18. February 2014
In private bathrooms, level-access, tiled showers are increasingly popular - so it's also a growth market for the HVAC sector. But what is the best way to ensure the reliable sealing of the drain point? Dallmer has produced a guide listing key points to be observed, which can now be downloaded from the internet. Against the backdrop of recent controversial debate, the information leaflet is highly topical.
Spanning multiple industry sectors, the installation of a level-access shower requires careful planning and preparation. The issues range from the planning of the floor structure, to selection of the optimum drainage system, through to permanent and reliable sealing and aesthetically pleasing tiling. Experience has shown that problems primarily arise at the contact points between the various contracting parties. Because such projects generally involve the need to coordinate multiple parties, it is essential to have an overview of the "big picture".
The leaflet "Bonded waterproofing for the safe installation of level-access showers" has been revised and updated jointly by the Fachverband SHK NRW and Dallmer Sanitärtechnik. It clearly details procedures and points to be observed during installation and takes into consideration the requirements of the various industry sectors. Containing a wealth of useful tips, this information leaflet is aimed at trade and decision-makers alike. The compact guide points out the relevant standards, details key principles for bonded waterproofing and lists important selection criteria for floor drains. Graphical planning examples show the professional integration of shower channels and drains in floor structures. It also offers information on potentially required ventilation and on noise protection and fire insulation options. The guide is rounded off with tips for coordination of the various industry sectors and the handover to the end customer.
Overall, the guide can help the HVAC trade handle the growing demand for level-access showers, increase its participation in projects in this area of business and underpin its leading role when fitting modern bathrooms.
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