For this project, it was vital that MIW should find a bottle filler that exactly met the Bristol Water’s requirements. Outdoor rated and created from marine-grade stainless steel, with the capability of rapidly serving a high volume of users, the Halsey Taylor 4400BF ticked all of Bristol Water’s boxes.
Like almost all of the existing Halsey Taylor range, the unit is WRAS approved, adhering to the highest health and safety standards, as set out by the UK’s government and water authorities. The sleek exterior is sturdy and durable, as well as being vandal resistant, with no external moving parts and security screwed casing. Designed to accommodate wheelchair users, the unit is extremely easy to use. And for enhanced functionality, MIW customised the bottle filler with the company’s patented hands-free conversion kit, ensuring that the refill points remain safe and accessible throughout the pandemic and the probable extended period of social distancing.
Although the Halsey Taylor 4400BF is designed for outdoor use, Bristol Water wanted to ensure that the bottle fillers remained active throughout the year. So, MIW fitted additional freeze protection prior to installation. The team also hand finished every unit with a design agreed upon in collaboration with Refil.org.uk, and Bristol Water branding, using specific RAL numbered paint, as well as powder coating and a lacquered finish for additional weather protection.
Throughout this project, MIW worked closely with Bristol Water’s Project Management Team and Technical Division, as well as Refill.org.uk, to ensure a full understanding of the organisation’s requirements. As well as any technical considerations that may influence the installations.