VENESTA WASHROOM SYSTEMS
1st FLOOR, UNITS 19-22
ST GEORGE'S SQUARE
ST GEAORGE'S SHOPPING CENTRE
KENT DA11 0TA
Tel: 01474 353333
Fax: 01474 533558
Suppliers of: washroom Cubicles school toilet Cubicles, toilet cubicles, pre-plumbed toilet cubicles, toilet washroom cubicles, washroom vanity units, washroom vanity tops, changing room lockers
We Know Washrooms. Created by our team of designers, the Venesta range of washroom systems brings together toilet cubicles, pre-plumbed washroom systems, panelling, vanity units, changing room lockers and washroom accessories.
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To facilitate specifying, Venesta has categorised its products into these key areas:
Affordable style and quality. We have designed each product to give you value without compromising on quality or functionality.
Stylish, durable, and of high quality, the V2 range is ideal. Our standard range gives you the widest choice of colours and fittings.
V3 is our premium range for style-led washrooms. You can expect quality craftsmanship and the latest finishes and trends of colours.
Our specialist ranges of washroom systems feature a collection of designs that cater for more specific requirements. With designs for:
- Primary Education Toilet Cubicles & Washrooms
- Secondary Education Toilet Cubicles & Washrooms
- Healthcare Toilet Cubicles & Washrooms
- Sports & Leisure Centres Toilet Cubicles & Changing Rooms
- Cubicle Express 48hr order to delivery service
For over 25-years we’ve been designing and manufacturing benches and lockers for leisure centres and education environments. We offer the Active Range of Lockers, as well as changing room benching and coat hooks and accessories.
At Venesta, we’ve created a collection of toilet vanity units that are contemporary in style and highly functional. From Solid Surfaces, Quartz and Granite, to HPL, SGL and Baby changing units; Venesta can provide the right Vanity Units for your design.
From Hand Driers to wash stations and towel dispensers, Venesta can supply a great choice of accessories to complement your washroom to fit all budgets and requirements.
Full technical information and useful guides are available to download from BPi or through the download section of our website.
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1. Venesta 2017 Product Portfolio
commercial toilet cubicle and washroom systems
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2. Venesta 7109 Healthcare Brochure Nov 2017
washrooms, recessed units
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Venesta 2833 Cubicle Express Washroom Brochure
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Venesta 3147 Education Brochure April 2013
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Venesta 6444 2017 V Epps Brochure
Engineered Pre-Plumbed System
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Venesta 6968 Washroom Accessories Brochure 2017
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Venesta 7229 Cubicle Award Washroom Brochure
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Venesta 7231 Aqueous Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7232 Centurion Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7233 Equinox Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7234 Fusion Washrooms Brochure
washrooms, toilet cubicles
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Venesta 7235 Infinite Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7237 Quantum Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7239 Titan Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7241 Unity Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7260 Frameduct Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7261 Rapiduct Washrooms Brochure
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Venesta 7262 Vanities Washroroom Brochure 2018
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Venesta 7264 Lockers and benching Brochure 2018
lockers and benches
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Venesta 7265 System M Brochure 2018
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Venesta 7286 Colour Selector Washroom Brochure 2018
washroom and cubicle colours and finishes
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The importance of school washrooms in your anti-bullying strategy
School washrooms have been portrayed for some time as a bully's playground and this can unfortunately be the case. A survey by the Children's Parliament claimed that up to 40% of pupils feared the behaviours of others in school toilets, and though it is not breaking news, bullying can have lifelong effects and severely disrupt academic performance. Whilst schools cannot monitor the individual behaviour of each student at all hours of the day, at weekends and more critically now on social media, there are measures that schools can consider to improve the situation, particularly in school washrooms.
So why do washrooms have such a notorious reputation for bullying, and how can schools do more to prevent it? The NSPCC ‘What are children telling us about bullying report 2015/16’ recommends identifying “hot spot areas in schools where bullying is known to happen and introduce ways of patrolling or monitoring these areas - physical bullying usually takes place somewhere out of sight of adults (school toilets were often mentioned)”.
Interviews with students also show that bad hygiene and maintenance of school washrooms poses a negative environment, which hosts the perfect setting for anti-social behaviour to manifest itself in. At Venesta we have worked with many educational facilities, to create aesthetically pleasing spaces which maintain the practicality of being easy to clean, extremely durable and resistant to vandalism, factors all covered in our dedicated education range.
Layout and design
To tackle the root of bullying in washrooms, schools could look at the surroundings that cause it to be a place where children feel the need to display negative behaviour, including acts of vandalism. Creating a washroom environment where vandalism doesn’t fit it in, could result in the mind-set of its users being altered and in turn actually teach them respect. A government guidance document ‘Toilets in Schools’ reports that involving pupils in the design process, increases their sense of pride and ownership of their school buildings, helping to reduce vandalism and bad behaviour. To protect washrooms against decline in appearance, schools can use hardwearing materials such as those used throughout our education range including Solid Grade Laminate (SGL), to form the shell of the washroom; it is water proof, impact and scratch resistant, giving it the best chance of staying intact and like SGL, High Pressure Laminate is also a surface that can be cleaned with ease, especially for graffiti which can substitute as another form of bullying.
The installation of full height cubicles is a popular solution amongst our customers, for obvious reasons, as this will give students peace of mind when using the rest room, by removing the opportunity for others to peep over or under. This may lead to worries about students not being accessible in the case of an emergency, as figures released in 2015, suggested that in London alone there were 1,499 incidents of under eighteens being stuck or trapped. To resolve these concerns there are discreet locking technologies that will allow an adult access to the cubicle in less than 30 seconds, like our one of a kind System M, or rapid release indicator bolts featured as standard on all Venesta cubicles.
Urinals in male washrooms may also be considered a bullying opportunity. Some schools have abolished urinals altogether and instead only use toilet cubicles, or alternatively install sufficient privacy partitions.
The impact of colour is also often overlooked, but is an inseparable part of our everyday lives. It’s inherent in everything we see and do, playing a major role in our emotion, productivity, communication and learning. While the research is varied it is conclusive; the use of colour can have a significant impact on emotion, which can ultimately influence an individual’s behaviour. Choosing a Venesta washroom will give you the flexibility to choose from 36 inviting colours that can breathe positivity into your environment, even in a low natural light setting, where you can make use of colours that have a high Light Reflective Value (LRV). For secondary school students research points towards the cooler side of a colour palette, which have been shown to help create a peaceful environment that can improve focus and reduce stress, to help overcome negative feelings of irritability, premature fatigue, lack of interest and behavioural problems - we recommend staying away from grey or alternatively pairing it with brighter colours, as it has been known to promote boredom.
A report published by Stonewall in 2017 revealed that 58 per cent of almost 600 transgender students surveyed, are not allowed to use the toilets they feel comfortable in. In recent years more and more schools have taken to installing unisex washrooms in their facilities, which could help ease making the basic decision of using washrooms at school, or the feelings that they are dealing with by the pressure of not having to choose which one.
While the idea of unisex washrooms has been seen as controversial by parents, research has indicated an overall positive message, by reducing bullying in general through easier supervision of communal areas and perhaps even making all students feel on more level ground when using a washroom. The Department for Education and Skills issued guidance in 2015 encouraging all new schools to fit unisex toilets, with the main driver being that it cut down on bullying.
We have continually seen a rise in installations of unisex washrooms since their first introduction in a UK school in 2000, and there are many options schools can consider in terms of layout if parents do express concerns; these include separate labelled cubicles for male and female, or segregated sides of the room with open plan, communal hand washing areas for ease of supervision.
Sadly with 37% of children in the UK suffering from bullying too afraid to speak out about it, those caring for them can take proactive steps to intervene, by making practical improvements to the environment where this action is occurring in the first place. Not every solution mentioned is guaranteed to work for your school, however, by making adjustments to design and layout of these problem areas, you can help to create a safer, fairer and more manageable environment that could form an integral component of your school anti-bullying strategy.
As a global washroom manufacturer and supplier, we have been specifying education washrooms since 1976. Our budget friendly, bespoke, end to end service can offer your school endless possibilities and advice, when designing a perfectly balanced washroom area for specific student needs. To learn more about us, call us on 01474353 333 or visit our website www.venesta.co.uk/school-washrooms where you can download or order our education range or colour selector brochure and free laminate colour samples, to get the ball rolling.
How can colour help boost stimulation and behaviour in your school?
How can colour help boost stimulation and behaviour in your school?
Research* has shown that colours can enhance learning as well as improve behaviour and morale in children.
Colour in a learning environment reduces stress, improves visual processing and challenges brain development. Considering colour for all areas of a learning environment, including your children's washroom areas and providing well-lit, bright, colourful toilets can help to boost learning.
*Research source - Children's emotional association with colours from The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 155(1), 77-85 by Chris J. Boyatzis and Reenu Varghese.