Whether you want a comfortable space in your garden to work from or to relax in, now you can enjoy the convenience of a toilet almost anywhere, without having access to water or sewerage connections!
Working from home has become a way of life for so many people. Even before we’d heard of the word ‘COVID’, simply escaping the commute to the city or saving the cost of renting commercial office space, home working made so much sense.
But what happens when you’re down in the depths of your garden and you need the toilet? It’s an inconvenient walk back up the house, made even worse if the weather is inclement. Putting in a flushing toilet can be prohibitively expensive and involve a lot of disruptive groundworks – you need a water supply, sewerage connection or a septic tank/cesspit.
There is an easy alternative that many people have installed – a stylish waterless compost toilet or an advanced incinerating toilet.
Let’s have a look at the best compost toilets for use in garden offices, posh sheds and garden rooms:
The Separett Villa compost toilet was designed after years of research and testing by Separett of Sweden. It’s been in production since the late 1990s and remains the world’s most popular commercial compost toilet with sales of well over 100,000 units worldwide.
Not only does the Separett Villa work extremely well, but it’s also making a positive contribution to the environment by not using water to flush and not creating sewage. Did you know that around 30% of household water usage in the UK is to flush the toilet – that’s around 2 billion litres of water every day!
The Villa is a urine-separating or urine-diverting toilet (aka UDDT – urine diverting dry toilet). This means liquids are diverted and run into a small soak-away pit outside your building, whilst solids and toilet paper is collected inside the toilet for periodic emptying and composting.
The Villa is a deceptively simple design and is completely odourless in operation. Clever features such as the automatic concealing screen that covers the ‘solids’ area make it very user friendly and easy to use.
We already work with a number of garden office and garden building manufacturers who understand the benefits and convenience that a Separett waterless toilet can bring. The Villa can be easily installed against an outside wall and takes up about the same space as a flushing toilet.
The Separett Tiny was launched in 2021, building on the qualities of the Separett Villa, but in a more compact unit with a contemporary design.
Like the Villa, the Tiny is waterless, and thanks to the small fan, completely odourless too. The clever concealing flap means the user never sees inside the toilet. Being more compact than its siblings, the Separett Tiny can fit in smaller spaces without feeling cramped.
The Tiny has a smaller ‘solids’ capacity than the Villa, and is ideal for low or occasional use situations such as garden offices and garden rooms.
The Separett Cindi incinerating toilets evaporate all liquids and turn the remaining contents into a small amount of ash, which can be emptied weekly. It requires only electricity and air to run, and is designed for daily use of up to six people.
Incineration is hygienic and safe. They have the highest safety standards and are equipped with a number of safety features that are independent of each other.
Operation is straightforward – when you’re done, close the seat and lid, press the ‘flush’ lever and then the incineration button. Cindi will take care of the rest for you. And you can still use the toilet whilst it’s on an incineration cycle.
Choosing the best waterless toilet for your garden office or garden room is a big decision, so we’re happy to talk through the various options with you and make suggestions on the right one for your particular situation – just give us a call or get in touch using the form below!