“The Permaloo concept design proposals, which the council accepted, offered by far the best compromise between low cost, high quality, functionality, robustness, and resistance to the corrosive seaside environment.”
“We wanted strong structured toilets that were affordable, attractive and vandal-proof. After talking with Ryan from Permaloo he showed that they could help. They were excellent. They listened to what we wanted.”
“The feedback we have had from the community has been nothing but positive with other community groups in the district keen to follow on from the success of this model for their project.”
“After much research, we got it right with the Permaloo! A robust, good looking, unobtrusive public facility with all the mod cons and surfaces to the highest standards, easily cleaned and serviced. The Permaloo toilet has ticked all the boxes and more.”
“We have had nothing but praise for the Permaloo unit and are planning more for our lakefront and picnic areas in the new financial year.”
“My experience with Permaloo has been a very positive one. The quality of their product and their approach to the on-site build process has been very successful with the recent Darfield and Springfield public toilets.”
Emphasis was on the cultural and historical values of the site, drawing on the palisade fencing used by Māori settlements. The purpose was to give the whole site a consistent appearance.
This facility features male and female changing rooms, two unisex pans and one pan for disabled visitors. A roof that doubles as a viewing platform was used to create additional functionality. Walls are tiled with a gloss finish, there is a tiled non-skid floor, and high quality, commercial grade, stainless steel fittings are used throughout.
All these features combine to make this an easy-to-maintain facility that visitors admire and the community is very proud of.
Working with PermaLoo was great ; their knowledge, expertise and helpful attitude made the project a great experience.
And, most importantly ,we are receiving great feedback from the public about the finished facility.
The coastal location meant the toilets had to be able to withstand harsh conditions as well as fit into the environment, the footprint of the existing carpark and conform to height restrictions to not obstruct views from local houses.
Standout features are the unique outdoor “surfboard” showers and custom-designed roof with large laminated beams mounted off unique concrete plinths. Dunes are retained by thick concrete walls to create space and access to the beach and seating, and a ramp was installed to make the toilets wheelchair-friendly.
The building has been designed to for easy maintenance and cleaning, especially around the removal of sand, and features the highest quality, most durable materials. It also serves to showcase PermaLoo’s scope of architectural design, and continues to attract positive feedback
“The PermaLoo concept design proposals, which the council accepted, offered by far the best compromise between low cost, high quality, functionality, robustness, and resistance to the corrosive seaside environment.”
With really busy peak seasons and no power on site, not to mention tricky crane access, this project was quite demanding. There were also two very old existing vault tanks, which were neither level nor aligned that had to be engineered around.
PermaLoo installed a new vault tank next to these existing tanks and poured a concrete slab over all three to create a level platform. PermaLoo’s proven vault ventilation system was installed to eliminate odours. The blank concrete walls provided an ideal space for a local artist to paint murals, which add to the area visually and help prevent graffiti.
The result is a user-friendly, wheelchair-compliant attractive odour-free dry-vault public toilet which continues to impress visitors and campers.
“We have had nothing but praise for the PermaLoo unit and are planning more for our lakefront and picnic areas in the new financial year.”
Not only did the roofline of the new public toilet have to echo Carterton’s historic look and feel – the entrance had to be welcoming and visible from both footpath and bus stop. The site, located on a busy main road, called for swift installation and other requirements included 24-hour access and storage for cleaning equipment.
PermaLoo created a 5-pan user-friendly wheelchair-accessible public toilet, using two multi-units with the space in between creating the cleaner’s storage. A gabled roof with front shelter feature perfectly fitted in with the surrounding architecture.
The toilet took just three days to install, and the people of Carterton are justifiably proud of their easy-to-maintain and robust public toilet.
“We wanted strong, structured toilets that were affordable, attractive and vandal-proof. After talking with Ryan from PermaLoo, he showed that they could help. They were excellent. They listened to what we wanted.”
The site is located in a park adjacent to a busy highway, so quick build-time was essential, as was minimum disturbance to the park for effluent disposal. The toilets also had to allow access to the skatepark side of the building, have a covered waiting area and acknowledge the alpine style of other buildings in the area.
A Dutch gable-roof toilet that includes an Eloy wastewater treatment system, covered waiting area, and fully sealed carpark was created. To maintain Darfield’s alpine style, stonework was applied partway up the walls of the building and around front posts, and interior colour schemes were selected by the community. A customised floorplan layout accommodates the skatepark toilet requirement.
Quick installation minimised disruption, and the easy-to-maintain robust facility boasts a wheelchair compliant five-pan public toilet that is an attractive rest stop for tourists and also caters to users of the skatepark.
“The feedback we have had from the community has been nothing but positive, with other community groups in the district keen to follow on from the success of this model for their projects.”
I have had the pleasure of working with PermaLoo on three separate projects over the last year or so and I am completely satisfied with the service provided and the end result.
All projects had their own difficulties around design and community needs, expectations and consent requirements . Ryan and the PermaLoo team have been tolerant and responsive in helping to meet these demands .
Ryan’s team of subcontractors have done a fantastic job on all projects
A huge part of the success of these toilets has been the simplicity and robustness of the design. They are well presented and easily serviced and maintained.
Having been involved in construction and maintenance of numerous types of facilities through the Mackenzie, PermaLoo would be my go-to standard to judge all other facilities by.