Understanding Robust Housing Requirements

Robust Housing refers to residential structures that are built to withstand various challenges and maintain their functionality and integrity over time. These houses are designed and constructed with durability, resilience, and longevity in mind, all the while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing home like, non-institutional, and patient-centred environment.

Robust Housing typically incorporates high-quality, anti-vandal materials and thoughtful design considerations that enhance structural strength and performance. The aim of Robust Housing is to provide safe, comfortable, and sustainable living environments, minimising maintenance needs and maximising independent living for individuals with significant intellectual disabilities or high support needs.

Designing Resilient Bathrooms for Robust Housing

Designing resilient bathrooms for Robust Housing involves careful consideration of various design aspects including, accessibility, inclusivity, safety, durability, functionality and sustainability.

The cohesive integration of style and aesthetics is important, ensuring that tapware and sanitaryware complement the overall design of the home. Consistency in design and finish throughout the house contributes to a comfortable, unified and visually pleasing environment.

Maintenance and Care Tips for Long-lasting Tapware and Sanitaryware

Maintaining tapware and sanitaryware is essential to ensure their longevity and optimal performance. This includes, regularly cleaning fixtures to remove dirt, grime, and mineral deposits using a soft damp cloth with mild liquid detergent or soap and water, avoiding harsh abrasives that may damage finishes. For different materials, specific cleaning techniques are recommended, for example, stainless steel fixtures can be polished with a microfiber cloth and stainless steel cleaner, while ceramic fixtures may benefit from gentle scrubbing with a non-abrasive cleaner.

It's also important to inspect fixtures periodically for leaks, corrosion, or loose parts, addressing any issues promptly to prevent further damage. Regular maintenance routines, such as lubricating moving parts, tightening connections, and replacing worn-out seals or washers, are crucial to prevent deterioration and prolong the lifespan of tapware and sanitaryware.

Our Full Room Solution

Robust Housing fixtures focus on assisting residents in carrying out more tasks independently as well as reducing mental and physical stress of assisted tasks and ensuring a more comfortable experience for residents and caregivers. Galvin Engineering can offer full room bathroom solutions for safe Robust Housing environments. Our Specialised range includes anti-ligature tapware, showers, thermostatically controlled solutions through to Wallgate solid surface sanitaryware, anti-ligature grab rails, mirrors, drinking solutions and drainage products. We offer small to large scale water control systems and can assist in design through to commissioning.