Hadrian Elite steel toilet cubicles have been installed in all the washrooms at the DAF Trucks UK headquarters at Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. DAF is a leading global truck manufacturer with a firm focus on innovation, quality and transport efficiency. They were among the first European truck manufacturers to comply with the ISO 14001 standard for environmental care so it is not surprising that it wasn’t just the superb durability and practicality of Hadrian cubicles that DAF found attractive, but also their green credentials. Hadrian’s products feature a high recycled content with the powder coated cubicles made from 50% recycled material. For stainless steel that figure rises to 91%.
DAF Trucks was established in the UK almost fifty years ago. It became a PACCAR company in 1996 and was joined by Leyland Trucks in 1998. Now about 30% of new trucks sold in the UK are DAF. Over the last 30 years DAF has won the coveted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ award 16 times.
Thirty Hadrian Elite powder coated, floor mounted, steel toilet cubicles and six matching urinal screens were installed across the six washrooms. These serve the DAF headquarters that were officially opened in September 2018. Packed with design features, the Hadrian Elite range includes an ingenious honeycomb core, laminated under pressure to a sheet-steel envelope. This envelope is coated with a dry powder coating which is cured at high temperature to provide a smooth, continuous finish that is attractive, durable and easy to clean and maintain. At DAF Trucks a light grey finish was chosen (RAL 7035).
All corners of the cubicles are mitred, welded and ground for superior strength. They are manufactured at the Hadrian factory in Ontario, Canada to UK specifications that ensure privacy by the use of continuous stop and hinge sight line fillers together with a minimal 150mm gap from the floor to the underside of the door and panels. The visual appeal of the design is enhanced with chrome hardware fittings such as the lock indicator and hinges.
Due to their steel construction, Elite toilet partitions are fire-resistant and will not give off toxic smoke if exposed to heat or flame. The manufacturing process and innovative features of the Elite cubicles combine to make a product that will not warp, flake, chip or delaminate.
DAF Dealer Development Director Roger Weaver said “these new cubicles are so much better than those at our former facility and just what we were looking for. We were keen to ensure the highest quality materials and workmanship in all aspects of our new office design. As market leader across all sectors in the UK, we aim to set the industry standard for performance and productivity and we recognise similar values in Hadrian and Relcross”