have worked with many schools to address this mainly providing ‘Open Plan washrooms’. Floor…

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Academies Show at the NEC 22nd November 2017

Spectrum Interiors is proud to announce our attendance at this year’s Academies Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 22nd November. We were so excited by the palpable buzz in the exhibition hall last year that we made it our top priority for 2017. Find us on the day at stand A24 where our team will demonstrate the latest in academic interior design. From classrooms to washrooms, changing facilities to reception areas and more, we look forward to transforming your school ready for the new year. Book an appointment Make sure to book an individual appointment with us, too! The Academies Show…

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School Washroom Regulations: Explained

The importance of hygienic, private washrooms for persons of all ages cannot be overstated. From school children to office workers, everyone deserves a sanitary facility that they can use without anxiety. The Secretary of State for Education released school regulations in 2012 that dictate the standards facilities should now adhere to, and outline everything you must install in order to be in line with the set regulations. At Spectrum Interiors, we successfully achieve the balance between style and practicality at all times, ensuring your facilities are in line with all legal requirements whilst maintaining a great design. Whether you’re simply improving…

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Privacy: What You Need to Know When Designing Public Toilets

Catering to one of the most basic human functions, the provision of washroom facilities is something that needs to be thought of in nearly every public building and space. However, anyone who has used a public toilet facility before will know the spectrum of states bathrooms can come in, and as such, we all appreciate a well maintained, and well-designed facility.   A well-designed bathroom may not be at the top of your list when planning the layout of your site, but it should be. Public washrooms that are hygienic, welcoming, and above all, provide a high level of privacy to…

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