4th October 2017
We aim to keep increasing inclusivity in commercial washrooms, therefore we have started to collaborate with the Italian manufacturer Ponte Giulio, experts in the bathroom field since 1959. Healthcare facilities in the UK look for safe and hygienic grab rails, whilst designers wish to also choose a sleek layout. Urban People® series is Ponte Giulio's top collection that will satisfy both approaches and offer a palette of up to 15 finishes in order to provide enough contrast between the grab bars and surroundings, as Document M indicates.
With a lead time of approximate 2 weeks for any of the uniform colours, our customers can order high-quality bathroom grab rails that combine all the following features with a stylish aesthetic design:
- Zync-plated steel tube (without junctions) with a vinyl coating which is non-slip, warm to touch, biocompatible, easy to clean and everlasting antimicrobial.
- Ø 33mm bar diameter.
- Recyclable at the end of the product life.
- TUV certified load resistance up to 150 Kg.
- UL94 classified for low flammability, as well as flame proof and fire resistant.
- Drop-down rails include a stepless braking system, with upper and lower positions, and a matching removable toilet paper hook is available.
The BioCote® Silver Ion Technology inhibits bacteria proliferation and mould, reducing cross contamination in hospitals, care homes and similar locations. Also, for added universality, the plastic finish has high skin tolerability. Regarding further convenience, safety and installation, the products come with the flanges already fitted, the straight grab rails include the necessary screws, the stainless steel flange is equipped with a concealing seal to grant electrical insulation and the outer material is electrostatic charge free.
Home of avant-guard design, we have been partnering with Italian suppliers for years, from our Designer Colours Range of soft touch dispensers for low traffic areas to our elegant, long lasting Giampieri sensor taps.
Ponte Giulio bathroom grab bars add to our current Classic, Prestige and Bobrick ranges, so we can now supply from low budget hard-wearing mobility aids to high-end fittings for adapted sanitary facilities.
You will find Ponte Giulio main products on our website, like blue Doc M packs for disabled toilets with plastic coating. Nonetheless, we can as well provide all their matching range for public and private spaces such as grab bars with push buttons, shower seats, shower splash guards, containment rods or bathroom accessories. We invite you to check the corresponding catalogue and contact us for prices, requests and lead times.
We intend to make accessibility more present in our customers' minds, so in our guides and product pages we try to clarify which product can be more easily operated by users with disability, dexterity issues or learning difficulties. In this regard, we expect facility managers to consider tilting vanity mirrors, automatic soap dispensers, touchless basin taps, interleaved toilet tissue dispensers, waste bins with push lids, infrared paper towel dispensers and of course hand dryers for accessible washrooms.