Solutions this week are the very pinnacle of products for all water applications, from a drainage solution for an alpine lodge to an axially split pump range


Drainage solution

Building Adhesives Limited (BAL) provided Gutjahr System Technology drainage solutions for the restoration of Baden Lodge in the East Tyrolean Alps. As the lodge is 2,608m above sea level the renovated sun terrace required protection from adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow and ice. BAL supplied a capillary breaking drainage mat, AquaDrain EK, to prevent permanent damage during installation. The company says this system has been specifically designed for the safe installation of natural stone and that it prevents moisture storage in the substructure and allows rainwater to run away from the assembly. BAL

Movers and Makers

Drainage solutions manufacturer Althon has launched a new website, which allows customers to buy its range of galvanised and stainless steel drainage channels online. Products include slimline steel slot drains for draining hardstanding or landscaped areas. The company can also supply a mesh insert to prevent leaves entering the drainage system.

Delta Membrane Systems has released a new basement conversion catalogue. The company provides a range of water management solutions for basement refurbishment, which includes a wide range of sumps, pumps and control technology. The 35-page publication also features the company’s drainage channels and fittings, as well as a standard pump overview, and contains information on pipework, commissioning and installation along with service and maintenance procedures. The brochure also includes frequently asked questions and answers.
Delta Membrane Systems

The Gerberit Group has expanded the capacity of its logistics centre. The company has invested €40m (£33.9m) into its storage, order picking and dispatch operation in Pfullendorf, Germany. The warehouse is home to 1,800 honeycomb-like shelf spaces to store Gerberit pipes, and the automatic storage and retrieval at the facility is carried out by two storage and retrieval machines. Now spanning 60,000m2, the logistics centre also includes an automated small-parts warehouse, high-bay warehouse, processing area and an expanded shipping area.


Rainwater solution

Marley Alutec has supplied a rainwater solution for the cascading roofs of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine. The building, which is Passivhaus and BREEAM certified, comprises three towers of differing heights linked by glass-roofed atriums, because of this the building posed a rainwater drainage challenge. The company worked closely with the architect and roofing contractor to provide all flow calculations and matrices for the roof system. According to Marley Alutec, all products within the bespoke system provided were made of marine-grade aluminium and have a life expectancy of 50 years or more.
Marley Alutec

Waterproofing system
Liquid technology manufacturer WestWood has provided its Wecryl waterproofing system for a balcony refurbishment project in East Sussex. Installer Michael Jonson Roofing applied the Wecryl 276 primer layer following the waterpoofing layer Wecryl 230. After the waterproofing layer cured, a two-component protective layer was installed using Wecryl 233. The system was completed by using a tile-effect finish with WestWood’s Wecryl 288 sealer coat in RAL7043 and black and white deco chips that the company says provide slip resistance.

Drainage channels
Drainage manufacturer Ulma Architectural Solutions have supplied drainage channels from its MINI range for the main entrance at Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. The project was to extend the main entrance, allowing for the high traffic footfall on game days. Some 400m of MINI drainage solutions were installed at the stadium; the specific model chosen was the M200K with ribbed cast iron grate. The company said the reliability and adaptability of their drainage channels were the main reasons the company’s products were selected.
Ulma Architectural Solutions

Water pump
Aquatech was specified to supply its AV2-12-15 water pump for Lucas Student accommodation in Birmingham. Lucas Student accommodation, owned by Fresh Student Living, is an eight-storey building in the heart of Birmingham’s university campus. Installed by contractor Acumen Projects alongside Watkin Jones, the company said the Aquatech AMV2-12-15 will provide a constant flow of water and regulated pressure to meet the students’ demands.

Pump range
Sulzer Pumps UK has expanded its SMD axially split pump range. The SMD pump range now offers a standard version as well as configured options to meet specifier demands. According to the company, the new standard SMD pump contributes to a longer lifecycle, higher reliability and increased cost efficiency. The SMD pump range was designed for high-volume flow applications where raw, clean, sea or brackish water is pumped. The pumps can be used for firefighting, drainage, or distribution of heating and cooling media in both commercial and residential systems.

Cast iron spun pipes
Rainwater systems manufacturer Alumasc Rainwater has redeveloped its cast iron spun pipes to include an integral eared socket. The company claims that this addition will improve the consistency of wall thickness and the smoothness of the pipes internal bore. This innovation comes from market demand for cast iron piping, which is used across the UK for heritage and period restoration projects. The pipe is painted in Apex certified paint and comes in black and seven other heritage colours.
Alumasc Rainwater

Fittings range
Pegler Yorkshire has extended its stainless steel XPress Press Fit range of fittings to include sizes up to 168mm. These additions will mean that the XPress range will offer a complete system, from 12mm to 168mm, for use on both hot and cold water systems, chilled water services and fire protection. According to the company the XPress range does not require threading machinery or a hot works permit for installation as no heat or jointing compounds are needed. Peglar Yorkshire also has a range of flange adaptors available to complete the system.
Pegler Yorkshire


Channel system

Hauraton has introduced Recyfix Monotec its new high capacity channel system for surface drainage. The Recyfix Monotec is a 1m-long channel with an integral grate and tongue and groove linking system. The unit is made of polypropylene, which the company claims is resistant to temperature fluctuations and UV as well as being naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Monotec channels are offered in two grating widths of 100 and 200mm, both suitable for a loading category of up to Class D400. The 100mm channels are available in three overall heights: 230, 280 and 380mm and provide channel cross-sections of 190.5cm2, 245.5cm2, and 355.5cm2 respectively. Hauraton