In 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 that if fewer 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.
Our 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.
NatSol 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 is featured in The Logbook Issue 2 with an article on toilets for glamping. See pages 76 to 80 and back page.
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.
We 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.
NatSol toilets are becoming popular on golf courses. The example shown here is at Mortonhall Golf Club, Edinburgh.
The toilet is our standard Full Access toilet but incorporated here in a building which was designed by DRD Architects Ltd.
The toilet is particularly popular with female golfers.
For more examples go to: Golf course toilets
Our General Manager Ellen Hughes joined a male team cycling a tandem 400 miles for Children in Need. The tram raised £4851.
Earlier in the year The Royal Parks entered their new accessible toilets in the Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park for the Loo of the Year Awards. A couple of months ago we learned that the toilets had won a Platinum Award and at the Award Ceremony in early December we discovered that they had won the UK Best Eco Toilets Award.
Naturally we are delighted and would like to say how much we enjoyed working with The Royal Parks and the design team.
For more details on the toilets go to: Waterless Toilet System for Busy Sites
Open Air magazine published an article, Call of Nature, by Andrew Warren and Kate de Selincourt in their June 2016 edition. The magazine is sold to businesses carrying on outdoor activities such as glamping, outdoor events and al fresco weddings.
The article takes a broad look at waterless toilets and provides a checklist of things you should find out if you are thinking of buying one.
Visit the Open Air website here.