Post by Wet Room Materials
Wet Room Materials are delighted to have recently become members of the BIID and SBID. These are names that many are familiar with. However, sometimes it’s helpful to indulge in a quick reminder of what these organisations do and why they matter to our clients. Today, we raise a toast to these bastions of architecture and interior design, and outline how our partnerships help to achieve our organisational vision.
With a mission statement of “encouraging and supporting creativity and competence”, the BIID is focused upon professional development, professional support, and best practice within the realm of interior design. This is important in any design arena, but in the case of wet rooms it is particularly vital. That’s because working with water requires detailed understanding of screeds, tanking membranes, adhesives, drainage, and mechanics, as well as legal issues regarding health and safety. If there is a design area where regulation makes sense, wet rooms would be the one, and our clients can feel safe in the knowledge that these basic principles are fully regulated.
Focused on building a collaborative network, the BIID believes that shared knowledge is the key to building healthy foundations within the design and architecture industry. Moreover, this is strongly governed by quality. BIID membership requires meeting all 32 criteria, which include CDM, health and safety, and planning capabilities. The BIID is also highly focused upon professional etiquette and integrity. Any company that carries their affiliation must operate with dignity. It may be a slightly archaic sounding notion, but at Wet Room Materials we take great care in our professional service, and the BIID’s integrity-driven membership is a way of celebrating and honouring that. Relationships with clients matter, and the BIID supports that crucial dynamic.
In Europe, the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) is the body responsible for regulating and promoting excellence within the interior design profession. This concerns codes of ethics, professional standards and conduct, CPD, and best practice, as well as overall improvement within the industry. The UK representative of the ECIA is the SIBD. Liaising closely with the team in Brussels, the SBID is able to accredit interior designers in line with the ECIA’s International Professional Code of Conduct. For clients, this ultimately results in peace of mind.
According to the SIBD, the body: “is about more than politics and regulations; it is about providing our members with the insight to ensure their career or business is sustainable and robust enough to achieve long-term success.”
In other words, SIBD membership means offering an organisation up to close scrutiny. At Wet Room Materials, which has developed its organisational vision and strategy over an eighteen-year history, SIBD accreditation brings with it recognition that our passion, dedication, and commitment to CPD has been worth the effort. Importantly, the SIBD currently accredits design companies from 45 countries, so our multicultural blend of Danish engineers and British and Irish strategists is in good company.
In combination with the BIID, SBID membership equates to a formal stamp of approval that every aspect of our working practice is to the highest standard. Looking forward, it means that Wet Room Materials is well supported, well-connected, and well-positioned.
Wet rooms remain high-end luxury design features. However, they are no longer rarities. Since Wet Room Materials was first formed, this little-known Scandinavian design technique has started to enter the mainstream. For us, it means the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and environments. It means pushing boundaries, innovating, and exploring. We’re delighted that affiliation with the BIID and SBID means that we have the perfect partnerships going forwards into 2019 and beyond.
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25th December 2018
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.