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The reasons why Maxi Space toilets could be the future for portable single chemical toilets

Author: Ian Cole

28 November 2020

The Maxi Space WC cabin toilets aim to be a step above to their competitors in the traditional Davlav portable single chemical toilet. They are a quicker, adaptable, and more hygienic solution.


Maxi Space toilets are fully functioning portable toilets with a sink and running water housed in a steel cabin and capable of much more. A standalone portable chemical toilet is your classic portaloo with standard chemical waste flush system and a hand washing station.


I’ll look to introduce you to Maxi Space toilets in this whilst I explore the pros and cons of each of the two types of portable toilets.


Advantages for the User
Using Maxi Space toilets proves to be a much more pleasant experience than that of a standard chemical portaloo with only offering a plastic seat. It is a much more pleasurable experience all round with an actual toilet bowl and a sink with running water they are well lit with temperature control not letting them get too hot or too cold, which season depending can sometime be the case with single portable units. They are bigger and more ventilated meaning it will be much easier to get rid of any potential smells. Comfort and the toilet experience are an important factor to consider, as it will lead to customer and staff satisfaction which can in turn lead to repeat custom and a more efficient workforce.


Cleanliness & Hygiene should always be a top priority especially when talking about toilets and although single portable toilets offer a high level of this (with weekly services included) the Maxi Space toilets are a step above. As they are connected to a main water supply flushing couldn’t be easier with waste being disposed of immediately keeping them clean and minimising odours. This also helps with hand washing with warm water from a proper built in sink proving to be a nicer experience for the user meaning they are more likely to make sure their hands are washed thoroughly. The cleaning of these also couldn’t be any easier with anti-slip vinyl flooring and ceramic toilet bowls meaning they can be simply bleached and wiped down. They are much harder to be accessed by a general member of the public which adds to them keeping clean with less use.


The Maxi Space toilet cabins are versatile with their being the option of a portable shower block too, these can be linked up and come in different sizes according to your needs (e.g. with multiple toilets or combined with a shower cubicle). Every toilet and shower also have the option for disabled access. Although there is still the option for a plastic single portable shower unit, they along with the toilets do not possess the capabilities to be combined.


Advantages for the Suppliers
With the current climate crisis, we’ve all got to do our bit to help the planet where we can. Maxi Space toilets are great for this, they are way more environmentally friendly than their plastic counterparts with double glazing and improved insulation with huge energy saving potential. They are made from reusable materials such as Steel-clad, one of the most recyclable materials at 88% rather than plastic at 9%. They also have a longer shelf life with them lasting longer meaning they won’t need to be constantly created and replaced.  They require less deliveries and do not need a weekly service meaning less pollution due to the reduced travel times of trucks on the road.

We are all looking to save money where we can and although a Maxi Space toilet may be a more expensive option than a standalone portable toilet, they have reduced running costs and could be more cost effective in a long-term situation. This plays in with the environmentally friendly factor as it is the same reasons that keep the costs low that keep them eco-friendly with that being; the double-glazed windows and the improved insulation all adding to long term savings. Due to their durability and steel container they have longer shelf lives and will not be damaged as easily meaning there is less chance, they will have to be repaired or replaced.

With them being made out of steel rather than plastic Maxi Space toilets offer a lot more safety and protection as you do not need to worry about coming in and having your day ruined immediately by seeing a toilet tipped on its side or gone completely. The steel blocks are vandal resistant meaning any vandals or thief will struggle to move or damage the units and will not even be able to enter them without the key.


Maxi Space toilets are a lot easier on the eye and come in a range of sleek customisable designs to suit your needs. As mentioned, they offer a degree of customisation with being able to choose the sizes and what’s in them (having disabled access, two toilets or showers). They also have more design options than your plastic portable toilet with the option to choose from a range of colours in order to fit in with any environment as well a range of exterior finishing options.


Why Choose a Portable Single Chemical Toilets Over a Maxi Space?
Although there are many reasons for choosing a Maxi Space over a portable single chemical toilet this does not mean there isn’t a time and a place for them to still exist with them even having the upper hand to Maxi Space toilets on occasions.

A factor which could perhaps turn people off the idea of a Maxi Space rather than a single plastic toilet would be that they are not as portable and easy to manoeuvre due to their heavier, bulkier frames. If in an environment where the toilets are having to be moved on a regular basis, they could then become an hindrance and not very time efficient. Although they are easily delivered the same way on the back of a truck with a quick set up time, ready for use almost immediately they are not as easy to transport whilst on site.


The other key advantage that plastic toilets have to the Maxi Space toilets is that they do not have to be connected to a mains water supply. Although this is a huge positive for the Maxi Space’s meaning they have access to fresh running water it also means there is a limitation of where they can be placed. Portable single chemical toilets however can be positioned anywhere therefore are a great alternative when the situation may call for them to be place far away for a mains water supply.


In Conclusion
Maxi Space’s toilets do look to be a step up to the next level over the Davlav portable single chemical toilets as there are many reasons pointing to the fact that why are indeed an upgrade and better option. However, this is not the case for every situation with it being possible that a plastic toilet would be most suitable for specific needs.