Location: River Thames
Completed: 2015 Designed to redefine what living on the water looks like, the floating home by House on water LTD is a triumph of Scandinavian technology and UK labour. The innovative and sustainable show home fulfils the needs of a modern family and demonstrates how conformable life on the water can be. With a very strict policy of only using the best product, Unidrain was used in the showers in the project.
The Floating Home presented many different challenges, being one of the first of its kind, it was expected to be a challenge to complete within the project timescale and to the aesthetic design agreed by the architects, interior designers and clients. The entire structure was built in Denmark and travelled to the UK’s capital, which was then installed into place and foundations secured. The finished wetroom design had to be in keeping with Scandinavian design, and structurally had to be able to be installed within the small floor depths provided by such a build. The wetroom foundation materials had to be extremely low profile in order for the bathroom and other rooms to be constructed within the constraints of the building’s parameters.
All the architectural style, impression and materials used on the project were specifically demanded to be of Nordic origins; therefore, it came as no surprise to see Undrain to be utilised in the designs, supplied by Wetroom Materials. The drainage solution that was provided was the intelligent and innovative GlassLine system by Undrain. This drainage system presents a complete wetroom solution that includes a drain, slope and glass screen. The modular system ensures that the integration of the glass screen is done before tilling, therefore creates a wetroom enclosure that is not susceptible to leaks. The finished product gives a minimalistic look that is grounded in Scandinavian design. The strong stainless-steel structure provides added benefits to the structural stability of the system, and the durability of the exposed drain finishes. Throughout the project lifetime, Wetroom Materials were on had to offer expert advice on the specification and installation; something that allowed for the entire project to run efficiently and successfully.
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.