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Double Distribution Deal on Tough Sanitaryware secured by Plumb Centre.

19 May 2010

Plumb Center is now a distributor of a range of vandal-resistant sanitaryware and fittings from two top quality suppliers

to tackle the ever increasing problem of vandalism and self harm in public areas and high security units.

All the vandal resistant and anti-ligature sanitaryware products manufactured by Vandal Resistant Sanitaryware Group (VRSG) adhere to stringent rules laid down by the Home Office and NHS. They are used in prisons, secure units, hospitals, schools and colleges, public toilets, night clubs and other buildings around the UK.

Among the comprehensive range of VRSG products exclusive to Plumb Center are hand wash basins, toilets, safe cell furniture, secure moulded shelves and mirrors, secure shower trays and panelling as well as pneumatic and electronic washroom Controls.

Richard Virr, Commercial Development Director, said: “VRSG’s robust WRAS approved sanitaryware is made from high quality resin which provides the perfect alternative to the existing more institutionalised appearance of stainless steel.” To complement the VRSG range, Plumb Center has also partnered with Douglas Delabie, a market-leading manufacturer in the commercial sanitary fittings industry and a preferred supplier to the prison and secure accommodation sector.

The company’s robust and durable anti-ligature products are chrome-plated or finished in stainless steel and their tough reinforced fixings and shock-proof mechanisms are tested to more than 500,000 operations. Other safety features include recessed ligature-free fixings and anti-blocking devices that only allow taps to run after the push button is released.

Douglas Delabie’s electronic and pneumatic washroom controls for high security environments include a pneumatic-based time flow control system, the ideal washroom solution within prison inmate areas to provide a safe, user friendly and anti-ligature control of showers, wash basins and WCs installed in individual cells, offering effective water control. Key features of these vandal resistant controls include anti ligature ‘through the wall’ control; water saving ability with adjustable run time and regulated flow rates of 6 or 8 l/pm, and low maintenance using a unique, dry ‘pneumatic’ timing system.

The company also supplies the Douglas Delabie 4 station electronic time flow control system, which achieves option BREEAM ratings using anti-ligature control solutions for wash basin, showers and WCs installed in individual cells.

For high security applications, an optional security lock-out facility is incorporated to prevent deliberate abuse, such as flooding or water wastage. More detailed information is available in a new brochure, Specialist Sanitaryware and is also showcased in Commercial plumbing and heating – the definitive guide, an easy-to-use brochure, available in both a printed and CD version, that has been specially designed to provide customers with help and advice when purchasing commercial products.

It combines guidance on product suitability, the latest industry guidelines, new building regulations and water efficiency with clear product imagery and detailed product specifications. The commercial plumbing and heating range is available from over 480 conveniently located branches across the UK and, with 38 dedicated Centers of Excellence specifically focused on commercial products and an unrivalled national distribution network,
Plumb Center’s extensive product range is in stock, on time, and can be delivered next day* wherever the customer needs it. Look out for either Specialist Sanitaryware or Commercial plumbing and heating - the definitive guide in your local Plumb Center branch and pick up a free copy.

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