This funky-stylish 11 roomed boutique hotel is housed in a large Grade II-listed Georgian property, built originally as a grand private residence complete with long windows, an imposing colonnade, bold colours and distinctive contemporary art. No. 131 is right in the elegant centre of Cheltenham, overlooking Imperial Gardens, where many of the town’s festivals take place and just off the stylish Montpellier neighbourhood.
The boutique hotel required careful planning and design by the architect and developers, aided by expert knowledge and advice from Wetroom Materials to overcome issues associate with older listed buildings. Due to the detail requirements of such a project, and each room having its own individual identity, a singular drainage solution would not be effective across all shower areas throughout the hotel.
Wetroom Materials were able to use its bespoke drainage offering to come up with individual solutions that would meet the specific requirements of each shower area within the project. The modular drainage system presented by Wetroom Materials was able to provide a solution that extended across entire floor spaces, allowing a seamless and symmetrical finish to be achieved with a shower area, including a system that could take a high volume of water with its high-capacity outlets. The strong, stainless steel drain units gave structural stability to the construction of the wetroom and provided a good user experience due to the system used being wall mounted, keeping the drain out from under the user’s feet. Being a refurbishment project, wall build ups and site measurements had to be considered during the manufacturing of the bespoke drain units. Wetroom Materials were able to offer a solution that allows for extended drain flanges, accommodating the thick wall build up.
The project adopted a range of different tile variations, ranging from standard tile, stone, marble and mosaic, meaning a singular drain finish could not be used throughout all the rooms. The drain finishes were split between the HighLine Panel and Frame; a sophisticated and contemporary stainless-steel product that provides a strong and durable finish. The other was the HighLine Custom drain option, a minimalistic and discrete finish that allows the tile to run over the top of the drain, creating an almost invisible drainage channel. Both these selections were chosen to conform with the boutique hotel’s modern and fashionable style. During the specification and development of the project, Wetroom Materials were able offer assistance in selecting the best possible solution for each room.
In addition to the specification, technical advice and supply of required drainage solutions, Wetroom Materials also installed the waterproofing for each room providing a 10 year no leak guarantee on workmanship. This was done by working hand in hand with the main contractor of the project, scheduling the installation team to complete work at the required times.
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.