Working on an end of trip facility?

End-of-trip facilities are not just a trend, they are now required by many government bodies and councils throughout Australia, and the world, to be included in new and refurbished developments. Evidence shows that the bigger and better an end-of trip facility is, the more people will choose to ride to work. When designing an end of trip facility the following characteristics are a priority

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Security

As more and more people are eschewing cars and even public transport, the need for end of trip facilities is growing. A top priority for most people is security. Will their bike and other belongings be safe while they are working all day? Combining materials that are strong, durable and anti-graffiti with an appropriate security system will give your employees peace of mind.

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Water Proof Surfaces

End of trip facilities often include bike racks and lockers, along with showers, toilets and change rooms, making waterproofing a priority. This also accommodates for all kinds of weather; it doesn’t matter if the bike gets rained on and drips on the surface. Consider using materials that are not only waterproof, but also mould-resistant and antibacterial, as well as being visually stunning. This room will be the day’s welcome to your employees, so make it exciting and stimulating. Decorative surfaces are more durable than paint, resisting scuff marks from bikes and shoes, meaning it lasts longer and reduces maintenance costs.

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Easy to Clean Surfaces

It’s inevitable that an end of trip facility will get dirty. Bikes will carry in road debris, tar, grass, mud and rain. Plus, riders themselves will be washing off sweat and other debris in the showers. Coating the facility in easy to clean surfaces is a must! Look for non-porous, non-stain, smooth material that can be efficiently cleaned and maintained.

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Lockers

Lockers within an end of trip facility will hold important personal items such as helmets, clothes, cosmetics and toiletries, as well as work documents and supplies. The lockers should feature high security technology, be strong, durable, functional and visually appealing. Our Stratificato compact laminate or HPL are perfect for locker surfaces, as they offer an anti-graffiti surface, water-resistant, as well as being easy to clean and maintain. They both come in a range of colours and designs, including custom prints, and can be adapted to any style and size of locker to suit the space and purpose.

Furniture

A priority in designing end of trip furniture is ease of cleaning and durability. As this will be a high traffic area, the furniture must stand the test of time. Using high-performance materials such as our Stratificato compact laminate and High Pressure Laminate , which do not absorb water or stains, makes it easy to keep clean and maintained. They also have the added bonus of being aesthetically pleasing and flexible to blend with any interior scheme. Our HPL can be curved to create ottoman-style seating, which is more user-friendly and durable.

Partitioning

Partitions are vital in end of ride facilities, in toilets and change room cubicles, and also to separate various areas within the facility. As well as being durable and appealing, your partitions should be resistance to abrasion, water and fire, have excellent hygiene properties and be suitable for high impact areas and humidity environments. We have many surface options that tick all the boxes, as well as being quick and easy to install and maintain. Our Stratificato compact laminate comes in a large sheet size of 4200x1860 in a huge range of colours to provide privacy and safety.

Feature Project

101 Collins Street is an iconic Melbourne building, boasting many blue-chip companies among its tenants. So, when the building management decided to create an end-of-trip facility (EOT) to cater for the growing number of tenants who rode or jogged into work, it was clear this was going to be a state-of-the-art, high-end environment that would set the bar for corporate luxury.

Surface Squared High Pressure Laminates were specified for wall paneling. Abet Laminati’s 421 lucida 2, 881 lucida & 879 lucida 2 were used for an elegant and high-end look. Call our team at 1300 722 113 for any inquiries.

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