30th September 2020

The Architect's Solution for Wet Rooms with Minimum Floor Void

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The Architect’s Solution for Wet Rooms with Minimum Floor Void – Unidrain Shallow Wetroom Drain with 50mm Water Seal.

The number one question we are asked on a daily basis is how shallow a wet room floor drain can be, and will it fit within a minimal floor void? With developments adhering to permitted height restrictions and the desire to maximise ceiling heights; floor voids have become tight!  The trend for clean minimalist wet room designs has never been so popular and the challenge for Architects and M&E Consultants to fulfil a wet room brief can be tricky.

When working on a project it is not just the wet room drains that Architects and M&E consultants have to consider. It is crucial to address the gradient in the floor to ensure that the water drains away effectively along with the correct fall on the pipework.  All of the above can add up and challenge the estimated building depth of the wet room. The solution? We have recently launched our new 1418 outlet which is compatible with any of our Unidrain linear drains and finishes, and it opens up endless design possibilities for Architects and Interior Designers whilst meeting the British regulation for wet rooms.

The Specification

The 1418.0050 outlet has a height of only 69 mm and offers extra low installation from only 81 mm measured from the bottom of the outlet to the top of the drain body. The trap within the outlet comes with a 50 mm water seal which complies with the Building Regulations Act 2010, covered in Part H. Developing a low-profile outlet with a 50 mm water seal is very advantageous in its familiarity to contractors, adhering to the same regulations as a standard wet room trap and outlet.

Benefits of the Low-Profile Outlet

  • Compiles with the British Standard for wetrooms EN1253
  • Complies with British Regulation for wetrooms Part H for Drainage and Waste Disposal
  • High water capacity at 36 litres per minute
  • Any drains over 1.2m can have multiple outlets to further Increase capacity
  • It is easy to clean and maintain as it is all accessible form above the tile
  • The product comes with and full Warranty and Guarantee and if in conjunction with our installation service we can provide a 10 year no leak guarantee

The low profile 1418 wet room gully outlet is already installed in projects around the UK and Europe and proving a firm favourite with Mechanical Design Consultant.   The latest London development to take advantage of this new wet room shower drain is One Nine Elms by Multiplex.

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