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For many people getting older means losing some of their mobility. As a consequence, everyday tasks like stepping in and out of the shower or using the toilet can seem difficult or even scary. Installing toilet grab bars and shower grab bars in your bathroom not only increases safety around the house. But it can also give you back your confidence. 

Using a baby changing table is a great convenience for mothers and all busy parents. Baby changing stations are designed to provide a comfortable spot for parent and baby to get cleaned, changed and dressed. Buying a quality, affordable baby changing table should be part of any newborn shopping checklist.

Drinking from water fountains can take you instantly back to memories of childhood and school playgrounds. Access to clean drinking water is vital to any human being and important to maintain vitality and  good health. Access to public drinking water is incredibly important for members of the public, those that may not have access to a home and of course our furry friends when out on walks. 

The Australian hand dryer height regulations states: "Where provided, hand dryers shall be operable by one hand, and shall be installed with the height of their operative component or outlet not less than 900 mm and not more than 1100 mm above the plane of the finished floor, and no closer than 500 mm from an internal corner".

 

If you’re considering redesigning your bathroom and confused about the terminologies found in the market for different types of bathroom fixtures and fitting then this blog will help you understand what are bathroom accessories? and make a decision easily when it comes to different bathroom accessories. From bathtubs to toilet roll holders to mirror cabinets and soap dispensers, this blog will discuss the washroom accessories list and bathroom fixtures list for your to consider and understand the difference between the two.

 

We all need access to clean drinking water to survive. Western civilizations and the consumer era means that nowadays, rather than walking to a well, or a stream to collect water, we buy bottled water from a supermarket. Millions of plastic water bottles a year are manufactured and very quickly head straight to landfill.  The problem with single use plastic is that it is not easily degradable and so fills our landfills and clogs waterways as aquatic trash, thus creating a huge burden of waste on our planet.

Once you have purchased your high-quality hand dryer, the next step is its installation which is just as important as the product itself. Finding the right placement can be tricky and dependent on many factors.  Floor layout, size of your washroom, location of sinks and access to power and electricity safely. Not considering these factors when installing a hand dryer can potentially create health and safety issues. For example; a person with wet hands who has to travel a longer distance to the hand dryer will leave a trail of water drops on the floor. This can cause a trip hazard and also create a perfect environment for germs and bacteria to breed.

There has never been a time in history where there has been such a strong focus on hygiene and sanitisation until today. Whether you are in the home, heading to work, or travelling on public transport, the aim is to reduce exposure to germs and bacteria as much as possible. One of the most effective ways to protect yourself is to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. This also means a lot of hand drying! The question then quite often becomes ‘Should I use a hand dryer or paper towels?’

Soap Dispenser

A soap dispenser is becoming largely popular and indispensable in almost all the bathrooms in your home, workplace, and any other commercial places where sanitization is practiced. Using a liquid soap dispenser comes not only with convenience but also the cost effectiveness. Hand soap dispenser can be placed in kitchens as well to finish the cleaning and used as a modern accessory. Automatic soap dispensers help in avoiding the contamination through soap bar especially in hospitals and public restrooms and promote a healthy and clean environment for all of us.

Velo hand dryers challenge the market leaders in hand dryers. They give Dyson a run for their money when it comes to design, innovation, speed and when it comes to cost, they knock it out of the park and beat Dyson and other market leaders in commercial hand dryers. 

Need more convincing? Here are five good reasons you should look at Velo when purchasing commercial hand dryers for your business whether it's a large corporate office building, or a small cafe or medical centre. Velo has you covered.

A commercial bathroom is a little different to your bathroom at home. There are multiple cubicles; often a row of urinals in the men's bathroom and the foot traffic is far higher than the average family home! Large corporate offices or public spaces such as sporting and entertainment venues can have thousands of users a day.  So, which are the 5 best washroom accessories that every commercial bathroom needs?

Did you know that one if five Australians live with some kind of disability? The notion that most people are the same is a naive one, and as we move to become a more inclusive nation, it’s essential to cater to every Australian. When you are planning the design of your commercial washroom, or public bathroom, it is vital to think about the space you have, and the space you need to ensure appropriate disabled access.

The change of seasons brings with it an influx of germs, bugs, colds and flu viruses.  There are the basics we can all do to reduce the spread of germs such as sneezing into a tissue or your elbow, washing hands frequently and keeping your telephone and keyboard clean.

However, when it comes to using a hand dryer in public bathroom, people tend not to use them correctly and instead of reducing bacteria and germs we can end up unwittingly spreading them! Following some simple tips can help reduce the spread of germs in public places and more importantly reduce the chances of you getting sick.

Commercial hand dryers tend to have an average lifespan of 5 years, but some old workhorses can blast out noisy, hot air for decades without being considered for replacement or upgrade.  But, as design and the facilities industries move forward and evolve at a rate of knots, does the humble hand dryer get left behind and should more attention be paid to bathroom hygiene and comfort?

Great article written by Jo Ann Duff at HPA Group about the importance of green targets for facility managers. We were fortunate enough to have our Velo Veltia Tri-Blade hand dryer featured in the article.

Drying times for hand dryers are a key factor in bathroom hygiene. After all, it's why they are there! Wet hands mean a spread of germs and an uncomfortable experience for people using them. We’ve all used public restrooms which have poor hand drying systems and no backup paper towels. We’ve done the ‘shake’, or wiped our hands on our clothes as we grab the door and walk out, hoping no-one touches your hands until they are dry again. All these actions spread germs, but does heat in a hand dryer improve the situation and make a positive difference?

Hand dryers stayed the same for many, many years until the innovation and design of the tri-blade and air blade models came along and shook up the industry.

Hand Drying Made Smarter

Hand dryers have come a long way and are now much more than just another economic alternative for paper towels. Facilities can now create clean, sophisticated, modern-day restrooms using hand dryers.

Energy-Saving Hand Dryers

Hand dryers are the best possible alternatives to paper towels. Replacing paper towels with hand dryers will help you in minimizing the costs associated with maintenance and disposal. Furthermore, they considerably reduce the amount of solid waste that makes its way into the landfill.

 

Facilities and building managers are always watching the bottom line and working with tight budgets, so when it can be a good idea to look at buying second-hand equipment, however, what are the pros and cons of buying a hand dryer which has been used elsewhere? 

 

There are quite a few considerations to take into account before deciding to place or install your hand dryer. Just picking a spot and fixing it on the wall can be dangerous, spread water borne bacteria, and also be a hindrance to people who come in to use and maintain the facilities.

Maintaining a hand dryer may not be the first thought for a facilities manager, or cleaning staff, but it’s important to ensure that the hand dryers you have are working correctly and delivering the required service.

There are two firm camps when it comes to deciding if hand dryers, or paper towels, are more hygienic. One side will argue that hand dryers blow bacteria and water droplets around, while the other says that hand dryers reduce waste, which hangs around and harbours germs.

Facilities managers and cleaners need to provide a washroom service which is fast, clean, low cost and with minimum maintenance. What they also need to do in today’s world is look at doing all that, but in a greener way. 

The Velo team was proud to take part in their first architectural, interiors and landscape event at the iconic Barangaroo Cutaway. It was a great opportunity to showcase the Velo product range to over 400 Architect specifiers. 

Here is sneak peek at our new video to promote the Velo Veltia Tri-Blade which will be featured at the next Architect event in Sydney October 13th at Barangaroo Sydney.

Hand dryers are common in all public toilets. However, when it comes to installing a dryer in a disabled toilet, you need to keep many things in mind. It should be easily accessible for a person in a wheelchair.

But not all disabled people use wheelchairs. There are different types of disabilities. 

Are you shopping for a new hand dryer for your new commercial space or business? Check out the Velo Fuga hand dryer.

So, why should you choose the Velo Fuga?

Are you happy with your current hand dryer? Looking to purchase a versatile and high performance product to replace it? The Velo Big Flow hand dryer is the solution.

Why should you go for the Velo Big Flow?

 

Are you setting up your new business or planning to build a new commercial building? You may have plenty of matters that need your attention and they will pre-occupy your mind.

There will be a moment, when you realise that you have to pick the right hand dryer for the toilet.

With so many options available today on the market for hand dryers it can be difficult to determine which models are the best options for your needs. A quality hand dryer should be energy efficient and should dry hands quickly. However, beyond those basic features do you know what exactly you should shop for? Here are some tips to help you choose the right hand dryer

If you are looking to purchase hand dryers for schools, then there are a number of points to consider to ensure that you select the right hand dryers. Here are some tips to help you select hand dryers that are durable, efficient, and cost-effective.

These days, more and more toilets have electric hand dryers instead of paper towels. This is because electric hand dryers offer a cost-efficient option over paper towels. Using an electric hand dryer also eliminates waste. Here are 4 things that you didn't know about hand dryers that make them a good option for your business.

When it comes to hand drying options, you have two main choices – hand dryers and paper towels. While some people prefer towels, others like hand dryers because they don’t waste paper and thus are eco-friendly. Which one should you use? Let’s compare one of the best hand dryers with paper towels.

When it comes to hand drying options, you have two main choices – hand dryers and paper towels. While some people prefer towels, others like hand dryers because they don’t waste paper and thus are eco-friendly. Which one should you use? Let’s compare one of the best hand dryers with paper towels.

The competitively priced Velo Bigflow hand dryer combines low noise and class with one of the best warranty's in its class. It's sleek European design makes it suitable for a wide variety of low - medium traffic situations like cafes, doctors rooms, small offices, restaurants and theatres.

Dyson hand dryers offer significant cost savings for businesses when compared to paper towel use in bathrooms that are frequently used. The cost savings also comes in the form of electricity savings when compared with other brands of electric hand dryers, which can be slow and require more electricity to run. Here is what you can expect in terms of the cost when you install Dyson hand dryers for your business.

With so many options for hand dryers available on the market, it is a good idea to do some research before you settle on a hand dryer brand for your business. While Dyson and VELO have both been recommended as leading hand dryers, make sure that you consider the differences between these two manufacturers and their leading models. Here is how Dyson and VELO hand dryers stack up when it comes to providing efficient hand dryers for your business.

If you are planning to buy hand dryers for your business, you have probably heard about all of the different brands including Mediclinics, VELO and Mitsubishi. However, with so many options available, it can be hard to determine which hand dryer offers the best all around features. If you are trying to select the best hand dryer brand for your needs, here is what you should know about hand dryers from Davidson and Jet Dryer and how they compare to VELO hand dryers.

While Dyson Airblade and Velo Veltia, both are excellent products, there are several key differences between them. One of those differences is their maintenance. Buying a hand dryer is one thing, maintaining it is a whole different thing. It’s always a good idea to buy a product that is not too demanding when it comes to its upkeep. After all, if the dryer is going to be used by many people, it’s going to need some care. Here are the details for maintaining both these hand dryers:

In this video you will see how the Velo Tri-Blade hand dryer stacks up against the  Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim hand dryer

In this video you will see how the Velo Tri-Blade hand dryer goes against the Davidson Washroom Mediclinics Dual Flow Plus hand dryer.

In this video you will see how the Velo Tri-Blade hand dryer goes against the Jet Dryer Executive 2 hand dryer.

When it comes to hand dryers and paper towels most studies are based on old models from years ago. The truth is, paper doesn't stand a chance when it comes to the new technology used in today's turbo fast dryers.

High speed, energy efficient hand dryers such as the Velo V-Jet, Velo Veltia Triblade and Velo Fuga eliminate unhygienic paper towel mess, they eliminate vandalism from clogged toilets, they reduce costs in paper towel supplies, and they reduce bacteria or germs by drying hands completely in 6-15 seconds. 

The Velo Fuga is one of the fastest and most energy efficient hand dryers in the world, using on 800 watts of power. It has a modern European design and extremely competitively priced. It's ideal for high traffic areas including hotels, airports, clubs, universities, sports stadiums, shopping malls, offices and cinemas.

Velo Veltia’s new hand dryer with inbuilt ion technology is one of the most revolutionary dryers on the market. 
It offer unmatched comfort, hygiene and environmental benefits compared with other dryers. 
Pollution which is generated from things like dust, pollen and smoke is charged with positive ions that can cause health problems such as asthma, allergies, fatigue and headaches. 
The inbuilt Ion air and environmental purifier in the Velo Veltia emit negative ions that combat the harmful positive ions in the environment.

See how the Velo Veltia Triblade compares with other competitors like Dyson, Jet Dryer, Mitsubishi and Davidson Washroom hand dryers. The infograph highlights the following advantages over other brands of hand dryers:

* Faster
* More energy efficient per use (watts per use)
* More features
* More competitively priced
* Better design

Although technology is changing everywhere, there have been some significant advancements in a place that you are least likely to look, the toilets. After decades of keeping the hand dryer mostly the same, there have been some companies that are currently battling to completely revamp this technology.

For almost 100 years, companies have been working on the electric hand dryer technology to eliminate paper towels. Here is the strange history of the electric hand dryer.

Dyson Airbladev Velo Veltia Tri-Blade Hand Dryer - In this video you will see how the Velo Tri-Blade hand dryer stacks up against the Dyson Airblade hand dryer not only just on features but you will also see how the Dyson Airblade price exceeds that of the Velo Tri-Blade.

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