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Armitage Shanks - Experts in DocM - So you don't need to be

Date Added: 02.09.2019

Armitage Shanks has launched its 2019 DOC M campaign, which includes a targeted specifier communication campaign and a refreshed set of supporting brochures and marketing collateral.

DOC M, short for Document M of the Building Regulations is about making public and commercial buildings more accessible to everyone, helping people with disabilities live their lives more easily.

In washrooms, showers and toilets, that usually means ‘functional. But at Armitage Shanks, we take a different approach. We believe everyone should be treated equally. So our experts have created a wide variety of DOC M packs (56 in total) and fittings with the practicality you need to comply with the regulations, the style to co-ordinate with any of our bathroom ranges and the unrivalled quality, service and heritage you’d expect from the UK’s most specified DOC M brand. You’ll even find luxury options suited to the most prestigious projects.

Each pack exceeds every standard and meets every approval, so you can be sure of 100% compliance.

DOC M Compliance made easy

Compliance with DOC M not only requires specifically designed fittings and components, but also pre-determined room layouts which will offer users ease of use depending on the location and type of facility in question.

With its unrivalled expertise in DOC M Armitage Shanks provides guidance on what is required when designing washroom, toilet and showering facilities, and in order to make compliance simpler we have created a broad range of readymade solutions that cover the majority of DOC M regulations you are likely to come across. These one-code packs contain all the sanitary fixtures and fittings required for the installation along with layout drawings and fixing positions.

All of the tailored solutions from Armitage Shanks have been created in line with the highest manufacturing standards. This means the accessible environments these products are installed in benefit from long-term durability, reducing maintenance and replacement costs for facilities managers.

DOC M – The difference is all in the detail

As you may expect, Armitage Shanks DOC M solutions have many features above and beyond the regulation requirements. It’s these details which not only enhance the user experience but offer benefits in other important areas such as water conservation, enhanced hygiene and safety.

Take a look at just some of the product detail to understand how they meet the recommended standards and provide the long term durability you would expect from Armitage Shanks:-


Available in three WC options, close-coupled, back-to-wall and wall hung, each WC is specifically designed to offer the ultimate in user convenience and safety. It’s the details which set them apart – pans are smooth-sided and easy to clean and incorporate easy flush options. Toilet seats come with specially designed lugs that make sure the seat doesn’t move, helping the user feel more secure. With the close-coupled cistern, extra security is ensured as the tank incorporates a cistern securing bolt, particularly relevant for users who might use the toilet as a support when transferring from their wheelchair.

Grab Rails

Offered in two design options, Contour 21 with a choice of 6 colours, and Contemporary 21 in Stainless steel and Chrome. All models are tested to withstand over 200kg of weight, which is above and beyond compliance requirements. These superior quality DOC M grab rails have smooth, easy clean finishes and concealed fixings for improved hygiene.


When it comes to basin design, all Armitage Shanks’ DOC M packs come with left or right

handed variants, rather than with centre tap holes. This is to ensure that all users find it easy to wash their hands while seated.


Each of the two DOC M tap ranges go well beyond the ‘functional’ incorporating features which make safe water delivery and ease of use a hallmark of all Armitage Shanks’ Doc M brassware.

Sensorflow 21 – Water technology listed to provide a hands-free operation. This sensor activated brassware combines user safety, convenience and improved hygiene.

Contour 21+ - This thermostatic basin mixer tap has sequential operation for safe delivery of hot water, anti-legionella infection control and ease of servicing. The extended lever makes it easy to use and suitable for closed fist operation.

2019 DOC M Campaign Marketing Materials

Marketing materials have been completely refreshed and are aimed to take the mystery out of DOC M, they include:-

DOC M compliance made easy brochures

  • Trade Doc M brochure – A5 brochure covering the basics on DOC M and bestselling options – perfect for trade counters & installers as an easy reference guide
  • Doc M specification brochure – A comprehensive guide designed for estimators and specifiers providing full information about the legislation and directions on how to comply, together with full details on all the packs. Download a copy on your online trade login in the literature download area.
  • Red Rails brochure – A5 brochure focussing on the new DOC M packs with red rails and seats

DOC M video – covering the DOC M story and range of products

For more information about Armitage Shanks extensive DOC M offering, visit

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