News

In most months we have news worthy of posting but we don’t always get around to putting it up – as you can readily see by viewing the dates below!

If you know something about a NatSol toilet which seems worthy of a post on this page please let us know.

Dark sky compost toilet

Dark sky toilet in the Elan ValleyWe recently supplied a Full Access Composter for the Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Elan Valley. Stargazers now have a toilet facility to use during the night.

The photograph shows the installation of the toilet vaults nearing completion. The clients constructed their own building.

Zero Discharge toilets help protect England’s cleanest lake

Wasdale Lakehead ToiletsIn an earlier news item we spoke about our involvement in a project to supply waterless toilets for National Trust sites in Wasdale. Wastwater is a SSSI and the National Trust needed a system which would not discharge anything to ground.

The toilets are now up and running and visitors are returning to the Lake District as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

Architects: Crosby Granger.

More information can be found at: Amenities

Toilets for penguin site in the Falkland Islands

Toilet facility with NatSol Zero Discharge toilets on the Falkland IslandsAlmost all our work is in the UK and Ireland but we were asked if we could assist with waterless toilets for a site in the South Atlantic. The building was designed by oneltd.com

The toilets are our Zero Discharge model, also supplied to Richmond Park in London and currently being installed for a National Trust site in the Lake District.

Go to Amenity Sites for an internal view.

Zero Discharge pedestal production

NatSol Zero Discharge Toilet PedestalsThe Zero Discharge model is now in production. We have orders for several sites. More information and examples of installations can be seen at: https://natsol.co.uk/zero-discharge/

Servicing?

Servicing a Full Access composting toiletIn February 2019 we sent out a newsletter to owners of Full Access toilets asking if they might be interested in a servicing arrangement. We gave a rough indication of what that could cost. It was clear to us from the outset that if few people expressed an interest then it would cost more per service because of travelling distance. Visits would also entail a higher carbon footprint which is something we always try to minimise. If several owners in a given area were interested then we could share those costs and impacts between them.

We received 15 responses and only 10 of those indicated an interest in paying for servicing.

Consequently, we are not currently offering servicing but if a particular issue has arisen with your toilet you can always call us. It might be possible to drop by and take a look when we are in the area for other reasons. If we feel that the malfunction is in some way our fault and cannot be resolved from a distance then we will visit.

Another option is that in some parts of the country we may know of an installer who is willing to carry out servicing. You could make your own arrangement with them.

Toilet twinning

Toilet twinningOur client, Marshfield Allotment Group, has very kindly twinned their NatSol toilet via Toilet Twinning with a latrine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For just £60 you can twin your toilet at home, work or school with a latrine in Africa, Asia or Latin America, and help provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world’s poorest communities.

Waterless Toilets for Wasdale

View of Wasdale from Lake Head car parkNatSol is part of a design team working on the provision of waterless toilets for Wasdale in the Lake District. One of the two sites has now gained planning consent and the work has gone out to tender. We should be supplying our Zero Discharge system for this site in the autumn of 2019 and hope to supply another site in Wasdale in 2020.

 

NatSol featured in The Logbook

NatSol is featured in The Logbook Issue 2 with an article on Front cover of The Logbook, Issue 2toilets for glamping. See pages 76 to 80 and back page.

Par for the course

'This Girl Golfs' event at Mottram Hall NatSol toilets are becoming popular on golf courses as more women take up the sport. Club houses have toilets but the ninth hole is often a long way from those facilities.

The picture shows Julie Wilshaw and Pat Phillips at a promotional event at Mottram Hall, Wilmslow, organised by Lady Golfer magazine.

Click for examples of toilets we have supplied for Golf courses.

 

Prices

£ signWe are increasing prices a little this year. We haven’t had a general price increase for several years.

During that period the exchange rate has changed and this affects the cost of some raw materials. There have also been increases in the minimum wage which impact on the companies which manufacture components for us.

We have continued to improve our products and to offer the same high quality after sales support.

So prices are rising by about 3% from 1st March 2018 but we will honour quotes issued before that date until the 30th June 2018.