Post by Wet Room Materials
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 1418 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.
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.
Minimum Floor Void Solution for Prefab Pod Construction
5th October 2020
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.