On this project they are carrying full fit out works to 586 individual bathrooms across 6 buildings. One of the main challenges on the project is the ability to maintain control of their work areas from the early parts of their programme sequence, through to the final commissioning stages.
The internal door design of the bathroom doors does not allow a cylinder lock of any description to be installed and had to review the best non-invasive strategy and avoid any form of fixings to the surrounding finishes.
They embarked on a design that fulfilled this requirement and decided to manufacture a bespoke locking strap that is fixed onto a piece of timber that can be securely located between the door openings without permanent fixings and provide the security necessary.
In addition to this, hazard tape is placed on this timber bar to give a good visual reference when entering the bathroom prior to temporarily removing.
To accompany the locking straps, further components have been bespoke manufactured to enable a standard padlock to be fitted to it.
To ensure the finished door and floor surface are not affected by the locking system, additional protection has been fitted to exposed faces.
The strap length has been designed to allow the door to be opened slightly to view progress etc, but without the possibility of unauthorised access.
The bathroom locking strap provides a low cost solution to maintain security/permit system to high value finishes, in a high end residential scheme. Also, an environment friendly item, because it can be reused many times.