Guidance for Architects and Specifiers on Changing Places Layout and Specification

Aveso specialise in assisting architects and specifiers for the correct specification, layout and design of Changing Places. With our 12 years of experience of designing and installing Changing Places in a variety of locations from Castles to Football Grounds, Aveso are the experts in ensuring Changing places are installed correctly.

As sponsors of the Changing Places campaign, and working closely with government bodies in multiple countries, Aveso provide free advice to architects and specifiers to ensure the Changing Places campaign that we sponsor is delivered according to the latest standards and guidelines.

As the official technical advisor to Changing Places we offer

  • Design and Layout Advice
  • Specification Approvals
  • Structural and Installation Advice
  • Estimates and Quotations
Changing Places Layout Design

Key Considerations for the Layout of Changing Places Room

There are many considerations when designing the layout for a Changing Places room, and engaging a specialist early on in the design process will save cost, for example nearly all the Changing Places specialist equipment, including the ceiling hoist can be installed on the walls, avoiding the cost of structural steels. Contact our experienced product specialists to discuss more.

Examples of some of the questions we often get asked at the design stage of a Changing Places Room are

  • What structural supports are required for the Specialist Changing Places Equipment?
  • What are the latest building standards?
  • When do the new 2020 guidelines come into place?
  • Should we allow for a wall mounted changing table or a mobile changing table?
  • Do we require 2 washbasins, and is height adjustable necessary?
  • How big should a Changing Places room be?

All valid questions when designing a Changing Places room and ones Aveso can assist with. Contact us for more information.

The recommendation is 3m x 4m (but other 12m 2 layouts are accepted). Where this is not possible and there are no other alternatives, a minimum 10m 2 providing the equipment is layed out correctly will be accepted.

A hoist (preferably) ceiling hoist, a height adjustable changing table (200kg capacity), privacy screen, washbasin (preferably height adjustable), grab rails, support arms, accessories. See detail or download our Architects guide.

The Ceiling Hoist is normally mounted on the walls either with wall brackets (structural walls) or wall posts (partition walls), and the Height Adjustable Changing Table and Washbasin require correctly placed supports or 25mm marine plywood ceiling to floor. See detail. Contact Aveso for project specific advice.

Changing Places Typical Layout
Download Changing Places Layout Drawing Examples
Changing Places Guide to Layout and Specification

Changing Places guides and downloads for Architects and Specifiers

What is a Changing Places Toilet?

Changing Places facilities provide more space (12sqm2) and equipment than a DOC-M accessible toilet. This, therefore, provides adequate room for extra equipment such as a Ceiling Hoist, Changing Table, Washbasin, Peninsular Toilet etc. and allows space to accommodate carers to easily help the user.

Click on the interactive map to discover what makes up a Changing Places:

OpeMed is the official sponsor of the Changing Places Campaign, forming 1/2 of the joint venture ‘Aveso‘. We have sponsored the Changing Places Campaign as Aveso since 2013 and will be continuing our support.

With a country-wide team of experts in equipment, room layouts, CAD design and promotion; OpeMed offer clients the full turnkey specification for a Changing Places toilet.

Contact us to find out more

Changing Places Case Studies

Changing Places Stadium

Wimbledon Changing Places

The All England Tennis Club hosts the worlds most prestigious tennis tournaments. With a brand new Changing Places, Aveso provided state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a fully specified CP toilet.

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The Deep – Aquarium

New Changing Places facility available in one of the UK’s biggest aquariums. The Changing Places Facility has a beautifully designed ‘under the sea’ theme with a range of essential equipment provided by Aveso.

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